Post by Heidi Graw
Post by Andre Lieven
The Idiot Graw is UNable to differentiate the difference between
"get their attention for our product by adding in a cute chyk", and
"the salesman never throws in a hot babe with the signed sales
Most men fall into the booby trap. If they didn't, then high-powered
marketing firms wouldn't use them catch their prey.
And no, you don't get the boobs when you pay that
booby premium. So, why pay it?
Notice how there isn't a premium on nuts. Nuts don't catch
a gal's attention the same way boobies do for men.
Unfair, perhaps? Sexist?
Heidi, I chuckled a bit at your claim because it's one of those common
wisdoms that turns out to be so wrong but people persist in believing in
them anyway. Don't mix pop rocks and coke, it'll kill ya like that
Mikey kid! :-)
I'm reminded of when I went to Comdex in Vegas at the tech show and they
had a number of pretty women standing in front of the technology. You
would think that would atract geeks with pocket protectors but the
opposite happened: They were intimidated by them. Not being an ordinary
American male, I approached them and said hi and asked them some
questions and the girls laughed. They admitted they were locals just
paid to pose and look pretty. I struck up a conversation with them.
It's a pity I was engaged! :-)
There are certain companies that send out salespeople to try to sell us
expensive products such as computer equipment. Two companies have
different strategies. They send out the "Don Draper" of MadMen style
guys: slick, smart, charming, and with a generous expense account and...
the other: pretty salesgirls.
Guess which salesperson gets the most bank?
It's amazing, really, because the Don Drapers represent the WORST
products (I am not dropping names to protect the guilty).
On the other hand, Heidi, I happen to be friends with the Don Drapers
and they also tend to sell a lot to WOMEN. So they have a double
Ok, if you STILL don't believe me... check out advertising sometime.
Society, when was the last time you saw a good ol' boobs and beer
commercial? It's refreshing, really, to see that most advertising aimed
at men doesn't insult them by implying that they are horny losers who
will buy their products because of a pretty woman. At best, such as
with the T-mobile commercial with Catherine Zeta Jones, she jokes about
her attractiveness getting her foot in the door.