I don't celebrate Christmas, but boy is it one of my favorite times of the year. From playing Secret Santa, to watching Elf, to listening to Mariah Carey's rendition of "All I Want For Christmas" ... it's just a whole bundle of joy.
Naturally, these feelings have overtaken me at work and inspired a lovely story called The Marketing Shark. You can find the story in SlideShare form below, or walk through the story without the imagery under it. As you'll pick up, it may or may not be similar to my personal favorite holiday movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Enjoy, and happy holidays :-)
Down in Webs-ville,
Liked visual content a lot.
But the marketing shark,
Who lived just outbound of Webs-ville,
The shark hated holiday photos – the whole holiday season!
Now please don't ask why.
No one quite knows the reason.
It could be that his software wasn't screwed on quite right.
It could be, perhaps, that his creation time was too tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all ...
May have been that his budget was two sizes too small.
That's when young Max had a thought.
He took out his camera, and began to plot.
"Take my own holiday stock photos," he thought.
"Then give them away for free – the whole lot!"
Then what happened next ...
Made the marketing shark's eyes pop.
"Maybe visual content," thought the shark, "doesn't need to come from a store."
"Maybe buying holiday stock photos ... doesn't have to be so sore!"
And what happened then ... ?
Well in Webs-ville they say,
That the shark's small budget cleared up three allocations that day.
And the moment his budget didn't feel quite right ...
He opened his collection of free photos through the bright Webs-ville light.
Now we ask you to help us keep all marketing budgets at bay!
By downloading Max's collection of free photos. Whaddya say?
Originally published Dec 6, 2013 8:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017