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« on: July 27, 2009, 10:51:41 AM »

There's a new ad on the FTL podcast encouraging veterans to find out more about what government benefits they're entitled to in return to their "proud service."
Mark, did you sign this client?  WTF.  I'd love to hear the explanation for that one.
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 11:24:17 AM »

I think it is a GCN commercial.
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 11:24:45 AM »

Neither Ian nor I suggest that there is anything wrong with accepting government benefits. The government steals from you, there is nothing wrong with getting some of it back. I am not fond of the tone of the ad, but the advertiser says we are the best source of leads for them. They also offered the highest rate we have ever received. Advertising is kinda tough in this market, we make our pay checks from advertising. You know what happens if we don't get advertisers, right?

If you want the advertiser to go away, I will do so for $2000/month on a 6 month contract.
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2009, 11:46:46 AM »

While I don't disagree with the substance of your argument, I am simply turned off by the tone of the ad, as are you.
Mark, that avatar is...yes.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2009, 12:29:03 PM »

Bad commercial got you down? Capitalism is the answer, give mark money and he will cure your woes.
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2009, 01:27:37 PM »

I don't care, as long as the WebEx ho is gone.
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2009, 02:22:05 PM »

Do you refer to the very lovely Rachel?
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2009, 08:27:11 PM »

wat
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2009, 10:53:06 PM »

Do you refer to the very lovely Rachel?

Har Har, That one and the 5 dollar gun discount gibberish commercial is what truly sparked me to become an amplifier.
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2009, 06:46:16 AM »

FTL's dignity is cheaper than I thought it would be...

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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2009, 11:31:52 AM »

Your mom is cheaper than I thought she'd be. :P
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2009, 03:36:14 PM »

Your mom is cheaper than I thought she'd be. :P

Well, it was stupid of you to underestimate how cheap them Jewish mothers are.

And in my case, living through WW2 and Soviet Communism didn't help...  :?
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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2009, 09:19:30 PM »

What happened to the Alekes chick? She had a hot voice.

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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2009, 09:52:44 PM »

Your mom is cheaper than I thought she'd be. :P

Well, it was stupid of you to underestimate how cheap them Jewish mothers are.

And in my case, living through WW2 and Soviet Communism didn't help...  :?

Have you ever been called a downer?
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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2009, 10:51:00 AM »

Neither Ian nor I suggest that there is anything wrong with accepting government benefits. The government steals from you, there is nothing wrong with getting some of it back. I am not fond of the tone of the ad, but the advertiser says we are the best source of leads for them. They also offered the highest rate we have ever received. Advertising is kinda tough in this market, we make our pay checks from advertising. You know what happens if we don't get advertisers, right?

If you want the advertiser to go away, I will do so for $2000/month on a 6 month contract.

I will say that the show has every right and indeed a real need to accept advertising from whatever business feels it is in their interest to buy spots on the show. I won't suggest that the advertiser "go away", but perhaps they should check their demographic before loading their default ad. I have heard another ad by the same company that lacks the "gung ho" tone, why not suggest to them that one may produce more desirable results than another? As a veteran, I found the ad to be corny and slightly offensive. I find it funny that on the show during which I was considering the ads because of this thread, there was a caller who expressed dismay at other callers who, as Ian put it, want to provide their "cred" by stating their military service. I promise to do my part to provide some financial support to the show, so that you may in the future screen your advertisers, even though such ads may continue.
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