Does your mom look like this? Another online ad fail.

Ok, who’s responsible for this one? I am constantly entertained by online advertising these days. This beauty showed up on weather.com this afternoon. Let’s see, huge eastern seaboard blizzard this weekend, how many impressions do you think this baby got? I am sure this is the kind of mom Obama was talking about educating.

So, anyone out there have a mom that looks like this? Just asking. Don’t want to make too many assumptions but I am pretty sure this guy would not fall under the category of mom… ANYWHERE! Perhaps the American Laser Centers would like to give this guy a shot for their next ad. Way to go classesUSA.com, nice photo pick.

But wait. A refresh on the site came up with this tidbit. Seems our ‘mom’ is being used in more than one ad on here. Another Obama backed program and hairy dearest has shown up on a driver’s license promoting auto insurance discounts. lowermybills.com, you may want to talk to your agency about this.

Nope, not done yet. One more page refresh landed me here. We have now gotten ourselves a shot at government refinance relief. Seems lowermybills.com did not want to pay extra for more stock photo images, so one bearded guy fits all is the mantra for their ads.

Now that I look at this guy I worry that he was stolen out of someone’s Facebook pictures from the 70s. Anyone recognize him? I mean, I think I went to college with at least a dozen guys that look like this.

Can’t make this stuff up.

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12 responses to “Does your mom look like this? Another online ad fail.

  1. Dr Jimmy

    Marmaduke from The New Riders of The Purple Sage?

  2. Keith

    Zach Galifinakis

  3. Laurie

    I Googled “hairy guy on lowermybills” just to see if anyone else had seen this fellow popping up all over and made note of it. According to the signature in the DMV photo, his name is Harold, for which, ironically, “Harry” is the common nickname. Fitting.

    • that is hysterical. I would imagine others are interested in this guy as he has come up as a search term on this blog quite often since this post was written.

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  5. I saw the ClassesUsa ad today but instead of Jesus, now they’re using an even more unappealing photo of some old white-haired guy with multiple chins grimacing into the camera. Anyone know what I’m talking about? Is this supposed to be an improvement?

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  7. I believe that is Grigori Perelman, he’s a russian genius.. It WOULD explain the School thing at least. but seriously, how stupid does the guy who made these ads have to really be? some of these ads are so Low IQ that it just really makes me sad to think about our future.

  8. John

    FYI guys if you do a quick “whois” search on network solutions you’ll find that classesUSA & lowermybills.com are both owned and operated by Experian. The credit agency. This is why the image is used twice, they bought the stock photo to use in their marketing.

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