2007-05-23

Hi-Fi Buys

Hi-Fi Buys is apparently going out of business. I have noticed people standing around on the side of road on Baxter and the Atlanta Highway holding a wood stick with going out of business signs stapled to the stick. What the hell? I think standing on the side of a road holding a stick would be about the most boring thing possible. Is this an effective form of advertising?

And over on Prince yesterday, I saw a truck with ads on the sides and rear. The ads flipped periodically. It looks like the idea is to run the truck around town so motorists can read the ads. Jesus, is there no escaping the hucksters? I didn't pay attention to the names of the companies that purchased these ads, if I had, I would make sure to buy nothing from them.

5 comments:

hillary said...

I'm trying to remember the term for holding a stick with an ad on it. When Ashley Parker Angel (ex-O Towner) had his fantastic reality show on MTV and, at one point, needed to get a job, they told him that's what he was qualified to do.

Adrian said...

Apparently your job is to tell who is advertising in an objectionable manner and my job is to tell who is setting prices too high.

Christian said...

OMG, this is an aside, but hillary, I enjoyed that show way more than I should have.

Brandon said...

They were advertising Hi-Fi Buys going out of business, and the first thing in your blog post was "Hi-Fi Buys is aparrently going out of business" and you're the #1 Google response for the search terms "hi-fi buys going out of business". So, boring or not, yes, it's an effective form of advertising. :)

Chuck said...

...came in from google still