Do Your Ads Make You Look Stupid? Funny Pic

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Do Your Ads Make You Look Stupid? Funny Pic

     I found this ad at the Wetzels Pretzels stand in the Promenade Mall in Temecula today (8 Aug. 2010).  Yeah, some might say, "You're criticizing it!  Why publicize them?!"  I figure, getting some buzz about your product for any reason (other than yucky stuff in food products) is a marketing success. 

     Well, I am not sure whether or not the Wetzels folks did this ad intentionally, because it is so obviously self-contradictory and, uh, stupid:

wetzels pretzels temecula.

Did their ad people name the drink, "Strawberry Forever," and then their legal department added, "For a Limited Time," or what?  What part of "forever" do the Wetzels people not understand.

So, whether they meant it or not, it's funny, and I hope you enjoy it. 

A lesson for real estate agents?  We're putting out a lot of information that has the standard disclaimer, "Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed."  That's not totally contradictory of showing our expertise "above," but still seems a cop-out.  I wish we didn't have to add it, but in this day and age when anything happens and someone sues about trivial stuff, we do.  So please see my disclaimer below about being an attorney but not practicing law.  I mean it, you just reading this blog does not make you my law, loan or real estate client. :)

 

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Rainer
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Karen Bernetti
Staging4Smooth Transitions Connecticut Home Staging - Southington, CT

Very clever post!  I think the sign accomplished what the creator set out to do ... get your attention.  Like you post demonstrates, silliness works! 

Aug 08, 2010 06:19 PM #1
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Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware, Cecil County, and S. Chester County
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How many times have you seen what you consider an error, but when you told the author, they laughed and said, "Just seeing if you were paying attention."?  The proofreader in me finds that annoying. Is Wetzels a small company, or is it found in other malls?

Aug 08, 2010 06:29 PM #2
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Too funny!!!  I have been guilty of a few similar things in the past.  I get moving to fast and don't realize the small details.  Good thing my wife is the other part of my team!  :) 

Aug 08, 2010 06:31 PM #3
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Rob Lang
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I saw an ad for "I can believe it's not butter" the other day... which really takes away from it.

Aug 08, 2010 07:03 PM #4
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Lisa Delzompo
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Carolyn, Wetzels is a chain out here in California, so definitely not tiny. 

Aug 08, 2010 07:06 PM #5
Rainer
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Kim Suecroft - Hanson
Restage Inc. - Calgary, AB

Funny stuff....Thanks for that!

Oct 26, 2010 03:33 AM #6
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Eva Beshears
Murney Associates, Realtors - Springfield, MO
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Thank you for sharing; it's been one of those hectic days when a good laugh is needed!!

Nov 22, 2010 08:05 PM #7
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Steve Bucher
Mortgage Intelligence Mortgage Consulting - Kamloops, BC

nice

Dec 31, 2010 02:31 PM #8
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Brandon DeVere
The Force Realty - Kirkland, WA

Ha ha that is pretty funny but also seems effective

Jan 02, 2011 05:05 PM #9
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Very funny Lisa. I enjoy seeing things like that, it makes me think.  :>

Feb 21, 2011 06:06 PM #10
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Paul Gapski
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thank you very much for the informative and interesting post. I get so much out of the active rain network.

Apr 05, 2012 10:13 PM #11
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