Lesson Resources: Cootie Catcher

The article which spawned this episode was from Advertising Age: “Nike’s Phil Knight on Show Business vs. Shoe Business.”

You may have noticed we’re a little annoyed by the word “interactive.” OK, maybe more than a little. Here’s why: “a lightswitch is interactive.” (Greg Kostikyan, “I Have No Words & I Must Design.”)

Not exactly related, but a similar topic about consumers’ loyalties and advertising which might interest your students: “In the Licensing Biz, Nostalgia is the Future.” It discusses how lucrative nostalgia branding (reviving brands like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, etc.) can be, rather than spending money on developing a new brand which customers may not immediately identify with.