Tags: advertising, helio, media, myspace, pedophiles, television
Tonight, I’ve been watching “Van Wilder” on Comedy Central.
Towards the end of the movie, there was a commercial for the Helio. “Don’t call us a phone company.” “Get all your MySpace content right on your device!”
From their website:
Helio puts you + your friends (not rates and minutes) at the center of our business, because the most important thing a mobile service can do is better connect you to your friends.
We won’t nickel and dime you. Get All-In with our all inclusive membership and get access to MySpace, H.O.T. (Helio On Top), video, speedy 3G, and much, much more.
Now, that’s all fine and good. But their ad was *strategically* placed just prior to the Van Wilder scene:
We are now in session. Mr. Wilder, you were found in violation of Article Section B of Coolidge’s bylaws — soliciting of alcohol to extreme minors…
All you have to do is search Google…
Looks like a cool device, tho… But Helio should certainly play down the whole MySpace thing. I mean, who needs that kinda class-action?