(Disclosure: This post appears in shorter, different form in a private social media post.) In June, I temporarily removed the rainbow icon from my Twitter profile. It was Pride Month, and in theory that was one of the best times to keep it visible. I removed it after a day of window shopping in Downtown San Francisco. Clothing stores in particular were displaying the rainbow as the proverbial toy hammer that a toddler plays with: everything in the house required hammering. After seeing the glut of color that was meant to make people like me feel welcome — and spend … Continue reading The Rainbow Flag or a Gimmicky Toy? Given Marketing Tactics, Some Won’t Know the Difference
WILL SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY THE FLAVOR OF MY CHEWING GUM HAS TO BE “BURSTING?” I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY BEFORE. Continue reading Am I Failing to Appreciate Marketing?