This weeks Idea: Park ‘n shower?

Aro 27:The Mother of All Bike Cafes?

with Neil Godin From our friends at springwise.com. Another great example of creative entrepreneurship. This time featuring a business in Sao Paulo, Brazil, called Aro 27. The basic idea is simple: more and more people are taking the bike to work instead of the car. It’s a great way to exercise…and a great way to […]

This weeks Idea: Giant snake on city bus rocks Copenhagen

Giant Snake on Copenhagen Bus

with Neil Godin I love everything about it. The shock value. The technology.  The creative thinking. And the public reaction. Here. Look at this… Now does that – or does that not – look like an actual boa constrictor wrapped around that bus? Look at the detail. The 3D ride-wrapping graphics. And the drama – […]

This weeks Idea: If drones can serve sushi, can they serve you?

The iTray – an iPad-controlled device, flies through the air to brings food to customers.

with Neil Godin If you’re not familiar with Springwise, let’s get you familiar. It’s a website/blog/newsletter that scours the earth, every week, in search of the brightest entrepreneurial ideas out there. If you’re not yet a subscriber, go to www.springwise.com – now – and be prepared to be blown away. If you’re already a subscriber, […]

This weeks Idea: Yoga that’s too hot to touch?

The Yoga Guy. Fake questions. True answers. Brilliant marketing!

with Neil Godin His name is Chris Ridout. He’s the owner of Zoomer Yoga in Coquitlam, BC. You’ve never heard of him. And neither have I. But. Chris is using a marketing strategy that’s as old as the hills (and as new as tomorrow) to guarantee that a lot more people will have heard of […]

This weeks Idea: Caution. This blog post contains content viewers may find offensive.

Immaculately Conceived Ice Cream Ad

with Neil Godin In my relentless search for examples of dangerous marketing, I have just discovered something that is sure to disgust some of our readers – particularly if you happen to be of the Catholic persuasion. If that’s you please don’t look at the photo below, as you are (almost) certain to find it […]

This weeks Idea: Fish do it. Cattle do it. Even cauliflowers do it. Should you?

Daniel Arbour, Chair of the Canadian Model Forest Network explains

the “ThisForest” program to wood product manufacturers in Vancouver

Yes. Fish, cattle and even cauliflowers do it. And so do forest product companies – but they haven’t been doing it very well.  “It,” of course, is telling consumers where their products come from, and how they’re made. In the forest products industry (where I have a growing number of coaching clients these days), there […]

This weeks Idea: Grown up kids at home? Here’s a way out!

A “Parental Advisory” ad by Pilothouse

with Neil Godin Last week we talked about how s – e – x is selling condo’s at a Vancouver development called the Ralston, marketed by Vancouver’s Pilothouse Real Estate Inc., a group famous for their creative – and hyper-effective – approach to advertising. This week we ask the rhetorical question:  “Does humor sell?”  I […]

S – x between buildings? Now “this” is marketing dangerously!

This “apology” was followed by the following (not so apologetic) text. Here. Read on…

with Neil Godin You won’t be able to read the text in the photo below, so here, let me read it for you: “The advertising campaign stating that ‘The Rolston was So Enticing Other Buildings Want To Have S – x  With It’ was considered alarming by a number of people. Yes, we did sell […]

This weeks Idea: A turkey is a turkey is a turkey – no more!

JD Farms’ insulated and branded turkey bag.

with Neil Godin I’ve been (unintentionally) saving this for you. I say unintentionally because I had tucked it away and just remembered that I want to tell you about it.  “It” being one of the cleverest (is that a word?) examples of creative packaging that I’ve ever encountered. Here. Have a look… This is the […]

This week’s Idea: Direct Mail is Dead. Long Live Direct Mail!

Dave Dubeau - direct mail in clear plastic

with Neil Godin In my (snail) mail box – an (other) package from Dave Dubeau.  I mean “another” package because I get many packages from Dave. And I mean an “other” package because this is like no “other” package that I’ve ever seen. Lemme explain. No. First lemme show you: Dave, who runs two very […]