Commercials as Entertainment September 24, 2006Posted by vsvander in Advertising, Opinion.
About two weeks ago, one of my ex-coworkers e-mailed me a link to a funny commercial she had found on the Internet. Coincidentally, I had just given a group presentation on podcasting wherein I addressed the problem marketers had with embracing the new technology: Why would anyone choose to download an advertisement?
Apparently, there are multiple websites dedicated to sharing unusual and funny ads. Here’s what I found when I did a Google search — but I’m sure there are others as well:
I have to wonder, who are the ad geniuses that suckered the public into voluntarily watching commercials by dressing them as a form of cult entertainment? Do you agree that this is a peculiar phenomenon?