Soooo... you think you're creative? Watch this.

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I come from an ad agency background, and over the years I've seen all kinds creative approaches. Some good, some not so good. Some brilliant, some not. But never have I ever seen anything quite like this. I have no idea how well it worked, but I think it's absolutely hysterical. And I'm willing to bet it got the attention they were after.





In case you're wondering, it's houseflies with tiny little pamphlets tied to them. : )




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Comments (20)

Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

I'm laughing my fanny off! I would very much like to meet the mind that thought of this! Hysterical!


Oct 30, 2009 01:58 PM
Michael Cole
CPG Tours - Corona, CA

Hi Debi: I'm with you, whoever thought of this has got to be, uh....special. I thought it was great.

Oct 30, 2009 07:41 PM
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Innovative idea, Michael...but flies? No. Butterflies? Yes. At least they don't cr*p on you every time they land! :)


Oct 30, 2009 08:37 PM
Michael Cole
CPG Tours - Corona, CA

Hi Leilani: Thanks for the comment. Butterflies, huh? me there's just something appropriately annoying about flies that make it funnier. : )


Oct 31, 2009 04:27 AM
Monique Combs
Royal Shell Real Estate - Bonita Springs, FL
Royal Shell Real Estate - Monique Combs

Michael ~ Genius! If that was an ad in the US, someone would have sued for insect cruelty. lol

Nov 02, 2009 11:13 PM
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

I really like this idea! At least for a sales convention! A great way to pass out your information! It definitely gets your attention!

Nov 03, 2009 03:14 AM
Michael Cole
CPG Tours - Corona, CA

Hi Monique: LOL-LOL!!! You're too funny, but you are soooo right. In fact, a few years ago there was actually a type of fly on the endangered species list.

Hi Terrie: Me too. I think someone should do it here in the U.S. It certainly would be the 'buss' of the conference.

Nov 03, 2009 03:59 AM
Gail MacMillan
Titusville, FL

OMG - all I can think about is how the heck they managed to tie pamphlets to such tiny creatures.  I put this in the bizarre category.  I'm glad nobody swatted know that would be a bit messy.


Nov 04, 2009 11:55 PM
Michael Cole
CPG Tours - Corona, CA

Hi Gail: I think it's too funny. Besides, I  kind of like 'bizarre' when it comes to marketing. Especially when it's this out-of-the-box. And what would make it perfect is if the little pamphlet was promoting some pest-control product or service. Thanks for the comment. : )

Nov 05, 2009 01:14 AM
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

How did they tie that banner on the back of that tiny little fly? So "out of the Box" that's what makes it so memorable.

Nov 05, 2009 07:50 AM
Michael Cole
CPG Tours - Corona, CA

Hi Lee & Carol: Good point. I have no idea how they attached the pamphlet to them. Maybe a small drop of Super Glue? Thanks for the comment.

Nov 05, 2009 08:54 AM
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

www.ToulaRosebrock.comHi Michael:

That was definitely clever!

Only problem is, house flies don't live very long!

Nov 08, 2009 09:51 AM
Michael Cole
CPG Tours - Corona, CA

Hi Toula: Good point! Hopefully it was a short conference. Thanks for the comment.

Nov 08, 2009 12:01 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

I have never seen anything like that.  Makes you wonder about the mind that thought that one up. He/She must have thought that flies were like tiny litlte airplanes..

Nov 15, 2009 08:34 AM
Michael Cole
CPG Tours - Corona, CA

Hi Judi: Oh yeah, whoever thought this one up definitely has a different thought process than I do. That's for sure. Thanks for the comment.

Nov 17, 2009 12:26 AM
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

And with robotic flies, butterflies, and birds all around us now (think Big Brother), it's only a matter of time.... You won't know if what's flying around you is real or an eye in the sky.

Happy December!

Dec 04, 2009 08:24 PM
Michael Cole
CPG Tours - Corona, CA

Hey Russel: Now that's a scary thought. But it may not be too far fetched. : )  Thanks for the comment.

Dec 04, 2009 11:29 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
that's bizzare! What a great concept.
Dec 18, 2009 10:37 AM
Michael Cole
CPG Tours - Corona, CA

Hi Georgina: Yeah, the minds that thought that one up are...well, you know. Thanks for the comment.

Dec 18, 2009 09:59 PM
Irene Tron
Valparaiso, IN

I have to wonder about the person that came up with the marketing idea!  Very funny.

Mar 26, 2010 03:21 AM