GM Tries To Inject A Little Sanity Into March Madness

You really have to play the AdAge video to hear how pathetic GM CEO Rick Wagoner sounded when speaking at the Newspapers Association of America convention.
While the accompanying Ad Age article refers to Wagoner’s desire for more advertorials, which is laughable by itself, the video shows him explaining how GM products are no longer “on sale all the time” with a “deal of the month” such as cash back or incentives.
Then he said this:

What we are doing is promoting our scheduled sales events; our March Madness, our 4th of July event, our Year-End clearance and so on. When I say we’re “promoting our events,” it’s really the events first and foremost, as opposed to any incentives that we might be offering.

Wow. I’m speechless. And he’s clueless.

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Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for Dan published the best of his columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.


  1. This article struck me as well. His solution to the ads were advertorials. Are you kidding me?