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:) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: SteveO
Date: April 05, 2006 09:21AM
I'm working on some ad concepts for a financial services company. One of them will involve a celebrity "voice" ... maybe not the actual celeb him/herself, but possibly so. I need names of people who seem trustworthy, approachable, knowledgeable, etc., esp. about financial issues. They don't HAVE to be financial celebs, per se, just sensible folks. The target is basically 24-65-year-olds who would need mortgages, credit cards. loans, etc.

Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: shadow
Date: April 05, 2006 09:23AM
Financial matters? There's only one name that comes to mind:

James Gandolfini

- Shadow
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: April 05, 2006 09:24AM
Sam Waterson

BGnR
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: eeyore
Date: April 05, 2006 09:33AM
Ben Stein
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: papercup
Date: April 05, 2006 09:37AM
Morgan Freeman has some of the best pipes for voice-overs.

James Earl-Vader, too.
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: papercup
Date: April 05, 2006 09:41AM
In a land before time...

[www.youtube.com]
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: chopper
Date: April 05, 2006 09:43AM
Jay Leno.
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: iaJim
Date: April 05, 2006 09:43AM
Tiger Woods. Hey, if you can't trust Tiger...
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: Big Daddy Cool
Date: April 05, 2006 09:55AM
Simon Cowell
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 05, 2006 09:57AM




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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: wurm
Date: April 05, 2006 10:06AM
Alan Greenspan
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: April 05, 2006 10:12AM
BigGuynRusty Wrote:
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> Sam Waterson


"Because robots are strong. And their hands are made of metal."
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: rz
Date: April 05, 2006 10:28AM
I agree that Sam Waterson from Law & Order seems very trustworthy.
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 05, 2006 10:44AM
I totally vote for The Count. He's got the math skills, and a great sense of humor to boot !

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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: papercup
Date: April 05, 2006 10:51AM
“Step to the Wu — Wu-Tang Financial.”
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: Big Daddy Cool
Date: April 05, 2006 10:54AM
not Donald Trump
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: April 05, 2006 11:34AM
Dennis Haysbert

(Former president on 24 and current Allstate spokesperson)



“Live your life, love your life, don’t regret…live, learn and move forward positively.” – CR Johnson
Loving life in Lake Tahoe, CA



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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: April 05, 2006 11:47AM
David Hyde Pierce (from Frazier)

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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: Effin Haole
Date: April 05, 2006 11:52AM
Get ready for writing out a big check...

Sean Connery

Martin Sheen

Morgan Freeman

Walter Cronkite

Paul Newman

Robert Redford

Pierce Brosnan

Johnny Depp

Fred Thompson
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 05, 2006 11:55AM
Patrick Stewart -- Make it so!

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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: April 05, 2006 12:02PM
Bill Curtis
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: edgarbc1
Date: April 05, 2006 12:04PM

ivana trump
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: GeneL
Date: April 05, 2006 12:13PM
Lauren Bacall, Matt Lauer, Katie Couric,
Michael Caine, Robbie Cotrane, Amy Brenneman, Jon Stewart, Adrian Paul, Paul Newman, Mandy Patinkin, David Caruso



Precious says, "I'll do it!"



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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: rz
Date: April 05, 2006 12:29PM
GeneL Wrote:
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> Lauren Bacall, Matt Lauer, Katie Couric,
> Michael Caine, Robbie Cotrane, Amy Brenneman, Jon
> Stewart, Adrian Paul, Paul Newman, Mandy Patinkin,
> David Caruso

David Caruso? I wouldn't trust him.
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: GeneL
Date: April 05, 2006 12:36PM
Truth be told I wouldn't trust any actor doing a commercial.

They do it for the money.

I never feel they actually believe anything they say and neither should we.

As I always say, "that's just my opinion, I could be wrong."
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: April 05, 2006 12:59PM
Yeah, and I don't trust Patrick S. anymore, especially after the Pontiac car commercials.

I was gonna suggest Kelsey Grammer, who when he isn't voicing Sideshow Bob, sounds very trustworthy.

Sam Waterston is a great choice though, IMHO. Or James Earl Jones.

If you want someone a little less frequently used, I would go with David Ogden Stiers...




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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: trisho.
Date: April 05, 2006 01:34PM
Julie Kavner?
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: SteveO
Date: April 05, 2006 02:45PM
Yeah, this is great, thanks, everybody!!!

Sorry, GeneL, if the spokeslizards didn't work, they would not be used.

But if it makes you feel any better, we may end up just using the "personality" of someone rather than a spokesperson, per se.
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: April 05, 2006 02:53PM
One word: Troy McClure.

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Sorry about the naked URL, but the opening tag is being rendered as a smiley description (not even an actual smiley). Have the Smiley Overlords taken control of OWC?





Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 04/05/2006 02:56PM by ka jowct.
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: Baby Tats
Date: April 05, 2006 03:14PM
ka jowct Wrote:
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> One word: Troy McClure.
>
>
>
>
> Sorry about the naked URL, but the opening tag is
> being rendered as a smiley description (not even
> an actual smiley). Have the Smiley Overlords taken
> control of OWC?

The second link that comes up is pretty funny.

BT

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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: davester
Date: April 05, 2006 04:03PM
Bill Clinton...for half the country that is.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: April 05, 2006 04:42PM


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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: Kiva
Date: April 05, 2006 06:46PM
I like Dennis Haysbert ....Cerrano!

or Sam Waterson



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Re: :) Name a trustworthy celebrity spokesperson?
Posted by: fmgtech
Date: April 05, 2006 10:35PM
If you stop and think about it, the premise of any commercial is flawed due to the fact that the ones doing the commercial are the ones selling the product. You don't really think they are going to say it is average or crappy do you. You don't think Ford would have said listen this Pinto is a piece of junk but we still need to sell them so please buy them.
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