History DeaderThanDisco / Advertising

26th Mar '16 7:08:44 PM lizaphile
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* Ads [[ScapegoatAd taking direct potshots]] [[StrawmanProduct at their competition]] (ie. "AT&T vs. MCI", "Sega vs. Nintendo", "ABC Warehouse vs. Highland vs. Fretter", etc.) were very common during the 90's. They fell by the wayside during the TurnOfTheMillennium due to a couple factors: The increased ease in obtaining product reviews making it easier for consumers to simply go on the internet and see for themselves who has the superior product[[note]]And let's be honest: claiming ''directly'' that your product is superior to somebody else's is bound to put you under some heavy scrutiny[[/note]] and the general perception of such ads as being annoying and immature.

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* Ads [[ScapegoatAd taking direct potshots]] [[StrawmanProduct at their competition]] (ie. "AT&T vs. MCI", "Sega vs. Nintendo", "ABC Warehouse vs. Highland vs. Fretter", etc.) were very common during the 90's. They fell by the wayside during the TurnOfTheMillennium due to a couple factors: The increased ease in obtaining product reviews making it easier for consumers to simply go on the internet and see for themselves who has the superior product[[note]]And let's be honest: claiming ''directly'' that your product is superior to somebody else's is bound to put you under some heavy scrutiny[[/note]] scrutiny[[/note]], comparison shopping making the name of the store who sold it much less a factor in a sale, and the general perception of such ads as being annoying and immature. AT&T vs. MCI pretty much was killed when cell phones with built-in nationwide long distance made that market extinct, and video game consoles are happy to outsource their brand fights to people on the Internet who usually are ignored outside the hardcore gaming market.
17th Mar '16 5:56:17 PM dinohunterpat
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* Jared Fogle became Subway's spokesman at the turn of the 20th Century after his success story of overcoming obesity by eating Subway sandwiches and walking rigorously. The ads were so successful, Subway's revenues tripled. In 2015, Jared was revealed to be a pedophile, and the Jared Foundation, his child obesity awareness charity organization, was exposed as a scam, while in November of that year, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since then, Subway has scrubbed all references to Jared from their website and tried to distance themselves from him.

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* Jared Fogle became Subway's spokesman at the turn of the 20th Century after his success story of overcoming obesity by eating Subway sandwiches and walking rigorously. The ads were so successful, Subway's revenues tripled. In 2015, Jared was revealed to be a pedophile, and the Jared Foundation, his child obesity awareness charity organization, was exposed as a scam, while in November of that year, and he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since then, Subway has scrubbed all references to Jared from their website and tried to distance themselves from him.
21st Nov '15 5:44:47 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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** In the UK they were banned in 1965, but loose tobacco and cigars were permitted to be advertised until 1991.

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** In the UK they were banned in 1965, but loose tobacco and cigars were permitted to be advertised until 1991. Cinema ads continued up until 1999, while radio ads were permitted until 2003.



* Jared Fogle. He became Subway's spokesman at the turn of the 20th Century after his success story of overcoming obesity by eating Subway sandwiches and walking rigorously. The ads were so successful, Subway's revenues tripled. In 2015, Jared was revealed to be a pedophile, and the Jared Foundation, his child obesity awareness charity organization, was exposed as a scam, prior to him being arrested in November 2015. Since then, Subway has scrubbed all references to Jared from their website and tried to distance themselves from him.

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* Jared Fogle. He Fogle became Subway's spokesman at the turn of the 20th Century after his success story of overcoming obesity by eating Subway sandwiches and walking rigorously. The ads were so successful, Subway's revenues tripled. In 2015, Jared was revealed to be a pedophile, and the Jared Foundation, his child obesity awareness charity organization, was exposed as a scam, prior to him being arrested while in November 2015.of that year, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since then, Subway has scrubbed all references to Jared from their website and tried to distance themselves from him.
19th Nov '15 12:17:02 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Jared Fogle. He became Subway's spokesman at the turn of the 20th Century after his success story of overcoming obesity by eating Subway sandwiches and walking rigorously. The ads were so successful, Subway's revenues tripled. In 2015, Jared was revealed to be a pedophile, and the Jared Foundation, his child obesity awareness charity organization, was exposed as a scam. Since then, Subway has scrubbed all references to Jared from their website and tried to distance themselves from him.

