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Discussion in 'Beer News' started by Todd, Jun 27, 2012.
Sooooooooo well stated BandRfan!!!!! TY for the A+ input! Go raiders!
Ha, my mistake. Exhaustion.
As for the rest, I don't think anyone is saying certain bands are better for "craft" beer. Most are just saying Nickelback is formulaic, shallow garbage.
i was just being sarcastic about "cool bands for craft"...what i find amusing is the "too uncool for us" attitude at the expense of possible huge profit in dealing with otherwise nice fellas who may not exactly be the next Rolling Stones.
BEER!!!!! let us not morph into French-ified, snotty wine nazis!!!!
I don't think Dark Horse's problem with Nickelback was that they're "too commercial" (since they mentioned they would enjoy working with Slayer, a huge "commercial" band); it was that they think Nickelback is awful. Sure, DH could have made a truckload of cash on this offer, but it would have been by associating themselves with a entity they feel is sub-par. I don't think many of us here are anti-capitalism but it's admirable these days when individuals limit their compensated endorsements to products they believe in.
Not quite sure they would have made a truckload of cash here, at least on this offer and not considering possible increased future sales due to product visibility; NB was not going to pay them to include their beer, perhaps the opposite, they might have expected DH to pay them for the product placement. Just sayin'
Sure, but that kind of product visibility shouldn't be understated, especially considering DH is a tiny shack in rural Michigan, and being featured in a video by an internationally famous music act would certainly be the largest publicity they've ever received. Whether they would choose to translate that into increased production and increased sales is anybody's guess, but the opportunity would definitely be there.
I can't help but to think back to Todd's response to my thread discussing a 2010 beer news clip:
I remember reading about this on Dark Horse's (hilarious) blog.
In short, the world would be much better off if Canada ceased all musical ventures of any kind.
Still better than rap
Two entirely different scenarios. In your case that clip had been posted numerous times in the last 2 years too. In this case, only once and it didn't receive much attention. Huffington Post and other sources didn't cover the clip either. Also, this one never gets old.
Thanks for playing though.
I always thought they were complete morons for passing up this opportunity. On the other hand, since the beer was being used for a frat party scene (something people associate underage/irresponsible drinking) I probably wouldn't want my brand as the center-point. BMC can hold on to that image.
Huffingtonpost publishing a 2 year old blog post is idiotic. No wonder why so many people don't give that place any credit.
New Pornographers mutha funker!
Rush > you.
Yeah, there's also Neil Young and The Band, but what have they done lately? Nickelback and Justin Beaver? They're doing well...
Seems like many can't stay focused on the topic, so let's move on.