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My first t.v. commercial went on yesterday. Its as bad as a rural plumbing company commercial gets...:laughing:

Luckily, I'm running it on one of those oldie stations that run Leave It to Beaver 10 times a day. I'll perfect it until it looks halfway decent, then go to cable.
 

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Let us see it, you have a link to it somewhere?
 

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Good for you plumber. I have been looking into advertising with a local news channel here for ABC. But, its a little pricy and I heard the camera adds about 15 extra lbs.
 

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I'll see about uploading it somehow.

If you look at the quality of most local spots, they're far below a spot on ABC...for a good reason. The production was free on a verbal 3 month contract of 400.00/month for 300 15 sec ads. The ad was done in-house at the station and this ain't Hollywood.

Over time, the ad will morph to something I'll comfortable with enough to run prime time.
 

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It seems like only the franchises have top quality commercials. When I looked into a cable ad the price was reasonable. Then I saw an ad they made for a local A/C contractor. The ad was horrible, so I didn't sign on.

Let us know if it actually brings in some leads. I can tell you radio does not work well.
 

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Niether does the bottom scroll line on the local Weather channel, or the regular weather channel. You know, The weather channel, with that bald midget guy, Jim cantore.
 

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Niether does the bottom scroll line on the local Weather channel, or the regular weather channel. You know, The weather channel, with that bald midget guy, Jim cantore.
I hate when the weatherman points at something on the map and it's covered up by a company's logo.
 

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Someone saw the commercial! I'm shocked! It was only the hardware store geek, but at least he saw it and remembered.
 

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Now Stephanie Abrams, she is the bomb. ummm hmmmm
 

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maybe he's not such a geek?
Yeah, he is, but he's my geek. I feed him 20s and he gets me jobs.

The female voice over is in a very sexy voice. I wanted it to be really sexy, but got shouted down.
 

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You could just have a chick in a towel standing there holding a plunger saying your company name for 15 seconds and it will get a better response than anything.:thumbup:
 

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I had a tv ad for 13 weeks on cable, no response.

That doesn't mean it wouldn't of worked; just meant I didn't spend enough air time to make it work.


30 second ad, 1 frame, just a lot of talk mentioning my name numerous times. I need to get it where I put it on youtube and that then comes back to life, money well spent.


I've got a radio ad as well, don't know how to load it here to do the clip.

MUSIC~!!!
 

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How big is the audio file?
 

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I had a tv ad for 13 weeks on cable, no response.

That doesn't mean it wouldn't of worked; just meant I didn't spend enough air time to make it work.


30 second ad, 1 frame, just a lot of talk mentioning my name numerous times. I need to get it where I put it on youtube and that then comes back to life, money well spent.


I've got a radio ad as well, don't know how to load it here to do the clip.

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I figure that its a long term investment and would be surprised if anyone call right after seeing the ad. Its more of a branding thing--a back up for my _ing yellow page ads.

I can't do radio here because the radio manager is mad at me.

I did bus ads for years until I got kicked off so they could overcharge McDs. I miss my bus ads.

EDIT: Dunbar---that's a good ad.
 
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