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Archive for the 'Marketing' Category

Viral man-purse marketing: that hot new Murse video

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

The reviews are in for the first man-purse commercial ever!
Well, we think it’s the first. And it’s not exactly a commercial . . .
And no, we didn’t see any one else’s review.
But so what? We think it’s brilliant, so we’re featuring it below. It’s called “The Murse,” it lasts an entertaining two minutes, and no, [...]

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If it’s not a Man-n-Bag, you’re a pursey!

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

What is it with those “Man-n-Bag” folks?

What is Man-n-Bag? Well, it’s a company that sells man bags. And they seem like fine products, from the looks of them. The company’s Axible is a small black nylon shoulder bag meant for gadgets. It has some nice features, including a bright interior lining, a magnetic snap closure, [...]

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Where to buy Jack Bauer’s 24-hour messenger bag

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Looking for the canvas messenger bag carried by Jack Bauer, Kiefer Sutherland’s character on TV’s longest-running week-long show, 24?
According to our visitor logs, so are a lot of other people. We don’t get it. What, exactly, is the virtue of carrying a man purse identical to that of a fictional, independent, go-it-alone secret agent? So [...]

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Google’s guide to renaming your man purse

Monday, May 15th, 2006

A new tool from Google makes it easier than ever for nervous male carriers of handbags to decide what they can safely call their man purse. The tool is called Google Trends, and it allows you to compare the popularity of various search terms over the last few years.
How is this useful to the pursed [...]

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A backpack suitable for the working world

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

One of the most difficult parts of the transition from college to full-time work is ditching your favorite bookbag for something more . . . suitable for the office. Your Jansport backpack may have stuck by you through countless library treks and day hikes, but you’d might as well be carrying a Hefty trash bag [...]

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Great moments in man-purse journalism: Episode 1

Monday, April 17th, 2006

Regular readers of the Satchel Pages are probably aware that we do not shy from media criticism, especially when the work of journalism in question exhibits shoddy reporting or lazy generalizations. But if we’re going to point out flaws when they are apparent, we should also dish out kudos when they are deserved, especially in [...]

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Is that a man purse in your pants, or are you just wired to see me?

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

Clearly, the highlight of Hidden Man Purse Week here at the Satchel Pages is today’s feature: man purses so well-disguised — so thoroughly camouflaged — that they could only be called . . . Hidden Cargo Shorts.

Cargo shorts, you say. Like cargo pants — the ones with the pockets all over them? What’s new about [...]

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About that bag you carry

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

We hate to be the ones who have to break this to you. But someone’s got to do it.
It’s about that, uh . . . bag you always have with you. Yeah, that one.
It’s a man purse.

Yeah, we know, you call it something else. It’s a bookbag, or a courier bag, or an attache, or [...]

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More fun with that diaper-battle metaphor

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Via a post at Daddy Types (“The Weblog for New Dads”), we learn of a diaper-bag alternative for men that continues the whole War on Baby Poop theme Diaper Dude advances so effectively.
It’s not a man purse. It’s not a diaper bag. It’s (military drum roll, please) . . . the Baby Bandolier! Kinda like [...]

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Tom Bihn reviewer ID

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Tom Bihn bags: Iraq ready and media savvy. But what do they look like, really? And how well do they perform those all-important . . . pursing functions we demand in a man bag? Let’s start with the ID bag, a midsized messenger bag designed to accommodate a laptop-containing sleeve, called “The Brain Cell” (sold [...]

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