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FBQOTW: Angels, the Super Bowl, and LaToya Jackson

By: Gini Dietrich | January 12, 2012 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)!

This week, we had a plethora of questions, but only one of them was coherent (Jennifer MacDonald).

So I thought it would be fun to address Jen’s question later (in a serious video) and address all of the goofy ones at once today.

Yes, we talk Super Bowl commercials, angels, LaToya Jackson, my new favorite shirt from Frank and Eileen, and even Ken Mueller gets a mention even though he forgot his question (try again next week, Ken!).

Alright. Let’s start with the questions.

Ifdy Perez (who has one of the best senses of humor I know) asks, “How about what we talked about earlier this week: When new tools are released, when should we try them out/adopt? When is it FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) or smart?”

Nancy Davis asks, “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?”

Kris Schindler asks, “What’s your favorite Superbowl commercial, and why?”

And Danny Brown asks, “LaToya Jackson – man or woman?”

Yes, I answer them all and I’m quite pleased with my answer to Nancy’s question. As you well know, angels are pure intelligences, but are not material. So they have location in space, but they don’t take up much of it. You’ll see, based on that information, what I came up with for an answer.

Also check out my cute new shirt. I’m in love with it and their founder. I met her last month at a speaking engagement and I have a total girl crush. She rocks.

The video with all of my answers follows (if you can’t see it in your Reader, click here and it’ll magically appear).

Now it’s your turn. You get to answer all these goofy questions. And even tell me what shirt is your favorite.

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger here at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. She is the co-author of Marketing in the Round and co-host of Inside PR. Her second book, Spin Sucks, is available now.

85 comments
rustyspeidel
rustyspeidel

Nice shirts. I need to be a spokesperson and sponsored athlete for them.

Egehead
Egehead

@ginidietrich I especially liked the eye thing. (sorry, couldn't resist!) You might need some homemade powdered sugar to fix that!

Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

OMG THANK YOU!

As humans and aliens and Lions know I get pissed when Ad Spend is wasted not selling! So I came down on the little cute kid with the car (see all that money spent and you don't even know it was VW!!!!) so of course to me they wasted their cash. In fact all it showed was you can start the car from inside your home. 1 month later buick showed you can start their car from another country....Body Blow to VW! I also came down hard on Chrysler (M&M didn't prove the cars were still ugly or poor quality) and Pepsi (people assaulted by soda cans? I love Pepsi but fire the creative agency and hire @vinnywarren ! who BTW ahem has created commercials that are actually in the Superbowl Hall of Fame...Wazzzzzzzzup Vinny! 8)

Funny a guy who wears a skirt I mean kilt came down on LaToya. If LaToya could play the pipes and pound whiskey like @Danny Brown she would definitely be a he skirt or kilt.

Sorry Angels are way to big to dance on a pin. BTW New Scientist published that the number of earth sized planets in just the Milky Way is.....drum roll.......millions! So maybe Angels are Aliens but we are still to big for pin dancing.

Lastly I am curious how @KenMueller got his short term memory loss. I know how I got mine....took years...and lots of work....but very proud...wait what were we talking about?

Ok now back to your regularly scheduled program.

T60Productions
T60Productions

I love the funny Super Bowl ads, but hands down... this is my favorite Super Bowl ad of all time. Only aired once... during the 2005 Super Bowl... but I'll never forget it.

http://youtu.be/9AGay3mZHeE

--Tony Gnau

Lisa Gerber
Lisa Gerber

I wonder if @stevemckee is doing the Adbowl app again this year? Now that is a really fun way to watch the Superbowl. Yes, I used "fun" and "watch" and "Superbowl" in the same sentence.

jennimacdonald
jennimacdonald

Well at first I thought I got the shaft, but now I see the reasoning. Since I am being put on hold I expect a top-notch answer next week! Otherwise I will have to resort to alternative resources, aka @lisagerber and @mollimegasko : )

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

@Egehead I don't know if homemade powdered sugar would help! My allergies are terrible. But now we have snow so it'll stop.

John_Trader1
John_Trader1

@T60Productions That commercial is awesome. I think we often cite commercials that are the funniest as our best memories, and then you get a reminder that often the ones that have the most impact are ones like these.

Steve McKee
Steve McKee

@Lisa Gerber@stevemckee Yes, yes, yes! And this year we're adding a tablet app to our smartphone app. Plus we always have the website. Head to www.ADBOWL.com and register now.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@TheJackB Did you read Steve Jobs? They spend quite a bit of time talking about this ad campaign. It's fantastic!

NancyD68
NancyD68

@ginidietrich I must find some wi-fi so I can watch this! I hear you are getting snow. Is the snow fairy there?

Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

@ginidietrich@Steve McKee@Lisa Gerber Radian 6 and Mullen did the Brand Bowl last year. And the winners were the ones I thought wasted their money on superbowl ads...because they didn't sell the product or brand )VW and Chrysler were two of them) Will check out ad Bowl but warning you I am a hardcore tough Alien.

Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

@jasonkonopinski@ginidietrich worst commercial ever. First I hate M&M. Biggest whiney bastard when I hear his songs. Second did that spot change your view that 1] their cars were not still ugly or 2] not at the bottom of JD Powers Quality? I mean the Sebring? My friend had the convertible.

So who cares about entertaining they wasted their money. Seriously are either of you even going to buy a Chrysler today? You are both way too smart for that. I would believe a Kia before that (sock monkey raves rule!)

Lisa Gerber
Lisa Gerber

@ginidietrich@jasonkonopinski Jason, I guess I'm anti-american too. So I'm with you. Before I even moved to Chicago, I would wake up on Superbowl morning not even knowing who's playing. Of course, given my current environment, that is no longer the case.

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