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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:36 PM

GoDaddy Goes After Lucrative Idiot Demographic With New Naked Lady Ad

http://jezebel.com/5878931/godaddy-goes-after-lucrative-idiot-demographic-with-new-naked-lady-ad

Before internet domain hosting service GoDaddy was famous for backing the SOPA bill and pissing off the whole internet, the company was known for airing inscrutable but irritatingly sexist ads. So what's the damaged brand doing to win back some of its ex customers? Making an even more inscrutable, even stupider ad, and airing it during the Super Bowl! You can't lose by doubling down on a bad idea,

The ad features confusing spokesladies Danica Patrick and Jillian Michaels, whose acting skills combined equal about one quarter of an Andie MacDowell, and a mute, naked model getting her body painted by the two talkers.

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Where do I sign, GoDaddy? This totally makes up for that SOPA supporting business!

It's not clear who GoDaddy wants as a customer anymore. They obviously don't care to have lady webmasters (web mistresses?) use their domains, nor do they care for web and news savvy men. Are they banking on the fact that Obama's going to get re-elected, thus prompting a fresh wave of dum dums to start their own conspiracy theory websites festooned with waving flag and crying bald eagle gifs? Is the addition of Jillian Michaels as a spokesperson an attempt to subconsciously signal to people who hate themselves? Is Larry the Cable Guy in the market for 1 million websites?

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Reply GoDaddy Goes After Lucrative Idiot Demographic With New Naked Lady Ad (Original post)
redqueen Jan 2012 OP
CrispyQ Jan 2012 #1
seabeyond Jan 2012 #3
iverglas Jan 2012 #2
Sera_Bellum Jan 2012 #4
redqueen Jan 2012 #5
seabeyond Jan 2012 #6
seabeyond Jan 2012 #7
Sera_Bellum Jan 2012 #9
redqueen Jan 2012 #10
Sera_Bellum Jan 2012 #8
redqueen Jan 2012 #11

Response to redqueen (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:51 PM

1. Arghhh!!!!



Can I tell you how mad I am at myself that I didn't more closely check out GoDaddy before setting up all my accounts with them two years ago? I went totally on the referral of a professor of mine & I have to say that set up & customer service have been great, but . . . arghh!! I wish I was with someone else. But will I change? I don't know. Part of me says eat the cost & do it now before I'm more established, the other part doesn't want to deal with it. damndamndamn.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:40 PM

3. BlueHost is great - cheap, good tools and great service.

I use 1and1 and am pretty happy with it too.

Seconded! I loooove BlueHost. Never had a problem, my site is never down, and when I did something really incredibly stupid and had to contact customer service to tell them the stupid thing, and then they told me the incredibly simple answer any moron would have figured out, they were totally nice about it and didn't at all give me the sense that they were rolling their eyes and snickering at me at the other end of the line. They even said, when I apologized for being such a stupe, that it was totally common and I shouldn't feel bad at all.

Love them.

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here are other companies people talk about. my husband uses godaddy for his clients. i am going to do my best to convince him to use other companies. the man that runs the company is slime. they need to lose money.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:12 PM

2. I just have to say

 

whose acting skills combined equal about one quarter of an Andie MacDowell

... oh, yesss. Did anybody actually get 3 weddings and a funeral?? What on earth was there about Andie MacDowell that would make anybody even notice her existence?

We get the superbowl up here but with the US commercials supplanted by Canadian ones. Much as I detest despise loathe hate can't stand US football on television, I'd sit through that once a year just to see the ads. Tacky Tebow and his tacky anti-choice crap, for instance. (Does somebody think "Tebow" is a name?? It isn't!! It's Thibeault, ffs!)

I wish I knew who Jillian Michaels is. I'll have to google ... Oh. A TV trainer. And the other one is an "auto racing driver, model and advertising spokeswoman".

Well, I'd say they're going for the drooling male market segment, myself. In ever such an edgy way, of course, with girls who just might spank somebody?

If women really would just SAY NO to corporations that pull this crap, who knows what might happen.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:56 AM

4. 30 y/o dudes

 

are evidently in charge of lucrative ad campaigns. Let us not forget the Hardee's ads where the woman is giving head to her hamburger. They even slow mo'd it for our viewing pleasure. Burger King is equally as awful as well. Things have gone south but fast. Indeed, it is as though they do not care about the women's dollar.

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Response to Sera_Bellum (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:19 AM

5. No, they care about the dollars...

but they also know most women don't care about that kind of portrayal. Or if they do, not enough to bother saying or doing anything about it.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:24 AM

6. we dont eat at hardees, carl jr and burger king. i dont buy reeboks after buying them

for a lifetime. no more dentyne. i wont buy my bras at victoria secret, anymore. and i always call out these companies and explain why, when talking to another woman.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:31 AM

7. coors is another. i got into the main office with one of their commercials

talked to a VP. i told him, just describing the ad he put on tv, my email was rejected for no obscenity rule. says something. it was the one with barely dressed woman, humping the ground toward the camera, mouth like she is giving a blow job, to cut to a room of young men watching the commercial, jumping up and down screaming like a bunch of girls , for her to crawl thru the camera and give them all a bj. was the most outrageous ad i had seen to that point. i told the man, what does it say, in describing their commercial, put on for all of us to see, including children, cant research him, an adult male that ok the ad. that one didnt last long.

i am calling kia locally (i always address locally, first) then their main office with their superbowl commercial. woman is dressed in S&M to sell a car. fuck that. i have four car buyers in this family. we buy high end, best consumer report vehicles. kia is now up there and HAD potential. but, no more.

that simple. dont respect me, dont get my money.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:45 AM

9. Good on you.

 

We need 10 million more women to do something similar.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:28 AM

10. ...



Eventually we'll reach a point when most people don't just roll their eyes at (or actively cheer for) sexism. Eventually.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:41 AM

8. Most women

 

have men in their lives. Indeed, they are quite male identified. If it's fine with their man, who would they be to contradict him?

I worked with a fantastic woman a few years ago who has subsequently succumbed to pancreatic cancer. Shortly before her diagnosis she bravely admitted she wanted out of her 40 year marriage. Her husband whom I met a handful of times seemed ok. She was a strong spirit, bright and articulate. Behind closed doors obviously things were bleak. One of the last conversations we had prior to her passing, she said this. "I don't know what I like, I don't know what to watch on t.v. I don't know whom to vote, I don't know where I want to visit..."

What her husband ate, she ate. What her husband watched, she watched.

It took her a long time to realize she had no agency, no sense of self.

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Response to Sera_Bellum (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:35 AM

11. That's sad.

I'd like to go on a rant about the absorption of dominant messages and positive feedback for members of minority groups who sufficiently internalize those messages, but I haven't had my coffee yet.

Besides that tl;dr summary might just be sufficient.

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