October 31, 2006
Links du Jour 10-31-06
Plastic Flamingos' Swan Song - The ubiquitous plastic pink flamingo lawn ornament is on its way to extinction. The original plastic Pink Flamingo is the emblematic bird of kitsch and one of Florida’s most notable cultural icons. It's been used as part of the brand identity for companies in the hospitality, retail, and entertainment industry. Thanks to rising electric and resin costs though, the ornament is soon to be no more. There is a great story here and some background information about the Pink Flamingo at the Prairie Bluestem blog. Also check out this declaration by Rob at File It Under v2.0.
Celebs Wanna Be the Brand - Sheryl Crow has announced that she is looking to attach her name to “new business ventures that are complementary to her artistry, lifestyle and commitment to social responsibility.” Marketing Shift finds this pretty funny, and I see this as a logical strategy.
GoogleDashboard.com: The Truth Behind the Speculation - A Google domain name squatter has outed himself. This link offers a glimpse into the minds of domain name hijackers. His advice is: “don’t buy any trademarked domains, no really I mean it don’t!”
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