History Horrible / Advertising

15th Jan '17 7:31:32 AM OlfinBedwere
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* Those online ads that say things along the lines of "You are the zillionth visitor to this page, click here to receive a free _____!" As [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Admiral Ackbar]] would say, "It's a trap!"

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* Those online ads that say things along the lines of "You are the zillionth visitor to this page, click here to receive a free _____!" As [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Admiral Ackbar]] would say, "It's a trap!"trap!" It's turned UpToEleven on mobile devices, where you aren't given the opportunity to click away from said page, which can make it all-but-impossible to actually browse any site which features said adverts unless you're using an ad blocker (which in turn assumes that it's not a site which prohibits the usage of ad blockers).


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* The "alliwantforxmasisapsp.com" campaign for the '''UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable''' was actually somewhat ahead of its time in terms of a viral marketing campaign... at least in concept. In execution, however, it actually amounted to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G0LlXv-nyI one of the most embarrassing "rap" videos ever filmed]], along with an accompanying website that tried so hard to shill the console (which was actually selling very well as it was) that it fooled absolutely nobody. Adding insult to injury, after they were widely called out on the campaign, Sony gave an "apology" in which they claimed they had been ''too clever'' for users to understand what they were trying to accomplish. If nothing else, the whole mess ''did'' set some clear boundaries as to what is or isn't widely considered acceptable in a viral advertising campaign, even if there are still plenty of companies who ignore said boundaries.
14th Jan '17 8:38:12 PM MrFister
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* During the 2016 Presidential Election (please be careful, people who voted for either canidate come on here) one thing that both sides definitely agreed on was that the anti-Trump ad "'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfrRzW-Yqog Tuck Frump]]'''" was a perfect representation of the worst of Trump's opposition. Beginning with [[FromTheMouthsOfBabes a very young girl imploring Trump to "shut the fuck up"]], the ad proceeds to blast Trump for making statements that could be interpreted as personal attacks... [[{{Hypocrite}} while making plenty of personal attacks against him]]. Some of the things that the ad claims Trump to have said are blatantly fabricated [[note]](despite the ad's claims, Trump never said that he "hated gays," and while he ''did'' create controversy with his claim that rapists, murderers, and drug dealers were immigrating to the United States from Mexico, he never stated that these words were synonyms for Mexican immigrants)[[/note]], and numerous response videos have been made to debunk the fallacious claims. The ad on YouTube has less than 1,000 likes and over 65,000 dislikes as of October 2016, and the comments are almost unanimously negative, with [[DontShootTheMessage even people who don't like Donald Trump expressing dislike for the ad]].

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* During the 2016 Presidential Election (please ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment please be careful, people who voted for either canidate any of the candidates come on here) here]]) one thing that both all sides definitely agreed on was that the anti-Trump ad "'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfrRzW-Yqog Tuck Frump]]'''" was a perfect representation of the worst of Trump's opposition. Beginning with [[FromTheMouthsOfBabes a very young girl imploring Trump to "shut the fuck up"]], the ad proceeds to blast Trump for making statements that could be interpreted as personal attacks... [[{{Hypocrite}} while making plenty of personal attacks against him]]. Some of the things that the ad claims Trump to have said are blatantly fabricated [[note]](despite the ad's claims, Trump never said that he "hated gays," and while he ''did'' create controversy with his claim that rapists, murderers, and drug dealers were immigrating to the United States from Mexico, he never stated that these words were synonyms for Mexican immigrants)[[/note]], and numerous response videos have been made to debunk the fallacious claims. The ad on YouTube has less than 1,000 likes and over 65,000 dislikes as of October 2016, and the comments are almost unanimously negative, with [[DontShootTheMessage even people who don't like Donald Trump expressing dislike for the ad]].
14th Jan '17 3:59:04 PM SamuraiGal
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* Creator/DonaldTrump's 2016 bid for President of the United States was one of the most polarizing in the country's history ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and that's all we'll say about it]]). However, one thing that both sides definitely agreed on was that the anti-Trump ad "'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfrRzW-Yqog Tuck Frump]]'''" was a perfect representation of the worst of Trump's opposition. Beginning with [[FromTheMouthsOfBabes a very young girl imploring Trump to "shut the fuck up"]], the ad proceeds to blast Trump for making statements that could be interpreted as personal attacks... [[{{Hypocrite}} while making plenty of personal attacks against him]]. Some of the things that the ad claims Trump to have said are blatantly fabricated [[note]](despite the ad's claims, Trump never said that he "hated gays," and while he ''did'' create controversy with his claim that rapists, murderers, and drug dealers were immigrating to the United States from Mexico, he never stated that these words were synonyms for Mexican immigrants)[[/note]], and numerous response videos have been made to debunk the fallacious claims. The ad on YouTube has less than 1,000 likes and over 65,000 dislikes as of October 2016, and the comments are almost unanimously negative, with [[DontShootTheMessage even people who don't like Donald Trump expressing dislike for the ad]].

