Monday, April 21, 2008
I want your money. (That's what I want.)
Here is a list of the last year's top 10 advertisers.
The truth is, except for the fake ones done solely for the awards shows,
I can't recall a single commercial done by any of these companies
that I actually like.
I can recall a lot of Verizon commercials I despise. Likewise with Ford and GM, especially the Cadillac work about a car turning me on. Time Warner I assume are
spots about triple-play bundles and a beeping bird. AT&T spots I think I remember
as well-produced but banal and un-motivating and giving me information about bars
that I simply do not believe.
This chart represents more than $18 billion of spend.
That's $60 for every person in America or $3 for every person on Earth.
All for work that does little to persuade or change behavior.
Think of all the telco commercials you've viewed this year
all to stay with the carrier you hate.
For no apparent reason the picture here is what comes up when you do a
Google image search for Mammon.
January 2007 - December 2007
Rank Parent Company Total Ad Dollars Spent
1 PROCTER & GAMBLE CO $3,728,279,492
2 AT&T INC $2,150,742,501
3 GENERAL MOTORS CORP $2,028,368,104
4 FORD MOTOR CO $1,760,594,254
5 VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC $1,658,501,263
6 TIME WARNER INC $1,467,420,737
7 CERBERUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP $1,363,410,168
8 JOHNSON & JOHNSON $1,290,803,595
9 TOYOTA MOTOR CORP $1,255,439,326
10 WALT DISNEY CO $1,191,120,322
Posted by George Tannenbaum at 7:33 AM