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* Jared Fogle. He became Subway's spokesman at the turn of the 20th Century after his success story of overcoming obesity by eating Subway sandwiches and walking rigorously. The ads were so successful, Subway's revenues tripled. In 2015, Jared was revealed to be a pedophile, and the Jared Foundation, his child obesity awareness charity organization, was exposed as a scam.scam, prior to him being arrested in November 2015. Since then, Subway has scrubbed all references to Jared from their website and tried to distance themselves from him.
13th Sep '15 5:09:54 PM Interceptor
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* Jared Fogle. He became Subway's spokesman at the turn of the 20th Century after his success story of overcoming obesity by eating Subway sandwiches and walking rigorously. The ads were so successful, Subway's revenues tripled. In 2015, Jared was revealed to be a pedophile, and the Jared Foundation, his child obesity awareness charity organization, was exposed as a scam. Since then, Subway has scrubbed all references to Jared from their website and tried to distance themselves from him.
14th May '15 6:26:53 AM StFan
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* {{GEICO}} ads were once regarded as funny and creative, and often reached MemeticMutation status. Now thanks to their over-reliance on their ads the company is seen as a joke that no-one can take seriously (with many starting to suspect they use the numerous mascots as a way to hide their shortcomings as a company) and the commercials are seen as annoying and repetitive {{forced meme}}s, with nearly all their new characters becoming [[TheScrappy scrappies]].

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* {{GEICO}} Advertising/{{GEICO}} ads were once regarded as funny and creative, and often reached MemeticMutation status. Now thanks to their over-reliance on their ads the company is seen as a joke that no-one can take seriously (with many starting to suspect they use the numerous mascots as a way to hide their shortcomings as a company) and the commercials are seen as annoying and repetitive {{forced meme}}s, with nearly all their new characters becoming [[TheScrappy scrappies]].
17th Mar '15 12:07:23 PM Kid
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* Advertisements for home appliances, such as dishwashers and vacuum cleaners, fell by the wayside during the late-90's. This could probably be attributed to the internet making product reviews much more accessible. Meaning potential appliance buyers can now simply go on the internet and look up professional/customer reviews for whatever appliances they are planning to buy rather than relying on television advertisements. If a home appliance ''is'' advertised, it will usually just be through an infomercial, or is an absurdly-priced device where the advertiser is selling towards the well-heeled.

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* Advertisements for home appliances, such as dishwashers and vacuum cleaners, fell by the wayside during the late-90's. This could probably be attributed to the internet making product reviews much more accessible. Meaning accessible, meaning potential appliance buyers can now simply go on the internet and look up professional/customer reviews for whatever appliances they are planning to buy rather than relying on television advertisements. If a home appliance ''is'' advertised, it will usually just be through an infomercial, or is an absurdly-priced device where the advertiser is selling towards the well-heeled.
25th Feb '15 9:16:04 PM KagakuCity
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* {{Skittles}}' commercials were once considered quirky and funny back when they first started, now they're seen as gross and weird for the sake of being weird.
26th Jan '15 11:51:04 AM KuroKokoro
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* {{GEICO}} ads were once regarded as funny and creative, and often reached MemeticMutation status. Now thanks to their over-reliance on their ads the company is seen as a joke that no-one can take seriously and the commercials are seen as annoying and repetitive {{forced meme}}s, with nearly all their new characters becoming [[TheScrappy scrappies]].

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* {{GEICO}} ads were once regarded as funny and creative, and often reached MemeticMutation status. Now thanks to their over-reliance on their ads the company is seen as a joke that no-one can take seriously (with many starting to suspect they use the numerous mascots as a way to hide their shortcomings as a company) and the commercials are seen as annoying and repetitive {{forced meme}}s, with nearly all their new characters becoming [[TheScrappy scrappies]].
17th Nov '14 5:23:20 AM MartyD82
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* Ads [[ScapegoatAd taking direct potshots]] [[StrawProduct at their competition]] (ie. "AT&T vs. MCI", "Sega vs. Nintendo", "ABC Warehouse vs. Highland vs. Fretter", etc.) were very common during the 90's. They fell by the wayside during the TurnOfTheMillennium due to a couple factors: The increased ease in obtaining product reviews making it easier for consumers to simply go on the internet and see for themselves who has the superior product[[note]]And let's be honest: claiming ''directly'' that your product is superior to somebody else's is bound to put you under some heavy scrutiny[[/note]] and the general perception of such ads as being annoying and immature.

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* Ads [[ScapegoatAd taking direct potshots]] [[StrawProduct [[StrawmanProduct at their competition]] (ie. "AT&T vs. MCI", "Sega vs. Nintendo", "ABC Warehouse vs. Highland vs. Fretter", etc.) were very common during the 90's. They fell by the wayside during the TurnOfTheMillennium due to a couple factors: The increased ease in obtaining product reviews making it easier for consumers to simply go on the internet and see for themselves who has the superior product[[note]]And let's be honest: claiming ''directly'' that your product is superior to somebody else's is bound to put you under some heavy scrutiny[[/note]] and the general perception of such ads as being annoying and immature.
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