Working While At WDW Parks

Monday, March 31, 2014 12:30 AM

Yeah on a scale if one to douche they both rank. At least the Cadilliac commercial is honest.

PS I drive a Ford, and love it. But I think they both rank differently, yet both douchy.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 8:47 AM

I'm all for buying yourself nice things that you've earned. I'm not for people of means being pretentious and materialistic.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 1:03 PM

Pretentiousness is often in the eyes of the beholder. And as a country, we are incredibly materialistic--with or without means.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 1:13 PM

I know the Ford thing ripped off the Cadillac thing, but to me the Cadillac thing just sounded like a ripoff of a Denis Leary rant from 20 years ago, which is why I felt it was ineffective.

I wonder if any of these ads actually change peoples minds as to what vehicle to buy. Does anyone actually watch TV and say "hey, that prick's right! I'm gonna buy a Caddy!" or "hey, that hippie's right, Ford is groovy!"

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Monday, March 31, 2014 1:22 PM

kpjb said:

...which is why I felt it was ineffective.

You spelled "awesome" incorrectly there.

I wonder if any of these ads actually change peoples minds as to what vehicle to buy. Does anyone actually watch TV and say "hey, that prick's right! I'm gonna buy a Caddy!" or "hey, that hippie's right, Ford is groovy!"

I think that about ALL advertising, yet it's as ubiquitous as ever...so what do I know?

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Monday, March 31, 2014 1:36 PM

I totally agree with respect to the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of all advertising. Billions of dollars are spent on it so someone must think it works.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 3:40 PM

If it didn't, CoasterBuzz would have closed a decade ago.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 4:08 PM

Or at least if someone didn't think it did.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 4:49 PM

Ok hands up - who is clicking on the Fiber One ad? The random on-line ads are completely ignored by me (except in this case in which I had to scroll all the way to the top to see what was being hawked). Seriously - Fiber One fruit chews???

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Monday, March 31, 2014 4:53 PM

Ha! Fiber One? Join the club.

No, seriously. Join the club and you won't see any ads.

*rimshot*

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Monday, March 31, 2014 4:58 PM

Save yourself the $20 and ignore the ads is my motto!

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Monday, March 31, 2014 5:08 PM

I don't pay the $20 to skip the ads (most other sites I read have them so ignoring them is pretty easy). I pay the fee to attend coaster events.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 5:12 PM

I pay to get rid of the ads and support the site, since it's been my favorite online hangout for the last 12 years. The coaster events are a nice perk, but I've only been to two.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 5:17 PM

Now the ads are making me laugh. Domino's has fried chicken?

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Monday, March 31, 2014 5:20 PM

The funny thing about online ads for me is that increasingly they show me things I've been looking at anyway.

In many cases I was looking because I just purchased (so showing me that ad for the next month after I bought the product seems like a huge waste).

Or it's something I was looking at because I'm going to purchase it soon. (so showing me the ad isn't influencing anything - I've already decided to purchase)

To me, advertising really makes the most sense when it shows me an item I may be interested in that I was previously unaware of. Beyond that, you're not going to change my habits or decisions with an advertisement.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 5:27 PM

Yeah, most recently I was shown ads to purchase United tickets to Jacksonville, when in fact I just bought United tickets to Jacksonville.

"I just bought United tickets to Jacksonville, but gosh darnit, I think I want to buy some United tickets to Jacksonville! Thanks, internet."

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Monday, March 31, 2014 5:50 PM

Need to find a way for it to go off your browser future rather than browser history.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 6:10 PM

I love a well-crafted ad or commercial. But I have approximately never made a purchase in response to an ad.

I usually shop around for the best price; aside from Coca-Cola and Lamy fountain pens, I'm not brand loyal.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 7:40 PM

The club is $25, and thank you for your support. :) I'm amazed at how fast the site is without ads, and sad at how it isn't with the ads.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 7:42 PM

Oh, I think advertising is very effective, especially for introducing products or services that are new to me. If ads are delivered in a thoughtful, clever, or hilarious way, more the better.

I have no intention of buying a Cadillac or a Ford, but I've thought a lot about that young lady in Detroit. Does that count? Mission accomplished?

As for banner ads, in general, I also find they tend to be for things I've already purchased or looked into. As we're looking to remodel our house and cruising online for ideas, all of a sudden I'm getting those ads. I bought Flor tiles a while back and now they show up. My Disney vacation led to a barrage of banners. And that makes sense- just like email ads, companies know if I'm already a satisfied customer I'm their easiest mark. If I could just get Hawaiian Airlines to quit, it's just pissing me off!

As I am a proud member and supporter of Coasterbuzz, I can't say what the banners here are trying to do to me. Or... for me.

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