Awful adverts on TV at the moment...

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by <]:^D » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:58 pm

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Frank wrote:It's for 02.



gooseberry fool, that advert caused me to shout over "MUTE THE strawberry floating TV!" the other day.


I came in here to post that. Glad it's not just me.

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by Ginga » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:11 pm

Ad7 wrote: Where is my husband? PROBABLY SWINGING FROM THE LIGHT FITTING LOL.


:lol:

The problem with that 02 advert is the irony in song choice. It speaks out about becoming another braindead, factory-created cog in the grand machine, and here we're sellinga restrictive, paid contract that enforces strict boundaries and restrictions on the user, along with the millions of others on the exact same deal with the exact same model of phone. Not to mention the creepy Big Brother aspect of it all or the bastardisation of a song about a white woman selling weed.

Hypocrisy seems to pervade every aspect of advertising now and no-one seems to care.

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by NickSCFC » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:08 am






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by Archaeon » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:12 am

Ginga wrote:
Ad7 wrote: Where is my husband? PROBABLY SWINGING FROM THE LIGHT FITTING LOL.


:lol:

The problem with that 02 advert is the irony in song choice. It speaks out about becoming another braindead, factory-created cog in the grand machine, and here we're sellinga restrictive, paid contract that enforces strict boundaries and restrictions on the user, along with the millions of others on the exact same deal with the exact same model of phone. Not to mention the creepy Big Brother aspect of it all or the bastardisation of a song about a white woman selling weed.

Hypocrisy seems to pervade every aspect of advertising now and no-one seems to care.


Well to be fair the song ends with "then the tides changed" meaning O2 will be the savior to take us all away from the little boxes etc.

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by Mini E » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:13 am

Those santander ads are annoying but at least they use a lush piece of Einaudi music :lol: Obviously only have the rights to one song (primavera) and use it everywhere that they can :lol:

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PostRe: Awful adverts on TV at the moment...
by Dual » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:19 am

I'm considering switching my current account to Santander so I suppose it's working lol

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by Errkal » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:28 pm

OLIN wrote:
Frank wrote:It's for 02.



gooseberry fool, that advert caused me to shout over "MUTE THE strawberry floating TV!" the other day.


I recognise her but cant think where from, anyone know ?

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by Archaeon » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:29 pm

I think she was in Amelie.

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PostRe: Awful adverts on TV at the moment...
by Errkal » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:10 pm



for 2 reasons.

1. it doesn't mention it takes 2 weeks

2. and most importantly COMIC SANS

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by Jax » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:41 pm

Hey look, it's not Simon's Cat but is very clearly trying to be.

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by The Grassy knoll » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:05 am

Not sure if it's on TV but it's on the frigging radio all the time :evil:

''Wonga wonga wonga wonga wonga...

''Mr wonga, bring me some dough...


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PostRe: Awful adverts on TV at the moment...
by Lotus » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:41 am

Haven't seen a good advert for what feels like years, but strawberry float me, a couple of ones on at the moment are above and beyond gooseberry fool.

Nationwide, with those god-awful poems.
Heinz Beans, with that...song.

The fact that somebody thought these were good ideas just baffles me. Truly terrible.

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by Death's Head » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:29 am

Can I hijack this with radio commercials? There is one on at the moment for some slot machine type app (can't remember the name of the company so clearly not a great commercial) and the guy doing the voice over has a lisp and sounds like he also has teeth missing. At first I though it sounded quite cute, but now I can't stand it when I hear the strawberry floater and want to take him round the back somewhere and finish him off.

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PostRe: Awful adverts on TV at the moment...
by Preezy » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:33 am

strawberry floating ADMIRAL CAR INSURANCE ADVERTS - strawberry float OFF INTO THE SUN

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by KK » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:48 am

Lotus wrote:Heinz Beans, with that...song.

The fact that somebody thought these were good ideas just baffles me. Truly terrible.

I saw a preview of that months ago. The original idea was to have lyrics on the screen and for people to sing along and also learn how to 'play the can' throughout social media. The universal opinion was that it was strawberry floating disaster of a commercial. Heinz, clearly not wanting to waste the advert, have run it anyway.

The sales of Heinz beanz have bombed recently in favour of own-brand. Or people have just stopped eating as many baked beans.

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by Lotus » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:38 am

KK wrote:
Lotus wrote:Heinz Beans, with that...song.

The fact that somebody thought these were good ideas just baffles me. Truly terrible.

I saw a preview of that months ago. The original idea was to have lyrics on the screen and for people to sing along and also learn how to 'play the can' throughout social media. The universal opinion was that it was strawberry floating disaster of a commercial. Heinz, clearly not wanting to waste the advert, have run it anyway.

The sales of Heinz beanz have bombed recently in favour of own-brand. Or people have just stopped eating as many baked beans.

Yeah I noticed a hashtag at the end saying something about 'learning the can song'. How out of touch are they if they think that people will actually do that/give a gooseberry fool.

Another one to add to the gooseberry fool list is Cadbury's. They basically take an unfunny video that's popular online, add some annoying music to it, and equate it to eating their chocolate. Talk about cheap/unimaginative. I avoid Cadbury's now anyway, but strawberry float me, at least put some effort in.

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PostRe: Awful adverts on TV at the moment...
by KK » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:10 am

Cadbury's have stuck that on all their packaging too. You scan the logo with your phone and it'll take you to some random clip of a kangaroo playing the drums or whatever.

If you look at all the new chocolate bars they're pumping out now it's basically an exercise in taking as much chocolate out as they can possibly get away with. Cheaper to fill it with creams, biscuits and all sorts of other shite.

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PostRe: Awful adverts on TV at the moment...
by Lotus » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:15 am

Yeah it's a shame Cadbury's have gone to gooseberry fool. Yet another good British company sold-off and ruined. I know several people who actively avoid them now, myself included.

SimonM_89 wrote:I must say, this girl on the secretescapes.com ad has a cracking pair of legs on her :wub:.

Good to see those ads are still going. :datass:
Same with the woman on the Trivago adverts. :wub:

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PostRe: Awful adverts on TV at the moment...
by Photek » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:36 am

Those secret escape adverts are extremely annoying. Whispering all the time.

In a month or so Guinness' christmas ad will be out, it's been the same for past few years, pretty sure it's only shown over here but man, gets me right the feels every time.


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PostRe: Awful adverts on TV at the moment...
by LewisD » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:48 am

The Flash advert with the dog can eat a Scabby pus filled banana split.

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