posted on Apr, 3 2011 @ 01:33 PM
reply to post by asafum08
asafum08, i too heard that commercial. I recall thinking: hopes its tested, or this time next year it will be on the 1-800-LandSharks commercials as
the class action suits get under way.
as another poster mentioned, this may be marketing fluff designed to separate their product from the herd. i read of a USA beer bottler that employed
a tag line mentioning their brew was "cold filtered". this ad campaign sold millions of bottles of happiness. the funny thing was, 'cold
filtering' is just a common part of the brew / manufacturing beer process. most everyone did the same exact thing. but this one beer co had a ad
company that was smart enough to make it seem like something special.
years ago while taking night time college courses i had a marketing teacher who was a life-long ad man. his claims to fame: he wrote the "Hi Guy!"
tag line commercial (1970's) - a fellow in his bathroom opens the medicine cabinet mirrored door and there is a goofy fellow smiling back at him - Hi
guy! (Alka Seltzer?). That, and he worked for the company that set Michael Jackson's hair on fire during production of a commercial.
any way, this teacher began the course by repeating this line three times very solemnly and loud: "advertising is the sole reason for the quality of
life we live in America today". three times, loud and slow.
looking back now, I pity that poor deluded man. he really believed in it all. and he was the picture of failure, never getting the big account or the
big break, divorced, balding and lonely. having to teach school at night in addition to a full timer so he can make alimony. standing in front of a
group of second-string students in a night course for a community college. standing there, tired, hungry, damp, and still singing the praises of the
system that had failed him. he was sold on selling people how to sell to people. i hope things improved for him. Peace!