History DeaderThanDisco / Advertising

17th Sep '16 2:19:53 PM PrincessGwen
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* Erin Esurance was a highly popular mascot for Esurance during the latter half of the 2000s. As a SpyCatsuit-wearing ActionGirl popular with both young men and women (possibly inspired by works like ''Series/{{Alias}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''), she ''greatly'' helped boost Esurance's brand appeal during that time, both intentionally and with unexpected surges of RuleThirtyFour involving her. In fact, there was ''so much'' pornographic fan art of the character -- some of which popped up when people merely searched for Esurance on a search engine -- that Esurance [[GoneHorriblyRight had no choice]] but to [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/esurance-axes-erin-after-the-secret-agent-took-on-an-x-rated-life-of-her-own ax the character]], and even scrubbed all references to her from their website. [[FromBadToWorse Then]] everyone startwd questioning why you need some kind of spy, even a sexy one, to sell ''auto insurance'', and all but dismissed her. By TheNewTens, she was actually [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-erin-esurance-autopsy-she-was-less-popular-than-microsofts-clippy less popular than Microsoft's Clippy]] (who was often viewed as TheScrappy of corporate mascots), and is understandably Esurance's OldShame.

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* Erin Esurance was a highly popular mascot for Esurance during the latter half of the 2000s. As a SpyCatsuit-wearing ActionGirl popular with both young men and women (possibly inspired by works like ''Series/{{Alias}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''), she ''greatly'' helped boost Esurance's brand appeal during that time, both intentionally and with unexpected surges of RuleThirtyFour involving her. In fact, there was ''so much'' pornographic fan art of the character -- some of which popped up when people merely searched for Esurance on a search engine -- that Esurance [[GoneHorriblyRight had no choice]] but to [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/esurance-axes-erin-after-the-secret-agent-took-on-an-x-rated-life-of-her-own ax the character]], and even scrubbed all references to her from their website. [[FromBadToWorse Then]] everyone startwd started questioning why you need some kind of spy, even a sexy one, to sell ''auto insurance'', and all but dismissed her. By TheNewTens, she was actually [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-erin-esurance-autopsy-she-was-less-popular-than-microsofts-clippy less popular than Microsoft's Clippy]] (who was often viewed as TheScrappy of corporate mascots), and is understandably Esurance's OldShame.
17th Sep '16 1:48:32 PM lledsmar
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* An ad for Pringles potato chips actually mentions this trope. When the kid asking a question about the world's largest disco ball, he gets "Dude, disco is dead." as the answer.

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* *In-Universe example: An ad for Pringles potato chips actually mentions this trope. When the kid asking a question about the world's largest disco ball, he gets "Dude, disco is dead." as the answer.
16th Sep '16 6:54:56 PM Kelothan
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* Erin Esurance was a highly popular mascot for Esurance during the latter half of the 2000s. As a SpyCatsuit-wearing ActionGirl popular with both young men and women (possibly inspired by works like ''Series/{{Alias}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''), she ''greatly'' helped boost Esurance's brand appeal during that time, both intentionally and with unexpected surges of RuleThirtyFour involving her. In fact, there was ''so much'' pornographic fan art of the character -- some of which popped up when people merely searched for Esurance on a search engine -- that Esurance [[GoneHorriblyRight had no choice]] but to [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/esurance-axes-erin-after-the-secret-agent-took-on-an-x-rated-life-of-her-own ax the character]], and even scrubbed all references to her from their website. Fans all but dismissed her, questioning why you need some kind of spy, even a sexy one, to sell ''auto insurance''. By TheNewTens, she was actually [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-erin-esurance-autopsy-she-was-less-popular-than-microsofts-clippy less popular than Microsoft's Clippy]] (who was often viewed as TheScrappy of corporate mascots), and is understandably Esurance's OldShame.

