Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Selling California...to Californians?

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I'm sitting here watching TV tonight and this ad comes on about California.  Don't get me wrong...I love it, it's a great ad and I think it would sell me on visiting California but I already live here!  Why would they run this ad in California?  What a waste of money! My mind just goes to how this money could be spent on something more important....
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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow very strange, we have been seeing it lots here in Melbourne Australia. Makes me wish I could go back to visit.
Great blog by the way!!!
~Nicole

Cindy said...

That is kinda funny! Good video though, makes me want to visit!!!

Rose H (UK) said...

That ad is airing at the moment in the UK - and no, sorry it doesn't make me book a flight :o(

Crystal said...

I think it's nationwide.....I've seen the commercial and I'm in WV. I figure once you pay for nationwide you may as well show it EVRYWHERE!!! But I wouldn't know for sure!!!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Awwwww, California. I knew it would be everything I hoped for and expected. I love it there!

Martina said...

My husband and I visited California quite a few times we love it their. Thinking about taking a trip back this summer with the kiddos. Martina

Pamela Gordon said...

Well, that sounds very much like advertising our Provincial government does here in New Brunswick to get NBers to see their province (minus the movie stars). Also called "staycations" here. Gas is high and people can't afford to travel far so they push to keep you in your province (state) to build up the economy. I think it's a great ad! Have a look at my 'tourist' photos on my blog - yup, I'm trying to get people to come and see the beauty of New Brunswick, Canada! :-) Have a super day! Pamela

Denise@alloverroses said...

I always laugh at that too! The one they used to show with Arnold used to crack me up the way he said California!
Have a great day!
Denise

My Little Kaleidoscope Light said...

The ad has been showing here for quite a while, one with Rob Lowe at the end and now the current one with Betty White - neither persuade me to visit California, it doesn't seem to tell me very much really, nicely shot though.

Victoria said...

Maybe it's trying to entice those of us who already live here to stay:)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I've seen that here in Pa. but I wonder why they would show it in their home state, your right money wasted!

Anonymous said...

There is a lot of money here in California and many local and not so local places to visit, so maybe it's just a reminder to us to spend our money in our own state and help our own economy. For those of us that just can't afford to fly or drive with almost $4.00 a gallon gas, we have a pretty amazing choice of places to see right in our own backyard.

~Sheri~ said...

i think....they r trying to keep californians in CA.....a lot of peole i know have been hit hard during these economic times and are lookn for slower paced...simpler and frankly...CHEAPER states to live in.

I love my CA too.....but i have been tossn Texas in the air for some time now.

MavrikLane said...

I hear ya! I studied marketing in college. Psychology plays an important role in advertising. In this case...it must be subliminal.

Anonymous said...

I live in California also, and I really agree with you on this. Cindy, be sure to go back, and read the very last few comments on your previous post on Carmel,In case you haven't yet. Thanks, some really good ones there. Hugs, Joyce

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Thank you Joyce for the very nice comment you left yesterday. I read it yesterday on my iphone and meant to say thank you when I got home and back on my computer! It was very touching!

Susan said...

You are right, Cindy. It would have been better if they ran the video in New York or Massachusetts, Idaho or Oklahoma, or, well, anywhere else but California! Go figure. Susan

bikim said...

so cute!
lovely !
take care,
Rosa

Bonnie said...

Nothing surprises me anymore about how money gets spent. I am just glad I already am here so don't need to visit! The Bay Area cannot be beat. Nice sharing it with you, Cindy!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I'm so jealous of your roses and lilacs. My roses are getting new leaves but no roses as of yet.

Anonymous said...

I agree with one of the earlier posters : "maybe it's just a reminder to us to spend our money in our own state and help our own economy."
Not a bad message if you ask me!

Anonymous said...

That's CA for you, good old Brown must be toking away again lol

Lovely state though, especially fond of the Southern part. Just perfect weather there.