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Sales, Marketing and Human Nature

35b_1 Anyone who frequents Williams Sonoma knows that they rotate their "spotlights".  Every month or so a new set of products is grouped together at the front of the store.  Holidays are the obvious suspects, as is barbeque season. 

About 18 months ago I was in the Bloor Street store, here in Toronto, and it was pancakes, pancakes, pancakes.  There were fancy pans, and expensive mixes (not to mention expensive mixers).  There were pancake moulds, and there were pancake toppings.  Which brings us to the maple syrup.


H&M's Missed Opportunity

After declaring their intentions to stick with Kate Moss despite the recent cocaine furor, someone at H&M (the legal dept.) has had a change of heart. The quote: "...a campaign with Kate Moss is not consistent with H&M's clear disassociation from drugs."



Well, turns out that over-indulgent self-expression wasn't for me. Who saw that coming?

A question:

What's worse:
1. Not having updated my blog in over a year?
2. Not having finished the damned Nelson biography listed on the right in over a year?
3. A grown woman answering to the name "Infamy"?