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Fri Jan 1, 2021, 12:25 PM

Kia ball drop

My wife wanted to see New York ball drop for the New Year. Instead we had a huge Kia videos screen pretty much obscuring everything. She wasn't pleased.

I don't think Kia got the bang for their advertising buck that they anticipated. In another direction it was a Volkswagen banner. Not quite as obnoxious, but you really still couldn't see the ball drop.

I wonder if there is a message in that two foreign auto companies are prominently being displayed to the point of distraction for our uniquely American celebration.

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exboyfil Jan 2021 OP
Stallion Jan 2021 #1
exboyfil Jan 2021 #3
onethatcares Jan 2021 #2
Roland99 Jan 2021 #4
PCIntern Jan 2021 #5
SamKnause Jan 2021 #6
BannonsLiver Jan 2021 #7
Ms. Toad Jan 2021 #8
exboyfil Jan 2021 #9

Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 12:27 PM

1. It Was Obnoxious

but don't have time to expand because I'm watching College Football today including

Chick-Fil-a Peach Bowl
Vrbo Citrus Bowl
Capitol One Rose Bowl
All State Sugar Bowl

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Response to Stallion (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 12:34 PM

3. Waiting for them to split screen during the entire broadcast

With the sponsor advertising on one of the screens. I mean with such large TVs now days, what is the problem.

At some point sponsorship annoys the crap out of people. I know they employ really smart people, but running ads for $50K cars during Walking Dead doesn't seem productive for example.

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 12:30 PM

2. "Murika"

and they think this will convince us to buy a car for our SO.

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 12:44 PM

4. Kia is completely missing a great marketing campaign...

The Kia Pet. Complete with green fuzzy roof

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 01:01 PM

5. On the network I was watching, and I lost track

because I was flipping around the dial, as we used to say, after all the songs, there was an ad for...Kia.

Where was the Guy Lombardo Orchestra at the Waldorf Astoria?

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 02:49 PM

6. I was waiting for someone to mention that.

I never saw the ball drop.

All I saw was Kia advertisements.

I was watching CNN.

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 02:53 PM

7. Yes, uniquely American in its absurdity.

The ball drop is beyond dumb with or without the corporate logos plastered everywhere. Never understood the appeal.

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 03:00 PM

8. Did it actually drop?

On the rebroadcast I saw, it just vanished.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 03:12 PM

9. Exactly

We had to look at a rebroadcast to figure it out. My wife was mad.

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