“We’ll Save YOU a Lot of Money!” (Oh No You Won’t!)

yj-Allgood(Click here if you are from aht of tahn and NOT familiar with this TV commercial)

This one’s a little rocky cuz it involves what looks to be a nice family having some fun.  Just like having all of your kids being a part of the outgoing voice mail message at home: “HI!  This is John, Amy, Little Jack, Rita, Elizabeth and (someone says in a dog voice) Spot.  We’re not able to take your call so…..”  You get it. Cute but NOT ALWAYS enjoyable after the first 10 listens!

We’re not sure WHO to call out on this one – the girl and dad OR the marketing group that STOLE their money by advising them that it was a “CATCHY” thing to yell at TV viewers!!  Bottom line, to whomever’s in charge, STOP THOSE PEOPLE FROM SCREAMING!!!!

Your marketing money would be better spent on a generic jingle, singing “High, high, quality at low, low prices!”  that would stick in our heads and aggravate everyone far LESS.  And lay off the high-energy-Venti, Mocha, High Caffeine, Lotta-Crappa-In-A-Cuppa’s.  And, by the way, I’m afraid to look but,  is your company’s Facebook, Twitter and Web page built in ALL CAPS, Ya Jagoffs?????

Don’t Know Why, But This Bothers Me


I listen to the local radio allot. Some times I get crazy and turn up the bass, roll the windows down, lean into the center and blast a good AM radio talk show.  Basically,  I ain’t paying to listen to all the credit card  debt commercials on satellite radio!

Anyway, I hear the Jim Shorkey and Katie Shorkey auto dealership commercials.   The commercials are standard stuff, a caffiene-loaded announcer gets on and says “WOW-WIZBANG-WOW” kind of stuff and then asks about the weekly “Outta-this-world-No-other-dealership-could-be-less” kind of deals that are goin’ on.

Enter Jim and Katie Shorkey – ON THE PHONE!!!!

Whaaaaat?  You pay thousands of dollars for air-time, another thousand for professional voice and then I have to listen to you tell me about great deals over the PHONE????  At home, do ya record your favorite MP3 files over to cassette tapes before ya jam???

Shorkey’s, yer a great family in the area and we appreciate what you do in the community.  I offer one VERY UNIQUE MARKETING CONCEPT.

You sell cars.  So how about jumpin’ into one of ‘em and driving to the studio to record yer commercials, YA JAGOFFS!

(Second choice – fire the JAGOFFS that tell you that this is good marketing for your company!!  And please don’t hire the ones that tell ya its a good idea to YELL!)

Am I being to picky here???  Let me know if I’m the Jagoff below.

Everyone In The Heinz Commercial Is Doing It Wrong


Today’s post originally appeared on the blog,  Sean’s Ramblings Blog.  It is a PERFECT Guest blog post!

Watch the Heinz Ketchup Commercial from the Super Bowl.  No REALLY.. watch it!

Am I the only one who notices something wrong with the commercial? Everyone in the commercial hits the bottom of the bottle to get the ketchup out. Growing up in Pittsburgh, I learned at a young age the proper way to effectively get ketchup out of a Heinz bottle. You tap the 57. This might have been part of the first grade curriculum. Heinz even writes this !

What’s the best way to get Heinz ketchup out of the iconic glass bottle?

To release ketchup faster from the glass bottle, apply a firm tap to the sweet spot on the neck of the bottle— the “57.” Only 11% of people know this secret. Now you’re “in-the-know.”

While Heinz may have spent $4 million on the TV spot, perhaps they should have spent the $0 to tell the marketing people the right way to get ketchup out of the bottle… YA JAGOFFS!

(I added the little Ya Jagoff thingy!)


Thanks to Sean for offering to re-post his blog post here.  Follow him on his website and on Twitter @SeansRamblings.