Can you believe the money that Facebook has to throw around these days? I sure wish I had come up with something that they would want to buy instead of working every day just trying to get by! Why is it that Instagram, that has never made any profit, is worth ONE BILLION dollars while the rest of us work all day every day just to try and pay the bills?
So it turns out the internet is pretty darn big… like real big even. There are a bunch of sites out there I’ve never seen, and I guess these ones are kinda popular? I dunno… have you seen any of them? If so what do you think?
Austinist.com, Bostonist.com, Chicagoist.com etc.
Is there one for your city? Ever seen it? Check it out now, would you visit there often? What makes a site something that you would visit EVERY DAY?
I’m putting a link to my profile on each of them here because they have links back to our site and I want Google to find them. Yeah, it’s kind of a sneaky way to promote your site, but backlinks are king! If you like our site (we do digital camera repair by the way…) then any link you could give is would be awesome, and also please point others this way if they need a part to do their own repair or would like to have us do it for them!
During the most watched television event in history (… the Super Bowl 02/07/10 in case you were wondering) had by far the most expensive commercials of any show on television that day or even the entire month.
Sundays Super Bowl broadcast had approximately 106.5 million viewers which beat out the previous record holder, the series finale of M*A*S*H in 1983 which had approximately 105.97 million viewers.
One ad during the Super Bowl did everything perfectly… though it likely cost them about $6 million for you to view it… and you probably didn’t even realize while watching it just how perfect the ad was or how they did it.
The magic of this ad didn’t happen on the screen. There were no amazing special effects, singing fish, dancing raisins, or cute little Zhu Zhu Pets scurrying about. In fact, there wasn’t even a single actor on screen, or any spoken words during the ad! How in the world did the best ad put it all together then?
The magic took place in YOUR mind. If the advertiser can get you to sell yourself on the product, that’s the best possible endorsement they could ever hope to receive. The ad used the tried and true three step formula of:
1- Feature, 2- Advantage, 3- Benefit
and it did so in such a way that your imagination was running wild and maybe even affected you
So what was the magic ad, and where can I see it? I thought you’d never ask!
*EDIT* Sorry for the broken link, you can see the Google ad below: