Bacon's Thinks People Will Pay $500 For Free Super Bowl Commercials

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One has to wonder what idiot over at Bacon's came up with this lame idea. Recently, it sent an email out to its subscribers offering...wait for it...a DVD with all the Super bowl ads on it...for $500! Does Bacon's really think the PR industry, or anyone for that matter, hasn't heard of iFilm, Yahoo, AOL, YouTube, MySpace, Advertising Age, USA Today, the DVR or any of the thousands of other places Super Bowl commercial can be seen for...oh...$500 less than $500? Apparently not as it seems to think there are people in this world that will cough up $500 for what everyone else can get for free. Whacked. Truly whacked.

UPDATE: Competitrack is doing it too. Are we missing something here? Do people actually pay for this sort of thing?

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (14)     File: Strange, Super Bowl 2007, Video     Feb- 8-07  
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Definately nuts .. nuttier still, I'll bet there were some people who bought it .. or at least seriosly considereed it for a moment ..

Posted by: Historian on February 8, 2007 03:44 PM

I bought one of the CDs because I don't take charity. There are poor people in china who need it more than I do!

Posted by: Paul Meyers on February 8, 2007 04:11 PM

You have got to be kidding me? It has got to be caused by strange smoke or drink!!

Posted by: Roy on February 8, 2007 05:37 PM

You should try it. My company made quite a bundle!

Posted by: C on February 8, 2007 05:50 PM

OK, call me nuts...but when my client calls and wants to meet to talk about the superbowl spots, I'd rather have them available on a DVD instead of having to search for the spots on the web during a discussion or presentation,
"Mr. CMO, Please follow me back to my 3'X4' cubicle, so we can gather around my computer screen for an hour googling the SuperBowl ads." Good Times.

Posted by: AcctHell on February 8, 2007 05:59 PM

Your mom told me this company was cool

Posted by: Joe Blow on February 8, 2007 06:00 PM

AcctHell: ever heard of downloading them? With a little effort (you can get the .flv files from your Temporary Internet Files or use VideoDownloader in Firefox). Of course you'll need iSquint (Mac only) to convert .flv to MPEG-4.

Even if you don't want to do all that, iFilm and YouTube have the spots collected in one place for you.

So call me nuts, but I'd rather not have a client call about a $500 charge for a DVD of free TV spots.

Posted by: pat smith on February 8, 2007 07:25 PM

AcctHell: ever heard of downloading them? With a little effort (you can get the .flv files from your Temporary Internet Files or use VideoDownloader in Firefox). Of course you'll need iSquint (Mac only) to convert .flv to MPEG-4.

Even if you don't want to do all that, iFilm and YouTube have the spots collected in one place for you.

So call me nuts, but I'd rather not have a client call about a $500 charge for a DVD of free TV spots.

Posted by: pat smith on February 8, 2007 07:25 PM

Seems strange doesn't it? Actually, we sell quite a few of them. Some agencies want high quality versions of the spots to add to their permanent archives. Others want a DVD on hand for their creative teams to review. Hey, its a big world.....

Posted by: Bob Moss, Competitrack on February 8, 2007 09:29 PM

I was going to say it's surprising that nobody's selling a DVD of Superbowl commercials for $20. But then I realized: nobody would buy a DVD of Superbowl commercials for $20 when they can find them all online. Weird how a product with no market at $20 can have a market at $500.

Posted by: Cameron on February 8, 2007 11:38 PM

Not so strange at all...we sold a bunch as well. It seems that folks in advertising like to look back at big advertising events..What better way than an organized DVD...I can't wait till the Oscars. Also I am starting an advertising Fantasy league if anyone is interested.
http://www.adscope.com

Posted by: Gil Bassetti on February 9, 2007 09:34 AM

The main thing is the quality. Sure, you can download spots off the Web, but they are shitty low res versions. To Acct Hell's point, if you need to present the spots to a client, this might not be a bad option...

Posted by: andrew on February 9, 2007 01:21 PM

An "Advertising Fantasy League" ?
Gil, C'mon. Just because you were always picked last for kickball as a child...or that no one on MySpace will be your "friend"...doesn't mean you have to create a sad little club for ad geeks who miss the good ole days of Dungeons & Dragons.
Why not consider a bowling league instead ?

Posted by: Con on February 9, 2007 01:52 PM

Ok the Advertising Fantasy League was a joke, but bowling...now you're talking..

Posted by: Gil Bassetti/Adscope on February 9, 2007 03:13 PM

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