Ripplings

A chronicle of ever increasing circles of thought.
micropolisnyc:

Ever wonder why THIS guy was the public face of a big law firm? I sure do. Didn’t realize he was the former anchor at Channel 5, as noted by BK Mag in their “Ten Greatest and Strangest Subway Ads of All time” roundup.
My bigger question is this: Why do all the ads identify him as “John Roland, Compensated Spokesman”?
Is this to distinguish him from all those volunteer spokespeople in the industry? Do injured workers feel oddly reassured by the knowledge that John’s paid to stand there and look at us in that somewhat eerie, closemouthed way?
I’m a reporter and am paid to find these things out, but I’ll just let the mystery stand.


That’s because of False Advertising/Unfair Competition laws regarding endorsements, I assume. 

micropolisnyc:

Ever wonder why THIS guy was the public face of a big law firm? I sure do. Didn’t realize he was the former anchor at Channel 5, as noted by BK Mag in their “Ten Greatest and Strangest Subway Ads of All time” roundup.

My bigger question is this: Why do all the ads identify him as “John Roland, Compensated Spokesman”?

Is this to distinguish him from all those volunteer spokespeople in the industry? Do injured workers feel oddly reassured by the knowledge that John’s paid to stand there and look at us in that somewhat eerie, closemouthed way?

I’m a reporter and am paid to find these things out, but I’ll just let the mystery stand.

That’s because of False Advertising/Unfair Competition laws regarding endorsements, I assume. 

(via wnyc)

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    That’s because of False Advertising/Unfair Competition laws regarding endorsements, I assume.
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