The SFWoA Commercial

Thursday, May 9, 2002 8:42 AM

Was any one else besides me upset with the SFWoA commercial?

In the commercial, Six Flags went out of their way to bash Cedar Point. One "Guest" interviewed in the commerical said something like, "We drove past Cedar Point to get to Six Flags"

I think Six Flag's smear campaign is low and unprofessional especially considering that CP doesn't mention SFWoA in their advertisements! I want to know what others think of the situation.

Personally, I think that Cedar Point's ads are way to soft. They should make advertisements that acknowledge the fact that Cedar Point was voted best amusment park in the nation by almost every major poll-including Coasterbuzz!

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 8:48 AM
http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=19386

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 9:02 AM

If you're not number 1 but want to look better, you compare yourself favorably to #1.

If you are #1, you can "ignore" (at least in advertising) your competition. Reason being, you don't want the public to think of them when they are thinking of you.

For SFWoA, it is a no-lose option...they still will have their base, plus perhaps they can "steal" a few people from CP...

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 9:17 AM

redman822 said:
"If you're not number 1 but want to look better, you compare yourself favorably to #1.

Unless you happen to be Avis, in which case you simply acknowledge that you're not #1, but you're working on it. :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 9:22 AM
Don't know if this was planned or not, but I saw a SFWoA commercial here in Detroit, IMMEDIATELY followed by the CP one. Touche' CP

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 9:44 AM
Look at Honda. They are one of only a few companies that don't bash other car companies.

KIA is ruthless for comparing others. And KIA are CRAP

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 9:51 AM

It is a lose situation... you don't use your marketing efforts to get the customers thinking about your competition. Duh.

Since we just went through this... I'll close it.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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