Lawrence ferociously inhabited fictional Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games“, she doesn’t seem to relate to real-life Joy Mangano, tenaciously grappling with one obstacle after another, determined to achieve her version of the American Dream. She has a fire, though, and when combined with her acting talent even our knowledge of her youth falls before […]
Ladies and gentleman, are you ready to be wowed by these legendary ad icons? Well, ready or not, here are some of the most notable pitchmen from times past. Ed & Doc – Pizza Hut television commercials It’s time to be honest with ourselves. The truth is there is no real secret to Pizza Hut’s […]
He’s Nespresso’s new U.S. brand ambassador and it’s his first ad campaign in the States. A-lister. Oscar winner. Husband. Rescue dog owner. Coffee pitchman. Yep, there’s a new-ish line on George Clooney’s resume. He’s the latest face of Nespresso, a brand that he’s promoted abroad for a nearly a decade, but now, he’s bringing it […]
The Federal Trade Commission plans to start refunding customers duped into buying fraudster Kevin Trudeau’s diet book “as soon as possible” after a judge gave final approval to the plan, its lawyer said. Calling it the “fairest way we can do this,” U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman gave his blessing Wednesday to the FTC’s proposal […]
Amazon Prime is using the irresistibility of sad puppy-dog eyes to sell its delivery service to Brits. In a new one-minute spot, a Maltese puppy hobbles along a park path in a leg cast, gazing longingly at the able-bodied canines literally running circles around him. Then his sympathetic owner has a spark of inspiration: he […]
The face of ‘Subway’ isn’t the first to lose his employers’ support It’s been 15 years since Indiana native Jared Fogle lost 200 pounds by way of 6-inch Subway turkey subs, launching his fame as the face of the salad-and-sandwich franchise. But on Tuesday, Subway suspended its relationship with Fogle faster than you can say […]
Fogle, well known from his appearances on Subway television commercials, was seen for a time outside his home in Zionsville, a suburb northwest of Indianapolis, as law enforcement agents removed electronics from the house, Authorities searched the Indiana home of Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, about two months after the executive director […]
Dr. Oz’s predicament is quite understandable. Dr. Mehmet Oz, known for his syndicated daily talk show, “The Dr. Oz Show,” came under some intense fire from Congress on Tuesday. Members of the Senate’s consumer protection panel scolded the celebrity doctor for making misleading claims about various weight-loss aids – notably the dietary supplement known as […]
Marc Gill, pitchman for Ronco, right, and Bluewater Media Senior Producer David Tiberia go over a script during a break in filming an infomercial for the Ready Grill in Clearwater. The company hopes the Ready Grill does for Ronco what the rotisserie oven and Pocket Fisherman did to establish it as the brand Americans once […]
Churchman sat up and watched in disbelief as Kevin Trudeau, the dapper, effusive pitchman who had just been sentenced in Chicago to 10 years in prison for lying in an infomercial about his weight-loss book, held up a different book called “Free Money ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About.” Kevin Trudeau Books
In a bizarre letter filed in federal court, informercial king Kevin Trudeau delivered a pitch worthy of one of his late night TV promotions. The letter begs one federal judge to intercede with another in order to reduce the sentence Trudeau is scheduled to receive Monday.
How would you like to be given the opportunity to pitch your idea for As Seen On TV to Kevin Harrington, the founder of As Seen on TV and former Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank? Kevin Harrington will be speaking at an event on March 15th and 16th at the Hilton in Fairlawn, Ohio. The […]
U.S. slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg just won Olympic gold on Saturday, and companies are already expressing interest in signing him up for endorsement deals. Robert Tuchman, president of sports and entertainment marketing company Goviva, said he has already fielded calls from three different companies inquiring about the 20-year-old snowboarder, who was a relative unknown just […]
Buyers lining up at Trudeau’s 3,961-square-foot (368-square-metre) home in Ojai will be given tickets designating their place in line for the three-day sale, according to the organizer’s website. Trudeau has been jailed in Chicago since November for civil contempt of court and is awaiting a March sentencing for his criminal contempt conviction, according to prison […]
Even in prison, convicted fraudster and TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau has something to sell. A grand piano; a copy of Catherine the Great’s favorite 72-candle chandelier; hundreds of Swarovski crystals; a sauna; a cigar humidor; gilt-framed portraits of Gen. George S. Patton and Winston Churchill; even copies of his discredited best-selling book, “The Weight Loss […]
Anthony Sullivan really wants a conjunction. “Say goodbye to chlorine bleach. Switch to OxiClean White Revive,” the renowned pitchman bellows into the camera during a commercial shoot for a new OxiClean product. “Can we put an ‘and’ in there?” he asks director Carla Kaufman afterward, “chlorine bleach and switch to …?”
