Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sham Wow Vs Head On - There's No Contest

When it comes to TV advertising spending I didn't think anyone would top HeadOn. That commercial was on non stop. And I don't know how they even sold one unit of HeadOn because they were never clear on what to do with it. Specifically, where should it be applied? Who would even know? Maybe I wasn't listening closely enough.

The Sham Wow* on the other hand is going places and I predict is going to be a product star. And why? Look at the smooth talk of Vince the Sham Wow guy. He's telling you where it's at. It's as simple as that. And I'm sure you ladies can agree that if this fellow approached you in a bar, you'd be putty in his hands. Yeah. Don't lie.




*They say to beware of imitators. So....I'm just warning you. And damn it..where was the Sham Wow during hurricane Katrina? If my calculations are correct, they could have cleaned up that New Orleans mess with about 10 Sham Wows. Damn you slow development cycles!

29 comments:

LegalMist said...

And the Sham Wow is German. You know they make good stuff.

Miss Alex said...

DUDE YOU BEAT ME TO IT... I LOVE HEAD ON i was gonna post soemthing about it the other day...shit...

Miss Alex said...

Sham wow is second on my list...but Head on? the best.

FunnyGal KAT said...

I heard Head On was actually very successful because, as annoying as the commercial was (and I vote "extremely f*%#ing annoying") people remembered it because of the repetition.

I had never heard of Sham Wow but as someone who spends $20 a month on paper towels (really?!? do people really use that many?!?) I sure could use a couple. Does it come with that cool headset and the pan to dump my pick-up water and soda in?

LYDIA said...

Tova once told me that HeadOn worked for her friend?

Like the Katrina bit at the end.

moooooog35 said...

"...you with me, camera guy..?"

If I was the actual camera guy, that sentence would be followed by a scene of unimaginable violence.

Then we could mop up this fucknut's blood with the ShamWow.

Film THAT.

katrocket said...

Vince is a very popular topic of discussion on Fire That Agency! So is Billy Mays, in case you were wondering.

If you're interested in writing more about Vince (or Billy), I encourage you to contact firethatagency@gmail.com . We'd be very fortunate to have your input.

Lisa said...

Erin at "Out of Character" wrote a post about Sham Wow recently. She writes one of the funniest blogs out there, other than yours, of course.

http://outofcharacter.blogspot.com/2008_09_01_outofcharacter_archive.html

Dr Zibbs said...

Kat - I've been meaning to write an post for you.

Lisa - I'll check that out. Thanks.

Swedish Chef said...

Mooooog35 has an excellent point... and idea...

I love this guy. I think if you talk to him off camera he's a TOTALLY different person. He just got some bad advice somewhere along the way...

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Why don't infomercials have catchy jingles. We demand jingles damn it!

Happy Chilly Tuesday!

- Jennifer

Bizarro said...

What kind of mind games are you playing here, Zibbs?

I have watched this video 30 or 40 times and I still can't figure out who he's talking to on that headset.

I called the number, expecting him to answer and take my order but it was a woman.

Scam? Wow, I'm disappointed in you, Zibbs. Clearly you cut off the beginning of the video where he revealed the purpose of the headset.

What's next, "Citizen Kane" from five minutes in?

Thanks, Zibbs . . . for nothing.

Leon Basin said...

Hey, how are you?

mike said...

I never understood how the fuck these things are machine washable. I mean, where does the dirty water go?

Chris said...

I'm a total idiot and worst of all I am going to admit it ~~ I didn't have any idea what HeadOn was. I had to check out your link to it.
Vince the Sham Wow guy is a pretty good with his hands. He could push it to a product star. That Vince he could be going places too. I mean look at his unbridled enthusiasm!

Dr Zibbs said...

Chris - You NEVER heard of head on? Where do you live? In PA, it was played on TV nonstop.

Scope said...

Unfortunately, I got hooked up with some of those Sham Wow imitators. I thought they were going to be cool like Vince. They were cool like Fonzie.

Just wore headsets around all day jammering to no one.

Wait, those were commuters on there Blutooth devices. They were tools, regardless.

Always a Bridesmaid said...

That Vince guy creeps my shit out. What is going on with his eyebrows every two seconds?

Morgan the Muse said...

Well, I was not sold when he doubled it or anything, but then I saw that Made in Germany thing and thought, man, I have to have this.

Chris said...

Yes, but his new work on the Slap Choppy kitchen thingy is just ground breaking. I had goose bumps, dude. Pure goose bumps.

B.E. Earl said...

Working the header image, I see. Nice!

I like the Amish made portable (fire-free) fireplaces better. Because they are Amish made, you know they are guaranteed. Wait...I thought the Amish didn't use electricity?

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

would you hate me or respect me if i said that i had this product?

J.J. in L.A. said...

The HeadOn commercial is supposed to be annoying...otherwise, you wouldn't pay attention. And the stuff really works!

If Vince was sitting next to me in a bar, my Alabama Slammer would be in his lap...after having been in my stomach.

That dude is fuglier than Rumor.

Shieldmaiden96 said...

I watched all two minutes of this, waiting for him to break into a dance number...perhaps 'Express Yourself' with a cone bra made of Sham-Wows. Now for that, I'd buy one.

Shieldmaiden96 said...

Oh, and 'Head On' is the shizzle. That plus Tylenol Sinus is the only thing that makes the crushing sinus pain go away for me.

red said...

I think Vince may be the Anti-Christ. He's become way too popular, way too fast.

giraffegirl524 said...

lmao lmao lmao! the shamwow guy? isn't he the one with the crazy eye? if that's who you're talking about then OH YEAH.. definitely putty *rolls eyes* he creeps me out, but he is one smooth talker!

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Kimmie said...

Looks like your prediction was correct, but not in the way we thought!