History Headscratchers / Advertising

4th Dec '16 6:57:43 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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** And the Twix in the wrapper aren't arranged so that there's one bar on the left, and one on the right. Assuming the bars are "right-side-up" when you're looking at the word "Twix" on the wrapper, there's one bar on the top and one on the bottom. Left vs. right implies a "left side" in the place with the letters "TW" and a "right side" in the place with the letters "IX"; not two bars that both stretch from the left edge to the right edge.
28th Nov '16 9:50:48 PM pgj1997
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* Who the hell watches "Paid Programming?"

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* Who the hell watches "Paid Programming?"Programming?"
* There was a commercial for ''Mario Super Sluggers'' that said to never use Fire Swing on a Rainbow Ball. Why? What's inherently wrong with doing that?
29th Jul '16 1:50:56 PM morenohijazo
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*** Advertisements work on a number of levels, and when you actually learn about all of them you're response will be somewhere between deep respect and further IJBM. Even those who think that they are most hardened against them are affected more than they think. Now, when it comes to soda, you seem to be under the impression that they are targeting every single person. While it might be nice to sway you, they're just targeting the tautological group of people they are able to sway. The sad part? In general, this group isn't really large enough to justify normal advertising costs (new products and promotions obviously alter this), but it is large enough that Pepsi letting Coke dominate the advertising realm would be significant to them. It's essentially a case study of the prisoner's dilemma.

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*** Advertisements work on a number of levels, and when you actually learn about all of them you're response will be somewhere between deep respect and further IJBM. Even those who think that they are most hardened against them are affected more than they think. Now, when it comes to soda, you seem to be under the impression that they are targeting every single person. While it might be nice to sway you, they're just targeting the tautological group of people they are able to sway. The sad part? In general, this group isn't really large enough to justify normal advertising costs (new products and promotions obviously alter this), but it is large enough that Pepsi letting Coke dominate the advertising realm would be significant to them. It's essentially a case study of the prisoner's dilemma.PrisonersDilemma.
27th Jul '16 3:36:36 PM Snarf
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** On the other side of the coin is the Lucky Charms leprechaun--"They're always after me Lucky Charms!" So, what's the problem? You're a ''leprechaun''. You can make more! In fact, you're probably the only being in the universe who ''can''!
6th Jun '16 10:41:15 PM Sharlee
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** Probably they're saying that the series in question won't feature a mid-season interlude of reruns, which is something some programs do to stretch out their new episodes' debuts across two sweeps-week periods and to allow for mid-season cliffhangers.

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** Probably they're saying that the series in question won't feature a mid-season interlude of reruns, which is reruns, That's something some an increasing number of programs do to stretch out their new episodes' debuts across two sweeps-week periods and to allow for mid-season cliffhangers.cliffhangers or a hiatus in their shooting schedule.
6th Jun '16 10:40:06 PM Sharlee
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** Probably they're saying that the series in question won't feature a mid-season interlude of reruns, which is something some programs do to stretch out their new episodes' debuts across two sweeps-week periods and to allow for mid-season cliffhangers.
6th Jun '16 8:39:06 PM Sharlee
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** His ''voice'' is also rather irritating.
8th Mar '16 9:31:32 AM BiffJr
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**You all will love the new commercials. They're moving away from the "dudebro" market in a glorious fashion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzTSE6kcLwY
3rd Mar '16 5:44:08 PM Siege109
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**I think they're trying to create imagery that supposedly describes how it smells. It comes off looking more like an ad for recreational drugs.
15th Jan '16 3:25:52 AM Anddrix
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* This has to do more with movie posters than any actual commercials on television, but here goes. Is there ANY film that's come out recently that hasn't used an [[OrangeBlueContrast overwhelming amount of orange and blue on their posters?]] It's ugly and makes them all look the same. Not to mention [[ViewersAreMorons insulting]], as the orange/blue contrast is supposed to be the most subliminally pleasing to our eyes, and is somehow more likely to make us purchase movie tickets. (Because you know, actual trailers/actors/directors don't generate any interest in said film, no sir) I'm a big collector of movie posters, and there's hardly any from the past decade I find worth owning because of this hideous trend.

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* This has to do more with movie posters than any actual commercials on television, but here goes. Is there ANY film that's come out recently that hasn't used an [[OrangeBlueContrast overwhelming amount of orange and blue on their posters?]] It's ugly and makes them all look the same. Not to mention [[ViewersAreMorons insulting]], insulting, as the orange/blue contrast is supposed to be the most subliminally pleasing to our eyes, and is somehow more likely to make us purchase movie tickets. (Because you know, actual trailers/actors/directors don't generate any interest in said film, no sir) I'm a big collector of movie posters, and there's hardly any from the past decade I find worth owning because of this hideous trend.
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