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Rain Man
04-28-2009, 09:39 PM
Hypothetical: you're sitting on a park bench eating an ice cream sandwich when you're approached by a middle-aged woman with a strutting, swaying walk, Chanel suit, and large collagen lips.

"Dahling," she says, "you have zee look! You have zee look zat I am looking for!" She hands you a card. Her name is Roxanne Von Zeebera, and her job title is Talent Scout. "I weel pay you $5,000 to make a commercial foor my client. You weel play yourself unt provide a testimonial. Are joo interested?"

"Who is your client?" you ask.

"My client ees __________"


What are three companies where you would most like to provide your testimonial in a TV ad, where you would say yes without hesitation?

What are three companies where you would absolutely NOT provide a testimonial?

Iowanian
04-28-2009, 09:42 PM
'vroom vroom pahty stahtah.

"thanks ma'am, Would you like to see a pictuh of Lew-tenent Dan?"
http://www.skool.us/files/new/forest_gump.jpg

luv
04-28-2009, 09:43 PM
Would

1. Crystal Light
2. Bud Light
3. Subway

Wouldn't

1. McDonald's
2. Wal-Mart
3. Kum-N-Go

raybec 4
04-28-2009, 09:49 PM
I would not advertise any product that would have me as it's spokesperson.

Rain Man
04-28-2009, 09:51 PM
Among national brands, I'd provide a testimonial for:


Dr. Pepper
BMW
Jhane Barnes (clothing)


I'm not sure at the moment of any companies that I would refuse to represent. I think my occasional business travails have been more with local/regional companies than national companies.

alnorth
04-28-2009, 09:52 PM
Awesome question

Yes:

Coca-cola

The Red Cross and/or the local blood bank

Aaron's stores (its a chain of lease to own stores, got all my cheap furniture there, and it also helps that the store thoughtfully uses my name)

No:

any cigarette company

anything related to the porn industry, viagra, etc basically anything like that which would be humiliating to have your friends see on TV.

State Farm

Bwana
04-28-2009, 09:53 PM
Would

1. Glock
2. Alaskan Ale
3. Polaris

Wouldn't

1. Colt 45, Coors, or some other swill beverage.
2. Any POS product made by Ronco.
3. Sham-wow.
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Crush
04-28-2009, 09:56 PM
Would
1. Lipton
2. Apple
3. Dr. Pepper

Would Not
1. Any insurance company
2. Cash4Gold or any other program that is similar to it
3. Any infomercial that claims to get you rich within two weeks or any other program that is similar to it
(4. Any type of prescription medication)

DaneMcCloud
04-28-2009, 10:09 PM
Would:

1. Lexus
2. Sharp
3. Virgin Airways

Would not:

1. RJ Reynolds
2. Carl's Jr. (Hardee's)
3. Smirnoff

beach tribe
04-28-2009, 10:10 PM
Would
1. Bose
2. Harley Davidson
3. Gibson

Wouldn't
1. Comcast
2. Kia
3. Any Law firm

pr_capone
04-28-2009, 10:29 PM
Would
1. Pepsi
2. Harley Davidson
3. Intel

Would Not
1. Bayer
2. Sprint
3. Oakland Raiders

Smed1065
04-28-2009, 10:33 PM
Oh not serious?

big nasty kcnut
04-30-2009, 03:24 AM
Stuffs i'll endores
1.playstation 3
2.hooters as long as i picked the girls.
3.nfl network as long as i get to host the chiefs week of hilight game and shows
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acesn8s
04-30-2009, 04:22 AM
Yes:
1.Chiefs
2.Royals
3.NASCAR

NO:
1.Wal-mart
2.Sprint
3.ChiefsPlanet :D

Fried Meat Ball!
04-30-2009, 05:51 AM
I'm more intrigued by this lady's obvious multi-cultural heritage.

First, she's obviously German by her accent. But sometimes, it slips.

"You weel play yourself unt provide a testimonial." A German woman of her ilk would have said "veel," since the w's are pronounced "v".

And then, out of left field comes the Cuban... who knew? "Are joo interested?"

DaKCMan AP
04-30-2009, 06:06 AM
Of course I have zee look.

raybec 4
04-30-2009, 07:21 AM
Of course I have zee look.

Of an Armenian child molester.

Dartgod
04-30-2009, 07:25 AM
Would


Corona Research
Corona Research
Corona Research

Wouldn't


Any other market research company, especially one ran by that bitch who screwed over my internet buddy, Rainman.

DaKCMan AP
04-30-2009, 07:41 AM
Of an Armenian child molester.

Whatever floats your boat. :shrug:

Hoover
04-30-2009, 07:43 AM
$hit Rainman. I'd do anything but female or health care products.

You want me to sell crap for Wal-Mart. Bring it.
You want me to do one of the BS Chevy Confidence ads. I got you covered, I own part of the company anyway.

But I draw the line when you want me to promote ED medicine, be in some tampon ad.

Rain Man
04-30-2009, 09:23 AM
Would


Corona Research
Corona Research
Corona Research

Wouldn't


Any other market research company, especially one ran by that bitch who screwed over my internet buddy, Rainman.


My people will be in contact with your people.

acesn8s
05-01-2009, 04:26 AM
$hit Rainman. I'd do anything but female or health care products.

You want me to sell crap for Wal-Mart. Bring it.
You want me to do one of the BS Chevy Confidence ads. I got you covered, I own part of the company anyway.

But I draw the line when you want me to promote ED medicine, be in some tampon ad.Hi, my name is Hoover, whenever I get crabs I know which aisle the crab medicine is in....



:evil:

Pioli Zombie
05-01-2009, 04:54 AM
Would

1. Jim Hensons masturbating puppet gloves

2. The Backpage

3. Womens Breasts. I would be glad to

Would not

1. Any lawyer

2. Any realtor

3. The movie Fireproof.
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wilas101
05-01-2009, 06:07 AM
I gotta agree with Hoover but I wouldn't let feminine hygiene products deter me.

5 grand is 5 grand.

Coach
05-01-2009, 06:09 AM
One thing will come to my mind.... I have 2 options. I can stay and pay the price for the money, or I can get the hell out.

Fried Meat Ball!
05-01-2009, 06:09 AM
I'm a sell-out. Give me $5,000 and I'll say whatever you want me to say.