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Thread (12 posts) Click to send private message to Thread Click to check IP address of the poster
27-Apr-01, 12:59 PM (PDT)
"Finally a video ad that doesn't blow the deal"
I have been browsing the web ad sites for about a year and I have been amazed at the number of providers that add a video to their photo ads. In the many, many dozens of video ads that I have seen, never has the video made me want to call the provider. In almost all cases, if the photos have given me a reason to consider it, the video has forced me to put the phone down. A sexy video is very difficult to pull off, so why do the ladies persist? On one hand I am glad they do it because I get a truer, less flattering vision of them. But from a purely marketing standpoint, it is a big mistake. Am I the only one turned off by most videos?

The one I saw today was an exception. She doesn't look better in her video than in her photos, but she doesn't look any worse either.

http://www.eros-guide.com/ads/danielle2.htm

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mister_handy (796 posts) Click to send private message to mister_handy Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
27-Apr-01, 02:13 PM (PDT)
1. "RE: Finally a video ad that doesn't blow the deal"
Unfortunately, her reviews blow chunks.
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mister_handy (796 posts) Click to send private message to mister_handy Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
27-Apr-01, 03:02 PM (PDT)
2. "RE: Finally a video ad that doesn't blow the deal"
Or, in the spirit of the conservatory and to be clearer: she has a small number of reviews, which are all disappointing accounts of poor service. That doesn't clearly mean her service is bad, but I find it cause for caution.
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Thread (12 posts) Click to send private message to Thread Click to check IP address of the poster
27-Apr-01, 04:33 PM (PDT)
3. "RE: Finally a video ad that doesn't blow the deal"
Back to my question: Do you find the video ads to be a disincentive to call a provider?
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mister_handy (796 posts) Click to send private message to mister_handy Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
27-Apr-01, 04:51 PM (PDT)
4. "RE: Finally a video ad that doesn't blow the deal"
Per se, no; it's pretty much a given for me that glammed up photos will look better than the real thing. If there's too big a difference, maybe.

Now, a lot of the video ads are for known ROBs or at least girls with a less-than-stellar reputation for service, and that's a minor black mark when I see a video ad.

Amy's video ad on cityvibe was a major exception, though I don't know why she bothered -- it does, however, give me a little bit of video of her. (This will probably seem silly, but I kept copies a lot of her old pics archived; ditto for a couple of other providers I've especially liked.)

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odoggy (102 posts) Click to send private message to odoggy Click to check IP address of the poster
27-Apr-01, 04:51 PM (PDT)
5. "RE: Finally a video ad that doesn't blow the deal"
I hadn't really thought about it until now. My answer is no-it wouldn't discourage me from calling.

But Strong or Panther or one real regular here pointed out that many with videos are ROBs or vice versa. She seems to bear this out. I know it's a generalization-but.

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panther (474 posts) Click to send private message to panther Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
30-Apr-01, 10:44 AM (PDT)
12. "RE: Finally a video ad that doesn't blow the deal"
What I like about the videos is that SOMETIMES you get to see the PERSON in the provider a little more. That has tipped the scale for me on occasion if the provider's pics in her regular ad were 'cold.' If she smiles genuinely or just exhibits some personality quirk or SOME evidence of being a human being (!) it can be reassuring to me the she's NOT just an ROB.

But I don't think I've seen many providers w/video ads....


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jimboy (278 posts) Click to send private message to jimboy Click to check IP address of the poster
27-Apr-01, 05:10 PM (PDT)
6. "RE: Finally a video ad that doesn't blow the deal"
I find it's more likely to be a disincentive than the other way around. Either the video shows that the provider looks significantly different (read: worse) than the glam photos OR she loses me when she talks.

There's something about the total package (video, movement, voice) that gives you either a good or bad "vibe" about the person. Some of the video ads have impressed me favorably but only a few.

I'm surprised that the providers don't screen their videos before allowing them to be placed in the ad. Or maybe they do and just don't perceive how they're coming across to the potential client.

p.s. If I see one more video ad where the provider puts a finger to the corner of her mouth (like a little girl) and says "Call Me" I'm going to throw up. Give me a straightforward, relatively intelligent presentation every time.

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panther (474 posts) Click to send private message to panther Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
30-Apr-01, 10:35 AM (PDT)
11. "Spirit.......LOL (eom)"

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AMPFan (571 posts) Click to send private message to AMPFan Click to check IP address of the poster
27-Apr-01, 11:35 PM (PDT)
7. "Watch the video a little more closely"
I could do without the crotch tattoos that show up in the last two seconds of the video. At least with the pictures, that was left to the imagination.
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odoggy (102 posts) Click to send private message to odoggy Click to check IP address of the poster
28-Apr-01, 02:10 PM (PDT)
8. "RE: Watch the video a little more closely"
Am I in the minority on this??

I like "ink" & piercings(naval, nipples, tongue) on providers. Can't say why exactly--maybe I think they are more nasty.

BTW--I have NO tatoos or piercings.

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headhunter (43 posts) Click to send private message to headhunter Click to check IP address of the poster
29-Apr-01, 11:19 AM (PDT)
9. "RE: Watch the video a little more closely"
For me, it depends. Piercings are cool for the most part. Me, I haven't gone past the seevral in my ears, though at one time I was toying with the idea of a labriette (is that how it is spelled?) one. Tats I am a bit more picky with. I can't place my finger on it, but sometimes they just look bad. Not badly done, just out of place/inappropriate? I wish I could explain more clearly...akin to how a particular style/stroke works on one painting, but not on others.
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panther (474 posts) Click to send private message to panther Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
30-Apr-01, 10:50 AM (PDT)
13. "RE: Watch the video a little more closely"
>>"I could do without the crotch tattoos that show up in the last two seconds of the video...."

No kidding -- me too! But thank GOD she DID reveal them.....I was thinking about calling her, but hit the brakes when I saw that!

Whew!

Praise God!


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elwoody (23 posts) Click to send private message to elwoody Click to check IP address of the poster
30-Apr-01, 09:08 AM (PDT)
10. "RE: Finally a video ad that doesn't blow the deal"
I have to agree, Thread, that the vast majority of clips are a turn-off, and that the one you cite is actually good.

I attribute this to the audio, or in the case of the girl you cited, the lack thereof.

All the audio portions of the clips sound as though they were recorded in a tile bathroom, with deafening background noise. Also, most of the voices tend to put me off - mostly they sound like bimbos and really have little talent for acting.

Just my $0.02

-Elwoody

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