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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, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks,Β co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She alsoΒ is the lead blogger atΒ Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

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87 Comments on "FBQOTW: Angels, the Super Bowl, and LaToya Jackson"

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JenKaneCo
JenKaneCo
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich I’m not proud to admit that I instantly clicked on that link simply because of LaToya.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@JenKaneCo LMAO!! You can thank @dannybrown for that one.

DannyBrown
DannyBrown
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich @JenKaneCo That’ll be $47 please.

KenMueller
4 years 7 months ago

I was kinda hoping that you were gonna read my mind and remember my question for me. Oh, and I think you gave the “easy” answer on the Angels/Pin thing.

And I’m not convinced you really thought out the LaToya question fully.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@KenMueller I disagree. That IS the answer on the angels/pin thing. They don’t use any space so you get the answer I gave. And I’ve had the LaToya debate many times. I’ve thought it through.

KenMueller
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich you do realize that this is the first time we’ve really disagreed on something. Well, not counting that whole bacon thing, where I’m clearly right. Like I told you last night…I’m always right. So don’t bother trying to argue with me.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@KenMueller But here’s the deal. I’m always right. And you’re on my blog. So I win.

KenMueller
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich Perhaps. but, I bet if we put it out to a vote among your readers, i could very easily get folks like @DannyBrown sean mcginnis and michael schechter@skypulsemedia …..

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@KenMueller I doubt it. I’m better looking than you.

HowieSPM
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich@KenMueller Oh Oh Oh! I remember Ken’s question! What is red and blue all over and found on ice?

Sean McGinnis
4 years 7 months ago

My favorite commercial of all time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKB3YygKoaE

It’s a toss-up between this one and the Darth Vader VW commercial from last year. πŸ™‚ I’m kinda obsessed with that one.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@Sean McGinnis OK – you’re right. That was hilarious!

ifdyperez
ifdyperez
4 years 7 months ago

WAHOO! @ginidietrich said I was funny!!! Oh, and thanks for answering my question. πŸ˜€ I’ll make another Carl photo just for you.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@ifdyperez YAY!! I was hoping for exactly that result!

Cision
4 years 7 months ago

My favorite commercial from last year…besides the Darth Vader one…was this one,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpjaOUjUPUc . I think danperezfilms dog Buddy should’ve been in it though!!!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@Cision Serves the guy right! Who teases a dog like that??!

Cision
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich Hahaha!! Exactly!!

hackmanj
4 years 7 months ago

Love the Volkswagen Vader kid commercial! For your viewing pleasure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R55e-uHQna0

EricaAllison
4 years 7 months ago

@hackmanj One of my favorites. So boy and so cute.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@EricaAllison@hackmanj That’s totally my favorite of recent memory.

jasonkonopinski
4 years 7 months ago

@hackmanj I totally was that kid.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@jasonkonopinski@hackmanj Was?

jasonkonopinski
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich@hackmanj Ok, am. Point taken.

HowieSPM
4 years 7 months ago

@jasonkonopinski@ginidietrich@hackmanj But it didn’t sell the car Joe! This post is killing me. Why are all you normal folks always snowed by advertising. Oh wait your not that is why you didn’t buy a Jetta that week 8)

hackmanj
4 years 7 months ago

@HowieSPM@jasonkonopinski@ginidietrich I pride myself on being advertising immune! I watched it for the laughs. πŸ˜‰

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@Chad_Cohen LOL!!

EricaAllison
4 years 7 months ago

After a while, crocodile.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@EricaAllison Uh…see you later alligator?

HowieSPM
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich@EricaAllison don’t be shy butterfly.

TheJackB
4 years 7 months ago

I kind of liked this commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N1aOZTTA-c

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@TheJackB LOL!! That was hilarious.

jasonkonopinski
4 years 7 months ago

That’ll do, Donkey. That’ll do. #monkeywrench

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@jasonkonopinski #weirdo

jasonkonopinski
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich Pretty much, this.

Confession time: I don’t give a flip about football or the Super Bowl, so my memory is a bit fuzzy on some of the really good commercials. The Eminem/Motor City/Chrysler commercial definitely stood out last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKL254Y_jtc

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@jasonkonopinski I’m sorry. You’re anti-American.

jasonkonopinski
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich Heh. Rugby and baseball are the two sports that I really get excited about.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@jasonkonopinski Anti-American.

jasonkonopinski
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich Um, what? Baseball, Gertie. America’s past-time. Crackerjacks, peanuts. And BEER.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@jasonkonopinski It’s football season. Right now you are anti-American.