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* Erin Esurance was a highly popular mascot for Esurance during the latter half of the 2000s. As a SpyCatsuit-wearing ActionGirl popular with both young men and women (possibly inspired by works like ''Series/{{Alias}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''), she ''greatly'' helped boost Esurance's brand appeal during that time, both intentionally and with unexpected surges of RuleThirtyFour involving her. In fact, there was ''so much'' pornographic fan art of the character -- some of which popped up when people merely searched for Esurance on a search engine -- that Esurance [[GoneHorriblyRight had no choice]] but to [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/esurance-axes-erin-after-the-secret-agent-took-on-an-x-rated-life-of-her-own ax the character]], and even scrubbed all references to her from their website. Fans all but dismissed her, [[FromBadToWorse Then]] everyone startwd questioning why you need some kind of spy, even a sexy one, to sell ''auto insurance''.insurance'', and all but dismissed her. By TheNewTens, she was actually [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-erin-esurance-autopsy-she-was-less-popular-than-microsofts-clippy less popular than Microsoft's Clippy]] (who was often viewed as TheScrappy of corporate mascots), and is understandably Esurance's OldShame.
26th Aug '16 2:30:41 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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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, his child obesity awareness charity was exposed as a scam, 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.
* Erin Esurance was a highly popular mascot for Esurance during the latter half of the 2000s. As a SpyCatsuit-wearing ActionGirl popular with both young men and women (possibly inspired by works like Series/{{Alias}}), she ''greatly'' helped boost Esurance's brand appeal during that time, both intentionally as well as unexpected surges of [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]] involving her. There was so much pornographic fan art of the character -- most of which pops up when people merely searched for Esurance on a search engine -- that Esurance had [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/esurance-axes-erin-after-the-secret-agent-took-on-an-x-rated-life-of-her-own no choice but to axe the character]], and even scrubbed all references to her from the website. Fans all but dismissed her, questioning why you need some kind of spy, even a sexy one, to sell ''auto insurance''. By TheNewTens, she was actually [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-erin-esurance-autopsy-she-was-less-popular-than-microsofts-clippy LESS popular than Microsoft's Clippy]] (who was often viewed as TheScrappy of corporate mascots), and is understandably Esurance's OldShame.

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* Jared Fogle became Subway's spokesman at the turn of the 20th Century after 21st century on the strength of 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 however, Fogle was revealed to be a pedophile, his child obesity awareness charity was exposed as a scam, and he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. prison on child pornography charges. Since then, Subway has scrubbed all references to Jared Fogle from their website and tried to distance themselves from him.
* Erin Esurance was a highly popular mascot for Esurance during the latter half of the 2000s. As a SpyCatsuit-wearing ActionGirl popular with both young men and women (possibly inspired by works like Series/{{Alias}}), ''Series/{{Alias}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''), she ''greatly'' helped boost Esurance's brand appeal during that time, both intentionally as well as and with unexpected surges of [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]] RuleThirtyFour involving her. There In fact, there was so much ''so much'' pornographic fan art of the character -- most some of which pops popped up when people merely searched for Esurance on a search engine -- that Esurance [[GoneHorriblyRight had no choice]] but to [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/esurance-axes-erin-after-the-secret-agent-took-on-an-x-rated-life-of-her-own no choice but to axe ax the character]], and even scrubbed all references to her from the their website. Fans all but dismissed her, questioning why you need some kind of spy, even a sexy one, to sell ''auto insurance''. By TheNewTens, she was actually [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-erin-esurance-autopsy-she-was-less-popular-than-microsofts-clippy LESS less popular than Microsoft's Clippy]] (who was often viewed as TheScrappy of corporate mascots), and is understandably Esurance's OldShame.
23rd Aug '16 6:31:00 PM PrincessGwen
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* Erin Esurance was a highly popular mascot for Esurance during the latter half of the 2000s. As an SpyCatsuit-wearing ActionGirl popular with both young men and women (possibly inspired by works like Series/{{Alias}}), she ''greatly'' helped boost Esurance's brand appeal during that time, both intentionally as well as unexpected surges of [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]] involving her. There was so much pornographic fan art of the character -- most of which pops up when people merely searched for Esurance on a search engine -- that Esurance had [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/esurance-axes-erin-after-the-secret-agent-took-on-an-x-rated-life-of-her-own no choice but to axe the character]], and even scrubbed all references to her from the website. Fans all but dismissed her, questioning why you need some kind of spy, even a sexy one, to sell ''auto insurance''. By TheNewTens, she was actually [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-erin-esurance-autopsy-she-was-less-popular-than-microsofts-clippy LESS popular than Microsoft's Clippy]] (who was often viewed as TheScrappy of corporate mascots), and is understandably Esurance's OldShame.

