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Budget Advertising: FinallyFast.com

In advertising, communications on November 14, 2008 at 12:22 pm

Budget advertising can be problematic. When done poorly it can denegrate a brand and confuse consumers. Take this ad for finallyfast.com, a computer optimizing software. At the end of the day it may be a failed concept, but it certainly isn’t going to help that the product only works on PCs and yet they show an Apple computer twice in the spot (three times if you count the keyboard). I realize that I may be slightly more saavy than the audience here, but showing an iBook going blue screen certainly isn’t the way to build up credibility as knowing anything about computers or how to make them work better

I feel the same way I do when I read a menu that mangles English…thinking that maybe if they would have taken 10 minutes and shown it to someone who knew what they were doing that they could have saved a lot of money.

  1. Man, where did you dig up this example? That ad is horrible. Plus I’m not sure if they had a brand developed to denegrate?

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