It’s Everywhere (Here’s the game…)

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It’s Everywhere (Here’s the game…)

Just how much have advertisers wormed their way into our lives? How many advertising messages do we see every minute? (Even when we don’t think we’re being sold to.) From where you’re sitting, how many brand names or logo can you see? My answer? 29. From my chair in my office. Without moving my feet.

Gibson
Apple
Yamaha
Georgia-Pacific
Office Max
Staples
Motorola
Girl Scouts
Uniden
Brother
Timex
Rolling Stone
Expo
Valspar
Vaseline
Mr. Coffee
Bounty
DoitBest
L’Chaim
Cuisinart
Suatter’s Food Center
Overnight Prints
Propellerhead
Group
Swingline
Boss
Uber S’more
Dixie
Shenandoah Music

What does this mean? I guess it depends or whether your a consumer or a marketer. More than anything I’m curious. How many brand names or recognizable logos can you see from where you are right now?

The rules: 1.) You can’t move your feet. You can turn your head, crane your neck, but must stay where you are. 2.) Don’t count it if you can’t actually see the name or logo. I know I’m wearing Levi’s but I can’t see the label so I can’t count them. 3.) If you see a logo, but don’t know what it means you can’t count it.

Even being as attentive as I can I not see two brand names that I should have seen when I made the list. Protrend and Alfred. I want to see your list. Go.

Caleb
Caleb
Caleb Nei is the Worship Arts Director at Emmaus Church in Berryville. He also teaches at least 40 piano lessons each week, is a member of the band Stereoreel, plays piano jazz at a couple of restaurants when Stereoreel isn’t playing, has three children, one wife and loves where God has him. He has a degree in church music from Huntington University and has studied jazz at Shenandoah University. He has no additional hobbies because he’s one of those people who have been able to get a job doing what he’d do for free anyway.

3 Comments

  1. Erin Nicole says:

    Wow… pretty cool.
    I think I'll do it later though, because I just tried to do it while sitting on my bed in my room, and it was quite boring.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sitting on my bed.

    1. Washburn
    2. Toshiba
    3. Memorex
    4. Skoal
    5. Samsung
    6. Blackberry
    7. Pepsi
    8. KFC
    9. Sims
    10. Vitamen Water
    11. Mens Health
    12. Nyquil
    13. Best Buy
    14. Afrin
    15. Yankee Candle
    16. LL Bean
    17. Red Box
    18. Netflix
    19. Men's Fitness
    20. Sharpie
    21. Under Armour
    22. Deep Woods Off
    23. Holmes
    24. RCA
    25. Goldstar
    26. Timex
    27. Citizen
    28. Norton

    Wow!! I never realized there could be so many. Thats pretty cool.

  3. Scott S. says:

    Altec Lancing
    Pepsi
    View Sonic
    Microsoft
    Dynex
    Securitas
    Insignia

    Idols of supiority is what it is. One company trying to out do the other rather than working together. Well at least you have some idea of what lies around my cluttered computer area lol.

    Strawberry has a good post called Idols of Superiority @ http://middleageramblings.blogspot.com/2011/04/idol-of-superiority.html

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