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why does OLN have the weirdest commercials?(20 posts)

why does OLN have the weirdest commercials?elviento
Jul 18, 2002 9:47 PM
DR brush/chipper, Invention Submission Corporation, "You like to draw?", used to have "hooked on phonics"...

What gives?
How about that ANNOYING line of ads for the Lincoln SUV?chinpokomon
Jul 18, 2002 11:29 PM
What are the people at Lincoln thinking by targeting that environment wrecker at cyclists, of all people? I am so sick of the music from those ads, and everytime I see that guy playing the bass I want to reach into the tv and push him out the window of that apartment. Sorry, I'm getting carried away, but the constant repetition is maddening.
Remember last year.Dave Hickey
Jul 19, 2002 2:57 AM
" Presenting the all new Mercury Mountaineer"
Lincoln SUV?Jekyll
Jul 19, 2002 5:31 AM
One does assume that companies like Ford don't piss their ad dollars down the drain without doing some research regarding the demographics of the target audience. Lincoln SUV this year, Mercury SUV last year - what does that tell you about cycling racing audiences as a whole?
Maybe that most of us don't see this little past time of ours as a political statement?
Not too many Civic Hybrid and Jetta TDI commercials aimed at "us" the "environmentally aware" cyclists. Good.
Great response....... nmDave Hickey
Jul 19, 2002 5:34 AM
Lincoln SUV?PhatMatt
Jul 19, 2002 5:51 AM
They think just because we are willing to shell out several thousands of dollars for a top shelf bike, we will do so for a gas guzzeling, air poluteing CAW (cyclist assualt Waggon)

Jul 19, 2002 6:00 AM
Companies like Ford are utterly oblivious to the sentiments of the "majority" of cyclists out there. Not like their marketing people have ever been involved with the sponsorship of professional cycling teams, sponsorship of events or anything else of the sort.
And, no, I don't own an SUV - I just hate that very wide brush people like to use.
Time, after time, day after day, that fool keeps throwing hisdjg
Jul 19, 2002 6:27 AM
coat in the puddle.
And every day, he gets a kiss from a pretty woman...mr_spin
Jul 19, 2002 7:57 AM
I like that ad. It's cute. I also like that no words are spoken, it's all facial expressions. I think they are both deaf mutes.
Get a clueRon L
Jul 19, 2002 10:18 AM
$50K plus, something most of the cycliest can't afford. But they are pumping a butt load of cash in to bring you the last 30 minutes of none stop cycling coverage. Get a clue

You don't like it, don't watch it.
Get a cluebic
Jul 19, 2002 4:05 PM
Why, do you wonder, that you never see any adds for Campy, Shimano, Mavic, Conti, Selle Italia, yada, yada, yada. I rant and rave about cycling to everyone who knows me. They all know I ride. Everyone at work knows I ride and I always rant about the sport and the big races. I get people who have not ridden a bike for decades to watch OLN and it's cycling coverage.

Gosh, do you think others might do the same???
Your local cable company?Dave Hickey
Jul 19, 2002 2:54 AM
During the tour, all I'm seeing are Lincoln, Circuit City, Nike, and USPS commercials. Maybe it's your local cable company.
Same HerePhatMatt
Jul 19, 2002 5:08 AM
My wife works for the local cable company and they do not select the commercials. The Post Office needs to submit more than just one commercial. At least Lincoln has 3.

Thank local sponsors!Justride
Jul 19, 2002 7:21 AM
In my area there have been advertisements for several local businesses. I have made it a point to call them and thank them for supporting cycling in our community. They seemed to be pleased to hear that people are paying attention.
How about the "Good stuff" one?ColnagoFE
Jul 19, 2002 6:40 AM
2 men in beaver suits watching a woman run on a treadmill...go figure that it's an advertisement for some kinda caulk goop you use for patching up your plumbing.
Chipper ShredderAlpedhuez55
Jul 19, 2002 9:23 AM
I was watching an episode of Geraldo a few years ago where they were talking about a Wood Chipper Murder in Connecticut. Then when they went to a commercial break they had a commercial for the DR Chipper Shredder. THis was even better than the time Oprah had an expert on Sexual Disorders on her show. The guys name was Dr. Jack Kauf. Luckily I was not unemployed for too long and no longer get to see Day Time TV.

That RunawayShoes.COM commercial was pretty lame last year. Unless it is a big network like ESPN or TNN, you usually get pretty lame ones of basic cable.
...any grill can cook a burger...(1000 yard stare) nmJS Haiku Shop
Jul 19, 2002 10:06 AM
Nothing this year compares withCFBlue
Jul 19, 2002 10:35 AM
"Run Away Shoes Dot Com" or the second place finisher, log running down hill after a MTB rider calling for his Neddie. I still don't know what they were trying to sell me
Doesn't sound too appetizing to melnin0
Jul 19, 2002 12:23 PM
How about the 20 minutes of commercials for the Louis Vuitton Cup or Everest Extreme.

I guess we all better thank Lincoln for their support because without it I don't know how OLN would be paying for the coverage...surely not with their own ads.

But seriously, raise your hand if you own one of these things or are thinking about buying one. What demographics are OLN feeding advertisers about tour viewers?
I just tape it and Fast Forward between ridescoonass
Jul 19, 2002 8:13 PM
God Bless the "30 minutes w/out commercials", but I totally agree that, who the H_LL needs a car that can keep rhythm with a jazz band..????....and YES...the Mountaineer was all the security you ever needed in a building or a bank....I don't know what they were thinking then....Now, give me the Mitsubishi commercials...."Wish I knew then, what I know now.....when I was younger,......" (to me, that's a classic)