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    Posted: 17 Feb 2013 at 1:33pm
 
I just noticed it's Nerdboy in one of the "Bad Choices" Prego commercials.  I also saw him recently in a rerun of Big Bang Theory.  He was just some guy in the comic book store.
 
 
 
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Dead Oh, yuck.
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Looks like something out of a John Apatow movie...Sick
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Originally posted by Hezadancer Hezadancer wrote:

I'm sorry but I've said it once and I'll say it again. Any advertiser that goes for something low brow and easy to get feathers ruffled just so that can say LOOK EVERYONE KNOWS YOUR BRAND NOW is not a marketer. That takes no skill, no intelligence, nothing. It's easy, and anyone can do it. Having your brand everywhere and having everyone know it does NOT, say it with me, does NOT ALWAYS RESULT IN A RETURN ON INVESTMENT. In this case, I'd say whatever meager sliver of the viewing audience responds positively to this commercial and uses their services will not be enough to cover whatever cost went into making and airing this ad. We're not living under a rock, people know about godaddy by now. It's not like this ad is going to change opinions or boost sales.
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I'm sorry but I've said it once and I'll say it again. Any advertiser that goes for something low brow and easy to get feathers ruffled just so that can say LOOK EVERYONE KNOWS YOUR BRAND NOW is not a marketer. That takes no skill, no intelligence, nothing. It's easy, and anyone can do it. Having your brand everywhere and having everyone know it does NOT, say it with me, does NOT ALWAYS RESULT IN A RETURN ON INVESTMENT. In this case, I'd say whatever meager sliver of the viewing audience responds positively to this commercial and uses their services will not be enough to cover whatever cost went into making and airing this ad. We're not living under a rock, people know about godaddy by now. It's not like this ad is going to change opinions or boost sales.
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Did anyone see this near clone with Will Ferrell?




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Originally posted by ratattack ratattack wrote:

Originally posted by Hawkeye721 Hawkeye721 wrote:

That one was uncomfortable to watch with family in the room. Why does go-daddy think these are good ideas?

This ad says a lot about the juvenile asswipes who are now running the advertising business.
Highlighting the keyword here. As I've mentioned here before, teenage boys are the only ones who find these ads cool or edgy. Until they see their first nudie magazine...
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Originally posted by Hawkeye721 Hawkeye721 wrote:

That one was uncomfortable to watch with family in the room. Why does go-daddy think these are good ideas?

This ad says a lot about the juvenile asswipes who are now running the advertising business.
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I wonder how many takes it took to get the kiss just right. 
 
 
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Wow!  But I'll bet Nerdboy kept screwing up on purpose.  Who can blame him?
 
 
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I don't mind the kissing, but the smacking, slurping, gurgling-like sounds did it for me.  But what's funny is that for a while now, I have been getting more and more tired of seeing make-out sessions on TV and movies and they get almost this loud.  As my Mother would say, "Sounds like a cow pulling its foot out of the mud."  Now, I know people are not usually quiet about it but sometimes I just know they tell the actors to be louder and it just is awful.  Sounds like someone trying to Hoover someone else's face off, or a guy has half of a woman's face in his mouth. Sheeesh!
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I wonder how many takes it took to get the kiss just right. 
 
 
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Originally posted by ShinyGreenApple ShinyGreenApple wrote:

Very valid points. For the very same reason I refuse to buy Folgers coffee (the incest ad!) Cox service bundles, or Progressive insurance. However . . .

What if the target audience IS the fat nerdy geek? Or guys who live in their Moms' basements who like to think they're as smart as that guy and want to snag their WoW character's name as a domain? Hmm? Wink

Note: I am not that guy. I'm quite female and do not play WoW or live in a basement. But I know enough of them Confused


I'm sure this type of advertising works on a certain type.  Good point.
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Very valid points. For the very same reason I refuse to buy Folgers coffee (the incest ad!) Cox service bundles, or Progressive insurance. However . . .

