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 Posted:   Apr 13, 2013 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   Nightingale   (Member)

I remember people used to refer to photocopying as "Xerox-ing". I believe Xerox was afraid of losing their trademark as a result.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2013 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Many call all headache relievers Aspirin.

Dumpster is a brand name.

Sticky notes called Post-Its.

Calling all plastic bubble packing material Bubble-Wrap.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2013 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Saran Wrap.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2013 - 6:46 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

In Brittain- a long standing brand of audio gear, Tannoy, is used for a PA system. It's not even particularly good gear, it's more durable than Hi-Fi.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2013 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Is HYDROX still around? it was my father's favorite cookies years ago.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2013 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   Prospero   (Member)

Is HYDROX still around? it was my father's favorite cookies years ago.

I believe Nabisco actually owns the rights to Hydrox. About five years ago, Nabisco did make Hydrox for a few months to commemorate the cookie. Haven't seen Hydrox since.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2013 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Kleenex for facial tissues...

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2013 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

COKE[COCOA -COLA] SOFT DRINK

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2013 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

It always seem COKE came in first PEPSI -SECOND. In the lemon soft drink department when I was growing up it was 7-UP, but in the past few decades SPRITE, seem to have conquered, though don't quote me on that.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2013 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   Jon C   (Member)

The best products (for name recognition, not necessarily quality) are those where the name is also a verb. Xerox and Google are two examples. Google it. Xerox it. Although that is a bit out of date now.

Another example to those listed above may be a Harley.

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2013 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Is HYDROX still around? it was my father's favorite cookies years ago.

I believe Nabisco actually owns the rights to Hydrox. About five years ago, Nabisco did make Hydrox for a few months to commemorate the cookie. Haven't seen Hydrox since.


No. Nabisco makes Oreos. Hydrox and all other products that were formerly Sunshine Biscuits (Cheez-It) are now owned by Keebler.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2013 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Kleenex for facial tissues...


Oh CRAP did I LAUGH!!!!

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2013 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Velcro brand "hook and loop" fasteners.

Raisin Bran (wheat flake cereal with added raisins).

There's only 2 brands of malt and yeast cereal in little "particles" that I know of. Both are probably thought of as Grape-Nuts (the other is "Nutty Nuggets").

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2013 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Vaseline

and

Trojans.

(Ahem!) big grin

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2013 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Do you always blow your nose on a Kleenex®, put a Band-Aid® on your boo-boo,

I'll thank you to keep your nose OUT of my boo-boo, Josh! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2013 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

A political commercial- corruption

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2013 - 8:21 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

WHEATIES-MALE CEREAL-K-CEREAL- FEMALE CEREAL

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2013 - 9:07 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

ALPO-DOG FOOD

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2013 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   Chickenhearted   (Member)

Do you always blow your nose on a Kleenex®, put a Band-Aid® on your boo-boo, dunk your Oreos® in milk, or take Pepto Bismol® for an upset stomach?

Some brand names were so ingrained in my head as a kid that to this day I still call certain products by their brand names even if the tissues, bandages, chocolate sandwich cookies, or pink bismuth were manufactured by a different brand.

Do you do this too? What are some examples of successful brainwash marketing in your neck of the woods?


CALPIS

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2013 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Did anyone mention Gravol yet?

 
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