Anybody seen EAA's recent ad in The Blue Press?


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atblis
October 14, 2008, 12:19 PM
http://www.filebox.vt.edu/users/atblis/Adv.JPG

It's uhhh.... kinda amusing actually, but definitely of questionable taste.

Here's a similar version of it.
http://www.gunslot.com/files/gunslot/imagecache/full/images/38905.JPG

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armoredman
October 14, 2008, 12:46 PM
And poor trigger discipline.

neviander
October 14, 2008, 01:12 PM
Hrm, definitely questionable...silly Italians ;) I own an EAA and from my own experience, I haven't noticed their questionable advertising methods affect the quality of their firearms, so...eh.

98C5
October 14, 2008, 01:13 PM
Why, Oh why do people think that adding a good looking woman will sell anything they advertise??!!

It is so cheesy. :rolleyes:

schmeky
October 14, 2008, 01:20 PM
What gun . . . . . . . . ?

hksw
October 14, 2008, 01:21 PM
Those girls (or similar) were at the EAA booth at the NRA convention (and presumably at SHOT) and they (plus free T-shirts) certainly drew the crowd. It was difficult to get passed folks gathered there as the aisles were jammed. Whatever draws attention.

Colt46
October 14, 2008, 01:28 PM
We don't have that many triggers. Good looking women certainly is one of the main ones. Throw a pint of ale(not a good message around firearms) or some exotic machinery into the mix and you will attract your target audience.

mljdeckard
October 14, 2008, 01:29 PM
I'm not offended if they use what works. +1 for booger hook off the bang switch.

dust_101
October 14, 2008, 01:30 PM
Yes, they were at SHOT as well. Sad thing is, it may not work as well, honestly most folks didn't even know the name of the company that had the booth (EAA? What booth is that?) but they knew the women were there (OH! The booth with the *****! Yeah I know where that is.)

Just the photo of the firearms would be much more appealing to the general firearms audience. Unless they think we're all 12 years old.

Dain Bramage
October 14, 2008, 01:33 PM
Zastava means "flag". I'm not sure where they are going with this, but let the flags fly!

david_the_greek
October 14, 2008, 01:46 PM
uh well the sig copy looks alright but that other pistol looks like crap! The girls are pretty, definitely not going to make me buy that ugly little pistola though

Dave P
October 14, 2008, 01:48 PM
Why, Oh why do people think that adding a good looking woman will sell anything they advertise??!!


Where can I find one of these? I'll buy it!

nalioth
October 14, 2008, 02:12 PM
EAA has been using this ad style for years.

mljdeckard
October 14, 2008, 02:45 PM
I'm reminded of Letterman when "Showgirls" came out. "Folks, this is a truly terrible film. It makes "Ishtar" look like "Citizen Kane". It was so bad, I barely managed to sit through it the second time."

sqlbullet
October 14, 2008, 02:47 PM
Almost embarrassed to say I have any knowledge. There was a snippet in the back of American Handgunner recently about this model. Her name is Heather. It is the same person in both ads.

While I don't particularly care for the more 'risque' nature of the ads, the write up in handgunner made some valid points. Heather gets to travel the country/world on EAA's dime, shoot some fun guns, and gets paid to boot. Almost makes me wish I were better looking and (more) women were as shallow as (some) men.

blackpanther
October 14, 2008, 03:06 PM
Look at her left shoe heel.

Walkalong
October 14, 2008, 03:08 PM
questionable taste.???
Everything Dillion is being promoted by good looking women, so what. The ad is in the right place anyway.

schmeky
October 14, 2008, 03:16 PM
I'm reminded of Letterman when "Showgirls" came out. "Folks, this is a truly terrible film. It makes "Ishtar" look like "Citizen Kane". It was so bad, I barely managed to sit through it the second time."

Now that's funny :evil:

putteral
October 14, 2008, 03:29 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing them!!!
:D

.38 Special
October 14, 2008, 07:01 PM
I honestly don't get folks who are "offended" by models in commercials. I personally think they are choosing to be offended. And I'm almost always more offended by whiny "I'm offended!" types than by whatever offended them in the first place.

As for the rest, I've never found the EAA models to be particularly attractive. They're not ugly or anything, but they're also not the really gorgeous type that makes me stop and pay attention to an add.

How offensive.

Justin
October 14, 2008, 07:16 PM
How gauche.

wizzamen
October 14, 2008, 07:45 PM
I think she is dressed conservatively compared to what I see girls are wearing now at the mall.

Mrs. Armoredman
October 14, 2008, 07:56 PM
It figures. I guess they just want to get into the market just to sell guns to dirty young men.

.38 Special
October 14, 2008, 08:09 PM
Men are attracted to women and somehow that's "dirty". :rolleyes:

dwwhite
October 14, 2008, 08:53 PM
You might also note that here we are on an independent internet forum discussing EAA, their advertising and their products,

I don't see many other threads inspired by other manufacturers ads...

Looks like it might be pretty effective to me

CB900F
October 14, 2008, 09:17 PM
Fella's;

Although "Zastava" may mean flag in Serb, or Croat, or whatever language area the factory is in, I strongly suspicion that's not the real meaning of the term in this ad.

Zastava is an old line maker of firearms & has been doing it since before WWII. When exactly it started business, I don't know. The company is located in the Balkans, ie, the former Yugoslavia. No, I don't have the grid #'s, but you get the idea.

900F

ultramag44
October 14, 2008, 09:34 PM
Gentlemen:

One may wonder why in the world of advertizing it's common to use, slim, young women to sell products.

The subliminal message is to both men and women.

To Women: Use this product, and you will be envisioned by others as the model is, IE: I am slim, young, attractive.

To Men: Use this product, and you will be seen as desirable by women who look like the model, IE: Beautiful women will see me as a "hunk".

Doesn't matter if it's guns, cars, whatever, the formula is always the same.

Mrs. Armoredman
October 14, 2008, 10:07 PM
No I see beautiful men as fine,fine and more fine. Like my husband armoredman.

ultramag44
October 14, 2008, 11:38 PM
Mrs. Armoredman said: No I see beautiful men as fine,fine and more fine.

There's a guy where I work, he says the same thing!:D

He gets away w/ murder too. One of the pretty young things came into the office, he said: "EXXX, you should wear tighter dresses."

They just giggle @ him...it's a 'girlfriend" thing! ;)

If I said that...straight to HR! :uhoh:

Blind Bat
October 15, 2008, 12:08 AM
We Americans are soooo prudish. I'd post some ads from British sport bike magazines but I'd probably get banned for posting porn. Picture the above advert but with less clothing.

BReilley
October 15, 2008, 01:38 AM
You might also note that here we are on an independent internet forum discussing EAA, their advertising and their products,

I don't see many other threads inspired by other manufacturers ads...

Looks like it might be pretty effective to me

Effective? Not in the least. What it makes me want is, well, not a pistol.

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