24 May
2021

Norris ‘talks shop’ in new Alfa commercials

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 3:00 am Friday, January 1, 2016 Norris ‘talks shop’ in new Alfa commercials Book Nook to reopen Print Article Latest Stories Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder To find the agents for the commercials, Alfa polled its young agents who had been with the company for a while and asked them, “What’s your life story?”“They talked about memorable experiences and they all had great stories but we narrowed the number down to 15 and sent a small production crew out to interview the agents in their communities,” Helms said. “We filmed David at the stadium in Ozark and talked with him about running in 5Ks and about the service he provides to his customers.”Six agents from Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi were selected for the full-blown TV productions. David Norris was among them.“We were impressed by David’s genuineness,” Helms said. “His sincerity came through. He had a great story to tell and the camera liked him.” Norris laughing said that the Alfa shoot was not his first time in front of the camera.“I got to be on a commercial for Alabama Power when I was 19 years old, so I got all the nervousness out back then,” he said. “So, when I got to Birmingham, I kind of knew what to expect.”Alfa chose Birmingham for the setting for the TV commercials with one day designated for each of the six agents.The Red Cat Coffee House was the setting for Norris’ commercial because it’s the kind of place where single people his age tend to hang out with friends, Helms said.“These young people communicate by cell phone. They text. It’s just the way they communicate.”The idea for the commercial was for Norris to be at the coffee house with friends when he gets a text that a customer has been involved in a minor accident and has a fender-bender.Norris was to walk outside the coffee house to talk with his customer as a way of illustrating how available an Alfa agent would be even when out with friends.“The atmosphere that had been created felt like a group of college students sitting around drinking coffee and talking about exams,” Norris said. “I had a script of sorts but I was told to put it into my own words. That was easy for me because I believe in what I’m doing and I’m committed to my customers.“I sell insurance based on the customer’s needs. I want my customers to know they can trust me. I don’t pressure my customers. I want them to get the insurance they need and what they can handle. I sell needs-based insurance to people in my community. I care about my customers and it’s important to me that I’m not only their insurance agent but also a trusted friend.”The Alfa commercials featuring its younger agents will be televised during the New Year. Email the author Trojan David Norris was right at home in a Birmingham coffee shop. And, he was rather comfortable with the cameras rolling as he sat and talked “shop.”But Norris wasn’t talking about the trend of young adults from sodas to coffee. He was talking about insurance and the need for the security it provides for people of all ages.Norris, who is from Troy, is an Alfa Insurance agent in Ozark. At age 22, he is one of Alfa’s youngest agents. Norris’ age and his commitment to his customers were the reasons he was selected to be featured in an upcoming Alfa Insurance television commercial. Jeff Helms, ALFA communications director, said Alfa’s testimonial spots featuring customers were successful in highlighting the distinct hometown relationship between Alfa agents and their customers. And, also successful were the television spots in which agents related their personal stories.In surveying its customer based, Helms said Alfa’s customer based was changing and there was a need for the company to find a way to relate to this younger base.Although, their parents have insurance, the younger generation may not be aware of the need for insurance and of its benefits. “This younger generation could best be reached by agents who interact with them at PTA meetings, at church, at the ball field,” Helms said. “Alfa has a number of younger agents, who can best relate to their peers. So, a decision was made to make commercials that would place our younger agents in real life situations – with family and friends and at places where they would normally be — not in a sterile office settings, but in real-life places.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like More roads closed BY Michael Shipma: The City of Troy added Smart Road to the list of closed roads on Wednesdays as more… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Read More
28 Sep
2020

Balmoral apartment auction breaks suburb record

first_imgThe apartment has its own plunge pool.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:54Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: To sell or to renovate?00:55 The apartment at 3/46 Main Ave, Balmoral, broke a suburb record.AN EYE-watering $3.35 million was dropped on a luxury apartment at an auction this week.The price smashed the previous suburb record for the highest sale price of a unit in Balmoral, which was $3 million, according to CoreLogic data. There are incredible panoramic city views.The apartment was part of about $10 million of property that changed hands at Place Bulimba’s inaugural All Star Auction event on Thursday night.The three-bedroom, three-bathroom property, 3/46 Main Ave, was part of R’AIR Balmoral, an award-winning development by P3 Projects. Views from every angle.“Bordering winter’s end and spring’s arrival, we have identified a captive window of four tofive weeks which presents a great opportunity to deliver meaningful campaigns for ourclients,” Mr Curtain said.center_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe apartment is one of four.It is one of four designer apartments, which has a 30m frontage on Balmoral Hill and has panoramic views of Brisbane CBD.The property’s vendor said he was “delighted” with the outcome. Inside 3/46 Main Ave, Balmoral.More than 200 people turned out at the All Star Auction event, with 47 registered bidders vying for 23 properties.Place Bulimba’s principal Paul Curtain said another $10 million worth of properties was expected to be negotiated following the event, and that spring selling season was well and truly here, with auction clearance rates trending upward.last_img read more

Read More
17 Sep
2020

Sun protection

first_imgIsabella Wu, a sophomore majoring in international relations and biological sciences, and Sasha Vaghefi, a junior majoring in psychology, members of USC Colleges Against Cancer, give out free sunscreen on Trousdale Parkway on Saturday to fans before the football game.Jennifer Schultz | Daily Trojanlast_img

Read More