Thinking Outside the Box and Goats on the Roof

by sbucciarel Banned
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Just read this article and after LOL for a few minutes, I thought about what a brilliant marketing ploy this was. Definitely outside of the box thinking.

It's Not Santa's Reindeer You Hear on the Roof, It's Lars Johnson's Goats - WSJ.com

Inspires me to come up with some creative thinking for my own marketing efforts ...

Anyone else have some crazy ideas that worked for you?
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMagicShow
    Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

    Just read this article and after LOL for a few minutes, I thought about what a brilliant marketing ploy this was. Definitely outside of the box thinking.

    It's Not Santa's Reindeer You Hear on the Roof, It's Lars Johnson's Goats - WSJ.com

    Inspires me to come up with some creative thinking for my own marketing efforts ...

    Anyone else have some crazy ideas that worked for you?

    Now that's, grabbing people's attention. The grass looks very fresh too..lol
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  • Profile picture of the author ChristineP
    Ha Ha, it's out of the box - but not totally unique.. Here's somewhere we go all the time: Coombs Country Market - also known as 'Goats on the Roof' hahah

    It's been here forever. If you're thinking of visiting Vancouver Island make sure to stop in. They have great food and shopping!

    Christine
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    • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
      I've been to the place they sued here in Georgia and wasn't impressed. A gimmick won't help you if you suck otherwise.
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by bgmacaw View Post

        I've been to the place they sued here in Georgia and wasn't impressed. A gimmick won't help you if you suck otherwise.
        Do you happen to know if the original Goat on the Roof guy won that case? I couldn't find the outcome. How on earth does someone trademark Goats on a Roof ... as in real goats on a real roof rather than just the Words Goats on a Roof?
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

          Do you happen to know if the original Goat on the Roof guy won that case? I couldn't find the outcome. How on earth does someone trademark Goats on a Roof ... as in real goats on a real roof rather than just the Words Goats on a Roof?
          I thought I saw a snippet in the article saying it was settled by the guy paying a licensing fee to use the gimmick in four different states.

          I wonder if any of them have goat on the menu?

          Dennis, if you had to pay for those jokes, you'd run up quite a billy... I kid you not.
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          • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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            Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

            I thought I saw a snippet in the article saying it was settled by the guy paying a licensing fee to use the gimmick in four different states.

            I wonder if any of them have goat on the menu?

            Dennis, if you had to pay for those jokes, you'd run up quite a billy... I kid you not.
            lol at you and Dennis. Ewes guys are really funny
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          • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
            Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post


            Dennis, if you had to pay for those jokes, you'd run up quite a billy... I kid you not.
            Ewe are correct, but I'm too sheep to pay much. And with that, I'm going to take it on the lamb...
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            • Profile picture of the author CurtisN
              Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

              Ewe are correct, but I'm too sheep to pay much. And with that, I'm going to take it on the lamb...
              Woolly good puns...but why are we talking sheep in a goat thread?
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              • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
                Originally Posted by CurtisN View Post

                Woolly good puns...but why are we talking sheep in a goat thread?
                The goat is a member of the Bovidae family and is closely related to the sheep -- both are in the goat-antelope subfamily Caprinae. Rule number one of pun making is the right to poetic license.
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      • Profile picture of the author buslead
        Originally Posted by bgmacaw View Post

        I've been to the place they sued here in Georgia and wasn't impressed. A gimmick won't help you if you suck otherwise.
        Remember the gimmicks work because they attract a specific group of people by their very excentricity, but if it Rams it home for one group it is likely to leave someone else ruminating on the banalness of it all.

        Reminds me of the way some viral videos can spread, or even some of the simple joke emails that get passed from pillar to post.

        Still haven't thought of the way of whistlinging the collie to keep the little criters within the pen.
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    • Profile picture of the author d0rhk
      Originally Posted by ChristineP View Post

      Ha Ha, it's out of the box - but not totally unique.. Here's somewhere we go all the time: Coombs Country Market - also known as 'Goats on the Roof' hahah

      It's been here forever. If you're thinking of visiting Vancouver Island make sure to stop in. They have great food and shopping!

      Christine
      I've been there! So cool to see them up on the roof lol
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    Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

    Inspires me to come up with some creative thinking for my own marketing efforts ... ?
    ? what and a chick wearing an old leather pilots cap, chuffin on a big cigar with a tattooed chest just not doin it for you anymore ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
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    For a bleating moment I thought about making a baaaa-d joke here, but I herd it might not goat over too well.
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    • Profile picture of the author CurtisN
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

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      For a bleating moment I thought about making a baaaa-d joke here, but I herd it might not goat over too well.
      I love baaaad jokes
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Could this be a new niche ... lol.
    I just Googled Goats on the Roof and ... About 1,140,000 results
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  • Profile picture of the author sidpoudyal
    Suzanne,

    Back in the day when flash websites were the coolest I teamed up with coders who knew ActionScript to put up sites that went viral easily. Yes, sites did go viral even before FaceBook, Twitter and even YouTube!

    I am pretty sure that if you got your AS3 down, or outsource a great coder, you could probably still do the same.

    Kind Regards,
    Sid Poudyal
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  • Profile picture of the author oneplusone
    Thanks Suzanne for posting this.

    Shows what is possible when you think outside the box.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    What about billy goat gruff? Does he count?
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