Are you a sucker for infomercials? Shelley Bridgeman

I have long been suspicious of infomercials. Apart from the fact they are typically broadcast to “an off-peak audience likely to comprise the unemployed, the clinically depressed and the elderly”, their claims just seem too good to be true. I was once tempted by an infomercial for a lint remover. It soon became clear that …

21 Day Fix

21 Day Diet Infomercial helps Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall drop weight

Brandon Marshall was relaxing in his hotel room while vacationing with his family on St. Barts this summer when a TV infomercial caught his attention. You know the kind, those late-night programs that somehow persuade you that you absolutely need that product. Well, this one was for a 21-day diet that immediately interested the New …

Nutri-bullet of hype by Graham Chaplow

You know the infomercials I mean. Those long-winded TV ads pushing robotic vacuum cleaners and knife sets with enough variations on blades to make any ardent serial killer smile, and that always seem programmed to entrap stay-at-home pensioners or mums with tots once Peppa Pig or Paul Henry are done, or at night in the …

The Infomercial Beauty Products Worth Trying

Don’t judge a product by its cringe-worthy on-air pitch, or you may miss out on something life-changing (or hair-changing, at the very least). It’s no secret that infomercials are exceedingly outdated, embarrassingly low-budget and oddly mesmerizing. The effect is especially evident when you’re lying in bed mid mouthful of Ruffles and peanut M&M’s. At first …

Tana Goertz

The Bedazzling Queen is Trump’s top Iowa staffer

The person running Donald Trump’s campaign once recorded an infomercial for the Bedazzler. It’s not every day that one receives a gift. However, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that Donald Trump’s decision to run for President is the gift that keeps on giving luxurious, classy gifts that everyone agrees are terrific. Case in point: the …

I am addicted to infomercials, Who isn’t?

I’m not proud to say it, but infomercials excite me way too much. I know they’re designed to get me interested in products I just don’t need, yet they still have power over me. Infomercials are not big-budgeted, entertaining experiences. They generally don’t have actors I immediately trust and I don’t think ANY of the …

Dean Kamen

SlingShot documentary on Segway’s Dean Kamen feels like infomercial

Purportedly about Segway inventor Dean Kamen’s noble quest to provide clean drinking water in the developing world, the documentary “SlingShot” has about enough material to fill one interesting “60 Minutes” segment. At feature length, though, the film feels like an infomercial pitching another Kamen contraption, a vapor compression distiller. Many scenes seem staged, with the …

Internet Marketers Advertise From TV Commercials

Unless you don’t have a television set, you must have seen Vince Offer in his Sham Wow Commercial. He very energetically promotes these very absorbent cloths. His job is to get you excited about the product so much that you will want to buy it. Commercials are know to be just a few minutes long …

Commercial Products The Facts Behind These Great TV Products

If you are trying to figure out the most effective items for DRTV all you have to do is ask yourself a few questions. First, does the item interest the masses and does it solve a problem? Products that appeal to the mass charm are usually one of the most successful Direct Response infomercial products …

Billy Mays and Infomercials

Infomercial Products Sold On TV Are a Part Of Pop Culture

Are you a sucker for Infomercial Products? If so, you are like many people who get drawn into watching the tv ads.  Billy Mays was a well know salesperson for infomercial products and resided in Florida. Some products Billy Mays is best known for promoting are Mighty Putty, Dual Saw Hercules Hook, OxiClean, Kaboom and …