Prime Day is Amazon stretching social engineering tactics to make us think it’s actually Christmas in June and “we must shop.” But hyping a “Final Trailer” for a movie is like getting us to buy the box for the thing — without the thing.
Apple’s advertising used to be a little more sophisticated but this is just feeble.
“Dude … our stuff is SOOO cool we show a picture of the BACK of it and people friggin buy!”
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As I noted in my additional comment on this Instagram post, if you ask “why?” it’s because it was a Pre-Covid Big Budget Blockbuster which cost HBO Max parent Warner Brothers $978 million to make and should have raked in $37 billion had it only been released in theaters but it wasn’t so they’re basically saying,
“Can you watch this again so we can feel like our email campaign has some effect and maybe we win a few dozen subscribers for $9.99 a month … pretty please?”
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Instagram messed up my carefully crafted image so here’s the thing in All Its Annotated Glory:
The internet, as we all know, is a license to print money. Look what THIS genius did who owns the domain www.nysiloam.com.
Raking it in selling Boy Suit black tuxedo 5pcs with free Shirt and tie!
All because people stumble in looking for, umm … how did I get here? I think I was looking for “loam.”
But now I want a boy’s suit and tie shirt black tuxedo 5 pieces of something click for more information tie jacket boy haircut might be missing his right arm spikey hair suit. Must have….
A little old but worth a laugh. One of those fan sites supported by advertising, in this case, QuiBids (another web business of questionable practicality) buys ad space wherever the hell and … lo and behold … with the word “mix” on the site then there’s just a chance someone might be thinking:
“I need a mixer for that cake. Because Drake likes cake. He likes to bake. And take a flake …”
Oh fuck the cake and Drake and the mixer and elixir and … and ……
… when an ad for the “3 Worst Prostate Foods” translucently floats in, it’s no longer cool.
Email Marketing Madness Rule #214: Don’t make your subject too cute or you could be ridiculed for its cuteness.
Without naming names, you can see it came from a company’s “Talent Acquisition” Team. I still don’t get what they’re smiling about.
It’s almost like a secret coded message to the IT business people out there. That is … if they have their special decoder rings.
Study it carefully, and see how the C3 people are trying to get some Magic Microsoft and Adobe tech dust rubbing off on them. Nice try C3.
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Corporations want us to know they care. They want us to know SO badly, it’s mixed up with whatever the hell else they’re selling. The navigation on the Subway website (they make sandwiches, remember) smears the borders with a main nav item for “Responsibility”
(those arrows are mine)