The Internet is full of memes , units for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. While few memes have been hand-made for marketers, this trend is now changing with the rising popularity of the new blog " Things Real People Don't Say About Advertising (TRPDSAA)." This blog collects photos with text submitted by marketers, poking fun at common marketing ideas and practices.

In case you haven't yet seen the hilarious images from the site, we have picked our favorite 7 to share with you. But really, you should go and check out the rest over on TRPDSAA. Meanwhile, sit back, scroll down and laugh.

7 Things People Don't Say About Advertising

1. "I can only refer 5 friends? But the rest will be upset!"

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2. "This New Brand Positioning Changes Everything!"

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3. "I feel more comfortable with the tone and tenor of conservative copy."

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4. "This Website's music is great - turn it up!"

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5. "Now *THIS* is social currency!"

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6. "Now they've changed their logo, the brand values make so much more sense to me."

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7. "This branded app is so engaging and useful. I'll be sure to open it more than once."

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So when you are in your next marketing meeting, think about the goals you are setting. Are these goals actually what your customer wants?


Originally published Jan 17, 2011 8:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016

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