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Hysterical [to Us] Spoofs of Chevy Ads

20 Mar

For the last couple of years, Chevy has run a number of TV commercials that feature its success in winning numerous J.D. Power customer satisfaction awards and that highlight the reactions of “real people.” These ads have been well received and have done well on social media. The first of the two real Chevy ads shown here has been viewed on YouTube by more than 3.1 million people.

Because of the popularity of the actual Chevy commercials from GM, they have spawned spoofs on YouTube that are quite funny (at least to us). Together, the three parodies shown below have been viewed more than 3.2 million times on YouTube. NOTE: There is a little profanity in one of the spoof ads.

Question: Do these spoofs hurt or help Chevy?


A Career Video Interview with J.D. Power’s Founder

15 Jan

These days, we’re pretty familiar with J.D. Power, the global marketing information services company founded in 1968.  As the firm notes at its Web site: “J.D. Power has been listening to consumers and business customers; analyzing their opinions and perceptions; and refining research techniques and study methodologies to offer some of the most advanced product quality, customer satisfaction, and tracking research available today. The company’s quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. J.D. Power is a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial. J.D. Power conducts work for a wide spectrum of industries including automotive, financial services, insurance, energy, telecommunications, travel and leisure, and healthcare to name a few.”

Recently, Wharton professor of management John Paul MacDuffie sat down for an interview with the company founder J.D. Power III. They discussed Power’s long and distinguished career.

Take a look at the interview. There are lots of insights here.


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