Mastercard's Peyton Manning Pep Talks More Worthless than Priceless


Talk about deception. Here's a campaign that looked like something it wasn't.

Mastercard's Priceless Pep Talks with Peyton Manning gives you two text-entry boxes: a place for your name, and a place to enter something you're bummed about.

But if your name isn't already in a pre-set database, you officially do not exist. And the second box seems to be stuck on one setting: "I drive a minivan."

As a result, Peyton Manning addresses us by a name that isn't ours, and gives us a pep talk about how we can soup up the depressing minivan we don't have.

This sucks. And even if it worked the way it was supposed to, how is Peyton Manning going to give you customized advice about any one of your myriad problems? He can't tell you to paint flames down the side of your recent transfer to the receivables department.

by Angela Natividad    Sep- 6-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Bad, Celebrity, Online, Sponsorship   

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Why even make something that's been done better 100 times before?

Posted by: Dan on September 6, 2007 2:52 PM

maybe you should take a little more time on the site before start your sorry crying!!
i was in the site, and ya it has 12 more options than selecting other then minivan....
and about the names, there are other options you can choose.. friend.. myman.. whateva..

Posted by: nikki on September 7, 2007 12:14 AM

Nikki: I would have spent more time on the site, but that's what you're for.


Posted by: Angela on September 7, 2007 10:01 AM

I think you are just not the demographic they are going for. At all. Because to males age 16-40, Peyton Manning is the greatest sports advertiser ever. And maybe you should upgrade your craptastic IE 6 browser. Peyton Manning ads = brilliant. You = not so much.

Posted by: Andrew on September 10, 2007 1:50 PM

I am not very critical by nature, but I have to say: the site reviewer looked dumb in this case. Saying the "minivan" option was the only one showed a failure to figure out a simple web site control. And to complain about the lack of name choices... and not mention how witty the site is?? Is there no sense of humor? No sense of what key elements should be evaluated?

Posted by: Mark on October 15, 2007 10:51 PM

Not bad
funny for football guys
Lighten up angry creatives

Posted by: jumpinfish on October 23, 2007 8:32 AM

What kind of moron thinks peyton is actually giving them advice...Here's some advice,turn off the telivision,and read a book!!!!

Posted by: glenn on November 5, 2007 12:29 PM

It's obvious the person who made the review doesn't have a clue, doesn't understand male, football fan, humor. That person should be sent to review Nascar races, bet that would be fun to read. Actually the review was almost as much fun as the pep talks.

Posted by: voice of reason on December 11, 2007 12:27 PM

This was way better when they did it with Sam L Jackson for "Snakes On A Plane"

Posted by: Alex on December 16, 2007 3:40 PM

Wow! Do you have anything else to do but to get offended over tv ads? Grow a spine.

Posted by: Johnny on March 8, 2008 1:50 AM