The problem with this is that, they may never actually use or like the product their advertising, they just getting paid to advertise it.
Or in a related sense, if they use a product from a company sponsoring them, it may not be the product you can buy in the store. It may be a special, highly customized item tailored specifically for them.
So even if the endorser has some relationship to the product, I don't take it at face value.
Originally posted by CPD SIG: I'm going to honestly say it depends.
Jerry Miculek endorsing guns, ammo, gun parts... Yeah, I'll take his word for it.
Rusty Wallace, Kyle Busch want to talk to me about oil, auto parts, engines... I'm all ears.
Some NBA, MLB, NFL star wants to pontificate about basketballs, how well under-armor works... I'll listen.
But if any of them want to sell me insurance, talk about the benefits of a reverse mortgage, or what the best flea collar for my dog is... Keep walking, cause I ain't buying.
But I’m very skeptical of any obvious advertising by some “personality.” “Gunny endorsed” is always one that jumps to mind. Yes, he was a Marine, but he was mostly a movie actor and I know nothing about him to believe that he was an expert on ammunition, firearms or their maintenance any more than I am myself.
When I saw this commercial of Gunny fawning over John Wayne, I realized R Lee Ermey had turned into a shameless huckster.
But I don't blame ex-mil guys like him or Bear Grylls. They can laugh all the way to the bank due to their larger-than-life screen personae. It's not as if they were committing Stolen Valor.
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As soon as I saw Tiger Woods driving a Buick I knew that I had to have one. He's like a famous golfer, so I figured that I would be a great golfer if I had a Buick but I'm not sure that it worked. Wait...what kind of refrigerator does he have? Maybe that would make me better.
No one's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session.- Mark Twain
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