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Does my rate increase go to paying Christina Aguilera for that new D* tv commercial?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dubber deux, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. tralfaz

    tralfaz Duplicate User (Account Closed)

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    No, it's not common sense, in fact it couldn't be further from sensical. Businesses advertising budets and costs are determined and planned well in advance. Your costs are going up because their costs are going up. It has nothing to do with their advertising budget.

    I understand beer is going up about 25 cents per six pack, are you pissed at Budweiser for spending $1M per superbowl spot?

    I don't care what D* (or any other company) spends their money on. I either pay it or I don't (and if under contract, I reduce till I can get out). I certainly don't find reasons to start threads crying about it.
     
  2. Jeremy W

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    Well, that's the specialty of some posters. If they couldn't start threads every few days to complain about something after their previous thread got closed, I don't know what they'd do.
     
  3. dcowboy7

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    Spots this year are about about $2,700,000 per 30 second commercial.
    Of course discounts given to returning advertisers, multiple spot buys etc., but still.
     
  4. ThomasM

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    Well, if DirecTV was looking for a discount they could always sign up Kanye West or Tiger Woods....

    Personally, I wish they'd bring back Tanya Memme and Matt Galant. Their little weekly video update on what was new at DirecTV was kind of fun to watch unlike the robotic videos they now have on channel 1.
     
  5. Garry

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    Have you noticed that just about all large companies advertise? It's part of business and has nothing to do with what we pay.

    To me, it just seems like every month or so, you have to complain about something.
     
  6. onan38

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    I say they should use Dbstalk members in there ad's. I could use a few extra bucks!
     
  7. dubber deux

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    I'm actually OK with that concept. At least they would be showing appreciation of their customers in that regard. Good idea!

    Yeah Christina is lilkely a D* customer as well, BUT she probably would agree that there are plenty of others (fans of hers as well) that could have a greater need of the cash these days. Actually I don't dislike her, she has a great voice and she seems pretty nice even.



    If it wasn't for the customer D* wouldn't exist at all.

    Job #1 in any legit business is the satisfaction of the customer. If a business fails it is because they didn't put the customer as their TOP priority!
     
  8. Phil T

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    I don't want to think where my gas money is going. :shrug:
     
  9. Jeremy W

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    Are you serious? Now you're going to bash DirecTV because they didn't pay a customer/customers to do an ad spot? Because there are so many other huge national brands that do, right?
     
  10. CJTE

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    No... Job #1 in any business is to keep the business running. A business could fail for a many PLETHORA of things that have nothing to do with customer service.

    For example, in DirecTVs case, having your higher tier departments (like broadcasters and engineers) do customer service instead of their jobs. Then those people are so busy on the phone with everyone that they're not doing their job and things start to fall apart... I could go on but I think you get the picture.
     
  11. CJTE

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    Aside of Fresh 'n' Easy market, I know of none... And whether or not Fresh 'n' Easy is actually grabbing customers out of the aisle, or paying small-time actors, I will never know.
     
  12. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I hope you don't own or operate a business. :nono:
     
  13. pbg

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    Strange - When I first saw it, I thought it was signaling that a lot of new HD channels were in our future. It reminded me of the Beyonce commercial before the D11 launch. Hot pop chicks and satellite launches usually add up to new HD soon on DirecTV.
     
  14. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

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    He's STILL around?!!
     
  15. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    He looks like a 'roided up meat-head, now.
     
  16. dubber deux

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    I understand you but the bottom line is you have to have the CUSTOMER to have a business to begin with. If you lose the confidence of the customers you will lose your business in the end. Sure it might take decades....but it will fail in the end.
     
  17. pbg

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    I always figured the Blue Man Group had become sort of like the San Diego Chicken(s) - with multiple instances of them / it available for hire :)
     
  18. DCSholtis

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    That "slightly snobby intellectual" has a great show called Inside the Actor's Studio on Bravo. He was not being snobbish in those commercials he is just stating facts no more no less. Relax and don't read so much into commercials.
     
  19. DCSholtis

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    Or Tiger's wife for a sports commercial. I heard she swings one helluva 9-iron. :D
     
  20. dubber deux

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    Perhaps that spot is supposed to be "funny" but it isn't. It really does seem to be denegrating that type of customer. I'm certainly not that "metric" but it still seems a bit insulting IMO.
     

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