November 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
Check it out! I have my own legit website.
It is only a shell for now, but by the end of this term I will have some cool work on it. Keep checking back, because I’ll be adding more throughout the year 🙂
November 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
A British bar has found a way to take the boredom out of urinating, and what better way to advertise for your bar than to offer free video games, that’s right, while you pee. The urinal sensors do not use a camera and are contactless, which allows the players’ urine to control the video game characters. By controlling their urine to the left, right or center the gamer has the ability to play the skiing challenge or the multiple choice pub quiz on the eye-level, mounted screen.
The bar can use the gaming console to promote drink specials, as well as advertise for future events. When bars buy the console they are given a quarter of the advertising spots and have the right to purchase the other three quarters as well.
Although this product is only used in the men’s bathroom, a women’s version is on schedule to be released soon. The women’s version will, for obvious reasons, not use urine to aim, and will be placed in close proximity to hand dryers, to accommodate customers waiting in long lines.
November 27, 2011 § 1 Comment
If you’ve watched anything on Hulu+ lately, I’m sure you’ve seen Sprint’s “chart commercial,” the BestBuy “Game on Santa” commercial and Degree’s “motion sense” commercial. Why have you doubtlessly seen these ads? Because they replay them so many times it makes your head spin.
The Sprint commercial was annoying the first time I saw it, mostly because it is just like every other boring cell phone providers ad, saying, “the other services are lying and we’re actually better.” Well, after 8 more times, I started to get really annoyed. I’ve now seen the commercial more times then I can remember, and each additional time I see it I hate Sprint just a little more.
The first time I saw the Best Buy “Game on Santa” ad, I smiled and thought, “Oh, that’s a cute ad.” Well, it’s not cute after the 5th time. And really Degree, I bet I have seen your commercial more times then your “test” participants have heard the bells on their wrists jingle.
(The Sure version of the Degree Commercial)
My point is, stop over playing commercials. All it does is take an ad that was maybe interesting the first and/or second time and make everyone sick of it by the 4th and 5th time, by the 8th or 10th time we just want to throw a shoe at the TV.
My message to advertisers: don’t let your ad be over played. It kills the message.
My message to Hulu+: Figure something out so you’re not overplaying the very few ads you have. Either obtain more advertising from different clients, or have less commercial spots; either of those options would be better than what you’re doing now.