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Metatalktail Hour: Brand Loyalty

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week's prompt is from lyssabee, who has used Cherry Chapstick for 30 years: What brands are you extra loyal to? Remember, they're conversation starters, not limiters, so talk about whatever's on your mind!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 20, 2017 - 215 comments

Yes, PepsiBlue, I know.

I occasionally post links to ads, if I think they're impressive, interesting, and cool, rather than just, you know, an ad for something. Inevitably there are responses that are along the lines of 'this is an ad' or 'you got suckered into posting an ad' which I personally find frustrating. I see the same kinds of comments in other people's posts, and they frustrate me there, too. It's not like anyone really doesn't understand that GoPro posts all those cool videos to make you want to buy a GoPro, you know? Is there a way to frame that kind of post that'll tend to pre-empt those kinds of responses? Or should I just accept that they are always going to happen in ad posts?
posted by jacquilynne on Sep 23, 2014 - 103 comments

Pepsi Blue Dot EDU?

Has anyone else noticed the weird attention that this AskMe about a small liberal arts college in Iowa has attracted? I get that everyone is welcome to pay their $5 to sign up and say their piece, but it smells a little like astroturf to me. [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Dec 2, 2013 - 903 comments

GoPro Blue

Fireman Saves Kiten [sic] is a recent FPP that I take issue with. It's a commercial advertisement. It's great for Reddit but not great for MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by sidereal on Sep 26, 2013 - 123 comments

Red Pull

Should posts linking to ads say so upfront? [more inside]
posted by litleozy on Oct 23, 2012 - 57 comments

...are the rivers Pepsi Blue?

Village, village, village, village, village... buy a village. Done. I'm sure that this post is both good quality and made in good faith. I am however wondering where we stand on Pepsi Blue stuff these days, even that it's extolling a Rio Grande commercial card set and video game. [more inside]
posted by jaduncan on Aug 14, 2012 - 79 comments


We've had a Lego-based FPP every day this week. Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon or are our friends in Denmark making a concentrated media push around Christmastime?
posted by modernserf on Dec 19, 2011 - 70 comments

Creepy Happy People

Find me the shiny happy people? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Sep 12, 2011 - 106 comments

Mountain Goats drinking from the Pepsi Blue River

Is this Mountain Goats thread Pepsi Blue? [more inside]
posted by antonymous on Mar 30, 2011 - 119 comments

Let's all kill Jonny 5.

Metafilter is not for advertising. Damn, it appears I stepped in a publicity campaign. I'd rather not have. [more inside]
posted by converge on Jan 19, 2011 - 32 comments

Six Colours Blue

This post is Pepsi-Blue. divabat isn't even trying to hide the fact. Smarties Australia paired 8 kids up with 8 artists to create art based on each Smarties colour ... getting the product name in twice in the lead sentence. [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Aug 29, 2010 - 132 comments

Pepsi Blue Hawaii

Pepsi Blue...Hawaii will be sold in Japan this summer. We'll have photos from the next Tokyo MeFi Meetup (TBA) with our Pepsi Blue Hawaii in hand.
posted by gen on Jun 10, 2008 - 17 comments

No Pepsi blue?

How is it possible that there is no Apple post? Has there been a secret agreement to not shill that I missed? Is there a secret plot? I always enjoy the fireworks, and am missing them this Tuesday.
posted by cccorlew on Jan 15, 2008 - 140 comments

Cavemen demand fair treatment!

Cal OK, Cavemen not, huh? I call BS. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Sep 19, 2007 - 137 comments

OMG! It works! I gotta buy a sweater!

An ad is an ad is an ad.
posted by humblepigeon on May 11, 2007 - 62 comments

Viral Marketing on Metafilter

Viral marketing video as front page post, up long enough that it doesn't seem like it's going to be deleted. Slippery slope, blah blah. What say you?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on May 10, 2007 - 112 comments

wiis for woots

you know...mine wasnt a double. it just happened to be on the same site. no big deal. I just thought it was kinda cool.
posted by ShawnString on Dec 22, 2006 - 32 comments

Not sure where this post would go

Etiquettefilter: I want to bring mefites attention to a project, but am not sure if it is a FPP on the blue (with supporting links of course), a project (as I am not the creator) or, most importantly, a horrible Pepsi Blue self-promotion that will end up getting me banned. [mi]
posted by slimepuppy on May 11, 2006 - 13 comments

Pepsi Blue in a new bottle?

Is this sort of thing just Pepsi Blue in a new bottle? Recently there was an AskMe post about men's shaving products that I know was a case of lazyweb market research (because the poster admitted as much on a certain orange-and-blue-themed site before he posted it), and I didn't say anything then, but I wonder if a) this is more of the same and b) whether the community at large cares if AskMe gets used this way.
posted by briank on Sep 12, 2005 - 11 comments

BandAid Blue

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Also, the post fishily reads as some kind of PR release.
posted by elphTeq on Apr 23, 2005 - 10 comments

Pepsi Bluest of the Web

Pepsi Blue?

