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How do you use a moment of success to make everybody love you and want you back for your next big moment?

That is what marketing is supposed to be about. Close the deal in a way they love you.  And as I said before, marketing can learn a lot from real life heroes. – Original Post

Someone linked me to this guy’s blog, recently, where I found this gem, among others. This “moment” he’s talking about is mostly the stuff of fiction, of well-scripted, well-played scenes that don’t seem to happen in everyday life. So, in keeping the theme of this blog, I’ve compiled a list of movie moments that, I think, demonstrate what the quote is getting at. “Marketing can learn a lot from real-life heroes.” Potential “real-life heroes” can learn a lot from fiction. So, here we go, in no particular order, though my favorites are 1, 3, 6, 7.

1. Before Sunrise

2. 10 Things I Hate About You

3. Annie Hall

4. The Wedding Singer

5. When Harry Met Sally

6. Let The Right One In

7. In The Mood For Love

8. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

9. Spiderman

10. Breakfast At Tiffany’s

These “moments” can be subtle gestures that work at us slowly, tiny seductions that lead us away, and create memories in ways that don’t always capture our attention in the moment.  They can also be grandiose gestures that assault our attention and occupy a piece of our memory for years to come. Give me both.

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I guess this was the next logical step, but I didn’t expect it to come so soon:

From Craigslist

iPhone 4 FaceTime Video Sex Line Chat – free iPhone 4 (NYC/LI)


Date: 2010-06-27, 12:06PM EDT
Reply to: job-dqsyj-1813619670@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Starting an online interactive pornography firm where woman will use the iphone 4 to video chat with potential customers on a pay as you go basis.
Hours are flexible, pay will increase as the business builds. Woman will receive a free iphone 4 to use as personal time when not working. Woman will talk to potential clients and chat with them and perform various acts as desired by clients. All information will be confidential.

Payment will be based on percentage of sales volume and performance. Potential launch date of the company is 9/1/2010 or based on feedback received.

Woman will receive, as before mentioned, a free cell phone and a very competitive salary.

Please send information and pictures – we would like to launch sooner than 9/1/2010.

Woman must be at least 18 years old.

This bit of technology will destroy an entire industry. Callers will demand both sexy images and voices. The homely housewife trying to make an extra buck will need to find work elsewhere. Kind of a shame.

On a related note: Is it possible that Face Time will rid the planet of a certain kind of  lying? How will we tell people we are somewhere when we’re actually somewhere else? I guess it’d be pretty weird for friends to call your bluff by telling you to Face Time them to prove it; it’d definitely be crossing some kind of line. But it seems to add a whole new dimension to couple and spousal politicking, where distrust and paranoia can be the norm. You said you were going here but every time I tried to FT (Face Time) you, you rejected my call and only texted and should I be worried, cause right now I don’t know if I can trust you. Cause when you don’t FT it makes me suspicious… you get the idea.

In the future this bit won’t be funny.

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