Brand timeline -- what brands do you interact with and when?


22 Responses to “Brand timeline -- what brands do you interact with and when?”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Cory, all you ever eat is porridge and fruit? I’ve heard of the starving artist, but wow.

  2. broken_fingers says:

    I only clicked randomly through about ten, but apparently no one poops or pees.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hitachi Magic Wand. Durex. Co-op re-fills in old bottles. I also wish to be a superhero with ad-dissolving powers.

  4. Takuan says:

    city tap water and pressure washer.

  5. nosehat says:

    This is somewhat interesting, but I could see getting very carried away with this if I tried to do it in any kind of thorough way. At what level one stops is pretty arbitrary.

    For example, morning shower: The people here list soap, shampoo, razor, and maybe washcloth brand. But the tiles in your shower were manufactured by a company, as was the grout, as was your shower curtain, as were the rings that hold your shower curtain up, as was the shower head, as were the pipes, as was the solder used to connect the pipes together, as were the brackets used to hold the pipes in place, as were the nails that hold the brackets to branded 2X4s in your wall. The water itself comes from a specific utility company. So does your electricity, coming through branded wiring, held together with branded connectors and fasteners (with a bit of branded electric tape here and there), into your branded light fixture held to the ceiling with branded screws… If you really think about it, you interact with probably thousands of “brands” every time you do anything at all indoors.

    Don’t get me started with how many “brands” I am using just typing this message on my internet-connected-via-wi-fi computer!

  6. arkizzle says:

    I have so, so fewer brand interactions than this. The only real variety in my day is probably food.

    08:00-08:30 Colgate, Oral-B, BodyShop, Andrex, Airwalk, Adio, Generic TShirt

    08:30-09:00 Apple, Apple, Sony Ericsson

    09:00-10:00 DAF (bus), Apple

    10:00-13:00 Alienware, Bic, PukkaPad

    13:00-14:00 Food

    14:00-17:00 Alienware, Bic, PukkaPad

    17:00-18:00 DAF, Apple

    18:00-19:00 MaryJane, Rizla, Food

    19:00-23:30 Apple, Apple, MaryJane, Rizla,

    23:30-00.00 Colgate, Oral-B, Andrex

    ..seems about right :)

  7. arkizzle says:

    + a million websites.

  8. sammich says:

    Golden Virginia? Old Holborn?

  9. sammich says:

    Benson and Hedges?

  10. sammich says:

    (ooh! finally i can comment again!)

  11. David Carroll says:

    Cory: What are you reading? Aren’t authors and publishers brands?

    But less seriously, my list:

    10:00 – American Standard, Bayer, Anheuser-Busch, Kelloggs

    10:01 to 22:00 – John Player & Sons, Anheuser-Busch

    10:15 – Simmons

    13:00 – MacDonalds

    13:15 – Simmons

    17:00 – Dominos

    18:00 – Jack Daniel’s

    21:00 – Vivid entertainment

    21:10 to 10:00 – Simmons


  12. Anonymous says:

    You can find an automated site to create your own brand timeline at:

  13. Dewi Morgan says:

    @David Carroll: Yeah, I was gonna ask – an author, who doesn’t consider other authors (or even their publishers) as brands?

  14. stratosfyr says:

    I’ve been up for 30 minutes and I’m already thinking…

    LG, GE, Jamieson, Burt’s Bees, Hakim, Bayer, Exact, NEC, MSI, BoingBoing, Google.

    In the next few minutes…

    Garnier, Colgate, Neilsen, Becel, President’s Choice, Minute Maid…

    I’m going to have to give up there before you find out about my cheap-ass shoes.

  15. arkizzle says:


    ..and Naomi Klein is not impressed.

  16. mannakiosk says:

    I wish I was a superhero with vomit-powers that would dissolve ads and logos.

  17. seyo says:

    I had no idea Compaq was still around and making computers. That kinda makes me happy! Blast from the past.

  18. SednaBoo says:

    Cayce Pollard does not appreciate this

  19. nosehat says:


    Maybe he eats the diapers and the baby shampoo too?

  20. Daemon says:

    Brands should only count if you buy them intentionally, rather then just grabbing whatever’s cheap and plentiful/convenient/whatever.

  21. J France says:

    Cory: I read publisher as being MS Publisher.

    Then I remembered you use Ubuntu, and the universe returned to it’s right way up.

    My brand list is very short…

    8-9 AM – Colgate, Palmolive, Apple, McGaw Medical, VitaSoy

    9-12 AM – Lavazza (coffee), Dell, MicroSoft, Terumo

    12-5 PM – Lavazza, Dell, MS, Apple

    5-Sleep PM – Riviana (rice) or San Remo (pasta), fresh / bulk dried food makes up the rest.

    It feels good not to be heavily branded. I suppose Toyota fits into everyday, too.

  22. godfathersoul says:

    that person uses way too many crappy products…

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