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Did you know Yahoo has its own purple cow?

Did you know Yahoo has its own purple cow? If you think I’m making this up, please read on. I have the photo to proove it.

The Yahoo purple cow

The Yahoo purple cow

I was catching up on my LinkedIn newsfeed this weekend when I saw one of my connections recommending an article regarding Yahoo. What intrigued me was not the title of the article but the photo what stood next to it. Wow, is this a purple cow? Yes, it is! But why is it connected with an article on Yahoo?

So I clicked on the link (you can read the full article on working at Yahoo here) and that’s when I saw the large image of Yahoo’s purple cow (see above). Apparently if you work or visit Yahoo, you’re able to pose right by it for a picture. Nice!

Why the purple cow? Obviously the Yahoo founders read Seth Godin’s Purple Cow book and thought Yahoo should stand as the purple cow in the internet world.

I can only say one thing about this: Yamoo!

The bulls of Big Rich Texas

This is the third post in my series on the marketing power of cows in print ads. You can view the veggie cow of LightLife and the jumping cow for Over the Moon milk if you missed them earlier this week.

Today, our print ad cows are actually bulls. Huge bulls! Two of them. They’re telling me to watch a TV show called Big Rich Texas, which I’d never heard of until I saw this ad. It probably doesn’t help that I don’t watch TV.

Are you ready to see this ad? Warning: it’s a little disturbing, in several ways. 

The bulls of Big Rich Texas

The bulls of Big Rich Texas

Wow, did you see the bulls’ golden horns? That’s some shiny bull… Oh, and let’s not forget the golden nose ring. Very classy.

Did you notice the woman sitting on the bull is wearing leather? How about a cowhide outfit? Now THAT would have impressed me.

And that tagline, “You can’t keep the bull out of the country club”? I’ll admit that’s a little more catchy than the Over the Moon milk tagline (“believe”).

If you’ve ever watched Big Rich Texas, I want to hear what it’s like, so please share your comments below.

The many cows of Christmas – Part 4

This is my last cow sighting report for 2012 and it’s very special. It’s the last of the cow gifts I received for Christmas and it’s very, very cute. The clue I gave you previously was, it’s something you wear but it’s not clothing. Did you guess? It’s a cow brooch!

Purple cow brooch

Purple cow brooch

There have been all sorts of cows on this blog but this is the very first cow brooch. Apparently, it’s not that unique because there are a lot of cow brooches out there. Who knew?

And look, it’s a purple cow, how special! Of course, it holds its special place among the other purple cows on this blog, including:

- Seth Godin’s Purple Cow
The Milka cow (here too)
– A real purple cow

There you have it, a whole herd of purple cows. I can’t think of a better way to say goodbye to 2012 and welcome the new year.

Happy 2013, everyone!

The many cows of Christmas – Part 1

I hope you had a very merry Christmas yesterday (if that’s what you celebrate). We had a great time at our house and my kids received an avalanche of Lego toys and books that kept them entertained for the whole day.

As for me, I received several presents and I quickly noticed a pattern regarding several gifts. I saw cows. Lots of cows. In various shapes, sizes and colors. So I thought I’d share, because if you know someone who likes cows (or simply blogs about cows), these are some cool and fun presents.

I’ll start with the cow headband.

Elope cow headband

Elope cow headband

This cow headband was a gift from my sister. First the kids said it looked silly when I unwrapped it. Then they said I looked ridiculous when I put it on. However, the minute I put it down (after wearing it for a couple of hours), one of my kids snatched it and put it on his head. And so the headband went from one head to another for the whole day.

This cow headband goes very well with the other cow gifts, but you’ll have to wait for the next posts to find out what they are. Can you guess? I’ll give you a few clues: there are three more cow gifts waiting to be showcased, and like this gift, they all can be worn.

Sharing cows on Facebook

You’ve got to love Facebook and its Like and Share features. My friend Jim tagged me late last night as he was sharing a photo. This is what I got to see this morning when I looked at my Facebook newsfeed. My very first cow of the day.

Cow on Facebook

Cow on Facebook

So there you have it, people sharing photos of cows on Facebook for absolutely no reason.

Happy cows! Happy Friday!