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(WJAC TV Johnstown)   The original Gerber baby just turned 94   (wjactv.com) divider line
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2020-11-23 3:19:12 PM  
Back to the same food again, right?
 
2020-11-23 3:26:18 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Back to the same food again, right?


Depends.
 
2020-11-23 4:06:52 PM  
Reminds me of my college marketing class, when I learned about epic marketing fails. One of them was Gerber attempting to sell its baby food in Africa. The problem was, in Africa, the label always shows what is in the container.

Yeah, they didn't sell much baby food.
 
2020-11-23 4:13:23 PM  
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2020-11-23 4:18:08 PM  
Nixon?
 
2020-11-23 4:21:27 PM  

MattyBlast: Reminds me of my college marketing class, when I learned about epic marketing fails. One of them was Gerber attempting to sell its baby food in Africa. The problem was, in Africa, the label always shows what is in the container.

Yeah, they didn't sell much baby food.


A few tribes in central Congo went nuts for it, but otherwise, big fail.
 
2020-11-23 4:32:53 PM  
Thanks subby, now I feel old.
 
2020-11-23 4:33:41 PM  

MattyBlast: Reminds me of my college marketing class, when I learned about epic marketing fails. One of them was Gerber attempting to sell its baby food in Africa. The problem was, in Africa, the label always shows what is in the container.

Yeah, they didn't sell much baby food.


We talked about why the Chevy Nova didn't sell well in Mexico.
 
2020-11-23 4:35:10 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Back to the same food again, right?


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2020-11-23 4:35:42 PM  
What, someone used Gerber code to turn a motor 94 rotations?
 
2020-11-23 4:36:00 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Back to the same food again, right?


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2020-11-23 4:36:33 PM  
It was a strange ad campaign, but it sold a lot of knives.

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2020-11-23 4:37:09 PM  

Monty_Zoncolan: MattyBlast: Reminds me of my college marketing class, when I learned about epic marketing fails. One of them was Gerber attempting to sell its baby food in Africa. The problem was, in Africa, the label always shows what is in the container.

Yeah, they didn't sell much baby food.

We talked about why the Chevy Nova didn't sell well in Mexico.


Yep. "no va" (as you know) is Spanish for "doesn't go". I don't think they sold a single one.
 
2020-11-23 4:45:04 PM  

MattyBlast: Monty_Zoncolan: MattyBlast: Reminds me of my college marketing class, when I learned about epic marketing fails. One of them was Gerber attempting to sell its baby food in Africa. The problem was, in Africa, the label always shows what is in the container.

Yeah, they didn't sell much baby food.

We talked about why the Chevy Nova didn't sell well in Mexico.

Yep. "no va" (as you know) is Spanish for "doesn't go". I don't think they sold a single one.


Urban legend.  AKA "Bullshiat".

"No go" is "no VAH" in Mexish whereas "nova" is "NO vah".

A "nova" is something Spanish speaking people recognize as either a bright flash from a star or a old model of car made by General Motors.  Or they recognize it as both, as GM intended.
 
2020-11-23 4:51:44 PM  
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2020-11-23 4:58:56 PM  
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2020-11-23 6:26:45 PM  
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2020-11-23 7:12:22 PM  
That's not Humphrey Bogart.
 
2020-11-23 7:20:22 PM  

Billy Liar: That's not Humphrey Bogart.


I thought so too so I went to the Googles and discovered that he was not the Gerber baby. It is another urban legend.
 
2020-11-23 7:33:09 PM  

powerful katrinka: Billy Liar: That's not Humphrey Bogart.

I thought so too so I went to the Googles and discovered that he was not the Gerber baby. It is another urban legend.


Yeah, he was about 30 when the label came about.  But apparently his mother was a commercial artist when he was an infant and used to use him as a model for some exercises..  For a LONG time, though, that was the rumor...Him or some other well-known movie star.  I think Marilyn Monroe was rumored to be it, too.
 
2020-11-24 4:29:25 AM  
It kind of makes you think that Gerber is a good foundational food to start your baby on.
 
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