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    Posted: 17 Jan 2013 at 2:54am
One of the many things I hate about various commercials is when they try to pass an actor off as a regular guy, doctor, car  salesman, etc. Its obvious when the actor has  been in other commercials. Thats why this quickbooks  ad really pisses me off. The chubby dude? He's the same guy that was the husband in the Rent-A-Center ads last year that was "never right". (if I'm wrong, let me know, but it daggone sure looks like the same dude)
 
So it bugs me that they expect me to believe he's some pizza store owner that loves quickbooks. I know he isn't. They're lying to me already. What they couldn't find a real business owner tha loved their product? Thats what they're telling me.
 
Look, I know some ads are easier to create with actors, but this doesn't seem like one of them. I know these guys aren't pizza makers and the business is fake so theres nothing they can say that I'm going to believe.
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OMG I have this craving for pizza all of a sudden...
 
I recognize the actor on the left, I've seen him before somewhere this is NOT a real pizza owner.
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Originally posted by d4everman d4everman wrote:

 
 So it bugs me that they expect me to believe he's some pizza store owner that loves quickbooks. I know he isn't. They're lying to me already. What they couldn't find a real business owner tha loved their product? Thats what they're telling me.
 
Look, I know some ads are easier to create with actors, but this doesn't seem like one of them. I know these guys aren't pizza makers and the business is fake so theres nothing they can say that I'm going to believe.

You'd think with as many small businesses that uses Quickbooks they'd pick from one of them. Look at VistaPrint, at least they use real businesses in their commercials.
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Originally posted by d4everman d4everman wrote:

 
Look, I know some ads are easier to create with actors, but this doesn't seem like one of them. I know these guys aren't pizza makers and the business is fake so theres nothing they can say that I'm going to believe.
 
I wouldn't go to that pizzeria, anyway.  There's like no sauce on those pies.  Plus, it's that really thin-crust stuff---like crackers.  You can even hear it crackle when they run that pizza cutter thing over it.  On top of that, the perimeter of the pies (the ring that has no topping at all, whatever that's called) is too wide. 
 
And what are those leaves on that one pizza?  One per slice.  What the hell are you supposed to do with that?
 
This is one of those pizzerias that cuts costs every inch of the way, yet probably charges $12 for one of those little things, convincing people that this is "better" pizza.  Foodies love this place.
 
 
edit:  It's worse than I thought.  Upon closer inspection, they charged $17.25 for one of those puny little pies (they call it medium), $4.50 for a salad, and $3.75 for an iced tea.  $31.37 total!!  And no, this isn't a restaurant type of place.  It's typical pizzeria-style, where you order at the counter, and either take it to your table or get it to go.
 
 
 
 
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The chubby dude on the left has done both Chevy & Toyota truck commercials.
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Originally posted by ghostonthehorizon ghostonthehorizon wrote:

Originally posted by d4everman d4everman wrote:

 
 So it bugs me that they expect me to believe he's some pizza store owner that loves quickbooks. I know he isn't. They're lying to me already. What they couldn't find a real business owner tha loved their product? Thats what they're telling me.
 
Look, I know some ads are easier to create with actors, but this doesn't seem like one of them. I know these guys aren't pizza makers and the business is fake so theres nothing they can say that I'm going to believe.

You'd think with as many small businesses that uses Quickbooks they'd pick from one of them. Look at VistaPrint, at least they use real businesses in their commercials.
True....and Vistaprint is a service you could actually do yourself. You can by pre-cut business cards (blank) and the software with most likely the same images and templates vistaprint offers and make your own cards and brochures. Since you'd be doing the 'work' anyway if you use vistaprint its a win-win.
 
of course, my job in the army for 20 plus years was graphics/ printing so I don't expect the average business owner to realize that.
 
But I respect vistaprint more than quickbooks because as you say, they use real customers in the ads.
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