Monday, January 28, 2008

Superbowl = Christmas?

...in terms of marketing, it's similar.

For several years now, in the States, the push for Christmas starts just after Halloween. Buy, buy, buy - is what the marketeers tell us.

So for the last month or so, the marketeers have been selling snacks in the Sunday newspaper coupon supplements. I would have thought that one or two weeks would have been early enough. (The stuff would go bad in your pantry if you bought it a month ahead of time!)

And every electronics seller has advertised expensive flat screen TVs with football games on them, ever since Christmas.

By the way, for those of you who haven't tried Big Red, don't bother. It's pretty yucky.

3 comments:

Orrange said...

oh don't fool yourself... the stuff won't go bad in the pantry no matter how long it's in there. There's enough preservatives in all "game food" to make it last my lifetime!

Dave Moody said...

Court-- you said EXACTLY what I was going to say!

great minds and all that..
dm

The Lone Beader said...

We Americans just want an excuse to celebrate something. And, by celebrate, I mean EAT. LOL.