Awful adverts on TV at the moment...

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by Jenuall » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:43 pm

I basically never watch anything with adverts these days. Almost all of my TV watching is Netflix, iPlayer or Prime. I don't miss adverts at all!

Slightly pissed off that Amazon have started trying to slip adverts for their own programs in before you watch something on Prime now. No, strawberry float off I don't want to watch some shitty documentary about Man City, let me watch Buffy! :x

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by Blue Eyes » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:31 pm

Those strawberry floating McDonalds McCafe adverts boil my piss. Creating a false image of independent coffee shops as smug and superior in order to sell their shitty coffee to banana splits. Sure, coffee is expensive in some of these hipster cafes. But don't give me this gooseberry fool about them scoffing that someone doesn't know what a flat white is or that they will try to bore you with science. It's just so Brexit. All McDonalds adverts are disgusting, which is appropriate considering the absolute dreck they sell.

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by Photek » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:34 pm

I like those McDonalds MC Cafe adverts, because I know knobs who go on like that.

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by Photek » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:35 pm

Jenuall wrote:Slightly pissed off that Amazon have started trying to slip adverts for their own programs in before you watch something on Prime now. No, strawberry float off I don't want to watch some shitty documentary about Man City, let me watch Buffy! :x

Ditto with Twitch....awful adverts.

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by Gemini73 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:43 pm

Blue Eyes wrote:Those strawberry floating McDonalds McCafe adverts boil my piss. Creating a false image of independent coffee shops as smug and superior


That's exactly what they are though. Nothing false about it at all. We've about 17 of these pretentious, hipster cafés on Cheltenham's high street alone.

McDonald's are bang on the money. And their coffee is better than the lukewarm cows spunk these hipster joints sell for the price of a small mortgage, not too mention you'll be served by some banana split in skinny jeans that are turned up to the knee and wearing brogues with no socks.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:51 pm

As a self professed coffee arsehole, I do love me a good hipster cafe. Manchester was full of them and almost all served a cracking brew in lovely surroundings. Yes you have to deal with the Tarquins and the Florences but it's more than worth it for a decent place to hole up for an hour or so with a book and/or Macbook (NO WINDOWS LAPTOPS ALLOWED).

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by Gemini73 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:59 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:As a self professed coffee arsehole, I do love me a good hipster cafe. Manchester was full of them and almost all served a cracking brew in lovely surroundings. Yes you have to deal with the Tarquins and the Florences but it's more than worth it for a decent place to hole up for an hour or so with a book and/or Macbook (NO WINDOWS LAPTOPS ALLOWED).


I'm surprised hipster cafés would be your thing, Taf. :slol:

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:01 pm

I once* had a moustache that was regularly waxed and twirled so...

Yeah.

*for 6 months.

EDIT: Actually, was that sarcasm? Cheeky strawberry floater.

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by Gemini73 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:03 pm

:lol:

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by Vermilion » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:20 pm

I spotted a branch of one of the most notorious hipster cafes when i went to Camden Market last year; Cereal Killer.

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by Gemini73 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:36 pm

Speaking of McDonald's I can end that stupid 'Is it still a Big Mac?' advert/campaign right now as I tried one the other day.

It's still a Big Mac. Why? Because you can't actually taste the bacon there's so little of it compared to everything else that makes up the sandwich.

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by Cuttooth » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:45 pm

Blue Eyes wrote:Those strawberry floating McDonalds McCafe adverts boil my piss. Creating a false image of independent coffee shops as smug and superior in order to sell their shitty coffee to banana splits. Sure, coffee is expensive in some of these hipster cafes. But don't give me this gooseberry fool about them scoffing that someone doesn't know what a flat white is or that they will try to bore you with science. It's just so Brexit. All McDonalds adverts are disgusting, which is appropriate considering the absolute dreck they sell.

For a while the feel of McDonald's and its marketing has felt in line with the likes of The Sun in peddling a kind of mass ignorance.

If it isn't scoffing at pretentious independent coffee shops when real people just them want to get on with it using some fast food franchise brew, it's rolling their eyes at parents concerned about the quality of the cheap food in their kids' Happy Meals.

"Here we go, fake news about 'freak beef' and McNuggets made of offcuts, what will they worry about next?!" as if there isn't at least a truth to these in the history of McDonald's as a global company.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:46 pm

Vermilion wrote:I spotted a branch of one of the most notorious hipster cafes when i went to Camden Market last year; Cereal Killer.


Urgh, strawberry float that place. The Manchester equivalent, Black Milk, realised almost instantly that the whole premise was ridiculous and shifted to making insanely decadent milkshakes instead.

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by aayl1 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:15 pm

I didn't know Oral B made a too-THP-aste

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by Chocolate-Milk » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:20 pm

aayl1 wrote:I didn't know Oral B made a too-THP-aste

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In the same vein, the electric toothbrush ones.

Get the toothbrush that's inspiiiired~ by dentists.

As opposed to who? Your local landscape strawberry floating gardener??

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by aayl1 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:21 pm

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aayl1 wrote:I didn't know Oral B made a too-THP-aste

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In the same vein, the electric toothbrush ones.

Get the toothbrush that's inspiiiired~ by dentists.

As opposed to who? Your local landscape strawberry floating gardener??


I actually worked for a marketing company and ran a campaign for Oral B at one point (so I'm allowed to find their ads strawberry floating awful).

A lot of legal discussions went on about the word "inspired". You can't say "designed" by dentists, because their was technically noone on the design team that was qualified, so you end up having to use a word ofcom won't get funny about.

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by Jenuall » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:05 pm

Toothbrush ads are also some of the ones most guilty of another annoying advertising trend - the terrible dub.

So many of these ads were clearly recorded in another language and then dubbed over in English with no attempt to cover up the fact!

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by floydfreak » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:05 pm

speaking of teeth adverts what about all the ad's which have the obvious dubbed voice in them to promote like teeth whitening toothpaste etc

Jenuall i was about to post the same thing, you beat me to it with that subject

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by Mafro » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:27 pm

The Malteasers ad with the two deaf women.

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by Gemini73 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:40 pm

Mafro wrote:The Malteasers ad with the two deaf women.



All the Malteasers ads. They're patronising to all in said ads.


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