Monday, March 7, 2016

Fun at the Mall


These days a shopping mall that wants to stay in business must attract customers of all ages. One way to do that is to provide a bit of excitement for the younger set in hopes they'll drag their parents along, the presumption being that their parents will spend a wad of money.

Our Paddock Mall operates on this principle.  I think it works sometimes.

19 comments:

Jens Hamn said...

yes, they are very popular marketing techniques! good effect on your photo!

Kate said...

With the right customers this would be a fun place to be but your photo illustrates quite well why i avoid malls!

joo said...

It's so cheerful:)
Have a great week ahead!

William Kendall said...

I would avoid malls too! I like what you've done with the shot.

RedPat said...

When I was a kid there were always rides at the grocery store - usually a horse that only moved a bit but was still thrilling to ride. I guess it was the same principle at work!

Nora said...

I love all the colors in this photo. I really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your pictures. I followed your blog also.

Lois said...

Nice colors! One of the malls here that everyone thought was dead has recently been undergoing some radical renovations turning it into what promises to be a very nice place. Time will tell if it works or not.

Kay said...

Your photo turns up the volume. But I admit I'd probably put in earplugs and go to that Cold Stone Creamery.

Petrea Burchard said...

Messing with a photo is half the fun.

Bergson said...

you make a commics

Andy said...

Malls need all the help they get. There are empty stores in my local mall.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The picture makes it look like a fun place .... (Pictures can be deceiving). One of the Malls in our hometown (the Oregon one) took out the center playground to howls from lots of young parents. (It rains a lot in Oregon). The mall management said people were just using it as a park and not buying anything and those weren't the people they wanted to attract. Brilliant PR, doncha think?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think you may be right. I'm of the opinion that young parents today buy their children waaay too much.. lack of appreciation ensues :)

magiceye said...

Yes catch them young!

Sharon Anck said...

I love the look you gave this photo!
I see you have one of those dreaded Coldstone ice cream places. I say dreaded because they are what made the dreaded governor of our fair state a rich man. Of course those riches came at the expense of the little guy as usual.

VP said...

You summarized quite well the idea!

cieldequimper said...

I'd be bored stiff...

LOLfromPasa said...

Now that you mention it, I remember seeing quite a few children's play areas in the malls I visited in the States. We only have one indoor mall here in Coventry and it is quite small...so no play area. Like the jazzy look of your photo!

Halcyon said...

Lots of color!

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