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Old 05-02-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
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Flipped open a magazine and found this so I thought I would bring it up for discussion.

What are your thoughts on ads like this? Too much? Inappropriate? Pointless? Who cares?

Given that the target demographic is 16 to 25 year old males, Gaspari knows what it is doing, but is it simply too much for your tastes? Does it make you think more or less of the company?

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Old 05-02-2012, 09:38 AM   #2
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if by too much, youre referring to photoshopping...YES, its a bit much
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:40 AM   #3
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I think this ad completely misses it's mark and reeks of desperation. I mean, sure, guys like girls. But, guys don't lift heavy weights for women. It's rare that your wife or GF cares that you have a 500 pound squat. Guys don't take supplements and train to look like Summer Glau-- they go through that pain to look like the Rock or Branch Warren or Goldberg. Being big and strong implies getting laid when you want to. Or have I missed that in all these years?

I am sure the 30-year old who thought of this (Hey, we'll use HARDEST and have a naked woman on the spread) thought he was a genius.

But, I am old and am no longer 16/barely getting laid, so what do I know?
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:45 AM   #4
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Over the top too much. If they hadn't driven me away by changing their myofusion formula, they would lose me for this idiotic advertising.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:46 AM   #5
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I can't tell what they are selling, but I like it.
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I think it's too much for a general magazine. Fine for a Gentleman's magazine, but not for something that a kid will pick up and read. Advertisement has gone a little too far lately, we can't sit down as a family and watch TV without being blasted by ads for erectile disfunction and such.

Now, as for me, I would much rather look at pics of naked women than some oiled up guy with hardly anything on. I won't buy fitness magazines because I always feel a little 'odd' looking at half naked guys that are only posing to look good. So, the above add works for me in that sense.
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...but is it simply too much for your tastes?
Not nearly enough!

I think the next step for advertising would be to include full on hardcore porn. The whole works. You know, real naughty stuff. It still wouldn't work on getting me to buy stuff, but I'd like it.
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Holy crap the Photoshop in that image... Is it even a real person any more?
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:34 PM   #9
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GASPari ad...... coincidence? I think not.......

(Easy to tease him when I know he's at work, LOL)
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She's not hot, and even if there where a good looking Women in the ad it would not change my mind about the product.

99.9% off all of these products are BS.

Save your money and train harder. The best investment you can make in your training is a couple of fractional plates.
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