‘Hope on a Rope' + Other Bizarre Ways to Get Clean

By: Lindsey Erin Heim - Published: Nov 27, 2008   Updated: May 16 2011 • References: etsy
Barack Obama’s presidential election has spurred more bizarre, creative and innovative marketing opportunities and products than any previous campaign. Soap on a rope is a pretty typical product--until it’s shaped like an Obama head and labeled ‘Hope on a Rope,’ that is.

In recognition of this amazing stretch of creativity, we bring you other bizarrely-shaped soaps in all of their bubbly beauty.

Implications - The commercialization of political figures reflects the broader trend of commercializing anything and everything. Kitschy products and brands are the most affected by these types of bizarre fusions of politics with beauty products and souvenir-type items and gadgets. This trend also shows how even presidents are considered a brand in themselves. Stats for Obama Soaps Trending: Older & Mild
Research: 4,377 clicks in 391 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Obama Soaps
Related: 34 examples / 26 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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