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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 7:36 pm | Updated: 10:40 am, Tue Aug 19, 2014.

They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity.

Officials at East Hills Shopping Center learned that lesson when its new management authorized production of a “back-to-school” commercial on cable television. Producer Chris Fleck, who directed and edited the commercial for Suddenlink Media, had a feeling it would cause a stir.

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5 comments:

  • GoHawkeyes posted at 6:44 am on Tue, Aug 19, 2014.

    GoHawkeyes Posts: 1684

    This is so hilarious because the only reason people are even watching it on Youtube is because it was posted on Reddit as the worst local commercial ever made.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/2dtwhz/the_worst_local_commercial_ive_ever_seen/

     
  • TFurguson posted at 8:24 am on Tue, Aug 19, 2014.

    TFurguson Posts: 127

    no link in the article?

     
  • GoHawkeyes posted at 8:34 am on Tue, Aug 19, 2014.

    GoHawkeyes Posts: 1684

    That was my thought. See the link in my comment above though.

     
  • B4Changes posted at 6:04 am on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

    B4Changes Posts: 3443

    Add this video to the school issue plus the smoking issue plus the streets issue and the result is:
    "St. Joe - the little cowtown that was".

     
  • Stjoeresident posted at 7:33 pm on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

    Stjoeresident Posts: 17

    This was made intentionally this way. They discuss it in the news story video. Viral marketing at its best.

     

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