Speedway waa meesha aniga aan shidaal kusii shubi karo.
For a gas station, I must admit they do that little ‘extra' for the inevitable trip to the gas station. For one, I carry around my Speedway rewards card that I've saved up 15,000 points on. I'm ashamed to admit that I have no clue what that means, other than every once in a while I get a useless coupon for a deli sandwich or something. But… it feels cool every time I see my little reward points keep going up. (Any advertisers listening? Points work!)
The other great thing about Speedway is that the women there are always talking to the customers, cleaning up, making sure the lines are kept short… and they do cool things like put nutmeg and cinnamon over by the coffee. And there is a LOT of coffee. Note to coffee buffs… Speedway coffee can't beat a Starbucks but it does kick butt over the crap at the fast food joints.
So the other morning I gassed up and lo and behold there was a DHL advertisement at eye level on the gas hose. On the gas hose! ON THE GAS HOSE! Please… leave the sanctity of my gas hoses alone! I just want to stand there and imagine how much pressure is behind that hose, how often it's been inspected, and if it sprang a leak, would the Speedway blow up like some cool Mission Impossible scene. I don't want to read an ad from DHL on some kind of shipping deal. I really don't. Please believe me. I don't. I promise.
Labada lamaane ayaa isweydiinaya:
- Daabacaadda ka sokow, yaa dhab ahaantii lacag ka samayn doona tan?
- Sidee adduunka ugu jiraa gaaska gaarigeyga inay la mid tahay xiisaha laga qabo cidda rarka ugu fiican uu noqon karo inuu maareeyo alaabteyda fasaxa?
- Maxay yihiin bartilmaameedyada bulshada ama dabeecadda aan beegsanayo markaan shidayo gaaska xiisaynaya suuqgeeye kufilan inuu ku tuuro xayeysiiskan wejigayga hortiisa?
- How many marketing meetings went into this? It's okay, you can tell me. I won't tell anyone. It was that 2006 strategy meeting last December, wasn't it? You were hyped up on peppermint mochas. I know. I've been there.
I just don't get it. Visibility is NOT advertising. The history books are full of companies who spent millions on Super Bowl ads. Everyone saw them, but no one purchased from them. Find your audience, speak to them the way they want to be spoken to, and treat them well.
Good luck with your ad DHL! I happen to like the package guy next to Thai Gardens (and I love Thai Gardens) on County Line Road here in Greenwood. He's more expensive than everyone, but he always helps me find the right box, the right packaging, and the right way to get it there. He never fails me… and the lines are always shorter than everyone else!
Haddii Gas Hosevertising ay shaqeyn lahayd, waa inay noqotaa Goodyear guud ahaan xayeysiinta waddada halkaas. Waxaa dhacda inaad fiiriso taayirradaada ugu yaraan daqiiqado markaad gaaska shubayso, adoo isweydiinaya haddii tabaha ay aad u hooseeyaan.