What if the target audience IS the fat nerdy geek? Or guys who live in their Moms' basements who like to think they're as smart as that guy and want to snag their WoW character's name as a domain? Hmm? Wink

Note: I am not that guy. I'm quite female and do not play WoW or live in a basement. But I know enough of them Confused
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Originally posted by KrissyBean KrissyBean wrote:

The success of a marketing technique isn't just based on whether or not people are talking about the product - but also how much it draws people to the product and encourages them to spend their money on it. I would say this one is a HUGE fail. I would NEVER have my web domain hosted by GoDaddy.com because I HATE their commercials and I find their commercials to be very unprofessional and totally random. Not someone I would want handling my website. So, everyone may be talking about it - but I doubt this commercial made people spend their money with GoDaddy.


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Originally posted by ShinyGreenApple ShinyGreenApple wrote:

Whether or not people found it disgusting, it seems to have been a brilliant marketing strategy. EVERYONE is talking about this thing, and up until the ad, I had never heard of godaddy.com. 

It is kind of squicky, although it could have been worse. There could have been lots of tongue and ropes of saliva everywhere Dead

Re: noisy kissing - it's amazing how disgusting it is to see/hear other people doing it, compared with actually doing it yourself. I've been with someone who was incredibly noisy and slobbery and it was oddly quite enjoyable Embarrassed

The success of a marketing technique isn't just based on whether or not people are talking about the product - but also how much it draws people to the product and encourages them to spend their money on it. I would say this one is a HUGE fail. I would NEVER have my web domain hosted by GoDaddy.com because I HATE their commercials and I find their commercials to be very unprofessional and totally random. Not someone I would want handling my website. So, everyone may be talking about it - but I doubt this commercial made people spend their money with GoDaddy.
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Originally posted by ShinyGreenApple ShinyGreenApple wrote:

Whether or not people found it disgusting, it seems to have been a brilliant marketing strategy. EVERYONE is talking about this thing, and up until the ad, I had never heard of godaddy.com. 

It is kind of squicky, although it could have been worse. There could have been lots of tongue and ropes of saliva everywhere Dead


They could had that woman and Danica slurping & kissing....
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Originally posted by ShinyGreenApple ShinyGreenApple wrote:

Whether or not people found it disgusting, it seems to have been a brilliant marketing strategy. EVERYONE is talking about this thing, and up until the ad, I had never heard of godaddy.com. 

It is kind of squicky, although it could have been worse. There could have been lots of tongue and ropes of saliva everywhere Dead

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It does make sense from a "word of mouth" perspective, but what about the appeal?  It sure as heck doesn't make me want to go to godaddy.com and learn more about their company. Dead
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Whether or not people found it disgusting, it seems to have been a brilliant marketing strategy. EVERYONE is talking about this thing, and up until the ad, I had never heard of godaddy.com. 

It is kind of squicky, although it could have been worse. There could have been lots of tongue and ropes of saliva everywhere Dead

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I don't get why offending and disgusting your target audience is supposed to sell products.
I've never understood it either.  Dead
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Unfortunately for me, I used GoDaddy to obtain one of my domain names -- it's paid until early-2014 so now I'll hear that ├╝ber-nasty slurping noise every time I enter that website via the domain name they host. CryCryAngryCryCry

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I don't get why offending and disgusting your target audience is supposed to sell products.
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Ugh. This one was absolutely DISGUSTING. I was watching it with my fiancee and a bunch of guys, and one other girl. This one came on and we watched it for about 5 seconds and my friend Matt goes, "This is making me really uncomfortable...." We all had to turn away or shield our eyes - and averting your eyes wasn't enough! That slurping sound - GAG ME!!! Totally disgusting. Dead
 
My other friend Kenny was saying that there is an outtake from this commercial on YouTube somewhere where it shows the model - after making out with the fat virgin - makes this awful face and tries to force a smile. Ugh.
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Originally posted by tvpirate05 tvpirate05 wrote:

I hate GoDaddy ads in general because they try so hard to be edgy, but this one just made me sick. If you kiss someone and you're making slurping noises like that, you're doing it wrong. Nothing romantic about that at all.


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I hate GoDaddy ads in general because they try so hard to be edgy, but this one just made me sick. If you kiss someone and you're making slurping noises like that, you're doing it wrong. Nothing romantic about that at all.
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I wonder how many takes it took to get the kiss just right.  Hopefully for Nerdboy, he screwed it up a lot.  He will never have that chance again.
 
 
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