Yesterday, I was catching up on some cable TV viewing and noticed a confusing spot on Food Network. It addressed the broadcast switch to digital in February of 2009 and encouraged viewers who are still watching television through rabbit ears to contact Insight Communications for more information on getting all of the channels after the complete switch to digital next year.
Here’s what’s confusing to me – the spot ran on cable. So, if you are watching using rabbit ears, you would never see the spot. Why is that spot running on cable? Did someone PAY to run that spot on cable? Or did it run as a PSA? Either way, why is that air time being wasted? I feel sure there are plenty of other deserving and more appropriate PSAs that could be run in this time.
In the 1920s, a company called Burma Shave — producers of brushless shaving cream — started putting signs up that delighted and educated drivers. These