smorrey at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 13:53:22 MDT 2006
Ok so how would YOU make an advertisement that sold domain names.
Domain names (unless you are a speculator) are not exactly a thrilling business.
On 4/13/06, Richard K Miller <richardkmiller at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>> I didn't start the thread, but I have problems with GoDaddy's
> >>>>> advertising because of it's use of pornography.
> >>> Hahahahahaha... *sigh*
> >>> Good old Utah.
> >> I'm with him on this one, and I'm not from Utah. I've had a dozen
> >> domains at GoDaddy over several years, but I'm migrating away (and
> >> almost done.)
> > I don't see the relevance, I think I found the ones people are
> > objecting to.
> > The "Go Daddy Girl" ads. I see nothing pornographic, just some girl
> > in a Bikini.
> > It doesn't make me want GoDaddy domains any more or less than I did
> > before.
> > The girl looks like she needs to work at Hooters, so when I first saw
> > her my initial impression was "Oh kewl Go Daddy is now selling chicken
> > wings!"
> > Sorry if you find those ads offensive, you need to lock yourself 500ft
> > underground in a concrete bunker and not come out for a million,
> > billion years (Ice Age Refference).
> > But seriously, the ads are not relevant to the product they sell, then
> > again most ads anymore aren't.
> > Just my 2c
> To me, part of the problem was that Bob Parsons (CEO/Founder) is so
> defiant about it. If you read his blog, you'll find several comments
> from women who say "Bob, why are you doing this? Girls in bikinis
> aren't relevant, aren't professional, and are offensive to me as a
> female business owner" and he'll just respond "Get over it." or "I
> know people that like it."
> I agree there's no relevance, so why do it? Why alienate customers
> when you could so easily have their business by emphasizing your
> great product? If Bob Parsons is just making a point, it's not a
> point I want to support with my patronage.
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