Gee Whillickers!

Entertaining or edifying stories and musings on the marketing, branding, design, technology and pretty much anything else we can fit in.

Cake

Posted July 15, 2007, under Gee Whillickers!, Legacy, Vocabularama

Gee Whillickers! Betty Crocker: The Original Martha Stewart Let’s start off with the not fully known fact that Betty Crocker …

Game Over

Posted March 15, 2007, under Ad Absurdum, Gee Whillickers!, Inspired Ideas, Legacy

Button thumb, gamer’s wrist, hand blisters, stare burn, numb butt – all afflictions that the seasoned video game player knows all too well.

Chains

Posted January 15, 2007, under Gee Whillickers!, Legacy

Gee Whillickers! Spokes-slanders In the early 1890s, a tune called “Aunt Jemima” first inspired the idea for the famous trademark …

3D

Posted December 15, 2006, under Gee Whillickers!, Inspired Ideas, Legacy

Gee Whillickers! Modern Marks, Modern Times These days, there is a controversial aspect to logo design and branding involving the …

Halloween

Posted October 15, 2006, under Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Inspired Ideas, Legacy, Spokescritters

Spokescritters! Spokescharacter Graveyard In the olden days, some companies got so caught up in the spokescharacter craze that, without looking …

Gum

Posted September 15, 2006, under Gee Whillickers!, Inspired Ideas, Legacy, Spokescritters

Gee Whillickers! I Hope You Brought Enough Blubber for the Rest of the Class Round about 1906, Frank H. Fleer …

Origami

Posted August 15, 2006, under Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Legacy, Vocabularama

Gosh, That’s Handy! Folding Webpages Though a hot new web term, the phrase “above the fold” originally hails from the …

Fuzzy Dice

Posted July 15, 2006, under Gee Whillickers!, Inspired Ideas, Legacy

Inspired Ideas! If you think automobiles are all starting to look the same, take another look at the ads that …

Diamond

Posted May 15, 2006, under Gee Whillickers!, Legacy, Vocabularama

Gee Whillickers! Selling Rocks The novelty item known as the Pet Rock was a marketing phenom of the 1970s that …

Snake Oil

Posted March 15, 2006, under Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Inspired Ideas, Legacy

Gee Whillickers! Take two of these and call me if you’re still alive in the morning… For a very long …

Photography

Posted December 15, 2005, under Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Legacy

Gee Whillickers! Seeing is believing… or is it? In today’s world, there aren’t a lot of things that get published …

Writing

Posted October 15, 2005, under Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Legacy

Gee Whillickers! Waht the Mnid can Aocpiclmsh Yuo wlil be sepusrisd to fnid taht aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy …

Teeth

Posted September 15, 2005, under Ad Absurdum, Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Inspired Ideas, Legacy

Gosh, That’s Handy! Advanced Whitening Formula Sometimes a smile lights up a room. And sometimes an improperly lit room makes …

Newspaper

Posted July 15, 2005, under Gee Whillickers!, Inspired Ideas, Legacy, Vocabularama

Gee Whillickers! Newspaper and Twain For a time in his life, Mark Twain was the editor of a small Missouri …

Fat

Posted June 15, 2005, under Ad Absurdum, Gee Whillickers!, Inspired Ideas, Legacy, Spokescritters

Spokescritters! Twinkie the Kid Conceived in 1971, Twinkie the Kid, spokes-sidekick for the golden-yellow snack cake. Well, we all know …

Bugs

Posted May 15, 2005, under Gee Whillickers!, Legacy, Spokescritters, Vocabularama

Spokescritters! The Good the Bad and the Ugly The Orkin Man™Otto Orkin founded the company that would become known as …

GUI

Posted April 15, 2005, under Gee Whillickers!, Legacy, Spokescritters

Gee Whillickers! The graphical user interface, or “GUI” (often said gooey), is a computer interface that uses graphic icons and …

Movie Premiere

Posted March 15, 2005, under Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Inspired Ideas, Legacy

Gee Whillickers! Indecent Premiere In 1940, New York City saw one of the most interesting film premieres ever: for Pinocchio. …

Pharaoh

Posted February 15, 2005, under Gee Whillickers!, Legacy

Gee Whillickers! History of Letters Pictographs are assumed to be the beginning of most alphabets. A pictograph is a symbol …

Rose

Posted January 15, 2005, under Gee Whillickers!, Legacy

Gee Whillickers! Inside the Heart of a Symbol The heart symbol is as old as the Cro-Magnon hunters living in …

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