Do Your Ads Make You Look Stupid? Funny Pic

Do Your Ads Make You Look Stupid? Funny Pic

     I found this ad at the Wetzels Pretzels stand in the Promenade Mall in Temecula today (8 Aug. 2010).  Yeah, some might say, "You're criticizing it!  Why publicize them?!"  I figure, getting some buzz about your product for any reason (other than yucky stuff in food products) is a marketing success. 

     Well, I am not sure whether or not the Wetzels folks did this ad intentionally, because it is so obviously self-contradictory and, uh, stupid:

wetzels pretzels temecula.

Did their ad people name the drink, "Strawberry Forever," and then their legal department added, "For a Limited Time," or what?  What part of "forever" do the Wetzels people not understand.

So, whether they meant it or not, it's funny, and I hope you enjoy it. 

A lesson for real estate agents?  We're putting out a lot of information that has the standard disclaimer, "Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed."  That's not totally contradictory of showing our expertise "above," but still seems a cop-out.  I wish we didn't have to add it, but in this day and age when anything happens and someone sues about trivial stuff, we do.  So please see my disclaimer below about being an attorney but not practicing law.  I mean it, you just reading this blog does not make you my law, loan or real estate client. :)

 

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Comment balloon 11 commentsLisa Delzompo 951-704-4559 • August 08 2010 06:16PM

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Very clever post!  I think the sign accomplished what the creator set out to do ... get your attention.  Like you post demonstrates, silliness works! 

Posted by Karen Bernetti over 7 years ago

How many times have you seen what you consider an error, but when you told the author, they laughed and said, "Just seeing if you were paying attention."?  The proofreader in me finds that annoying. Is Wetzels a small company, or is it found in other malls?

Posted by Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS (Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Too funny!!!  I have been guilty of a few similar things in the past.  I get moving to fast and don't realize the small details.  Good thing my wife is the other part of my team!  :) 

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) over 7 years ago

I saw an ad for "I can believe it's not butter" the other day... which really takes away from it.

Posted by Rob Lang, Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes (At Home Kansas / www.AskRobLang.com) over 7 years ago

Carolyn, Wetzels is a chain out here in California, so definitely not tiny. 

Posted by Lisa Delzompo 951-704-4559, Experienced, Trusted, & On Your Mission: Home (PRW Lending, Inc) over 7 years ago

Funny stuff....Thanks for that!

Posted by Kim Suecroft - Hanson (Restage Inc.) about 7 years ago

Thank you for sharing; it's been one of those hectic days when a good laugh is needed!!

Posted by Eva Beshears, Realtor for Springfield, MO Area (Murney Associates, Realtors) about 7 years ago

nice

Posted by Steve Bucher (Mortgage Intelligence Mortgage Consulting) about 7 years ago

Ha ha that is pretty funny but also seems effective

Posted by Brandon DeVere (Force Realty) about 7 years ago

Very funny Lisa. I enjoy seeing things like that, it makes me think.  :>

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