25 Surprising facts about brands Monday, November 16, 2015

25 Surprising Facts about BrandsI’m an advocate of the saying “People remember stories, not facts”, hence Aesop stories, and old wives tales lasting thousands of years. But, I could be proved wrong, let’s see how many of these Surprising Facts* you can remember to share with your friends.

  1. Wal-Mart averages a profit of $1.8million every hour.
  2. “Yahoo” is an acronym for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.”
  3. Starbucks’ round tables were created specifically so customers would feel less alone.
  4. Apple’s iPad retina display is actually manufactured by Samsung.
  5. Marvel Comics once owned the rights to the word “zombie.”
  6. The red and white Coca-Cola logo is recognized by 94% of the world’s population.
  7. Adding /4 to the end of Facebook’s URL will take you to Mark Zuckerberg’s profile.
  8. Cereal is the second-largest advertiser on television today, behind automobiles.
  9. Google was originally called BackRub.
  10. Pepsi got its name from the digestive enzyme pepsin.
  11. Amazon.com employees spend two days every two years working at the customer service desk —even the CEO —in order to help all workers understand the customer service process.
  12. Everything you say to Siri is sent to Apple, analyzed, and stored.
  13. The most productive day of the workweek is Tuesday.
  14. Warner Music owns the copyrights to “Happy Birthday,” so it’s technically owed royalties every time you sing it to someone on their big day.
  15. The “new car smell” is composed of over 50 volatile organic compounds.
  16. 64% of consumers have made a purchase decision based on social media content.
  17. McDonald’s first menu items were hot dogs, not hamburgers.
  18. The actor who played the “Marlboro man” died of lung cancer.
  19. The “Mayfair” filter in Instagram generates the most likes.
  20. Facebook is primarily blue because Mark Zuckerberg suffers from red green colour blindness.
  21. Victoria’s Secret is the most followed retailer on Instagram.
  22. In iPhone ads, the time is always 9:42 a.m. or 9:41 a.m., because Apple events start at 9 a.m, and big product reveals generally happen 40 minutes into the presentation.
  23. The average smartphone user checks Facebook 14 times a day.
  24. Smoking near an Apple computer voids the warranty.
  25. Candy Crush brings in a reported $633,000 a day in revenue.

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*Facts compiled by SlideShare