It might be funny but who would want to be like these people?
It is an aspect in some advertising that has been bothersome for some time (refer to my October 10, 2008 blog entry) and I still don't get it.
Why do some companies portray their customers as clueless (or worse). If this is the way people who do business with a company are, why in the world would anyone seek to be like them?
If this is how Netflix customers are, I'd rather read a book!
Progressive has effectively used humor in other ads in their "Flo" campaign... but why make customers act like this?
The point is not to be too picky or lack a sense of humor. But does humor have to be at the expense of customer image?
The next blog post will give examples of advertising campaigns that effectively use humor without sacrificing customer dignity.