Marketing Strategies

Idea Generation

What is this project about?

Looking for more support narrowing down your idea? Try using the idea matrix on this page.


About how commercial companies use marketing strategies to make you spend more when you really don't need to.

What do you want to get out of this project?


I want to be able to identify a scam or marketing strategy in a shopping enviroment

where did the skills go? we are taking skills out of the idea generation process, in an attempt to make projects more career-focused. If you want to get leveled-up for a project, share it with the appropriate guide or faculty member for feedback upon completion.

Guiding Question

Turn your idea above into a guiding question.

Check out some resources on how to write a guiding question here.


What are Commercial Marketing Strategies that companies use?


Use this space to take notes, keep track of your sources, or conversations you have with people about this project.


What will it take for you to complete this project?

Use the table below to set your own timeline for deliverables, keep in mind when your final work product is due at the end of the cycle.

Work Product Deliverables

Work Product due
January 29, 2021

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Work Product


Reflect on this project cycle by answering the questions below.

The act of reflecting allows us to pull out the big takeaways that we'd like to remember from this project to make recalling them easier.

What are some of the most interesting discoveries you've made working on this project?


One of the most amazing discoveries that I have made, is that there are so many ways that companies try to leech more money out of you! I haven't even listed all of them and look how many are in the project!

What extra resources would be helpful for this project in the future

The geek guide to life was very useful in the creation of this project!

šŸŒ¹ What did you enjoy most about this project? šŸ„€ What didn't go well in this project? šŸŒ± What will you do differently next time?


I enjoyed learning about all the ways companies try to get money out of you


The slides ended up having lots of text and I am not very fond of that.


I am going to try and keep the slides more minimalistic and break them up more


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