'Product Shill' Category

Real Madrid: Product Shilled & Startled

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Alvaro? Kickette Jnr alert. Three o’clock. Image via facebook.

Scaring the bejeezus out of prospective customers is an innovative marketing technique, and one that seems to be working marvellously for adidas. When David Beckham popped up on hapless punters minding their own business in a photobooth before the London Olympics in July, it’s believed (by Kickette staffers) that shirt sales increased by 300%, simply because people were so bewildered they didn’t know how else to react but to hand over their hard earned cash.

Multiply that mortification by 300, and you can imagine how the above Real Madrid fans felt when Iker Casillas, Xabi Alonso and Alvaro Arbeloa casually popped into a fan preview of their tasty green third kit. We’d like to think we’d have retained our casual, women-about-town demeanours as well as those fans, but let’s not kid ourselves here. At least three of our staffers would have stripped on their own accord.

What about you? Cool, calm and polite? Or hot, bothered and basically nude?

Good Week/Bad Week: Post-Its & Perusals

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Image: Twitter.

We must warn you, there’s a bit of an inspirational feel to our weekly round-up here, Kickettes.

Seriously. We found a picture of a player reading a magazine and everything!

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For Once, We Want To Join The FIFA Club

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If we buy this game, do we get to choose our free player with purchase or not? Our shortlist of options includes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joe Hart or Karim Benzema. H/T The Stiles Council.

Sara Carbonero: Pretty For Pantene

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Pantene Pro-V: have you bought your hair a bottle? It’s Sara Carbonero tested and approved.

Sylvie van der Vaart: If It Ain’t Broke…

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Sylvie van der Vaart’s latest ad campaign for Hunkemöller once again features none other than Sylvie van der Vaart.

And why not? She looks great in those skimpy bikinis.

Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re off to join whatever gym is closest in proximity to Kickette HQ.