Posted On: Tuesday - November 24th 2020 8:25PM MST
In Topics:   Music  Humor  Political Correctness  Salesmen  Female Stupidity  Big-Biz Stupidity
Genius, sheer marketing genius!
I mean the "New Coke! OK, we hear you, it sucks. Now, New Coke AND Classic Coke! New Coke? Oh, you don't want that crap anyway." campaign was damn clever, you know, to make the product visible and all. Some people would have never heard of soft drinks otherwise, I guess ... However, I don't think it changed the size of the market, so... actually, what was the point again?
This campaign, though, involved some real out of the box thinking! Materials and methods to stem the flow, if you will (well, you'd better!), of menstrual blood have been around since the 15th century BC, per Wiki. That was even before the writing of Proverbs 25:24! (We'll get to in a bit.) More recently, Tampax started selling their products in 1933. That's 87 years of sales, and it took just this one guy and his tweet to double the market. I don't think this was meant to be a joke. The tweet looks like the real deal - it doesn't have blood stains, but there is that blue check mark.
The same wiki page says "The average consumer may use approximately 11,400 tampons in her lifetime (if using only tampons)." Whoa, wiki, that there's some pretty offensive stuff, assuming it's women generating all that toxic waste. We men can generate a few tons of it ourselves if we put our minds to it, you sexists. Yes, we can!
The tranny market for Tampax is somewhat limited, as Peak Stupidity discussed already in Can Male to Female Transexuals have Periods?. We delved into the plumbing tweaks that would need to be involved, not beyond the capabilities of modern engineering and surgical practices, but our question was "why?!"
As far as marketing goes, it's time to go with the tide of diversity and inclusion and sell to men in general. Why didn't someone think of this before? If a tweet says that men can have periods, in this politically correct country of ours, who can argue with that? People are much too scared to stand up and shout out "the Emperor has no clothes!", or in this case "these men have no vaginas!" With a strong ad campaign, plenty of male TV viewers can be convinced to find a hole somewhere in which to put these things. It may not be so obvious as to what time of the month to apply them, but we can find out on the Tampax for Men application, excuse me, "app", Ragtime 2.0.
One does wonder whether a passage in the Bible, Proverbs 25:24, may need to be changed now to be more inclusive. Peak Stupidity wrote in part 2 on periods - the 2nd half of that post:
It is something that many religious texts have discussed over the millennia. Proverb 25:24 of the Old Testament, for example says "It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.". [King James Version]. Now, this must be taken in light of the times in which it was written. What I mean is, the roofs were flat back then. All the proverbs in the world aren't going to help you when you roll off a 50% slope and fall 10 ft to your death. Anyway, details, details ... modern interpretation could easily have us read "woman on the rag" for "brawling woman" and "man-cave" for "corner of a house top". That is the point, we men need plans for these 2-5 day periods to be completely away, but it must be constructive time for us too - we could be working on updates to blog software just as a random example.Next, we will have to get an apology from Vincent Furnier, who, while using a nice trans-sexual name like Alice Cooper, had that old fashioned notion that, pssshaaaww, Only Women Bleed.
PS: If you have noted the date of this informative tweet, you may wonder about the delay in the writing of this post. Peak Stupidity was going to write it in a timely manner, but that was a bad time for this blogging. In mid-September, or around that period, all my best typing fingers were totally cramped up, all my friends and family were acting weird and mean to me, and life was just meaningless. All those people have changed back to being normal now, so it was time to write the post.
* Though I met an engineer who worked for a company that made machines for the Proctor & Gamble tampon production line in Cincinnati. The output of one of the huge machines was something like 10 tampons/second. If something got out of whack, whoa, talk about the supervisor being on the rag!