This is a single-link FPP to a new brand of cellphone. Is this really BOTW?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Mar 16, 2005 - 36 comments

Pepsi Blue origin?

What is the origin of this Pepsi Blue nonsense?
posted by damehex on Mar 9, 2005 - 30 comments

Nintendo DS now comes in Pepsi Blue

The perfect piece of plastic: the Nintendo DS now comes in Pepsi Blue. Via i4u
posted by turbodog on Feb 16, 2005 - 15 comments

Acceptable to repost comments as FPPs?

Two things:

1) When is turning a comment into a FPP okay? The poster acknowledges it as such in the FPP itself and the old thread is still open for new comments. Shouldn't the new links be added to the old thread?

2) Also, pepsi blue.
posted by Stynxno on Feb 7, 2005 - 47 comments

Oprah doesn't need any help shilling her book club

Oprah doesn't need any help shilling her book club.
posted by monju_bosatsu on Dec 13, 2004 - 132 comments

does this look more like an advertisement than a genuine post?

Am I seeing what's not there, or does this look more like an advertisement than a genuine post?
posted by frykitty on Dec 6, 2004 - 51 comments

who doesn't like heated massages?

posted by mkultra on Dec 3, 2004 - 89 comments

Links to products: Cool? Shill? Both?

How does the community feel about links to products for sale, especially during the X-mas holiday shopping season? There seem to have been a few links which were pointing our products in their own right, without any broader point or purpose. Cool? Shill? Both?
posted by chaz on Nov 24, 2004 - 12 comments

Do we HAVE to post about the new macs? it is tradition!

This progression of posts is just too bizarre.
posted by mkultra on Sep 1, 2004 - 23 comments

what is the origin of the "Pepsi Blue" reference?

Pardon my ignorance, but what is the origin of the "Pepsi Blue" reference? I've waded through several searches, but cannot find The Original post to which it refers.
posted by JeffK on Aug 27, 2004 - 15 comments

"Pepsi Blue": no longer funny

NEWSFLASH: "Pepsi Blue" is no longer funny (was it ever?) As my very first post reflects, I actually am concerned about sly product placement on MetaFilter. But I'm tired of the cynical 'viral marketing' callouts on any post that is in any way tainted by the scent of capitalism. At one time I may have found it amusing, but it's just getting old. And in the FPP in question, I don't appreciate the backhanded accusation. It's obviously an innocent post, and if it garners more attention for lucky Mr. Kerry Edwards, then more power to him.
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Jul 22, 2004 - 50 comments

Can I link to my organisation's new product on Mefi?

I work for a large organisation that has launched a new web product. Its a paid for service. I'd like to post a link in the blue, as I am personally interested in what people think about it. I do not work on the product, but I do use it. Is this against policy?
posted by davehat on Mar 19, 2004 - 23 comments

I for one welcome our new marketing droid overlords

Product-Filter! Have we been taken over by marketing droids when I wasn't looking?
posted by dejah420 on Sep 29, 2003 - 48 comments

pepsi blue posting pattern

We all hate "Pepsi Blue" posts, but what if they're part of a pattern? [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Apr 29, 2003 - 24 comments

Should this post be yanked before or after penis-enlargement-pills?

So this thread isn't exactly an advertisement, but it does link to a site whose actual purpose seems to be to sell some sort of penis-enlargement-pill.

I'm not saying that the post should get yanked, but I am wondering whether content whose purpose is to advertise a product should really be the subject of a front page post.
posted by bshort on Apr 23, 2003 - 11 comments

Advertising posts

Let's recommit ourselves to keeping advertising
separate from content.
posted by cadastral on Jan 25, 2003 - 66 comments


Product posts (aka: epinionsFilter). Whether extolling the virtues of Shure Headphones or the insanely great price Gateway has on its new plasma screen televisions, what are the guidelines to prevent MetaFilter from becoming a free advertising medium to reach the e-fluential?
posted by 4easypayments on Nov 14, 2002 - 27 comments

It's an ad, but it's an old one!

In light of this discussion, and comments from matt... This thread seems to fit the bill for "not new" product announcement that only links to a marketing page. I know how much mac folks love their machines, but its not like this is the G5 announcement, right?
posted by malphigian on Aug 13, 2002 - 29 comments

Rio post no different from Apple posts

I disagree with the deletion of the post comparing the Rio with other portable MP3 players. We see new Apple product announcements every couple of weeks here; this was no different.
posted by BlueTrain on Jul 29, 2002 - 26 comments

Are marketers using mefi to create buzz?

anybody else ever wonder if marketer's are secretly using mefi to create buzz about their products?
posted by nobody_knose on Nov 4, 2001 - 33 comments

Spam? In *my* MetaFilter?

"Hello I am CTO of Lasoo....As a small dotcom in today's sometimes difficult marketplace every bit counts!...We are also always on the lookout for new ASP business deals."

posted by tamim on Sep 25, 2001 - 6 comments

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