AN Invercargill optometrist was completely surprised while watching television last week.
Trent Holden and Carmen Bungard, of Southern Optical, could not believe their optometry practice became news on national television and inspiration for a jingle created by entertainer Jason Gunn.
In a bid to help the local economy, TV and radio host Gunn asked people to post suggestions of local businesses on his social media.
Gunn would then create jingles for the business to support it one of those was the optometry practise in Invercargill.
He made a jingle using the tune of Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice.
“We loved it so much. We weren’t expecting anything and we got a national advertisement for free.
“It was great and funny. Some customers are coming here and singing ‘eyes, eyes, baby’…,” Mrs Bungard said, in reference to the jingle.
Mr Holden decided to pitch his business to Gunn after hearing about it from a friend
“We’re definitely gonna use it. Just need to look into it and see what we can do.”
The feedback from the community had been great, he said.
“We are seeing customers returning and choosing to buy local and we work with Kiwi designs. It’s great to see the community really supporting local businesses.”