Sprint’s Spastic Advertising Spot



There is so much commercial monkey business out there on the airwaves it’s a shame to let it drift on by. Instead, it’s high time to capitalize on them for entertainment purposes.(Translation: Expect a whole lot more of this sort of post in the near future.) I mean … quite often, there’s comedy gold in them there advertisements. No sense in letting it get away from us.

So … how influenced are you personally by commercials? Especially those hocking products or services you might be interested in or possibly in the market for?

I’m willing to bet you metaphorically sit up a little straighter and take notice when such an ad crops up on your television screen. Those offering coupons or incentives or special offers and the like geared toward things you’re actively looking for I’d imagine might be pretty agreeable.

On the flip side, what if you were looking to change phone service providers and this commercial popped up during a break of your favorite program?



I don’t know about you but when a company sponsors someone appearing to be in the throes of an epileptic fit, it’s not something I gravitate toward.

I’m confounded. And by that I mean … what market is Sprint actually shooting for here? The spastic set? Those willing to “let themselves go” physically in displaying their joy at getting a new eyeFone or Sprint plan? The “dance like no one’s watching” contingent? The carefree spirit market perhaps?

Don’t get me wrong. There are worse commercials out there. This one doesn’t even come close to scraping the bottom of the barrel. But I sure would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when whatever ad company offered this little ditty to Sprint, touting its benefits and viability to the general public.

Then again … maybe there’s more of an odd, divergent minority out there who gravitates to this method of marketing than I’m willing to admit …

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