The holidays are just about right on top of us now. Take a few minutes, relax and get off to a good start with our Mixed Bag edition of Monday Madeleines. And by all means, leave a comment and let us know you’re alive.
The Sneaky Psychology Of Advertising
Here’s a very graphic look at how advertising has played on our subconscious over the years. Nicely done. Thanks to @MyCreativeTeam (Harry Hoover of Charlotte, NC) for sharing this.
Santa gets help: Anonymous donors are paying off strangers’ layaway accounts at retail stores
The Washington Post reports that at Kmart stores across the country, Santa is getting some help. In a practice that may have started in Michigan, Kmart customers across the country are getting treated by unknown benefactors. In some cases, layaway balances are being paid off. In others, purchases are getting paid for on the spot. Kind of warms the cockles of your heart this holiday season – wherever those are. Thanks to frequent contributor @Lucas_Wyrsch for making our day.
Aren’t We All “Foodies”?
This post by Mike Whitmore isn’t new, but it’s interesting. Whitmore took a restaurant survey asking what people liked most about their favorites and got responses that didn’t mention the food – the actual ‘product’ they create. But what I especially like about this post is the first paragraph, because its tone reminds of the late Andy Rooney. In fact, I could almost envision him delivering the paragraph on a 60 minutes segment. Thanks to @mikewhitmore himself for calling this to our attention.
Video of the Week
Here’s a clip from Jimmy Kimmel Live that seems appropriate for the season. Whatever holiday you celebrate, we hope it’s happy, healthy, peaceful and full of love.
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