Since we have over 100 welfare agencies and counting why not an agency to
oversee advertising expenditures. I won't be watching the Olympics. We
already have the driveby media swooning about North Korea the longest and most
repressive govt in history.
So you are from West Valley......
I think the real concern is where does Utah have the money to throw at bribing
the IOC to give us the Olympics again? If we don't have enough
money for education and health care, then we certainly don't have the money
to throw away at games.I'll agree to throw money at the games
if the lovely legislature can get us into the top 15 in money spent per pupil.
Until then, forget the games! Lets focus on spending money on education and
health care and not just enriching a handful of ski resorts and legislators.
What do you care? It's business, and any cost for advertising anywhere is
a business decision. Private money, not yours.
NBC pays nothing for in-house promos. What a silly thing to be concerned about.
Is the question "How can the NBC Olympics afford to advertise on an NBC TV
Event"? I'm betting NBC, their parent company, gave them a
NBC has a multi billion dollar agreement with the IOC, and will offer apparently
nearly 2000 hours of coverage of these games. Can you imagine what an ad
they run during the final few days of marquee events goes for? Yes, they
can afford a couple ads on the Superbowl. Besides, I don't know about you,
but I don't own stock in NBC or its' parent company. So, in the
end it probably doesn't matter whether their superbowl ads were a good idea
or not. I think back to the superbowl ad a few years ago that featured a dancing
chimp standing on a boom box between two guys in lawn chairs in a garage, all
dancing and clapping to 'La Cucaracha'. At the end of the ad the text
noted that the advertiser just wasted two million dollars. It wasn't my
money. The ad was funny.