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  1. #16
    Jim Seymour
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    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    [Speaking of "lame": Top-posting corrected. Again.]

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Mij Adyaw" <[email protected]> writes:
    > "Jim Seymour" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> [Top-posting and missing attribution corrected]
    >>
    >> In article <[email protected]>,
    >> "Mij Adyaw" <[email protected]> writes:
    >>> In article <[email protected]>
    >>> "Jafo" <[email protected]> writes:
    >>>>
    >>>> Anyone want a "six dollar" burger from Carl's Jr.?
    >>>>

    >> [broken .sig: snip]
    >>>
    >>> NO!! Carl Jr commercials are aimed at the mentality of a 13 year old
    >>> boy..

    >>
    >> What's your point?

    >
    > Carl's Jr commercial are lame and are aimed at a teenage mentality.


    If they're at all like the "Six dollar burger" commercial with Paris
    Hilton, perhaps their subtlety escapes you?

    > The
    > Paris Hilton commercial offended a lot of folks.


    Those folk need to get a life.

    No, raising hell about every perceived slight, in some media or
    another, to ones "morality" does not constitute "having a life."
    Certainly watching television and movies specifically for the purpose
    of spotting things about which to complain does not constitute
    "having a life." In the past, such people were called "busybodies."
    It was not a complementary term. They're still busybodies.

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  2. #17
    John Richards
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    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    Steve Sobol wrote:
    > Mij Adyaw wrote:
    >> Carl's Jr commercial are lame and are aimed at a teenage mentality. The
    >> Paris Hilton commercial offended a lot of folks.

    >
    > And y'know what, I JUST saw that commercial for the first time today, I
    > *knew* it was Paris Hilton, I *knew* it was the controversial ad, and for
    > the life of me, until I saw the stupid burger, I couldn't remember what the
    > ad was advertising
    >
    > I guess I've been desensitized to scantily-clad women dancing around fast
    > cars. My assumption is that I've simply watched too many music videos over
    > the past twenty years for some racy TV commercial to make any real impact.


    I agree. Watching that commercial did not inspire me to go out and
    buy a Carl's Jr burger. Not sure what they are getting out of it except
    some publicity.

    --
    John Richards






  3. #18
    Superunknown
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    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 11:58:52 -0700, Johnny Kapikki <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Have you noticed that the pictures of people that cell phone companies
    >use in their advertizing materials and on their websites are
    >overwhelmingly female?
    >
    >At this moment, there are six females (seven, if you count a cartoon
    >female) on the SPCS homepage. On Verizon Wireless's homepage, there
    >are 3 males and 5 females. On T-Mobil's, there are 3 females and a
    >male, and the website is pink.
    >
    >Any thoughts?


    I noticed the same trend at hotbikerchicks.com. All female. What`s up with
    THAT!!!!

    e





  4. #19
    Jesse
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    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    Steve Sobol <[email protected]> wrote in news:d8ffrb$1qs$1
    @ratbert.glorb.com:

    > Johnny Kapikki wrote:
    >
    >> At this moment, there are six females (seven, if you count a cartoon
    >> female) on the SPCS homepage. On Verizon Wireless's homepage, there
    >> are 3 males and 5 females. On T-Mobil's, there are 3 females and a
    >> male, and the website is pink.
    >>
    >> Any thoughts?

    >
    > Yes. In the US, the demographic with the most money is (I believe) 25-54
    > year old women.
    >
    > They're marketing to the deepest pockets.


    Hogwash.
    25-54 woman do not have the deepest pockets, where did you get that
    ridiculous statistic ?
    It is a simply marketing ploy to please both sexes.
    Guys like to see babes, phone or not - And females will be pleased that
    sprint is giving modeling jobs to woman and not men.




  5. #20
    Larry W4CSC
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    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    Jesse <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:

    > not men.


    Or men standing in 95F heat wearing a company jacket saying, "Can you hear
    me now?", out in the hot sun?

    I think he's a heroin addict and wears the jacket so we don't see the
    tracks on his arms...(c; Look at his spaced-out look and that silly
    smile...he's gotta be on something!

    --
    Larry

    You know you've had a rough night when you wake up and your outlined in
    chalk.




  6. #21
    Bob Scheurle
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    On Mon, 20 Jun 2005 19:35:44 -0400, Larry W4CSC <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Or men standing in 95F heat wearing a company jacket saying, "Can you hear
    >me now?", out in the hot sun?
    >I think he's a heroin addict and wears the jacket so we don't see the
    >tracks on his arms...(c; Look at his spaced-out look and that silly
    >smile...he's gotta be on something!


    It's just the result of cellular RF radiation on his brain!




  7. #22
    Larry W4CSC
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    Bob Scheurle <[email protected]> wrote in
    news[email protected]:

    > It's just the result of cellular RF radiation on his brain!
    >
    >


    No, that's why he has to wear glasses....but wait.....

    My father used to tell me something ELSE caused you to go blind....???

    --
    Larry

    You know you've had a rough night when you wake up and your outlined in
    chalk.




  8. #23
    Ben Skversky
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    Any thoughts? Yes, you need to get a life.


    "Johnny Kapikki" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Have you noticed that the pictures of people that cell phone companies
    > use in their advertizing materials and on their websites are
    > overwhelmingly female?
    >
    > At this moment, there are six females (seven, if you count a cartoon
    > female) on the SPCS homepage. On Verizon Wireless's homepage, there
    > are 3 males and 5 females. On T-Mobil's, there are 3 females and a
    > male, and the website is pink.
    >
    > Any thoughts?






  9. #24
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    Jesse wrote:

    > Hogwash.
    > 25-54 woman do not have the deepest pockets, where did you get that
    > ridiculous statistic ?


