Category Archives: Marketing & Advertising

Netflix Sets Up a ‘Marijuana Maze’ –and Other Drug-Related Adventures in Manhattan. No, really

As part of its ongoing marketing efforts to promote the Nov. 16 premiere of Narcos: México, Netflix thought it would be an awesome idea to set up a marihuana maze –and other narco-related experiences in the heart of Manhattan. Among … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Language, Latin America, Marketing & Advertising, Mexico, Pop culture, Pot, Stupid propositions, Television | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Facebook might be in Crisis, but this Mexican Lonchería Is Thriving

Facebook, the once almighty social media, is undergoing one of the worst crises of its history, with its leadership covering up really bad stuff –and very smart people (i.e. yours truly) just quitting the thing altogether. But none of this … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Latin America, Marketing & Advertising, Mexico, Why I Love Mexico | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Urban Outfitters Wants you to Hang an Avocado Toast Ornament on your Christmas Tree 🙄

As if the avocado frozen dessert and the avocado Halloween costume weren’t enough, the nonsensical avocado frenzy that is sweeping America off its feet is already feeling the Christmas spirit. Take the Avocado Toast Christmas Ornament, currently on sale at … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Fashion, Food, Marketing & Advertising, Pop culture, Stupid propositions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Why Mexico Will Never Forget Stan Lee…

Comic book legend Stan Lee died on Monday at the age of 95, and fans, friends and colleagues took to Twitter to bid farewell to the Marvel comics creator. But while the super famous continue to post their condolences and share … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Food, Language, Latin America, Marketing & Advertising, Mexico, Pop culture, Sal & Pimienta, Star Wars, Why I Love Mexico | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Honda Thinks it’s a Good Idea to Set up a Day of the Dead Altar… in the trunk of your Car

Corporations would do almost anything to help attract the elusive, trillion-dollar, super-duper cool Hispanic market, including pitching us things that make no sense, like setting up a Day of the Dead altar … in the trunk of our car. Here’s … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Latin America, Marketing & Advertising, Stupid propositions | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Someone Is Peddling a ‘Tamal de Elote’ Candle, Because Why the Hell Not?

I’m not even on Facebook, but thanks to my loyal followers, I learned there’s some people out there peddling a tamal de elote candle, which promises to fill your room with “the warm aroma of corn and sugar.” Oh, did … Continue reading

Posted in Marketing & Advertising, Stupid propositions | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

This Mexican Pizza Joint Wants to Make … Pizzas Great Again?

Turns out Mr. Donald Trump is not only good to sell elotes and other Mexican delicacies in my beloved Mexico, but now famous slogan of Make America Great Again is –apparently– good to peddle nuggets *and* rectangular pizzas in Mexico. … Continue reading

Posted in Awkard homages, Food, Latin America, Marketing & Advertising, Mexico, Stupid propositions, Why I Love Mexico | 1 Comment