Tag Archives: promotional gimmicks

  • Pizza Patio Set from Boston Pizza

    Pizza Patio Set from Boston Pizza

    Those with overactive imaginations have long considered the little, oh, I don’t know what it’s actually called, but the little pizza table that comes with some delivery pizzas to keep the cardboard propped off of the cheese (at least I think that’s what they’re f0r), a whimsically small piece of furniture. Canadian pizza chain Boston […]

  • Domino’s Baby Registry: Celebrate Parenting Milestones with Pizza

    Domino’s Baby Registry: Celebrate Parenting Milestones with Pizza

    Gift registry company Gugu Guru has been enlisted by the pizza slangers at Domino’s to collaborate on another themed gift registry, following the apparent success of the Domino’s Wedding Registry earlier this year. It’s the Domino’s Baby Registry, with a variety of “pizza packages” for the young parents in your life, synchronized to the milestones […]

  • KFC Internet Escape Pod Priced at $10,000

    KFC Internet Escape Pod Priced at $10,000

    It feels like every day now brings a new weird thing plastered with the face of Colonel Sanders, expressly designed to get as much free ad space as possible. It’s all part of the cyclical, relentless nature of the internet, which is why the KFC Internet Escape Pod seems so appealing. The KFC Internet Escape […]

  • KFC Bath Bomb Introduced by KFC Japan

    KFC Bath Bomb Introduced by KFC Japan

    What can one even say at this point? KFC is one of several fast food chains involved in a never-ending competition to see who can come up with the wildest, craziest promotional gimmicks, all in search of those elusive Facebook and Twitter shares. The latest example? A KFC Bath Bomb developed by KFC Japan. The […]

  • Pizza Hut Pizza Parka: “Made from the New Delivery Pouch” (Video)

    Pizza Hut Pizza Parka: “Made from the New Delivery Pouch” (Video)

    A “pizza parka” kind of sounds like it could be one of two things: A parka with a pizza-inspired visual design, or a parka actually made out of pizza. The first isn’t that interesting and the second is probably impossible, so it’s a good thing there’s actually a third option: The Pizza Hut Pizza Parka, […]

  • McDonald’s Boombox is Made from Recycled Drink Trays

    McDonald’s Boombox is Made from Recycled Drink Trays

    McDonald’s isn’t the only fast food joint that is apparently favoring a “why not?” policy towards promotional gimmicks. The latest fruit of that approach toward pointless innovations is the McDonald’s Boombox, made from recycled drink trays to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the McFlurry. OK, sure, why not. In case any younger readers don’t know […]

  • KFC Gamer’s Box 2.0: A Fried Chicken Box/Video Game Controller

    KFC Gamer’s Box 2.0: A Fried Chicken Box/Video Game Controller

    I imagine most who write or talk about the new KFC Gamer’s Box 2.0 will categorize it as something like a “fried chicken box that’s also a video game controller.” That’s totally accurate, and completely in line with KFC‘s recent strategy to do a bunch of crazy stuff to get people to tweet their brand […]

  • ‘Tender Wings of Desire': KFC Wrote a Romance Novel Starring the Colonel

    ‘Tender Wings of Desire': KFC Wrote a Romance Novel Starring the Colonel

    Mother’s Day is coming up in less than two weeks, and if there’s one thing moms all around the world love more than delicious fried chicken from KFC it’s romance novels with characters like “Harland, a handsome sailor with a mysterious past.” Harland Sanders that is, the hero of Tender Wings of Desire, an evidently […]