    Sorry about the delay in replying to this. "deepest pockets" probably isn't
    the right phrase.

    "largest demographic" is probably more accurate.

    I'm looking for some stats that won't require you to pay to see them. Best
    bet is probably the US Census website, but I'm still looking at that site
    trying to find the appropriate numbers (there are a ton).

    > It is a simply marketing ploy to please both sexes.


    To a certain extent, sure. I don't think that's the only reason, though.

    > Guys like to see babes, phone or not - And females will be pleased that
    > sprint is giving modeling jobs to woman and not men.


    Really? I've never seen any evidence that giving modelling jobs to women
    makes a difference.

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  10. #25
    Jesse
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    Steve Sobol <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Jesse wrote:
    >
    >> Hogwash.
    >> 25-54 woman do not have the deepest pockets, where did you get that
    >> ridiculous statistic ?

    >
    > Sorry about the delay in replying to this. "deepest pockets" probably
    > isn't the right phrase.
    >
    > "largest demographic" is probably more accurate.
    >
    > I'm looking for some stats that won't require you to pay to see them.
    > Best bet is probably the US Census website, but I'm still looking at
    > that site trying to find the appropriate numbers (there are a ton).
    >
    >> It is a simply marketing ploy to please both sexes.

    >
    > To a certain extent, sure. I don't think that's the only reason, though.
    >
    >> Guys like to see babes, phone or not - And females will be pleased that
    >> sprint is giving modeling jobs to woman and not men.

    >
    > Really? I've never seen any evidence that giving modelling jobs to women
    > makes a difference.
    >


    Well basically sure, whos going to go run out and sign a contract because
    they liked the model in an ad holding a phone ?
    How many run out for a case of Bud Light after seeing yet another corny
    commercial ?
    I doubt if I've ever been influenced to purchase anything even partly from
    seeing an advertisemet.
    People know these services/items are there, and will get them when so
    inclined - Usually after research of options of various competitors.
    Commercials/ads are probably more subliminal than anything, and just a
    matter of keeping the companies name fresh in peoples minds.

    Nonetheless, if they used fat, slovenly looking crack addicted toothless
    biker chicks with tattoos in their advertising it might well have a
    negative impact on their business, so they will continue to use fresh
    looking babes.




  11. #26
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    Jesse wrote:

    > Nonetheless, if they used fat, slovenly looking crack addicted toothless
    > biker chicks with tattoos in their advertising it might well have a
    > negative impact on their business, so they will continue to use fresh
    > looking babes.


    Duh.

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  12. #27
    Jesse
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    Steve Sobol <[email protected]> wrote in news:d9g6vk$56c$1
    @ratbert.glorb.com:

    > Jesse wrote:
    >
    >> Nonetheless, if they used fat, slovenly looking crack addicted toothless
    >> biker chicks with tattoos in their advertising it might well have a
    >> negative impact on their business, so they will continue to use fresh
    >> looking babes.

    >
    > Duh.
    >


    Hey I didn't major in advertising for nothing you know.




  13. #28
    Pegleg
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    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 05:40:36 GMT, Jesse <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Hey I didn't major in advertising for nothing you know.

    Guys like to see a good set of tits and a nice ass! Whatever they are
    buying!

    Pegleg
    U.S. Navy Retired
    Support Our Troops

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    freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
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  14. #29
    David S
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    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 21:57:23 -0700, Steve Sobol <[email protected]> chose
    to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >Jafo wrote:
    >
    >> Anyone want a "six dollar" burger from Carl's Jr.?

    >
    >I just had a Western Six Dollar burger today. The Six Dollar burgers are
    >made with Angus beef and are quite yummy. You do realize that the burgers
    >themselves don't cost six bucks, right?
    >
    >(The combos do cost around six bucks, though.)


    AFAIK, there are no Carl's Jr.s around here. There is, however, Red Robin,
    and their burgers do cost six bucks or more. As I recall from my one and
    only visit, the prices ran about 5.50 to 8.50 (the 8.50 might have been for
    the fish or something). Unfortunately, the menu on the web site
    (redrobin.com) doesn't show prices.

    I will say I think they are expanding too fast -- I know of two within five
    miles of each other and another going up within ten miles. This will be
    made worse when their customer base starts dying from hardened arteries
    from the Royal burger -- it's a bacon cheeseburger with a fried egg on
    top. (Yes, I had it, just for the experience. I didn't finish my entire
    meal, though.)

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  15. #30
    Tinman
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    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    David S wrote:
    > On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 21:57:23 -0700, Steve Sobol <[email protected]>
    > chose to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and
    > everything:
    >
    >> Jafo wrote:
    >>
    >>> Anyone want a "six dollar" burger from Carl's Jr.?

    >>
    >> I just had a Western Six Dollar burger today. The Six Dollar burgers
    >> are made with Angus beef and are quite yummy. You do realize that
    >> the burgers themselves don't cost six bucks, right?
    >>
    >> (The combos do cost around six bucks, though.)

    >
    > AFAIK, there are no Carl's Jr.s around here.


    Try Hardees's. Same thing (almost).


    > There is, however, Red
    > Robin,


    A glorified hamburger joint that fooled this unsuspecting patron into
    thinking there was more to the menu. From the outside it looks like your
    typical Chili's, Applebee's, etc. (including a bar). But once inside
    you'll find... well, almost nothing but hamburgers--a zillion kinds. I
    have one within 5 minutes of me and will never be back. Yea it says
    something about "famous hamburgers" on the sign, but I really didn't
    expect to find *only* hamburgers (with a few other odds and ends, but
    mostly just burgers). What a waste of real estate, IMO.

    Back on topic: I did end up with a pretty waitress and the cellphone
    reception was fine.


    --
    Mike





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