Saturday, 5 January 2008

stuffed onions



... you spend all that time and money designing something pretty cool, you think, and you pour all of your company's reputation and history into it... then wait for your marketing people to come along and urinate all over your good work.
A new thing we can't even buy yet cannot be considered an "everyday masterpiece". That comes with time and popularity.
Of course what grates me is the advert is trying to tell me what to think. And in such a blatant and stupid way, too.
When adults tell kids not to smoke, and that it's not cool, it becomes cool to smoke for kids. When adverts tell us something is cool, or a classic, again, I expect we'll see the opposite effect.
I know marketing and advertising people think they're hip, daddy-o and down with da kids, but they are fooling themselves. The more adverts try, the more desperate they look. It is quite funny to see how desperate marketing can become, but in another sense, it's a shame they are allowed to ruin what might have been a cool car, and perhaps one day an "everyday masterpiece".
Sorry, Fiat marketing department, you fucked it up.
Next time try it this way

Thanks to those kind people at tracknumbereight, we have another David Lynch classic:

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

FIAT = COOL, THE 500 AD IS FUN JUST LIKE THE CAR. GET A LIFE, U FUCKED UP THIS BLOG BIG TIME!!!!!!!

discoriggall said...

wow. do you work for fiat, or are you a crazy fan-person?
I DO apologise if I've offended you (possibly)

Anonymous said...

I do not work for Fiat. I am a "crazy fan-person" who found your blog too harsh. I dont think the advert will as you say "ruin what might have been a cool car". The advert is not spectacular but it's "fun" and certainly doesn't damage the car's image. Anyway it's your blog and your entitled to your opinion.

discoriggall said...

is it?
aww, shucks, thankyou.
Are you sure you´re the same person, though? You seem much less shouty now....