TV Commercials....

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Texicaster, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Boubou

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    Not sure what the attraction is in spending the day watching kids give brain damage to each other .
    Yup tv is a funny thing
     
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    I'd rather watch that than commercialized sports.:)
     
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    But, but, but, the reason they have school kids sports on tv is because its commercialized
    :lol:

    Anyways, I saw a couple of documentaries on brain damage in sports, mostly football, and it turned me off of that sport.
    So, i'll see myself out and let you guys enjoy your thread
     
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    I've seen those docs too, watching sports bored me long before that.
    Playing can be fun, watching not so much.
     
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    You and I must have been separated at birth. I’ve been wanting to write this post. I HATE: the State Farm Aaron Rogers, Idiotic, IDIOTIC Dr. Pepper, Dominoes commercial telling us how they always get delivery orders wrong. The most absurd last night was the “Lease an Aston Martin for only $1799 a month”.
     
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    The Toilet Paper loving bears is the one I find greatly annoying. Most commercials that are really bad encourage me to stay away from the product.
     
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    Some of them come through at a higher volume level than the program you're watching!
     
  8. Texicaster

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    YEA!

    That Aaron Rodgers is the most baffling... Evidently he has some relationship with an idiot I suspect is his agent. I'm not sure what the take home message is for that...
     
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  9. Texicaster

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    Me neither but I really like the entire College football spectacle. Those Saturdays on campus were really fun!

    I don't even pay attention to NFL in the least....
     
  10. Texicaster

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    I must admit 59 year old counter culture dude whose only interest is guitars is probably not the target audience so my opinion doesn't matter per se.

    But the idea of a 30 second skit followed by 2 seconds of say Brand X is best and Brand X not registering...... well....

    While I think I fall well outside of the target demographic I think being a musician hones my/our observation skills though. The puzzle of guitar is the best brain challenge to stay sharp. I feel musicians and artists (I'm a photographer and jewelry designer/creator as well) are observing the world more keenly despite not being the target audience.

    If my observation and memory skills are good enough to learn a song and a solo in a few tries you'd think hammering me literally over 100 times with the same images would have an impact.

    I think advertisers are going to have to face the Amazonization of the consumer where we can compare prices and deals on anything and not have to take a salesman's word for it.

    Last great series of commercials I recall was the "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" where Apple just directly beat the crap out of Windows to the point Gates was complaining about them! Right off the bat "I'm a Mac" then directs an issue in which PC's are a comic foil. They were brilliant and memorable. Since it was basically an A/B choice it was and easier target. I think Mac made $Billions of this campaign!

     
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    I sawed this boat in half !!!!!!!!!
     
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    learning a song is something you want to do. Their motivation is to make you recognize and then develop 'want' for something that you don't. Very different job.
     
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    My big laugh lately: Mercedes Benz was a primary sponsor for something I was watching on TV. The product they were advertising? Their box truck:lol:

    I told my wife, “If we ever see BMW or Porsche advertising box trucks on TV, shoot me.”
     
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    I actually complained to my SF Agent. She didn’t know what I was referring to. We had a good laugh over that.
    That guy is his agent? I’m confused by more annoyed.
     
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    I can’t stop laughing
     
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    Cold hard truth.
     
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    Commercials are the most important thing on television, the programming is the vessel and the hook to watch commercials.

    Pure genius is cable television where viewers pay to watch commercials.
     
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    marketing=lie amplification
     
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    Some commercials are very effective.

    I bought my wife a Peloton.

     
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    It works on a subconscious level. The mind can be strongly influenced without your conscious awareness or direct participation. The marketing and advertising people spend huge sums of money on extensive research, particularly during the 50's through the 70's learning how to win the battle for our minds, and have it down to a science.

    It began in earnest with Edward Bernays, and has continued on since then. The only defense is knowing what their games are, and how they play them.
     
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