I don’t need a new fridge, stop trying to make me buy one Kristen Bell! And Tiny Fey, I certainly don’t need another AMEX card. Everyone is trying to sell you something be it on the Internet, on TV, or across social media. One of the worst offenders I’ve seen lately is Covergirl not so obviously trying to sell me makeup they allegedly use on Betty and Veronica in Riverdale. I’d just like to say that “allegedly” is very fitting because there is no way that Veronica and Cheryl Blossom look that put together from using Covergirl cosmetics. Sorry not sorry!
I’d also like to mention I feel terribly old watching Riverdale because I remember when Luke Perry and Skeet Ulrich were young and cute. Skeet Ulrich is 47? Where and when did that happen? And Luke Perry is 50? What? How? Who?
Now, I’m old enough to mentally role my eyes at bad product placement and over marketing. Maybe I’m jaded because I blog but marketing can be grossly exaggerated across social media not to mention on TV, etc…
But, of course, I’m a fan girl first and foremost. So, when I recently saw Mike Angelo post a pic with a big old tube of NETZ Spidersilk Luminessence (or it could be his brother, I can never tell the two apart but it did appear on his Instagram but his brother is the one endorsing NETZ at the moment! Who knows….!) I was all like, “WHAT ARE THIS?”
I mean are you seeing how crazy awesome that texture is?
Far be it for me to get excited about what appears to be an illuminating base of some sort but this stuff looks so freaking cool. Like Peter Parker web shooter cool! This stuff looks all gooey and webby and wow! I need it. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to find in the US. That’s a good thing as I’d probably waste money on it and hate it but the commercial makes it look rather cool and I swear it has nothing to do with all that lock and popping Mike does.
No, really, it doesn’t.
See? An example of great marketing.
I was sold on it.
What celebs or gurus have sold you something that you really didn’t need?
Or are you a smart consumer that doesn’t get suckered in to the hype?
But honestly, tell me, don’t you NEED NETZ after seeing that commercial? I mean the actual commercial not the Mike without a shirt video!