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  1. #1
    Johnny Kapikki
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    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?



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  2. #2
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    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.

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  3. #3
    Joseph Huber
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    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    Steve Sobol <[email protected]> wrote:
    >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.


    Not to mention the obvious fact that young, female cutie-pies are
    quite successful marketing tools for certain male demographics as
    well. Last year, the IRL race at Texas Motor Speedway was fortunate
    to get a spot during the local news sports segment. This year, with
    "Danica-Mania" running rampant, Danica Patrick has been in the lead
    segment of most local news broadcasts at least once, etc. Certainly,
    she'll be selling mobile phones sooner or later, if she isn't
    already...

    Joe Huber
    [email protected]



  4. #4
    Proconsul
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    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    In news:kjcma1d48[email protected],
    Johnny Kapikki <[email protected]> typed:
    | 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?

    Nothing magic about it - virutally all consumer advertising is aimed at the
    same target market....13 year old girls....

    If teen age girls didn't use cell phones constantly and rack up huge minute
    counts, most carriers would go out of business......

    PC





  5. #5
    Jafo
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    As viewed from alt.cellular.verizon, Joseph Huber wrote:

    >Steve Sobol wrote:
    >>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.


    >Not to mention the obvious fact that young, female cutie-pies are
    >quite successful marketing tools for certain male demographics as
    >well.


    Anyone want a "six dollar" burger from Carl's Jr.?

    --
    Jafo



  6. #6
    Mij Adyaw
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    NO!! Carl Jr commercials are aimed at the mentality of a 13 year old boy..

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






  7. #7
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    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.)

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  8. #8
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    Mij Adyaw wrote:
    > NO!! Carl Jr commercials are aimed at the mentality of a 13 year old boy..


    Which is exactly why I eat there. They're marketing to guys like me! They
    want *MY* money!!!!

    (No, I'm not 13, I'm just young at heart)

    (And I find most of their commercials rather entertaining... unlike a lot of
    the crap on TV these days)

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    Coming to you from Southern California's High Desert, where the
    temperatures are as high as the gas prices! / 888.480.4NET (4638)

    "Life's like an hourglass glued to the table" --Anna Nalick, "Breathe"



  9. #9
    Jafo
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    As viewed from alt.cellular.verizon, Steve Sobol wrote:

    >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?


    Yes, just as I realize that they aren't actually cooked by Paris
    Hilton.
    www.carlsjr.com

    --
    Jafo



  10. #10
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    Steve Sobol wrote:
    > Mij Adyaw wrote:
    >> NO!! Carl Jr commercials are aimed at the mentality of a 13 year old boy..

    >
    > Which is exactly why I eat there. They're marketing to guys like me! They
    > want *MY* money!!!!
    >
    > (No, I'm not 13, I'm just young at heart)
    >
    > (And I find most of their commercials rather entertaining... unlike a lot of
    > the crap on TV these days)


    There's nothing wrong with using a bit of healthy sex appeal.
    To suggest that only 13-year-old boys appreciate sex appeal is naive.

    --
    John Richards






  11. #11
    Jim Seymour
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    [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?

    --
    Jim Seymour | "There is no expedient to which a man will not
    [email protected] | go to avoid the labor of thinking."
    http://jimsun.LinxNet.com | - Thomas A. Edison



  12. #12
    Mij Adyaw
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    Carl's Jr commercial are lame and are aimed at a teenage mentality. The
    Paris Hilton commercial offended a lot of folks.

    "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?
    >
    > --
    > Jim Seymour | "There is no expedient to which a man will
    > not
    > [email protected] | go to avoid the labor of thinking."
    > http://jimsun.LinxNet.com | - Thomas A.
    > Edison






  13. #13
    Larry W4CSC
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > To suggest that only 13-year-old boys appreciate sex appeal is naive.
    >


    60 year old boys are worse. We have money and wheels!

    --
    Larry

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




  14. #14
    Jafo
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    As viewed from alt.cellular.verizon, 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.


    Yes, it did. And apparently it pleased a great many more; it's
    featured prominently on the Carl's Jr. homepage.

    --
    Jafo



  15. #15
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Cell Phone Companies and Women

    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.

    **SJ "I WANT MY MTV" S

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    "Life's like an hourglass glued to the table" --Anna Nalick, "Breathe"



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