S4E03 (Archive) - Selling Ugly


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From the Digital Box Set: Not all products are beautiful. While it's easy to sell a gorgeous item, the degree of difficulty ratchets up when the item is butt-ugly. Some ugly products need a lot of clever marketing to succeed, while no amount of marketing can save other hideous brands. Then, every once in a while, some ugly products become runaway hits. In this episode, we tell the story of how a big grocery store figured out a way to sell deformed vegetables, how ugly footwear continues to attract millions of customers, how ugly toys created an empire and how the car industry has had mixed success selling some of the ugliest cars in history. No doubt about it, ugly can be pretty fascinating. This is an archived episode that aired originally on January 16, 2015.

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