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Mmmmm, Nutella... Ewwww, Cheez Whiz...

Pro-Bono Promo In which artist Dori Pankowska puts product logo/names on walls, using the product itself. It's not graffiti, it's like free advertising with free samples! (Why hasn't anybody thought of this before?)
posted by oneswellfoop on Nov 25, 2013 - 20 comments

King Camp Gillette: The Razor King with dreams of a Corporate Socialist Utopia

King Camp Gillette is remembered for an empire built on giving away one half of his product to increase sales for the other half, but the year prior to moment of inspiration that lead to disposable razors, Gillette published a book with a larger scope: The Human Drift. The work of Utopian social planning was focused on a nation-city called Metropolis, to be powered by Niagara Falls. Gillette followed the first book with a second in 1910, World Corporation, which was a revised vision for a better world, now focused as a corporation formed in the Arizona Territory that would grow to encompass the world, with former President Theodore Roosevelt to head up as corporation president. Roosevelt declined the position, and Gillette's Utopian dreams faded. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 22, 2010 - 9 comments


posted by 5imian on Mar 23, 2009 - 63 comments

Stop The Madness!

The technology seemed so harmless at first. But as in any war, there was escalation. The pursuit of pointless perfection in shaving comfort now offers our beards only insanity. And now the multiblade wars have spilled over into electrics! Will these shaving firms not be satisfied until they've peeled the skin from our chins? Tell you the truth, I'd rather grow a beard.
posted by EatTheWeak on Sep 3, 2006 - 63 comments

Life immitates art, with Aloe!

"F*ck Everything, We're Doing Five Blades." Gillette's annoucment that they're making a five-bladed razor, complete with two aloe strips, is only humorous given its similarity to the Onion article that made such a device famous.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Sep 14, 2005 - 81 comments

Fuck Everything, we're going to five blades

Miss the Cola Wars? Now introducing the razor wars. One from Gillette has three blades, and two strips and a 77% awareness without an ad campaign- and is available for free. The other has four blades and is eating market share but the idea may have been borrowed from the competitor. Maybe gillette's solution should be five blades?
posted by drezdn on Feb 23, 2004 - 39 comments

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