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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted July 03, 2010 14:39      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ Commercials, I know that Snaggy tries to protect us from them, at least on this site. I am talking about TV/Radio/Newsprint ads.

____ Some are down right insulting, and others really strike a good feeling in the viewer,listener, reader.

____ So how do you feel about a product that you feel the AD agency just insulted a segment of society? Does it make you want to avoid that product, or?

____ Lately some ads have given me a warm fuzzy about craftmanship, remember I was a craftsman. If their product was not so expensive I might explore getting one.

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Zwilnik

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Icon 1 posted July 03, 2010 15:27      Profile for Zwilnik   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I do like it when someone does a really good commercial. Especially a funny one. Unfortunately they usually spoil it by putting it on every single ad break for a year.

Very bad adverts do turn me off a product. I think the Halifax building society in the UK has managed to lose most of a generation with their awful ads.

Even worse is placement. A few years ago when the F1 Grand Prix championship was on ITV they cut to an ad break just as the two cars at the front were in the middle of a spectacular battle with only a few laps to go and missed the crucial overtaking move as it was in the break. I've never bought any LG products since then as they were one of the main sponsors that came up in that break.

One particularly good bit of ad design and placement was the old Guinness Ads with Rutger Hauer. They were all pretty strange and ran for a couple of years. In one he said he was going to tell you a secret, but by telepathy. Of course the rest of the ad was silent.
However, one in a thousand (or possibly just a few of the cinema copies) had an alternate where you heard "I have a teddy bear, his name is Edward", which led to quite a freaky effect if you'd been not hearing any telepathy for a year [Smile] (Shame I don't drink or I'd probably have become a Guinness convert)

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted July 03, 2010 18:37      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ A few years ago a alcoholic drink company ran a series of ads with the ducks armed with bombs, torpedos, and machine guns. I thought those to be extremely funny.

____ While the network was really the one to blame for your viewing an F1 race, I can understand that the product could/would suffer.

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Icon 1 posted July 04, 2010 01:20      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I don't like the word commercials, I like the word advertisements more.

/my 2 cents

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted July 04, 2010 06:09      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ I found it again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYt5e_3WfM4

____ Enjoy!!

____ On this next Vid. 8/11 seconds in, Is a man plying my former craft. Some of those dies took years to construct, it sure was good that the lead time was three years from design to shipping date.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uIBL_ei5VM

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Icon 1 posted July 04, 2010 13:23      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Best sports ad ever.

Can't honestly say it makes me want to play Rugby though...

Worst Microsoft ad ever. (not safe for braincells)

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The Famous Druid wrote:
Worst Microsoft ad ever.

Hardly

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted July 04, 2010 19:57      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
We're going to have to agree to disagree on that.

I found the Seinfeld ads pointless and unfunny, but they lack the fingernails-on-a-blackboard quality of the Songsmith ad.

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Icon 1 posted July 05, 2010 00:47            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Zwilnik:
A few years ago when the F1 Grand Prix championship was on ITV they cut to an ad break just as the two cars at the front were in the middle of a spectacular battle with only a few laps to go and missed the crucial overtaking move as it was in the break.

This is why ABC, when they show the Indy 500, runs the ads in a "window" on the screen while still showing the racing action in another "window." They've done this for a few years now.
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