Branding trends

Trendcentral says teens who have to wear school uniforms are painting brand names on their backpacks and such.

Generally I don’t put much stock in what Trendcentral says, though they do often point to interesting things in their newsletters. As Abe points out, there’s no information about sample size or polling methods but it’s still interesting. Fits nicely with what Adam and Anne said about branding during Grid::Blogging. See also: Taste Tribes

I was incredibly sick Monday during Grid::Blogging, so I didn’t write anything, but I was gonna try to come up with something about parents naming their kids after brands.

Flower Named After Nintendo Game

Nintendo has signed a deal with Syngenta Seed to have the flower formerly known as the Bacopa Cabana named “Pikmin” after a new Nintendo game:

How’s this for grassroots marketing? Nintendo of America, Redmond, WA, will team with Syngenta Seed, Wilmington, DE, to launch a new breed of flower named after its new “Pikmin” videogame, which rolls out this month.

Promo: Nintendo Plants a Brand Seed

(via Shift).

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