S. C. Johnson - Annoying TV commercial
TROY, MICHIGAN -- Don’t know if this should be a complaint about a commercial or a compliment for a response from the company. But, complaints get read sooner, right? So, I'll make it an 'Informative.'
S. C. Johnson Co. has a commercial about their new(?) Ziploc bags which has annoyed me since the first time I saw it.
A shopper is at a butcher counter and tells the server: “Four pounds of __?__ but only wrap half of it. I’ll just throw it out anyway.”
Using the ‘Contact Us’ link on their website I told them they need a new advertising agency/department. Why doesn’t she just order two pounds to begin with? Or she could do as I do when having excess product on hand or when buying in quantity, use a FoodSaver for storing any extras. Her food will be better stored by using this machine than the Ziploc bags. (I’ve had steaks stored by this method for almost a year with no loss of flavor/texture.)
I fully expected the email to be ignored. Surprise! I received an answer which was not the usual scripted—blah, blah, blah. It reads in part: “Please know we value your comments and are sharing them with the people responsible for our advertising.”
Who knows? Maybe I helped get rid of an annoying commercial. I give kudos to S. C. Johnson for actually reading and responding to an email sent by a nit-picking viewer. Now-—if I can just convince some writers/speakers that it’s not a *healthy* diet/food/meal, etc. It’s *healthful*.