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Silly Advertising

Don't be afraid to get silly-but beware!

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Attend a few shows and you will see: People dress up in strangecostumes and clown makeup, feed mice to cobras, recite productbenefits at machine-gun pace, print prospects' names onold-time newspapers with heroic headlines, and anything else tocreate interest. However, unless you're in a remarkably retromarket, avoid the classic bimbo in a bikini. It will hurt you.

Excerpted from Knock-Out Marketing: Powerful Strategies to PunchUp Your Sales

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