Marketing

Urinal cakes, dog bones and more of this week’s #madREskillz

Other marketing tricks users tweeted include branded coasters, easter egg hunts and a vulgar tagline
Published on May 3, 2013

Branded urinal cakes. Seriously?Can't say that isn't creative, we suppose.That marketing idea -- which was tweeted by @matthew_holder for this week's #madREskillz -- is the sort of off-the-wall tactic that we've gotten some grief for publishing lately. Last week, for example, some readers thought that featuring a sign that boasts, "i'm the only form of love you can buy legally" was in bad taste.Here's what we think: Real estate is brimming with colorful characters who, as private contractors, do some exceptionally creative things to grab eyeballs and reel in buyers. Sometimes they're benign; sometimes they're offensive.Either way, they are part of the fabric of the industry. As a result, we think it's worth spotlighting them.Take a look at some of this week's other #madREskillz -- like Inman News contributor Gahlord Dewald "wearing mic'd up leather pants" and labeled dog bones -- by scrolling down. And also be sure to vote for next week's winner.The finalist...

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