#1
You know, I've been wondering how in the world telemarketing has stayed alive for all these years. the shows are incredibly stupid, nobody I know has ever bought off of them, and none of them are convincing. they target a very unintelligent group of people easily confused by fast talking and bright lights.
I have just, however, found an advertisement that, for the first time, actually has interested me in a product. It was a Devin Townsend video with him demonstrating his gear and talking about it, but he seemed so genuine and honest that it clicked.
I believe that if all telemarketing commercials were honest and toned down a bit, then more people would buy the products. Obviously there has been tons of research done by these companies, but I think alot of them rely to much on statistics, which have been proven to prove absolutely nothing.

thoughts, ideas? how would you do a telemarketing commercial?

EDIT: as brought to my attention by Kensai, I meant TV-shops and telephone marketers

EDIT: i mean, compare these two videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQxeYQt1OAs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUbWjIKxrrs

which one is more likely to get you to buy something? and guess which one probably cost less to make?
Last edited by CoreysMonster at Aug 3, 2009,
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Quote by CoreysMonster
You know, I've been wondering how in the world telemarketing has stayed alive for all these years. the shows are incredibly stupid, nobody I know has ever bought off of them, and none of them are convincing. they target a very unintelligent group of people easily confused by fast talking and bright lights.


That just described a large portion of the pit world.

And is the word you're thinking of "tv-shop"? Telemarketing is through the phone isn't it?
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#4
Its also the single mothers who sit at home because they don't have anything else to do.
My friends mum just sat watching QVC all day and buying stuff because she had "agoraphobia"....hmmn...
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#5
im sure they get a lot of people. probably old fat people.

i always thought it was funny that comedy central always shows hours of girls gone wild commercials after they run out of programming.
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Quote by Kensai
That just described a large portion of the pit world.

And is the word you're thinking of "tv-shop"? Telemarketing is through the phone isn't it?

I thought telemarketing was any kind of broadcasted marketing?

*checks wikipedia*

EDIT: dammit, you're right. I meant telemarketing and TV-shops.
#9
Manager :"Hmm... our product isn't selling nearly enough units. We need a new angle on our advertising"

Employerr: "Maybe.... maybe if we shouted at them?"

Manager: I LOVE IT.

I like to think that's how it worked out for most ads like that.
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^ Did you get that from the stormfront forum?
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#12
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I'd also get Obama to help out.

its funny because politics isnt very far from infomercials.
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#13
i always hang up on those people, they never have anything interesting to say yet some are gifted enough to talk me into it, so i hang up before i do something stupid.
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#14
They always seem to call during dinner time as well, (out of me and alot of people I've spoken to).
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#15
i see what you mean..
but this slap chop does look pretty cool...haha
if that were to be demonstrated really slowly and quietly i wouldnt buy it....
i guess that the 'flashy lights' and 'fast talking' are appropriate for some stuff...but totally crap for something else.
#17
It makes my laugh when they phone up in a seriously strong Indian / Asian accent, and say that their name is David or Mark.
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EDIT: i mean, compare these two videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQxeYQt1OAs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUbWjIKxrrs

which one is more likely to get you to buy something? and guess which one probably cost less to make?



how biased, one's selling guitars and one's selling apple-slappy things
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#19
You know what one really grinds my gears, is those damn ex-tenze commercials.
#20
i think you're making a valid point here corey
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#21
when they call here, my mum just gives the phone to my brother who has down syndrome. he just starts jabbering away and eventually the telemarketers get annoyed and hang up.
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#22
After watching both, I only came out actually wanting the slappy thing.
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#23
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I want a fucking Slap-Chop. You know how annoying it is trying to make salads and fruit salads.

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I want a fucking Slap-Chop. You know how annoying it is trying to make salads and fruit salads.

And it would be ideal for weed!

holy crap, never thought of that!
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#27
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holy crap, never thought of that!


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