Posts Tagged ‘ad’
Here’s a Clue About How Uber / Uber-X was Evil Going Back Two Years Ago – Marketing on Market StreetWednesday, December 10th, 2014
Here’s why I’m not an employee of the Uber:
Cause like every day I’d be saying, “Can we do that? I don’t think we can do that. Can we say that? I don’t think we can say that.”
I’d be a big Captain Bringdown / Jiminy Cricket.
Like here, a couple years back, on Market. I passed by this scene and so then I contacted the Uber people by email on my cell…
…and I was all, “Can you do that? I don’t think you can do that.”
Why? Because it’s a chalk ad on a Frisco sidewalk and that aint kosher.
I mean, I didn’t know for sure, maybe somebody had approved this and the Uber people had permits, who knows. I was simply “issue-spotting,” as they say.
So then, a half-hour later, the Uberers had these ads hastily obliterated, more or less, as best they could.
The End of an Era: 2014 is the Last Time Any Airline Will Boast of Its Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets – Air China’s 747-8Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
I was surprised to see this ad:
Here’s how things looked back in 1968:
And here’s how things looked back in 2008 for Boeing’s jumbo jet competition, the Airbus A380.
Where’s our jumbo jet scorecard?
Boeing 747 1st Generation = SUCCESS! Unquestionably, but now obsolete
Boeing 747 2nd Generation = SUCCESS! Unquestionably, but pretty much obsolete
Airbus A380 1st Generation = FAILURE! Pretty much. A big money pit for Airbus
Boeing 747 3rd Generation = FAILURE! Approaching obsolescence faster than expected
See a pattern here?
Ah, the Notorious “GreenCarCo” of Washington State – It Used to Advertise on Bay Area Craigslist? – Hey, What’s Up with TDI Motors?Friday, October 24th, 2014
Well, this here’s a scene from Masonic in the 94117:
And I’m thinking, gee, what makes this VW “green?” Its diesel engine? Mmmm…
And what’s up with “TDI Motors?” What’s its relationship with Green Car Co of Washington State? Is this old wine in new bottles? IDK, but mmmm… And what’s the relationship with Volkswagen? And hey, isn’t TDI a trade name or a trademark or a service mark or something like that, you know, owned by the VW Group, or someplace like that?
1. TDI does not equal green.
2. If somebody calls me from out of state to do a car deal in craigslist SFBay territory, I don’t think the conversation is going to last long, JMO.
Intel + The 49ers = The Blandest Billboard Ad Imaginable. DiFi’s “Santa Clara Microchips” Team is HereFriday, August 29th, 2014
Or rather, it’s Down There, all the way down in Santa Clara, two full counties away from us.
Anyway, this is Intel’s reward for spending millions and millions on the NFL / regulatory agencies / politicians:
Bland, bland, bland…
As seen in the Bay Area:
I knew a guy who took a test from a “scientologist” back when they were at 7th and Market, you know, back in the day. It had about 150 true/false questions. After grading it, the junior scientologist wrote “NEEDS SEVERE COUNSELING” on it in red. And I thought, no, I don’t think that’s what you mean.
But maybe it was. IDK.
Here’s how things looked back in the aughts when They were working Market Street:
[UPDATE: Kevin Montgomery of ValleyWag has more on this topic. And yeah, at first I thought the the company was offering to pay the ticket out of its own pocket, but I don’t think that’s the case – it’s just an ad. Anyway, I’ll see if I can find another one of these ads to check all what it says. IMO, the first step after you get a ticket is figuring whether you deserved it or not. Well, were you blocking the street sweeper or not? Oh, you were? So why try to get the ticket “fixed?”]
Here’s how I found things on Ashbury, in situ, with this fresh ticket from area bureaucrat Ed Reiskin sitting on the street:
So I’ll explain this company’s bidness model: You give it your SFMTA citation information and it’ll try to “fix” your ticket the way the SFPD famously fixes tickets for ineffectual Mayor Ed Lee.
But how did this ticket end up on the ground? Perhaps the owner thought s/he would simply pay online and then tossed the ticket? Or maybe the owner thought this windshield flier was just another windshield flier and so just tossed it on the ground? Or perhaps the Fixed person didn’t take care when trying to put the ticket back after stapling it to the ad?
I’ll tell you, I don’t think you’re supposed to be taking tickets off of cars, as they are required to be there before the SFMTA can take your money to keep for itself. (Of course sometimes a citation might fall off of a car on its own, but all the SFMTA is required to do is to try to notify the driver, and this effort is followed up by mail.)
What’ll be next to be stapled to your parking tickets – restaurant menus?
And what does this mean?
“Up to 50% of tickets are dismissed when challenged.”
I’ll tell you, up to 50% of the gold medals handed out in the most recent Olympics were awarded to me!
Yeah, that’s the ticket…
In conclusion, I cry foul over this ham-fisted marketing effort.