Postal Service Hopes 'Harry Potter' Stamps Spell Revenue : The Two-Way : NPR
Geege Schuman stashed this in Consumer Trends
Stashed in: Harry Potter
The Post adds:
" 'Harry Potter is not American. It's foreign, and it's so blatantly commercial it's off the charts,' said John Hotchner, a stamp collector in Falls Church [Va.,] and former president of the American Philatelic Society, who served on the committee for 12 years until 2010. 'The Postal Service knows what will sell, but that's not what stamps ought to be about. Things that don't sell so well are part of the American story.' "
As the Two-Way has , the Postal Service is struggling with huge losses — and with finding ways to stem the red ink. Donahoe told the Post that the agency "needs to change its focus toward stamps that are more commercial," and acknowledged that the shift has created a sense of disruption on the advisory committee.
New movie franchise idea: Remake the series with Harry Potter AS AN AMERICAN.
Harry Potter as a NATIVE AMERICAN!
Stamps that are more commercial?!
How long before brands buy stamps, put their ads on them, and give them away for people to use?