William Darrell “Billy” Mays, Jr. was a TV direct response advertisement salesperson most notable for promoting OxiClean, Orange Glo, and other cleaning, home based, and maintenance products.
His distinctive beard and impassioned sales pitches made him a recognized television presence all around North America.
Billy Mays understood that nothing convinces a customer to buy a product than actual demonstrations of the product.
Video demonstrations are a savvy strategy for online retailers and wholesalers (e.g. bulk material handling) because the number of online video viewed has been steadily growing, as reported by eMarketer, and has a high click-through rate when compared to its alternatives.