August 12, 2012

Madison Avenue Confidential #7

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 11:15 pm

In the seventh issue of his marketing newsletter, John suggests that advertisers decorate their mailings with rubber stamps.  He did like rubber stamps.



  1. Doug – first, thanks for your efforts with this site. My high school library, of all places, had a copy of ‘Operation Trojan Horse’ which I read multiple times as a youthful Fortean (and which always freaked me out in relation to that adolescent attraction to the uncanny).
    Secondly, thought I would share an appearance by JAK in a dream I had a few months ago (I don’t think I had recently looked at anything Keel-related to inspire it. I was driving through some mountainous landscape and stopped the car at a service station (NZ equivalent of ‘gas station’). I went to purchase a drink – like a milkshake or coke bottle – which was emblazoned with some kind of Mothman imagery, as if this was now being used as a corporate brand, and realised that JAK was the counter attendant. I said something to him like “Are you John Keel?” and he glowered at me with a look of disgust as he processed the drink order (that’s all I remember sorry!)

    Dean Ballinger
    New Zealand

    Comment by Dean Ballinger — August 16, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

  2. Dean — Thanks! The idea of a Mothman drink is somewhat disturbing; too bad you don’t remember what it tasted like…

    Comment by Doug — August 17, 2012 @ 12:25 am

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