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Restaurant Commercial Advertising Mistakes To Avoid – Longhorn Steakhouse Advertisement

There are two 15-second commercials here, but watch the first half for Longhorn Steakhouse: I’m guessing here…but I’d be willing to bet if you’re going to Longhorn Steakhouse, you’re going there for steak. Not chicken. Don’t get me wrong, the … Continue reading

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TV Commercial Fail: FedEx “Auto Repair Shop”. Tim Burt Critiques

When you absolutely, positively have to have a misguided, lame advertisement….watch this 2011 commercial for FedEx: The first time I saw this my initial reaction was it was for Google or another search engine company. THE ISSUE When the “shop … Continue reading

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Recipe Ingredient #10 To Make A Bad Radio Or Television Commercial: Asking A Dumb Question

A common misconception among copywriters is: “Don’t start off a commercial with a question. If the listener/viewer answers ‘no’, you’ve lost them“.   I agree with that to a point. But there’s one very important word missing from the first … Continue reading

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Recipe Ingredient #9 To Make A Bad Radio Or Television Commercial: Script By Committee

What happens when too many people¬†offer opinions into a script? (note: This is most common with commercials in the medical field.) MYTH All decision-making employees should have an opinion on what the commercial should “say”…which leads to… Trying to cram … Continue reading

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Recipe Ingredient #7 To Make A Bad Radio Or Television Commercial: The Laundry List

All too often, business owners who write their own scripts fail to realize the one simple, core fact when trying to convey a message: what is the one thing you want the audience to remember about your company? You’ll most … Continue reading

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Recipe Ingredient #6 To Make A Bad Radio Or Television Commercial: Sports Celebrities

Sports stars are sports stars¬†because they can throw a ball, run or skate really fast, tackle, etc. better than anyone else on the planet. They’re not actors or voice actors. So why do sports teams insist on trying to transform … Continue reading

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Recipe Ingredient #5 To Make A Bad Radio Or Television Commercial: Your Kids.

Three common myths about using children in commercials by advertisers and agencies: Kids on radio and t.v. are cute! Kids stand out! People pay more attention to kids The biggest myth used by business owners regarding their own children: “My … Continue reading

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