I saw the following commercial on YouTube a while back (March 19, 2007, to be exact).
For those of you who don't click on videos (or those who have videos blocked at work), the video is an ad for Israel and they are using sex to sell the idea of going to Israel. Now, I am not posting this just so that the guys and girls can see sexy women in video format. No, that's not the point.
Hey, there is a replay button on the player. Neat.
Wait a minute, what was I attempting to write? Oh, yeah, someone made a commercial using sex to sell the Holy Land. Can you imagine the pitch? I mean, I don't know what the Israel Chamber of Commerce looks like, but I imagine a bunch of Hassidic Jews, Muslim Shaman and friendly Catholic Nuns sitting around a conference table, listening to advertising firms pitching ideas.
Ad Man: "We all know that Israel is the cradle of religion."
Hassidic Jew: "Actually, Egypt is known as the cradle of religion."
Ad Man: "Yeah, I knew that. I mean Israel has a crapload of religious stuff."
Catholic Nun: "I am not sure we would categorize this as crapload."
Ad Man: "The point is that when people think of Israel, they either think of people praying or people blowing other people up."
Muslim Shaman: "And you want us to market that vacationers can get blown up when they visit?"
Ad Man: "No, actually, people know about religion. And they know about the danger involved."
Pause while everyone looks at the ad man.
Ad Man: "I just think having a commercial with a little tits and ass would attract people to the Holy Land. Gets their minds off of the danger, and supplement the religion."
At least that's what I imagine when I view the commercial. That and thinking I did not know you could show your boobs off in the beaches in Israel. Makes one want to go. Damn ad man.
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