Cory Doctorow at 4:16 pm Tue, Nov 27, 2012
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
Ray sez, "I was looking for teat cups to build a simple hand vacuum pump milking machine for our new pet goat. And I found this website for milking machine teat cup liners, with the associated disco dancing promotional video.
ClassicPro - Silicone Liners
Youtube link: http://youtu.be/EI9Ha1mIsr8
Nice to see that Fleshlight has diversified.
When I see promotional materials like this, it always makes me think about the process it took to produce. There were probably several meetings discussing how a dancing milking machine teat cup liner would look.
But the real question is, who decided people shopping for milking machines like disco?
Let me propose a better question: what maker of an obscure technology wouldn’t want 80 bajillion times more attention than any of their rivals?
I think we can say, with no exaggeration, that this is the most successful ad for teat cup silicon liners for milking THAT HAS EVER EXISTED.
And probably ever will exist.
>what maker of an obscure technology wouldn’t want 80 bajillion times more attention than any of their rivals?
The maker of an obscure technology that only wants 1.01 times as much attention as long as it is from the target market.
I’m not planning on placing an order; are you?
Sooooo the target market doesn’t use the internet?
Think about this: They had to hire a singer. Either the singer or the people who hired her had to spend time adapting the lyrics to “stayin’ alive” to be relevant to the silicone milking sleeve industry. There were rejected drafts, and the song was most definitely not done in 1 take. It took at least an afternoon.
Imagine being that singer, and having to bid for that gig.
“What did you do today honey?”
“Oh, today I told an entire profession of people to kill themselves, numerous times, in order to make a lot of people laugh, so I could get paid.”
“Were they contract killers? Terrorists? Lobbyists for tobacco companies? Business people who make baby milk with arsenic in it?”
“No, honey, they were marketers.”
Just sayin’, glass houses and all.
I’m damn sure Bill’s prime motivation for saying that stuff ran a whole lot deeper than laughter and pay.
Which is prolly why I’ve met sombody with a tattoo of him.
I’d wager you’re fundamentally incapable of imagining a reality untainted by the poisonous filthy stain of the marketroids’ black arts… but hey, so am I.
But I can imagine being able to imagine it.
You have me there. I can imagine a world with no country, or religion too, but there are still marketers in that world, even if they only sell flowers.
Give me your milk! Give me your milk!
Much more effective marketing than the one for the Japanese sperm collection kiosk, which opted for a soundtrack you could not dance to. This machine is also superior in that it allows you to invite friends over, although it lacks a video screen to show porn , (bovine, humanoid, or both). Perhaps the video difference relates to male female personality distinctions. Guys are more visually stimulated.
The internet is weird.
im not sure if this is weird or horrifying. Im going to have to spend a while thinking about it, which is itself pretty horrifying.
/Someone/ paid attention in their viral marketing class.
I wouldn’t have expected it to be these guys tho.
Think about this. somewhere there is a marketing exec who can present a chart with the hits for this video and web site. That marketing exec can say, with no exaggeration, that this is the most successful ad for teat cup silicon liners for milking THAT HAS EVER EXISTED.
And probably ever will exist. So what did you do today?
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