It seems that these days, cable tv is inundated with cooking shows, hell, there are even entire television networks dedicated just to this subject and of course, magazines, clubs, social media groups, and several podcasts to boot. Foodies love their cooking shows. Being the illegitimate bastard love child of Master Chef, Gordon Ramsay, I think that “Kitchen Nightmares” is perfect for an Ideal Positions parody. To anyone not reading this blog that might be unfamiliar with the show, Ramsay is called upon to help struggling restaurateurs save their business from failure, making sure to hold them accountable for their poor decisions by brutally and hilariously insulting them every step of the way. “Website Nightmares” will follow the same blueprint and will feature a combination of both spoofed and original mockery and insults, doing the research for this will be a lot of fun as there are numerous compilations of Ramsay’s best meltdowns on Youtube. There may be a “Hell’s Kitchen” parody to be cooked up as well (pun totally intended) but it will have to get in line as there are already close to 40 ad concepts and projects we have conceived, completed or currently in production.
After all this talk about abusive language, let’s talk about therapy. You’re a website not getting a lot of traffic, you have an abnormally high bounce rate and a very short average time on site, as a result, you feel like a failure, you’re lonely, your self-esteem is at an all-time low and you really need to talk to a professional. Your business owner neglects you, doesn’t meet your needs, doesn’t give you the attention you require so you end up on a therapists couch. Your Psychiatrist tells you that you’re in an abusive, toxic relationship and that if your business owner isn’t willing to participate in couples counseling that you should find someone who can better market your needs. A prescription for Adwords and Local SEO makes you feel better and just like that, your future looks bright. This one will also be fun to play around with, I like the idea of trying to recreate the dynamic between Tony Soprano and his shrink but it may not translate well, only time will tell. No matter which way we go with his one, I know it will be good.
This is just another sneak peek at some future projects brought to by Ideal Positions. Stay tuned for upcoming blogs from Ian Davis and Maile Collier.