Tag Archives: marketing

The Worst Selling Item in Archie McPhee History – Jabba Jam

In the early 1990s, we found some musty boxes of Jabba the Hutts on the third floor of an open air parking garage in downtown Chicago. The guy offering them for sale also had all of the ex-Shah of Iran’s stained glass collection, but we weren’t big enough customers that he would even let us see [...]

Crazy Cat Lady Game Photo Shoot – Behind the Scenes

We put out our first board game this year, the Crazy Cat Lady Game. This shot shows our four fabulous models posing as crazy cat ladies. You may recognize them if you have ever been to our Seattle store.

Interview With Seth Godin,
The Marketing Guru Action Figure

When we were looking for a model for our Marketing Guru Action Figure, one name came up again and again: Seth Godin. In addition to his career as a world famous marketer and founder of websites, Seth also writes an extremely popular blog. He preaches the end of marketers as media buyers and instead pushes [...]

Top Five Completely Useless Christmas Gifts of 2008

We at Archie McPhee are experts at the useless, impractical and stupid. In that vein, we offer our list of the Top Five Completely Useless Christmas Gifts of 2008! They’re currently featured on our homepage, but here are the links to individual products. There are no better gifts to surprise, bewilder and confuse the people [...]