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Undercover Marketers..

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Jimmy Jump, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. Jimmy Jump

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    Undercover Marketers..

    Discussion started by Jimmy Jump - Jul 25, 2004

    Don't believe the hype. Trust no one. They are everywhere. EVERYWHERE..
     
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  2. Dick Quickwood

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  3. trampled

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    trampled - Replied Jul 25, 2004

    I just saw this on 60 minutes too.

    For the uninformed, companies are hiring actors to use their new products in public, and when someone asks about it they say they'll email them some info about it, all the while never letting on that they are being paid to be there.

    For example, a Sony (i think) hired a guy and girl to pose as a bf and gf tourist couple and get passerby to take a picture with their cool new cell phone camera. when the picture was taken dude would be, "its cool, right?" and proceed to show what the phone was all about. Just acting like a nice guy, not 'selling' the phone, just a dude who has a cool new gadget.
     
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    parcheesey - Replied Jul 25, 2004

    thats so clever though, id fall for it.

    i thought this was gunna be about those people that walk around populated areas that work for a company and ask for a donation or to buy there magazine. i hate those guys, i think i gave a 5 once cuz i just got paid.
     
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  6. why write?

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    why write? - Replied Jul 25, 2004

    its a good idea.
     
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  7. StarzAbove

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    StarzAbove - Replied Jul 25, 2004

    Spam Mail most annoying
     
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    Weapon X - Replied Jul 25, 2004

    They have these people at bars, too. I want to know how I can get a job doing this. Drinking beers, buying people that particular beer I’m advertising, etc.
     
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    Nekro - Replied Jul 25, 2004

    This is some insidious shit, I hate guerilla marketing and the whole idea behind it.
     
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    GLIK$ - Replied Jul 25, 2004

    secret shoppers are fucking retarded too.

    they get paid to walk into a store, shop and be extremely rude.
     
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    the_gooch - Replied Jul 26, 2004

    yeah seriously
     
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    i would've stole that shit.
     
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    TheoHuxtable - Replied Jul 26, 2004

    Guerilla marketing (I prefer that term), well I think the concept itself is awesome. That would include wheatpasting advertisements, wheatpaste and sticker campaigns, going on internet boards and chat rooms and talking about how great this "new product" is, voting in online polls to make something seem better, etc. etc. But at the same time it IS deceptive.

    I remember around 95-96 when the Sony Playstation just dropped, and the Nintendo 64 was getting ready to drop. The salesmen who worked at Electronics Boutique apparently were paid off by Sony to let all the customers know that PlayStation was a far superior system in so many ways at that the N64 was garbage in comparison. Some slick shit.

    By the way that Six Dollar Burger at Carl's Jr. is the shit. Greatest thing I've ever tasted.
     
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    CLAYTONCROWN - Replied Jul 26, 2004

    yeah i believe this was addressed in "The Corperation" movie too.
    i wonder how much the pay is.
     
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    KING BLING - Replied Jul 26, 2004

    Russian cigarettes...