Hi there! It’s Biff and Julie – The Acme Chatters.
Last blog we presented some ideas on what makes for a good public ad. With a telephone dateline and chatline, the public ad is one of your most important selling features. Without a good public ad, your chances for success are greatly diminished. In this blog we want to present to you six public ads, both good and bad. These will be actual public ads that have appeared on the Acme system. We have changed the names and locations however to preserve people’s anonymity. Although we will be using men seeking women and women seeking men public ads, the general ideas presented apply across the board to the other categories of public ads.
Here’s our first sample ad from a woman seeking men:
“Hey guys I have been on this line for three months and haven’t found the right guy to hang out with. I am 38 years old from XXX. Very attractive in the face. I have green eyes medium length blond hair. Chesty, smaller waist and full-figured. I am not skinny and I am not huge. I am very kind and listen to young music. Dinners, movies, like a couple of drinks now and then. I like walks in the park. Seeking a single white male. Please be under 45 years old. No offense just don’t want to date someone in their fifties. I like slim guys, with their own place and car with a full head of hair, blonds a plus. I have children so you have to be ok with that. Please be mature. Leave your name and number and a time I can get back to you.”
Biff: I like this ad. She follows the two to one rule. She spends twice as much time describing herself in an appealing way and still sets out her preferences in a non-offensive way. Her restrictions seem reasonable. She sets out some things that she likes to do. This is an effective public ad.
Julie: I agree. Also I like the fact that she is upfront about having children without overemphasizing them. To some guys having kids is a deal-breaker. She can weed them out immediately and save herself and her potential dates time and awkwardness.
Here’s a second sample ad from a man seeking women:
“Good morning ladies. My name is XXX. I am a single, self-employed, semi-retired, Caucasian gentleman from XXX. I have returned to the system after a brief hiatus and am pleased by the new voices, different names and interesting ads. I hope the responses you are receiving are pleasing and sent with all sincerity. Myself, I enjoy many things but none more than spending quality time with a woman who is not only my best friend but who is also my very special lady. Could that be you? Are you 50 years young or above? Honest caring and sincerely looking for a gentleman to enjoy life with. Call leave your name and phone number in my mailbox. Let’s talk, get to know one another and begin this journey together. May God bless you.”
Julie: He sounds very sincere. He’s probably not what I would be looking for, but the right woman out there could be very happy.
Biff: And his sincerity really comes across when you actually listen to the ad. He speaks slowly, clearly and with obvious compassion.
Ok let’s look at some less than stellar public ads. Here’s an actual public ad from a man seeking women.
“I am looking for open-minded women, busty women for friendship with benefits.”
Biff: Yep that’s it. That’s all he said. He could have continued for a full minute, but that’s all he chose to say.
Julie: No woman is going to respond to that unless it is to tell him off.
Well women can leave bad ads too. Here’s one from a woman seeking men:
“Hi to all this is XXX and I’m calling from XXX and I am looking for a friend”
Julie: Name, location and nothing else. She had a full minute.
Biff: In going through the system to find these sample ads I was struck by something. It was hard to find a clear bad public ad by a woman but easy to find a good public ad from a woman. With men it was the exact opposite. Seems like the women intuitively know how to sell themselves. Food for thought.
Anyway, that’s all for this blog. Check in next time.
Biff and Julie - The Acme Chatters
PS – This just in. You can now listen to the most recent public ads from callers in your area. Just go to the Acme Dating Home Page and click the box in the lower left corner. Or just click this link Listen To Public Ads