Remember that Jeff Gordon / Pepsi video last year? The test drive one? Well, the four-time champion and his sponsor are back at it with a new one. This one purports to be a payback on skeptic Travis Okulski of the car news and gossip site Jalopnik. Judge for yourself. As with the first […]
Ford has split with longtime TV pitchman Mike Rowe. The former ‘Dirty Jobs’ host had pitched Ford cars and trucks for seven years in TV spots from Team Detroit. Ford Motor Co. and longtime pitchman Mike Rowe, host of “Dirty Jobs,” have made a clean break. Ford spokesman Chris Preuss confirmed today the Detroit automaker […]
Bruno Mars may have been the true winner of last night’s Super Bowl, but Bob Dylan wins the award for blowing the most minds. The quintessential rock ‘n’ roll rebel stunned fans by appearing in a commercial for Detroit’s own Chrysler, urging folks to ”Let Germany brew your beer, let Switzerland make your watch, let […]
Infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau leaves federal court in this Feb. 17, 2010, file photo taken in Chicago. (Richard A. Chapman/The Chicago Sun-Times/AP Photo) Disgraced TV infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau jokingly offered today to undergo enhanced interrogation techniques if it would help convince a judge to end his imprisonment for civil contempt. “I will do anything […]
THORNTON, Colo. — We know him by his ‘quirky’ commercials. He is everybody from Superman to Elway and Peyton when coming on our televisions—day and night—to sell us cars in the Mile High City. To us, he is Dealin’ Doug, one of the best pitch men in the country, but to sporting fans-in-the-know he is […]
TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau jailed after jurors find him guilty of contempt regarding diet book
Kevin Trudeau Show TV pitchman, Kevin Trudeau, failed to convince a federal judge of his proclaimed poverty and inability to pay $37.6 million to the folks who ended up being tricked by his …
Commercials will never stop finding new ways to entice us into the never-ending abyss of complicit consumerism, and the seductive but anodyne faux-Swede spokesperson for Gevalia coffee Johan is just one in a long line of male pitchmen hunky enough to appeal to American women (and gays) but– we’re guessing here– simultaneously hokey enough not […]
CHICAGO – A federal judge rejected an impassioned plea from a television pitchman for his freedom on Tuesday, ordering U.S. Marshals to lock up Kevin Trudeau for failing to pay a $37 million civil judgment. Updated: 10/22/13 5:21 pm
Well, that was embarrassing. On Tuesday morning, the President of the United States became a salesman, hawking Obamacare in an “As Seen On TV” performance that would have Billy Mays cringing. Presi…
President Obama sounded like a TV pitchman Monday when he took to the microphone to defend the Affordable Care Act..
There are pros and cons to Dodge’s advertising partnership with Paramount. Dodge Durango is using Will Ferrell’s Anchorman character, Ron Burgundy, as pitchman for its all-new 2014 SUV.
A genuine wildcard has been added into the mix of possible contenders for Florida’s Congressional District 13, the seat long held by C.W. Bill Young now up for grabs in 2014 after Young announced his retirement earlier this week. Ubiquitous TV pitchman Anthony Sullivan — yes, the face of “OxyClean” and the “Smart Mop” — […]
Infomercial king Kevin Trudeau can sit in jail until he comes clean about his hidden millions, a federal judge ordered Wednesday.
Perhaps one of the most random names for potential nominees to take over U.S. Rep. Bill Young’s seat in Congress is Anthony Sullivan’s. While the name itself may not ring a bell, this commercial should:
It may be old-fashioned, but an expert can make it work wonders. Human billboards are popular in cities, and a few local business owners say they’re also proving to be effective along main byways in Helena.
Infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau was released from a Chicago jail on Thursday, a day after a federal judge ordered him locked up for failing to pay $38 million in fines over allegedly false promises made in a weight-loss book.
Controversial TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau, who in July was found in contempt for failing to pay a $37.6 million sanction against him for deceptive marketing, was ordered to jail today and remains in federal custody in Chicago.
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Admit it. We’re all suckers for good sales pitches. The right combination of words and images incites in us a sense of urgency and desire that — depending on the product, our mental state and the time of day or night — can make a product or service seem irresistible.
A federal judge has sided with the Federal Trade Commission in granting a court-appointed receiver broad authority to marshal assets and take over businesses the judge ruled were controlled by controversial TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau, who last month was found in contempt for failing to pay a $37.6 million sanction against him for deceptive marketing.
The king of infomercials, Kevin Trudeau, has been put on a very short leash by a federal judge in Chicago. Trudeau owes $37 million to cheated consumers. For two decades Trudeau has managed to skip through life in a snappy suit and wide brim hat, the picture of preparation and fine grooming.
Aaron Hernandez can say goodbye to one of his sponsors — Muscle Milk is jumping ship in the wake of the NFL star’s legal troubles. CytoSport — the…
For countless years, George Zimmer was not only the CEO of Men’s Wearhouse, he was also its public face. Zimmer was featured in the company’s commercials, and his line, “You’re going to like the way you look. I guarantee it,” was famous.
Men’s Wearhouse doesn’t like the way its founder looks anymore. The men’s clothier said Wednesday that it fired executive chairman and face of the company George Zimmer, 64, who has appeared in many of its TV commercials with the slogan “You’re going to like the way you look. I guarantee it.”