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Re: Horrible Adverts

Post by Christian Foxtrot » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:19 pm

They clearly owe you a drink now.

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Re: Horrible Adverts

Post by linus » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:44 pm

I need one, cheers

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Re: Horrible Adverts

Post by tompony » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:56 pm

I will forgive that advert anything because I love that song, and also because I have reserved all my rage for the awful Phones 4 U adverts in which they hilariously give some phones to some poor people or a foreign prison, with hilarious consequences.

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Re: Horrible Adverts

Post by sweepingthenation » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:50 pm

Similarly, you can't truly hate anything that raises the possibility of a Stiff Records artist (apart from the obvious ones) becoming rediscovered by the downloading youth. If GoCompare could work Larry Wallis into their next campaign we'd be well away.

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Re: Horrible Adverts

Post by hayleygerms » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:19 pm

It's still a fucking annoying and shite advert though.

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Post by linus » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:44 pm

sweepingthenation wrote:Similarly, you can't truly hate anything that raises the possibility of a Stiff Records artist (apart from the obvious ones) becoming rediscovered by the downloading youth. If GoCompare could work Larry Wallis into their next campaign we'd be well away.
yeh, let's use advertising to increase the yoof's awareness of music of bygone days, those ignorant shits need a foot up... remember those brilliant kfc adverts that cleverly used old soul music to say, 'come on, young people, black people are authentic seeming and cool just like this chicken, buy some'

it's good when adverts do that

you're right

who can forget nick kamen taking off his jeans to that old song in the laundrette or eddie kidd wearing black jeans to get into a disco that said 'no jeans' on the door but the doormen couldn't see he had jeans on because they were black and there was that other old song playing in the background?

all those old songs, I love old songs there kind of like new songs but they're old so they're better

I also love it and think it's really original when they get a vaguely latin sounding breathy girl singer to cover an old punk or new wave song but done in a light bossa pop way and then use it to sell credit cards or panty liners... I wish I worked in advertising, I'd have a means of venting all my self loathing

yeh, adverts are great

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Re: Horrible Adverts

Post by sweepingthenation » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:49 pm

Shall I just not fucking bother next time?

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Post by linus » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:02 pm

I hadn't realised it meant so much to you, I'm sorry, are you personally involved in the advert? it's very well made, there's no denying that, it's a very well made advert

and yes, of course, it's brilliant that jona lewie gets this opportunity to make some money, it's what it's all about, of course, and I never meant to suggest that he shouldn't be allowed to make some bread... god knows it's tough for everyone these days...

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Re: Horrible Adverts

Post by Wheatabeat » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:00 pm

I don't mind the IKEA ad so much (the first time I've seen it is here by the way), but I could see people really hating it had they used a horrible 'fun' song or something. But I think teaming up "You'll always find me in the kitchen at parties" with selling kitchens is ace. I bet MFI are fuming... before they went bust.

That Plusnet "Broadband... from Yorkshire" advert is starting to do my head it. Are they insinuating all Yorkshire folk are tight fuckers and won't pay much money for the internet or something?
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Re: Horrible Adverts

Post by 80sfan » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:16 pm

Wheatabeat wrote:That Plusnet "Broadband... from Yorkshire" advert is starting to do my head it. Are they insinuating all Yorkshire folk are tight fuckers and won't pay much money for the internet or something?
they are. LOLZ etc.

yeah, that one gets my goat too. i'm quite anti yorkshire pride, mind. mostly because the local news reckons yorkshire is the bee's tits. but that's another story.
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Re: Horrible Adverts

Post by brian » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:29 am

Call me cynical but... come on people! grrrrr.


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Re: Horrible Adverts

Post by linus » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:44 pm

without wishing to raise the ire of albert einstein fans, that albert einstein gluten-free bread advert means albert einstein- the character in the bread advert not the actual man himself- can now be added to the rogues gallery of extremely creepy tv advert characters that includes the burger king king man, the chocolate man from the lynx adverts and the humpty dumpty character from the kinder eggs advert of old

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Re: Horrible Adverts

Post by photojonny » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:54 pm

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Post by Sylvie » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:14 pm

That Nom advert makes me want to put my fist through the screen. It was bad enough that they've named the brand after some stupid internet term that's meant to represent the horrendous noise people make when they eat (although I think they somehow think it shows how delicious the food is), but they they have to film a load of idiots demonstrating said noise. I absolutely hate people who eat with their mouth open, slopping it all around and talking at the same time. I don't think I can put into words just how much this advert angers me.

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Re: Horrible Adverts

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:27 pm

I've not seen this yet, but I fucking hate 'nom' too. Infantalism at its worst.

This is a more general query: has anyone ever understood what the pissing hell any perfume or aftershave advert actually means? They make no sense at all to me.

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Post by Sylvie » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:38 pm

a layer of chips wrote:This is a more general query: has anyone ever understood what the pissing hell any perfume or aftershave advert actually means? They make no sense at all to me.
Generally, I think they just try to convince the viewer that they'll get this lifestyle or feeling if they use the product. I use Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, but I know I'm not going to look like Keira Knightley or sound like Joss Stone (not that I would even want to...), but I imagine some people are probably swayed by these things. I'm more swayed by how pretty the bottle is, so maybe I'm just as silly.

Having said that, I do love the Miss Dior Cherie perfume advert, just because it has a girl wearing pretty dresses, sunglasses, carrying balloons to the sound of Brigitte Bardot.
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Re: Horrible Adverts

Post by Your Funny Uncle » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:11 pm

a layer of chips wrote: This is a more general query: has anyone ever understood what the pissing hell any perfume or aftershave advert actually means? They make no sense at all to me.
I think that's the point of them, isn't it? You're supposed to think that they are on some higher intellectual/cultural plain that you can't fathom, and yet might have a chance of understanding if you only used their product. I think it would be funny if one of them just said "Buy this, it smells really nice."

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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:26 pm

Aye, perhaps you're both right. I just can't imagine the creative selling the idea on a storyboard to the company, though. There must have to be some massive arm twisting for them to sign up to the idea of a naked women riding a horse through a deserted city, dressed only in some net curtains and a winning glare.

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Post by graysonscolumn » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:25 pm

sweepingthenation wrote: Similarly, you can't truly hate anything that raises the possibility of a Stiff Records artist (apart from the obvious ones) becoming rediscovered by the downloading youth.
Jona Lewie doesn't need the money, as royalties from Stop The Cavalry continue to provide a ready source of income every year (even more so in the download era, he has proffered). Regardless, usage of You Will Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties in this ad has propelled it back into the top 75 this last weekend for - I think I'm right in saying - the first time since initial release.

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Re: Horrible Adverts

Post by graysonscolumn » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:34 pm

brian wrote:
Took a second to clock which advert the above was, but on first glance of the still I thought it was some approximation of;



...which is better in any event. Fact.


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