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Random Thought for Friday, November 6, 2015: GE’s Message?

IMG_20140505_085058Welcome to Friday’s Random Thought.

Today’s thought was sparked by a commercial I saw recently on TV put out by GE. To understand what I am talking about, take a moment and click on the link, watch the video and then come back here.

What’s the Matter with Owen? – “Zazzies” – GE

Welcome back. The commercial itself is fine.  It’s a play up of work that GE has been doing for years and they want to strut it about.  That’s all fine but what I found humorous and down right sad is that these folks were more interested in this worthless “Zazzies” app than Owen’s new job.

So what is the message GE is trying to send? “We change the world while Owen continues to make poor choices in friends?” or “Wow, look at all these people who have no clue about what we do and they look so stupid!”

I don’t understand what the message GE is trying to send but I do feel a bit insulted by these commercials.  They don’t create a positive image of people, they make Owen look like he is socially inept and surrounded by idiots.

Can someone tell me how such a presentation makes one feel good about GE?  I’m struggling here.

On a different note, today ends the first week of NaNoWriMo and I’ve kicked it a bit.  I’ve got 7,000 words done already and I’ve got a lot more to do.  So, enough blogging and Interneting for me, back to the story!

And lastly this week, I’ve started a mailing list for those of you who want to be in on special items. Things like new book releases, exclusive short stories and tidbits.  I’ll be sending out a newsletter once a week with something.  If you like free eBooks, you may want to sign up as I’ll be sending out free copies of my books in December. Nothing like a free read during the holidays!  Head over to the Sign Up page for details!



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