Lisa Gerber
4 years 7 months ago

@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.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@Lisa Gerber@jasonkonopinski I have made you American!

jasonkonopinski
4 years 7 months ago

@Lisa Gerber@ginidietrich See, my grandparents still live in Chicago; Busia has been a Bears fan since they both immigrated from Belgium (along with my dad and aunt) in 1954. I know better to call her when the game’s on. πŸ™‚

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@jasonkonopinski@Lisa Gerber Now it’s downright blasphemous that you’re aren’t a Bears fan.

jasonkonopinski
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich@Lisa Gerber A blasphemer AND anti-American? I’m on a roll. What else can I pile on?

HowieSPM
4 years 7 months ago

@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!)

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@HowieSPM@jasonkonopinski Did you really say M&M?

TheJackB
4 years 7 months ago

Oops, forgot to include this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYecfV3ubP8

jasonkonopinski
4 years 7 months ago

@TheJackB Brilliance.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

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

HowieSPM
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich@TheJackB@jasonkonopinski funny I am using a Mac right now. When my windows machines break I borrow a Mac. And never once have I said…OMG why am I using windows?! Yes they break but the OS is way better in my opinion.

HowieSPM
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich@TheJackB@jasonkonopinski also don’t forget back in 1984 all that LSD was still fresh in Steve’s mind. And the ad proves it. 8)

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@ifdyperez LOL!!

trackback
4 years 7 months ago

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SeanMcGinnis
SeanMcGinnis
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich Happy now?

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@seanmcginnis VERY HAPPY!!!

jennimacdonald
jennimacdonald
4 years 7 months ago

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
4 years 7 months ago

@jennimacdonaldlisagerbermollimegasko You can resort to them, if you like. But I have something pretty cool in mind!

jennimacdonald
jennimacdonald
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich You know I like to give you a hard time. Can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store!

AjntB2Sli
AjntB2Sli
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich but do you know the for sure, that LaToya is a woman? After while, crocodile!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@AjntB2Sli I know for sure she is a woman! See you later, alligator.

Lisa Gerber
4 years 7 months ago

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.

Steve McKee
4 years 7 months ago

@Lisa Gerberstevemckee Yes, yes, yes! And this year we’re adding a tablet app to our smartphone app. Plus we always have the website. Head to http://www.ADBOWL.com and register now.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@Steve McKee@Lisa Gerber WOO HOO!!

HowieSPM
4 years 7 months ago

@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.

SteveMcKee
SteveMcKee
4 years 7 months ago

@lisagerber Thanks! I just commented back. Yes, ADBOWL lives on–this will be year 13 (with a lovely apocalypse theme). http://t.co/4SIZd0Fj

lisagerber
lisagerber
4 years 7 months ago

@stevemckee yesssssssssss.

T60Productions
4 years 7 months ago

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

John_Trader1
John_Trader1
4 years 7 months ago

@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.

T60Productions
4 years 7 months ago

@John_Trader1@T60Productions Tony: There are few things more uncomfortable than a bunch of guys crying at a Super Bowl party, but that was my experience in 2005. πŸ™‚

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@T60Productions I wonder why they only aired it once? It gave me goosebumps.

John_Trader1
John_Trader1
4 years 7 months ago

Few commercials make me laugh out loud. This one from the SB a couple of years ago did:

http://www.spike.com/video-clips/65ddpd/careerbuilder-com-it-may-be-time

Uh Gini, what’s with the lighting on this video response from you? Are they preparing to shoot an episode of Ghost Hunters immediately after you finish? I was totally expecting an apparition to come floating out of the wall behind you.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@John_Trader1 If you make loads of money, it may not be time. LOL!

HowieSPM
4 years 7 months ago
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… Read more »
ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@HowieSPM No, no. Angels are not inanimate, like aliens, so an infinite number of them can dance on the head of a pin. Jeez.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@CristerDelacruz LOL!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@stypecoupe TONS OF SNOW!!!!!!!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@ryanleecox Oh it’s snowing a ton! I’ll measure when it stops.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@ryanleecox I will! Don’t you worry.

NancyD68
NancyD68
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich I have to watch this video

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@NancyD68 I’m quite pleased I came up with an answer for you

NancyD68
NancyD68
4 years 7 months ago

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

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@NancyD68 SO MUCH snow!

NancyD68
NancyD68
4 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich what are you going to do first?

Egehead
Egehead
4 years 7 months ago

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

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

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

rustyspeidel
rustyspeidel
4 years 7 months ago

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

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 7 months ago

@rustyspeidel As luck would have it, I know someone there. They’re GREAT shirts!

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