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 …

Top Dog Direct Searches for Next New Infomercial Hit

As Seen on TV marketer Top Dog Direct is searching for the next infomercial hit. The company, is the leading manufacturer and marketer of As Seen on TV products. Top Dog Direct will be accepting applications from inventors interested in their Top Dog Search Party event held in Denver, Colorado, October 21st, those selected will …

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 …

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 …

Paid Announcement Products The Truth Behind These Great TV Products

If you are inundated with infomercial products at home that you no longer use of need a good place to sell these types of products is to post them on ebay. Because of the publicity they get from television most people will recognize these products. Purchasing fitness equipment and work out videos online has grown …

Clearwater Studio and Marc Gill Hosts Ronco’s Big New Pitch

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 …

5 Infomercial Secrets Every Marketer Should Know, But Wait, There’s More!

Imagine coming home on a Friday evening with nothing to do. You grab the remote control and plop onto the couch, flipping through channels to find something worth watching. Nothing’s on. Suddenly, a commercial appears: lose 30 pounds in 30 days! Before you know it, you’re hooked. What you thought was a 30-second commercial is …