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Blogging for Bucks - Fugly Advertising

By CG IT ·
Ran across this article

[http://www.slate.com/id/2201325/?GT1=38001]

on how bloggers make $$ blogging. Since many of us contribute to the discussion forum and that's basically blogging, I figured in this recession economy, maybe blogging can actually be a source of income or whether blogging is just adding to an already overflowing river of information pollution.

Personally, like spam, I think advertisers aren't looking at quality of ads and whether consumers will actually click an ad or buy something from the company because of the ad, rather only how many people come to a web page thus in their minds potential buyers of a product. There are some ads that are so bad that I personally wouldn't buy a product from that company because of the ad. One in particular that I find offensive is the dancing women ads. There's this housewife dancing around and the ad is for car insurance or some such rot. Then there is the anti aging ads where anyone with any brains knows the pictures are doctored up with photoshop and there's no cream or balm or whatever that's going to get rid of those kinds of wrinkles except going under the knife and getting a Joan Rivers type facelift.

If advertisers were smart, they would create a community web site just for advertisers where internet users can go for advertising much like commercial free TV programming....

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I've thought similar things in the past.

by w2ktechman In reply to Blogging for Bucks - Fugl ...

and thats not a bad idea, if you want Ads, go to something like Ads.com or some such.

As for commercials, 1 that annoyed me enough never to buy was that singing roadkill for Quiznos. I used to like Quiznos, until that commercial spammed all over. Everytime I pass one now, I think of roadkill and wont go in....

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I remember that as well and no I don't eat a Quiznos...

by CG IT In reply to I've thought similar thin ...

just something about roadkill and eating ...

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There's a radio ad running for Circle-K in this area

by NickNielsen In reply to I've thought similar thin ...

It has some guy singing about his 79? ThirstBuster and accosting women. I used to get coffee there (it's pretty good), but I don't want to run into that wacko, so now I stay away.

Note to advertising agencies: Your ad doesn't have to have a fancy jingle or a catchy phrase, or even a neat graphic, but if it insults my intelligence, I will not use the product you are advertising.

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Insult me with your advertising

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I've thought similar thin ...

I won't even think about buying your product. There used to be some ads for Clairol Herbal Essences shampoos in which shampooing became an ultimate orgasmic experience.
Ummm. No.

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Aw boxie you ruined the illusion

by CG IT In reply to Insult me with your adver ...

I thought all those women were having the time of their lives shampooing hair.... ROFL LMAO....

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Levis jeans is another whose advertising bugs me.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Aw boxie you ruined the ...

Wear Levi's and get laid by the sexiest you've ever had.
Please, if that's all it took...

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Gods not another illusion up in smoke

by CG IT In reply to Levis jeans is another wh ...

Boxie your killing me here....:)

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Jeans Ads

by w2ktechman In reply to Levis jeans is another wh ...

have always been that way, not just Levi's. However, some of them aint that bad!

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And what about Axe products -- LOL

by w2ktechman In reply to Insult me with your adver ...

Axe has some good advertising for teens, but thats about it. I heard it wasnt that good though.

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yeah what a laugh that was...

by CG IT In reply to And what about Axe produc ...

only a teen would think using Axe and women would run after you wanting sex....

now there's that Nivea for men ad.... seems they went the other way....

Irish Springs ads come to mind...

Sex sells and just look a Cialas or Viagra ads. What I find really funny is the Flowmax ads. The guys are on a boat with water all around them or how about that one cereal commercial that had that construction guy talking about being irregular and in the background there' the cement mixer being dumps or the steel beam being pulled out and everything tumbles down. Very funny stuff and memorable. The real question is..is anyone going to buy cereal because their constipated?

Couple of movies come to mind about advertising.

Network and Crazy People [Dudley Moore]..that one where a renowed advertising executive is in the nuthouse and he has the crazy guys come up with advertising slogans. I especially like the Metamucil one . If you don't take this, you'll get cancer and die....

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