Effective advertising

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  1. madame_zora

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    Ever wonder why advertisers don't just come out and say what they really mean?
    If you've ever seen the movie Crazy People, they get people in an asylum to write advertisements, and they just say what they're thinking. It's great.

    On that cheery note:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZsAkvDRs40
     
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    I'm sold. :biggrin1:
     
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    That is so funny.

    Is it true that you sell advertising space on Youtube?
     
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    Too true and funny for the US market.

    The best condom ad that I've ever seen in the US was over 15 years ago:

    A tastefully furnished living room, bathed in soft ambient light. A sultry woman in a negligee stretches out on a beige couch, stares deep into the camera and says:

    "Use a condom every time . . . and you'll get to enjoy it for years."
     
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    LOL an ad like that just confirms, in my mind, that abortion should be legal for the first 10 years.
     
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    Haha, a co-worker sent me that link not long ago.
     
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    There is NO better birth control than screaming children in public places. Trust me.
     
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    Here's one that has nothing to do with the product being advertised.
     
  9. madame_zora

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    Haha, no, but I DO need a job, perhaps I should give them a call.
     
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    Haha, Pecker, I heard that as a blonde joke a couple of years back. Still funny.
     
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    Hi. My name is Chiefley and I am addicted to YouTube. (And Mme., you are not helping any.)
    *Chorus of people*: "Hi Chiefley!!!"

    I need to look into Crazy People. Does anyone remember the movie Putney Swope?
     
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    Or you could post really funny vlogs on YouTube and then get picked up by MTV, like someone did a few weeks ago.
     
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    God, I'd kill myself. I haven't gotten close to mtv in years, and I'd like to keep it that way, thank you.

    I tend to revamp about every decade, so while I'm in my 40s I'm allowing myself the luxury of hating money. It may change at some point, but not any time soon. My employment prospects are not good!
     
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