Derby #193: Catchy Slogans for Everyday Products

Believe

Rejected because: Not an original quote

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dohboy182


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Re: Believe


Absolutely love this for so many reasons, but part of me feels like it would be better if it just said "I believe you have it" as the tag line. I understand the line, but I feel like it would be more subtle and better accepted without "My Stapler".

theTremulant


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dohboy182 wrote:Absolutely love this for so many reasons, but part of me feels like it would be better if it just said "I believe you have it" as the tag line. I understand the line, but I feel like it would be more subtle and better accepted without "My Stapler".


That's a very good point. The more subtle the better usually. Do think the rejectionator would let it pass without the clarification of the top line?

dohboy182


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theTremulant wrote:That's a very good point. The more subtle the better usually. Do think the rejectionator would let it pass without the clarification of the top line?


The Stapler does say "Stapler" on it, and I do not think your tag line needs to state the product. Think about their banana/nike example.. the Nike slogan is simply the Nike check and says "Just Do It", they never really put the word "Nike".

I do not know what the submission rules are but if you could submit both of them without penalty I would say go for it and see which gets more votes. The only rule I see that may leave anything to question is "It must promote the product itself." But, again, I would reference Nike since a slogan doesn't have to mention the product.

Simply put, with the picture and slogan it would read as follows:

"(Stapler) I Believe You Have It."

My only other gripe is the color of the shirt. I think it would look better on a darker color but that's because I personally do not like lighter greys or whites lol. I enjoy darker colors and even more asphalt like greys (Kind of like "No One Left To Play With" and "My Name is Tim" in the wreckoning.) No idea how others feel but this is all solely my opinion.

Regardless of your final choice, You'll have my vote

nurbles


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Re: Believe


I like this shirt, and get the reference, but I don't really see how anything on the shirt fits the current derby. Can someone explain where I find the product slogan?

The given text seems to match the old definition of slogan (battle cry), but the derby context is of advertising and this shirt really doesn't seem to fit that at all. Does it?

rainbowconfetti


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nurbles wrote:I like this shirt, and get the reference, but I don't really see how anything on the shirt fits the current derby. Can someone explain where I find the product slogan?

The given text seems to match the old definition of slogan (battle cry), but the derby context is of advertising and this shirt really doesn't seem to fit that at all. Does it?


Agreed- love the reference but I really don't think that it is relevant to the current derby

blinddog3d


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Re: Believe


I just love it for the "Office Space" nod, love the "Swingline" font on Stapler! Righteous!

Stephen Root ROX!
+1
brUno

theTremulant


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Wow, thanks for the really late rejection Woot, I only submitted 3 days ago. And for the record, Milton never actually says "My stapler, I believe you have it." I didn't directly quote him.

I had a more generic version ready, but no point in submitting it now...

blinddog3d


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theTremulant wrote:Wow, thanks for the really late rejection Woot, I only submitted 3 days ago. And for the record, Milton never actually says "My stapler, I believe you have it." I didn't directly quote him.

I had a more generic version ready, but no point in submitting it now...


Just submit. Submit to the woot. I'm really sorry for your rejection, I voted for this and would have worn it proudly.

Office Space, Grandma'z Boy, and Mallrats are Classics. "I believe you have my stapler," is what Milton says. Same words, different order.

The derby is "Catchy slogans for everyday items." It doesn't say you have to "sell" it, it just has to be catchy, and in an office space, one could quite possibly say this very often.

And why did they wait til it got a hundred-sumpin' votes before rejecting it????

Big Blunder, I declare "Shinannigans!!!!"*stern look*

Oh well, what's done is done. Better luck in the future.

brUno O'cumonow

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