WHAT WILL THEY THINK OF NEXT?
These are some off-the-wall commercials and ideas we’ve either heard about or have seen:
A 900 number commercial aired during Saturday morning cartoons told the children to hold the telephone near the speaker of the TV. Then the commercial broadcasts the audible tones of a 900 number being dialed which, in fact, connected the child to a 900 number allowing them to talk or listen to their favorite cartoon character.
The inflatable toilet seat. One uses this device in lieu of having to touch the seat at a public toilet. It comes with a can of Lysol.
The Space-Age Diet. According to the inventor, this diet program was developed by space aliens that visit her every Thursday between 1:00PM and 4:30PM (no later because she must get dinner ready.) I told her to bring the space aliens to us, let us put them on film, and we’d be able to sell her diet program. She said they were too shy. I told her I was too shy as well.
The Palestinian Freedom Stone. A displaced Palestinian felt sure that anti-Semitism in America was so string that we could sell commemorative rocks similar to those thrown at Israelis by Palestinians for $19.95 a crack. We declined.
Stock Rental. This company wanted to rent their stocks of GM, IBM, GE, etc. to companies whose asset-to-debt ratio was too low. He scheme meant he would assign the stocks to them for say, one year for a fee. I suggested he read the life and times of Billy Sol Estes.
The Party Bib. Use this device if you’re concerned that the person next to you at a party might throw-up on you. Only $29.95 plus S&H.
Winking Jesus. Jesus on a brass crucifix winks at you as you walk by. I laughed so hard I cried. The client said harsh words to me and stormed out of my office. It became a top seller in religious stores throughout the world. Go figure.