Great story in The Guardian on Saturday.
Apparently the motor trade is in deep doo-doo - to the point where one car dealer actually reduced the price of his Dodge Avengers by 50%. And even then, his stock wasn't moving.
But when he had the idea of offering the cars on a Buy One Get One Free deal - he got 22,000 customers.
That's right. The exact same product. At the exact same price.
It was purely the way the offer was marketed - the power of words - that generated desire.
And that's what we do, ladies and gentlemen. That's what we do.
P.S. In keeping with today's money-off theme, a friend of mine has set up a company selling British wool and sheepskin clothes called Woollen Salmon. Their whole collection is knitted by small family-owned companies within the British Isles.
As an ex ad-person, she is offering ad people a 20% reduction. Just go to their website and enter the code AD01 to get the discount.
P.P.S. Keep the atheism ideas coming in. We've had loads of great stuff, but there's still time - the first meeting is Wednesday.