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Pinkette’s Podcasts – Episode 7

This week, I am featuring the last of the current series of Pinkette’s Podcasts. It was great fun recording these shows. But I have been so exhausted since I began my meecrowahvey treatment, I have not had the energy to record any more. Ben is encouraging me to do some more. He knows how much […]

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November’s FLIRTY FUN

November’s RASPBERRY RIPPLES FLIRTY FUN question: How do you feel about climate change? I was considering pressing pause on the FLIRTY FUN series for a while (simply because I am very tired after the surgery and treatment I have had and I am sleeping so many hours of the day), but there is so much […]

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Stories

I have lots of stories (around a hundred) in my drafts folder that I wrote during the course of the past year and never published. Either I was too late to join a blogger’s prompt, or I was not fully satisfied with them. But I am hoping to give them more attention. In the meantime, […]

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Sex Sells #58

This week is our very last post in the Sex Sells series. Over the past year, I have featured over fifty commercials in the SEX SELLS series, some very clever examples of marketing teams using sex to create desire for their products, and some terrifyingly cringe-fest examples. For the most part the classic advertisers were […]

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Sex Sells #57

This is the penultimate post in the SEX SELLS Series. Although Carl’s Jnr could have kept the series going for at least another year, their commercials make me feel too nauseous to consider that. This week, I have picked one of my favourite forms of chocolate treat from childhood. I loved a dark chocolate Cadbury’s […]

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Let’s Get Real!

In the past few years, advertisers have been making more of an effort to bring in diversity into their marketing campaigns. Essentially, they have done this for their own interests. They recognize that if their target audience does not identify with their advertising, if they don’t feel represented, then they are unlikely to win their […]

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October’s FLIRTY FUN

October’s RASPBERRY RIPPLES FLIIRTY FUN question: Have you ever had surgery? Or had a serious illness to contend with? So, maybe this is an overly personal question. Please don’t share anything you are uncomfortable with. I have recently had surgery to remove a lump that was growing in my back, and this month I have […]

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Sex Sells #56

I have to warn you now, the SEX SELLS Series is soon coming to an end. I have to wrap some things up before we move back to the US, and it seems that after over a year of exhibiting the commercial world trying to be sexy, the time has nearly come for our final […]

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Sex Sells #55

Again and again in the SEX SELLS series, we saw the producers of both male and female fragrances popping up with their blatantly sex advertising. This commercial may seem very familiar to you at the start, but it is essentially a parody and I thank SpecSavers for their little parody treat. They have fun with […]

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Sex Sells #54

The Sex Sells has been an interesting an at times scary journey through the world of marketing. So many times I have wondered what on earth was going on in the minds of the marketing team who put these adverts together. This week I have a series of adverts that illustrates how sometimes the makers […]