[rescue] Spam (was: Perverse Question)
alaric at caerllewys.net
Sun Jun 8 02:11:08 CDT 2003
On Sun, Jun 08, 2003 at 02:11:22AM -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> The problem with our leadership in the house and senate is they have
> insulated themselves from the pain of bad decisions and public bitching.
And from most other things, for that matter.
> Fix that, and I bet things change.
Unfortunately, he who has the gold makes the rules.
> I hear a lot of numbers of course, so I don't know. But I've read that
> advertising costs range from a few percent to over 75% of the cost of
> the product.
Having seen a former employer's marketing department's monthly budget
for color copying and printing ALONE, .... yeah. I could have funded
all the IT recurring expenses very handily out of Marketing's monthly
color copying budget, and had a sizeable chunk left over to wine and
dine the compt.... Er, that is, to improve the morale of IT department
(...Was that my out-loud voice?)
> Advertising and executive salaries, plus executive stupidity, are a huge
> portion of everything you buy now.
Oh gods, don't get me started on executive compensation. The salaries
people like Carly Fiorina pull down are obscene, especially in a society
where teachers, nurses and firefighters often have to work two jobs to
make ends meet.
> Case in point: Honda recently spent 606 takes on a single commercial,
> and quite a few million dollars. That's enough money to be noticeable
> in the price tag of every car sold this year.
> I mean... sure the commercials look neat, but do we need them,
> especially when you consider how much they add to the sticker price of
> the cars?
And frankly, *at least* one Sturgeon of the commercials Madison Avenue
churns out would insult the intelligence of a retarded wombat.
At least, very occasionally, some companies come out with ads that are
actually intelligent, entertaining and non-insulting (like the Honda ad
you just mentioned).
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