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Letters to Nowhere

Friday, November 04, 2005

Bad Adversting.. my way.

Talking with a few other insurance agents earlier this week we touched on the subject of advertising.

One of the people there worked for a large company who currently has a commercial that shows the life of a salmon... only for it to be eaten by a bear at the end.

Her company has been getting phone calls from “offended” people. “That’s just gross.” “Take that off the air before you get sued.” “I can’t believe you put that on TV.” These are the types of complaints they have been getting.

We all came to the conclusion that some people really really need to get a life. I’ve never, ever been so bored I couldn’t think of anything better to do than complain about a TV commercial.

All of us agreed... Haven’t these people ever watched the Discovery channel, Animal Planet, or hell even Disney’s Wild Kingdom that came on “normal” TV, you know the 4 channels we used to get as kids, showed SOMETHING being eaten in almost every single episode.

One person pointed out that almost every episode showed mating for that matter. I started laughing..... And had to explain.

Well, it could have been worse, I said. The ad could have been “Don’t you just hate it when you get stuck with an agent” and showed two German Shepards humping and then… well stuck.

Thank the gods I don’t write advertising. Of course we all laughed, laughed and yep yes guessed it, laughed.

2 Comments:

  • I like that commercial, it stands out. No lie, my insurance agents office went up in flames Thursday night. I hope he had insurance. :)

    By Blogger ilegion, at 11:01 AM  

  • ahhhhhhhhh

    The workings of a sick and twisted mind! Gotta love it!

    Big hugs to ya!

    By Blogger Shannon, at 11:17 AM  

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