From the desk of Moye Ishimoto:
This may be old, but I just found it thanks to my favorite blog, The Consumerist. (Nothing riles me up more than bad customer service! And a whole blog devoted to it? My wet dream come true!) NBC devoted an entire news segment to how annoying those HeadOn commercials are. There’s a war going on in Israel and we’re surrounded by terrorists and an inconveniently truthful heat wave – and we’re reminding people how annoying some things in life can be. (Watch here)
Did they actually interview “experts” about their thoughts on the commercials and how repetition works in advertising? Did they just showcase comments on YouTube to prove their facts? That’s like citing an Internet messageboard on your dissertation. Someone shoot me.
But as always, I like to help. NBC, here are some other stories you can work on:
• Car Commercials: Show a Car on TV, Sell a Car: How does the process of showing off a brand new car in an ad convince people to buy one? Find out tonight!
• Band-Aids: An Ingenious Solution to Small Open Wounds. How do they work? Why are Band-Aids so successful? Find out tonight!
• Cake: Not Only Does It LOOK Good, It Also TASTES Good: How does this baked food provide us with nutrition? Find out tonight!
– Moye Ishimoto