Amex and the Oscars

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Mogul of Pineapples
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Amex and the Oscars

Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:19 pm

The LA Times ran an interesting piece about the prices to run commercials during the Oscars. Last year it was costing $1.8M for a 30 sec commercial and now these past couple weeks they have been unloading adds for hundreds of thousands less.

GM backed out as the big car advertiser this year. American Express only purchased one spot this year and usually they have several.

I'm actually kind of relieved to see our country coming back down to earth in terms of prices for everything. No one watches the Oscars, what makes them think they can charge almost $2M for a single ad? I don't see how expensive TV ads are worthwhile for most companies. It's more of a vanity purchase to be seen if anything else.

It was reported we may be in the first deflationary period in 50 years. I understand why economists say this is bad but if that means I'm paying less for my groceries and gas I don't see how bad that can be, ha.
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Postby Cucumber » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:36 am

The oscars are a joke because all they nominate now are crappy movies that only like 5% of people care about. They need to go more mainstream and stop shoving down our throats their heuty tuetie Henry the 14th love story made over for the 8593th time..... NO ONE GIVES A SHEET!!!! We would rather watch a Will Ferrel movie than that. Make the oscars about movies people care about and maybe then we will want to watch it!
Stop talking crap about him!

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Postby The Fuzz » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:07 pm

Maybe AMEX has made a Centurion card dress for someone like they did with the Gold card dress from years ago. lol Now that would be dressing in black with style!

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Postby fffresh » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:55 pm

Slumdog Millionaire stole the show tonight. A good film but certainly nothing spectacular enough to win the number of awards it did.

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