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    iSuck

    How to be an original marketing branding guru in the modern world.
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    Take a product, put a lower case i infront of the word. you're done.





    some of the more stupid ones I've seen. (feel free to add)
    All of course have nothing to do with the Apple technology brand.
    And when will it stop. Whats wrong with people?

    iSnack - vegemite container
    iQuad - a quad bike
    iGuitar - Guitar shop
    iKids - Kids Clothes
    iGoogle - most surprising, given their marketing has been amazing so far without following trend.
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    Nothing is wrong with people. They are simply using a success-proven new branding trender to boost their sales. It might not be smart, fair and original --but it works. We have had several other examples of this in the past. People stick with what works, for the most part. Masses do one safer, as they say.

    Would you rather run a updated (branding-wise) business, or walk the long distance and simply be different, with a unstable income and lovely mouths to feed? Don't take me wrong, I don't support the adherence of the "iProduct" trend. But I understand it.


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    are all your threads titles going to be sexual innuendos?

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    iVibrate.

    Hands-free macbook pro vibrator.

    Yes, did you just see what I did there? For those who looked at the previous Apple-related thread. Oh yeah. Lulz.

    Okay maybe not.

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    I've seen an electric pencil sharpener called iPoint...

    Has anyone made a product called "iKnow" yet?

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    You know what I call those people? iDiots

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    Strange that the lower-case i has not been patented to prevent anyone else from using it...

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    It's like e-stuff all over again!

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    e-names were way too common as well, although these places normally had something to do with internet and the magical email and the ever present e for explorer, which was relatively new, like eTravel, wow online travel agency. Now its the most normal thing in the world.

    apart from brand copying, my brother and I also got a laugh out of how many companies copied Play station. At the end of their ads they would whisper "play station" then sudenly every other TV advert copied it. so at the end of a Maggi noodles ad, they whisper "maggi". What!!!!

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    iMcDonalds.


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    to quote someone from the internet:
    "apple could sell turds if they called it iShit."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
    to quote someone from the internet:
    "apple could sell turds if they called it iShit."
    Well, toilets anyway...
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    Quote Originally Posted by velderia View Post
    iVibrate.

    Hands-free macbook pro vibrator.

    Yes, did you just see what I did there? For those who looked at the previous Apple-related thread. Oh yeah. Lulz.

    Okay maybe not.
    Dude, that joke is over 10 years old (11 to be precise)
    the iBrator

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    Last edited by onionface; February 6th, 2013 at 08:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenGwenevere View Post
    I've seen an electric pencil sharpener called iPoint...

    Has anyone made a product called "iKnow" yet?

    Yes: http://iknow.jp/
    Well, I guess not a product... but still.

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    i Almost miss the 90's when everybody put an X in front of everything. At least X is the most xtreme letter in the alphabet.

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    Eh. During the turn of the 19th to the 20th Centuries, everything was "electric" -- even things that weren't even remotely electric, like hernia trusses. Then in the '50s, everything was atomic. People don't change much. Particularly people trying to sell you something.
    I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).

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    How about iNooKindexurface? It can do everything but:
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