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Undercover Marketers..

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

  1. Jimmy Jump

    Jimmy Jump Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2004 Messages: 665 Likes Received: 0
    Don't believe the hype. Trust no one. They are everywhere. EVERYWHERE..
     
  2. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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  3. trampled

    trampled Junior Member

    Joined: Aug 10, 2002 Messages: 102 Likes Received: 0
    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.
     
  4. parcheesey

    parcheesey New Jack

    Joined: Nov 11, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 1
    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.
     
  5. KING BLING

    KING BLING Guest

     
  6. why write?

    why write? Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2003 Messages: 5,859 Likes Received: 1
  7. StarzAbove

    StarzAbove Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 15, 2003 Messages: 7,133 Likes Received: 6
    Spam Mail most annoying
     
  8. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    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.
     
  9. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    This is some insidious shit, I hate guerilla marketing and the whole idea behind it.
     
  10. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    secret shoppers are fucking retarded too.

    they get paid to walk into a store, shop and be extremely rude.
     
  11. the_gooch

    the_gooch 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 15, 2002 Messages: 11,566 Likes Received: 429
    yeah seriously
     
  12. destroya

    destroya Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 1,714 Likes Received: 1
    i would've stole that shit.
     
  13. TheoHuxtable

    TheoHuxtable Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 5, 2004 Messages: 2,113 Likes Received: 1
    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.
     
  14. CLAYTONCROWN

    CLAYTONCROWN Member

    Joined: Dec 3, 2003 Messages: 506 Likes Received: 1
    yeah i believe this was addressed in "The Corperation" movie too.
    i wonder how much the pay is.
     
  15. KING BLING

    KING BLING Guest

    Russian cigarettes...
     
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