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* Erin Esurance was a highly popular mascot for Esurance during the latter half of the 2000s. As an a SpyCatsuit-wearing ActionGirl popular with both young men and women (possibly inspired by works like Series/{{Alias}}), she ''greatly'' helped boost Esurance's brand appeal during that time, both intentionally as well as unexpected surges of [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]] involving her. There was so much pornographic fan art of the character -- most of which pops up when people merely searched for Esurance on a search engine -- that Esurance had [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/esurance-axes-erin-after-the-secret-agent-took-on-an-x-rated-life-of-her-own no choice but to axe the character]], and even scrubbed all references to her from the website. Fans all but dismissed her, questioning why you need some kind of spy, even a sexy one, to sell ''auto insurance''. By TheNewTens, she was actually [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-erin-esurance-autopsy-she-was-less-popular-than-microsofts-clippy LESS popular than Microsoft's Clippy]] (who was often viewed as TheScrappy of corporate mascots), and is understandably Esurance's OldShame.
15th Aug '16 9:21:00 AM TheBuddy26
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* Erin Esurance was a highly popular mascot for Esurance during the latter half of the 2000s. As an SpyCatsuit-wearing ActionGirl popular with both young men and women (possibly inspired by works like Series/{{Alias}}), she ''greatly'' helped boost Esurance's brand appeal during that time, both intentionally and unexpectedly [[WhamLine through]] [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]]. There was so much pornographic fan art of the character -- most of which pops up when people merely searched for Esurance on a search engine -- that Esurance had [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/esurance-axes-erin-after-the-secret-agent-took-on-an-x-rated-life-of-her-own no choice but to axe the character]], and even scrubbed all references to her from the website. Fans all but dismissed her, questioning why you need some kind of spy, even a sexy one, to sell ''auto insurance''. By TheNewTens, she was actually [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-erin-esurance-autopsy-she-was-less-popular-than-microsofts-clippy LESS popular than Microsoft's Clippy]] (who was often viewed as TheScrappy of corporate mascots), and is understandably Esurance's OldShame.

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* Erin Esurance was a highly popular mascot for Esurance during the latter half of the 2000s. As an SpyCatsuit-wearing ActionGirl popular with both young men and women (possibly inspired by works like Series/{{Alias}}), she ''greatly'' helped boost Esurance's brand appeal during that time, both intentionally and unexpectedly [[WhamLine through]] as well as unexpected surges of [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]].34]] involving her. There was so much pornographic fan art of the character -- most of which pops up when people merely searched for Esurance on a search engine -- that Esurance had [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/esurance-axes-erin-after-the-secret-agent-took-on-an-x-rated-life-of-her-own no choice but to axe the character]], and even scrubbed all references to her from the website. Fans all but dismissed her, questioning why you need some kind of spy, even a sexy one, to sell ''auto insurance''. By TheNewTens, she was actually [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-erin-esurance-autopsy-she-was-less-popular-than-microsofts-clippy LESS popular than Microsoft's Clippy]] (who was often viewed as TheScrappy of corporate mascots), and is understandably Esurance's OldShame.
15th Aug '16 9:19:18 AM TheBuddy26
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* Erin Esurance was a highly popular mascot for Esurance during the latter half of the 2000s. As an SpyCatsuit-wearing ActionGirl popular with both young men and women (possibly inspired by works like Series/{{Alias}}), she ''greatly'' helped boost Esurance's brand appeal during that time. So what happened? [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]]. There was so much pornographic fan art of the character -- most of which pops up when people merely searched for Esurance on a search engine -- that Esurance had [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/esurance-axes-erin-after-the-secret-agent-took-on-an-x-rated-life-of-her-own no choice but to axe the character]], and even scrubbed all references to her from the website. Fans all but dismissed her, questioning why you need some kind of spy, even a sexy one, to sell ''auto insurance''. By TheNewTens, she was actually [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-erin-esurance-autopsy-she-was-less-popular-than-microsofts-clippy LESS popular than Microsoft's Clippy]] (who was often viewed as TheScrappy of corporate mascots).

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* Erin Esurance was a highly popular mascot for Esurance during the latter half of the 2000s. As an SpyCatsuit-wearing ActionGirl popular with both young men and women (possibly inspired by works like Series/{{Alias}}), she ''greatly'' helped boost Esurance's brand appeal during that time. So what happened? time, both intentionally and unexpectedly [[WhamLine through]] [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]]. There was so much pornographic fan art of the character -- most of which pops up when people merely searched for Esurance on a search engine -- that Esurance had [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/esurance-axes-erin-after-the-secret-agent-took-on-an-x-rated-life-of-her-own no choice but to axe the character]], and even scrubbed all references to her from the website. Fans all but dismissed her, questioning why you need some kind of spy, even a sexy one, to sell ''auto insurance''. By TheNewTens, she was actually [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-erin-esurance-autopsy-she-was-less-popular-than-microsofts-clippy LESS popular than Microsoft's Clippy]] (who was often viewed as TheScrappy of corporate mascots).mascots), and is understandably Esurance's OldShame.
10th Aug '16 2:53:22 PM AreYouTyler
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* An ad for Pringles potato chips actually mentions this trope. When the kid asking a question about the world's largest disco ball, he gets "Dude, disco is dead." as the answer.
4th Jun '16 1:23:33 PM lledsmar
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* 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]].
4th Jun '16 1:19:59 PM lledsmar
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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.
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