Magic Balls Marketing

Marketing lessons are everywhere. You can view a humorous one I was reminded of on my recent flight to Poland. Talk about putting me into a “buying trance”. Enjoy.


  1. July 6, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Just noticed video size is too big for the page and placed out to the right side of the blog frame.

  2. July 6, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Hi Joe

    thanks for the lesson on magic balls.You’re right-someone has been thinking hard bout marketing trance 8-o $$$

    Just thought you might like to know- this technique has been around for years before it got a cool name, hypnotic marketing and was put on TV. It’s called “contact juggling” and is practiced extensively at Renaissance Faires (indeed, you can buy the materials and get lessons at some faires).

    If you’d like to see some lovely examples of contact juggling and can’t make it out to a faire, watch the movie “Labyrinth” with David Bowie

    Looking forwards to seeing you contact juggling in the future


    • July 6, 2010 at 2:10 pm

      Good to know. It’s another lesson: reinvent old products for a new market.

  3. Al-Reply
    July 6, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Interesting…but I’m wondering why you decided to interrupt your enthusiasm with a disparaging comment about Macs, albeit while giving the iPad a pass. Pretty good way to alienate people….Mac people, like me. Now that’s how you break the trance! Just sayin’

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