Marketing 101

I am such a marketing geek, the person who likes to watch commercials and notices innovative product packaging. My friend Dinu in Mysore, India sent this my way. I really got a kick out of it and thought I’d share it here.

1. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say,
“I am very rich. “Marry me!”
That’s Direct Marketing…

2. You’re at a party and see a gorgeous girl. One of your friends
goes up to her and, pointing at you, says: “He’s very rich. “Marry him.”
That’s Advertising…

3. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and get her
telephone number. The next day, you call and say: “Hi, I’m very rich. “Marry me.”
That’s Telemarketing…

4. You’re at a party and see gorgeous girl arrive. You get up and straighten your tie,
walk up to her car with a drink for her, open the door and say, “Marry Me?”
That’s Public Relations…

5. You’re at a party and see gorgeous girl. She walks up to you and says,
“You are very rich! Can you marry me?”
That’s Brand Recognition…

6. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say,
“I am very rich. Marry me!” She gives you a nice hard slap on your face.
That’s Customer Feedback…”

7. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say,
“I am very rich. Marry me!”, and she introduces you to her husband.
That’s demand and supply gap…”

8. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and,
before you say anything, another person comes says,
“I’m rich. Will you marry me?” and she goes with him.
That’s competition eating into your market share…

9. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and, before you say,
“I’m rich, Marry me!”, your wife arrives.
That’s restriction for entering new markets…

I don’t know the source, but whoever wrote it succinctly illustrated basic marketing concepts.

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