August 23, 2010

Ads

On June 29, Laura made a list of the advertisements shown and heard during NESN's Red Sox/Rays broadcast. She was quite busy.

10 comments:

FenFan said...

You spooked me, Alan, when my NewsGator crawl suddenly showed that title! :-)

9casey said...

yeah ,it's alot of adds, but without them we wouldn't have million dollar ballplayers or $150.00 cable bills....

L-girl said...

Is that true? Maybe, maybe not. We have no way of knowing if it's true.

There's a little discussion about that on wmtc.

9casey said...

there has to be reason why the biggest payroll teams have their own networks...

L-girl said...

Right, but it doesn't follow that in-game ads are necessary to pay player's salaries. We have absolutely no way of knowing that.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Even at the ballpark, we're subjected to more and more advertising now. Not just seeing the additional signage, which just blends into the background now, but I believe they show a commercial or two before the game starts now. We do see on replays of a double that it's "doubles for Dimock" plus there are "sponsorships" of other plays.

This year out on Yawkey Way there's "Comcast Town". My friend actually goes there and wins prizes like keychains and mugs - all of which have logos of TV shows or networks on them - and have nothing to do with baseball. They make you answer "trivia" questions like "Who was the Bambino?" and "Who wore #8?" and "Who is Yawkey Way named after?", the latter two of which actually stumped her friends. She keeps telling me that since I'm good with Red Sox trivia I should go there. I stayed away, saying "It's just advertising." But the degree of difficulty of their so-called "trivia" is just as insulting to me as the fact that they think I'd want to purposely subject myself to their advertising.

RedSoxDiehard said...

My other pet peeve is the FanFoto people. The cheapest photo you can buy off their site is $14.95 (plus S&H of course) for a 5x7. But they walk around saying "Do you want to have your picture on redsox.com?" and then when someone says no, they say, "It's free." Well, yeah, standing in front of a camera while they take your picture is free (for now) but not actually doing anything with the photo. It's one thing when they walk around before the game, because I can avoid them, but what really bugs me now is they walk around in the stands during the game, not just between innings but during actual plays and ask everyone in each row if they want a picture. And when I avoid eye contact and look away, craning to see around them, sitting there with my own camera around my neck and trying to keep score, they'll stand there and interrupt with "Excuse me, hello, excuse me..." until I finally tell them to leave me alone, I'm watching a game. Lately the Red Sox Foundation 50/50 raffle people will do that now too, interrupt people in the stands during the game trying to get people to give them more money.

Sorry for the long post, but this is one of my pet peeves too. I'm going to the game tonight, and I'm going to try to keep track of all the ads we're subjected to during the actual game.

L-girl said...

Even at the ballpark, we're subjected to more and more advertising now.

Yes! This drives me NUTS. I don't know if Fenway does this, but at Yankee Stadium, they blast commercials - at very high volume - on the scoreboard between innings.

Diehard, if you would like to repost these comments at wmtc, please do. I hope you will.

L-girl said...

She keeps telling me that since I'm good with Red Sox trivia I should go there. I stayed away, saying "It's just advertising." But the degree of difficulty of their so-called "trivia" is just as insulting to me as the fact that they think I'd want to purposely subject myself to their advertising.

A woman after my own heart!

redsock said...

That's what I have said about the Amica Pitch Zone. It's not to help you with the game, it's a fuckin commercial.

Does knowing who the Bambino is qualify as "trivia"?

They had a woman coming around asking for pictures in Buffalo last night. She asked us. Tim said, "We're good."