Have We Sunk to the Infomercial Level in Ads?

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Arthur Deco, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. What is this shit?

    http://www.wallstreetwindow.com/twofoldformula.htm

    I didn't bother to click on it. How deep do you suppose I would have to go to find out that "free" is a come-on for a paid service? Hope they didn't pay much for the ad copy layout: "Maude, get the night janitor to whip up some copy for us for ET, will ya, hon?".

    Edit: I will say that of all the ads I have ever seen here, including PureSchtick's, this one uniquely insulted my low intelligence. I think we can guess what the ad owner's opinion of the unaverage ETer is.
     
  2. Baron

    Baron ET Founder

    So what. Advertisers in every single industry do the same thing. I'm not sure what your point is. That he's trying to generate more business by offering people something for free first? Big deal!
     
  3. Of course it is your business, and I am very grateful that you run it so well, it is far-and-away the best venue for traders, but the general cheeseiness of that ad really offended me. And I wanted the advertiser to know at least somebody here thought it was a lame-assed ad unlikely to draw flies. I couldn't ressist the urge to click, and it only got worse. He's looking for idiots, and obviously thinks he came to the right place. Anyway, thanks for tolerating criticism.
     
  4. hughb

    hughb

    Art you fool! Don't you want to buy stocks that double? In fact, double with a two step formula? Don't ruin it for the rest of us!
     
  5. mxjones

    mxjones