Did you see this crap?
Apple pays some network TV monkey $15, 00 to promote the iPod?
$15, 00?! Hell, for half that I could assemble a team of lesbian ninja coeds who would stuff Matt Lauer in a sack and beat him with hard salamis and then hijack an hour of network television to show themselves making out with each other while stroking the iPod seductively.
All for $7,500. In terms of marketing and return on investment, it doesn’t get any better than that.
Plus, you’re getting rid of Matt Lauer for 60 minutes. Apple could write the whole expense off as a charitable donation.
And for just $350 I could do the same thing, but with dudes.
But does Apple call the fine staff at Crazy Apple Rumors Site? No. They call this Greenberg dude who screws the pooch.
You’ll get that from a lot of your standard-issue network TV monkeys. Pooch screwing.
I’m not sure who’s in charge of marketing at Apple (cough), but I just don’t get the point of paying someone to shill a product that people are pretty much willing to shill for free. I can’t open up my local paper or drive down the street or go to the bathroom without seeing some promotion for the iPod.
The last one, of course, is because I keep my iPod in my underwear. Purely for safekeeping.
Plus it gets nice and warm when I play it. Sure it looks funny when I want to switch to the next song, but…
Anyway, if you’re going to pay someone to shill your product, why wouldn’t you pay a long-time supporter of your company who just happens to have close ties to the lesbian ninja community?
And knows how to keep his mouth shut.