Dangerous ? Anyone doing Marketing and Internet Videos while Driving ??

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I'm on Mike Long's list.

And always wondered about those marketing videos from your car like he does.

Here he is in his Lambo with Liz Herrara ( who earns over a million some months with Amazon)

Maybe kind of gimmicky or is it engaging to your Audience as an effective marketing medium for your videos ?

And what about just plain dangerous ??

Your thoughts...

#dangerous #driving #internet #marketing #videos
  • Profile picture of the author BradKasten
    I loved your car video Robert, but I think the whole point of these videos is trying to show authority by being seen in a fancy car.

    I've seen guys do this in Audis, Jaguars, Bentleys, Grant Cardone and his crazy Rolls Royce, this dude in a lambo, it's a little played out and I find it funny.

    It reminds me of a bunch of videos I saw of guys rolling up in Lambo's and Ferraris a few years ago when I was just starting in IM. I thought it was gimmicky back then.

    Plus how hard is it to have a conversation with someone in a convertable lamborghini, do you know how loud those things are?

    Anyway, I don't want to get in a rant about this. If I had a Lambo maybe I'd run my whole business out of it, who knows.
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  • Profile picture of the author PPG19
    I have only one question: would it work driving a Chevette instead of a Lambo or a Ferrari?

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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by PPG19 View Post

      I have only one question: would it work driving a Chevette instead of a Lambo or a Ferrari?

      No
      buy maybe a Pinto
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I'm personally not a fan of these types of videos. They just irk me for some reason. I don't know why it just might be me.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    I have watched a few Driving with John Chow videos. While the info is good, as well your is Robert, I just don't get it. Instead of hearing the message, I think "Why is this person telling me this while he is on his way to Mickey Dee's to get a caffeine-laden Iced Tea. So I miss a lot of the message because I am wondering how this makes any sense and is it a strategy worth pursuing.

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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      I have watched a few Driving with John Chow videos. While the info is good, as well your is Robert, I just don't get it. Instead of hearing the message, I think "Why is this person telling me this while he is on his way to Mickey Dee's to get a caffeine-laden Iced Tea. So I miss a lot of the message because I am wondering how this makes any sense and is it a strategy worth pursuing.

      al
      Thanks Al, I can take a hint
      (P.S. it's actually Mickey D's )
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      • Profile picture of the author agmccall
        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        Thanks Al, I can take a hint
        (P.S. it's actually Mickey D's )
        I just couldn't help myself

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    I'd like to see one done on a motorbike, please.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    How would you feel if you caused a bad accident where someone was hurt or killed while doing such a video? Or, what if you got in an accident simply because you were not attentive enough to get out of the way? Sure this can happen any time you're driving . . . but why take any chance at all when it's not necessary?

    Also, I can't help but think that a marketer can give a better, more focused video when that is all he/she is focused on. The car thing was a novelty at first, but I think it's losing it's "cool" - especially since, my guess is, many of these fancy cars are rented or borrowed just to fool the prospect into thinking that the guy in the video bought it with his IM proceeds.

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    • Profile picture of the author TrickyDick
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      The car thing was a novelty at first, but I think it's losing it's "cool" - especially since, my guess is, many of these fancy cars are rented or borrowed just to fool the prospect into thinking that the guy in the video bought it with his IM proceeds.

      Steve
      Steve,

      My bet is 99% of them are rented for the day, leased or owned by their bank (NOT them).

      The other 1% are actually owned free and clear... :-)

      TD
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      How would you feel if you caused a bad accident where someone was hurt or killed while doing such a video? Or, what if you got in an accident simply because you were not attentive enough to get out of the way? Sure this can happen any time you're driving . . . but why take any chance at all when it's not necessary?

      Also, I can't help but think that a marketer can give a better, more focused video when that is all he/she is focused on. The car thing was a novelty at first, but I think it's losing it's "cool" - especially since, my guess is, many of these fancy cars are rented or borrowed just to fool the prospect into thinking that the guy in the video bought it with his IM proceeds.

      Steve
      Yeah I think you're right , Steve. I did try it . I might do it again but I honestly think doing it from my little office in my house or maybe a selfie in the back yard to spice things up is something I can see myself doing more of.

      I think it that video above Mike Long is looking over at the girl and holding a selfie stick which is crazy and downright dangerous
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    I admit, I've done video training from a car about 6 years ago. But, my team actually went to a friend's body shop where a 2010 Bugatti Veyron (V16 w/1000+ hp, retails for $1,990,000) was being restored from a collision.

    It was nearly completed, but still up on blocks. With a video camera mounted on the hood (no windshield) I did 16 weeks of MLM training in four days with a green screen backdrop of different cities throughout the US in the background.

    Of course, at the end of the filming we showed outakes of the shop, green screen, the car up on blocks, hood up without an engine, our team party, and my real car (Rolls Canardly*) parked out back!

    *Rolls Canardly - a banged-up piece of shit that rolls great downhill, but can hardly make it up the next hill.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    There are twin brothers on Youtube called the "Hodgetwins". They do videos everywhere they can. On the highway, at a fast food stop, in their basement, don't matter. I've seen a video where they were recording and eating some burgers, and a guy drove by in the other lane and said, "Hey what's up man, yall still making videos?" Then one of the hodgetwins said, "Yeah, we making one right now hahahaha". They're crazy and funny, but they make a ton of money on Youtube selling shirts and customized clothes and stuff from their channel.
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