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* Creator/DonaldTrump's During the 2016 bid Presidential Election (please be careful, people who voted for President of the United States was one of the most polarizing in the country's history ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and that's all we'll say about it]]). However, either canidate come on here) one thing that both sides definitely agreed on was that the anti-Trump ad "'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfrRzW-Yqog Tuck Frump]]'''" was a perfect representation of the worst of Trump's opposition. Beginning with [[FromTheMouthsOfBabes a very young girl imploring Trump to "shut the fuck up"]], the ad proceeds to blast Trump for making statements that could be interpreted as personal attacks... [[{{Hypocrite}} while making plenty of personal attacks against him]]. Some of the things that the ad claims Trump to have said are blatantly fabricated [[note]](despite the ad's claims, Trump never said that he "hated gays," and while he ''did'' create controversy with his claim that rapists, murderers, and drug dealers were immigrating to the United States from Mexico, he never stated that these words were synonyms for Mexican immigrants)[[/note]], and numerous response videos have been made to debunk the fallacious claims. The ad on YouTube has less than 1,000 likes and over 65,000 dislikes as of October 2016, and the comments are almost unanimously negative, with [[DontShootTheMessage even people who don't like Donald Trump expressing dislike for the ad]].
13th Jan '17 5:41:57 PM nombretomado
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtaCwN6wOAw The preview for]] ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxHitTheRoad'' that was included on the ''VideoGame/StarWarsRebelAssault'' disc is plain horrid. The narrator sounds like he's bored out of his mind and just reading his lines off a sheet of paper with no enthusiasm, the voice recording is of poor quality (normally, voice recordings in LucasArts games were of high quality even in DOS games), and the preview doesn't tell you anything about the game. It shows random out-of-context clips, with very vague descriptions like "Highway Adventure Game". And for reasons unknown, when the LucasArts logo appears, creepy, futuristic music starts playing that [[SoundtrackDissonance doesn't fit the game's mood whatsoever]].

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtaCwN6wOAw The preview for]] ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxHitTheRoad'' that was included on the ''VideoGame/StarWarsRebelAssault'' disc is plain horrid. The narrator sounds like he's bored out of his mind and just reading his lines off a sheet of paper with no enthusiasm, the voice recording is of poor quality (normally, voice recordings in LucasArts Creator/LucasArts games were of high quality even in DOS games), and the preview doesn't tell you anything about the game. It shows random out-of-context clips, with very vague descriptions like "Highway Adventure Game". And for reasons unknown, when the LucasArts [=LucasArts=] logo appears, creepy, futuristic music starts playing that [[SoundtrackDissonance doesn't fit the game's mood whatsoever]].
8th Jan '17 5:42:45 AM a83hg
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* '''Oven Pride''': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ1ZRjw425o So easy, a man can do it!]] Absolutely abominable because, apart from the suggestion that [[UnfortunateImplications a woman's place is]] [[StayInTheKitchen in the kitchen]] because cleaning's ''[[SarcasmMode far too complicated]]'' for men, it presents what has to be the world's most miserable married couple - she seems perpetually infuriated, while he seems to have had over half his cerebrum torn out. The man goes on to use said product with an inane, slack-jawed grin on his face. [[DoubleStandard If the roles were switched here]], this would've never made it to air... but despite all this, the annoying chuckle at the end still manages to be the worst part.

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* '''Oven Pride''': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ1ZRjw425o So easy, a man can do it!]] Absolutely abominable because, apart from the suggestion that [[UnfortunateImplications a woman's place is]] [[StayInTheKitchen in the kitchen]] because cleaning's ''[[SarcasmMode far ''far too complicated]]'' complicated'' for men, it presents what has to be the world's most miserable married couple - she seems perpetually infuriated, while he seems to have had over half his cerebrum torn out. The man goes on to use said product with an inane, slack-jawed grin on his face. [[DoubleStandard If the roles were switched here]], this would've never made it to air... but despite all this, the annoying chuckle at the end still manages to be the worst part.



* To promote the game ''Virus'', some marketing group had the [[SarcasmMode smart idea]] of creating a joke program called "'''Russ'''", which imitates your computer being affected by a file-deleting virus. By the time you're probably in full chaos/panic mode, the ad says "Thank god this is only a game." and shills the product. People were understandably pissed when this was revealed. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGm8idw45as See this ad in action.]]

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* To promote the game ''Virus'', some marketing group had the [[SarcasmMode smart idea]] ''smart'' idea of creating a joke program called "'''Russ'''", which imitates your computer being affected by a file-deleting virus. By the time you're probably in full chaos/panic mode, the ad says "Thank god this is only a game." and shills the product. People were understandably pissed when this was revealed. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGm8idw45as See this ad in action.]]
7th Jan '17 8:19:00 PM Spyspotter
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* Those online ads that say things along the lines of "You are the zillionth visitor to this page, click here to receive a free _____!" As [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Admiral Ackbar]] would say, "It's a trap!"
1st Jan '17 8:00:30 PM Willbyr
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[[{{Advertising}} Advertisements]] litter every television, newspaper, and website they can find... and naturally, consumers will fall over and ''buy'' what's being promoted. But, why buy certain products if their ads are [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible so bad, they're horrible]]? These advertisements are so bad that they even drove the people who ''liked the product in the first place'' away. This is the bottom of the barrel for commercialism.

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[[{{Advertising}} Advertisements]] {{Advertis|ing}}ments litter every television, newspaper, and website they can find... and naturally, consumers will fall over and ''buy'' what's being promoted. But, why buy certain products if their ads are [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible so bad, they're horrible]]? These advertisements are so bad that they even drove the people who ''liked the product in the first place'' away. This is the bottom of the barrel for commercialism.


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31st Dec '16 4:04:32 AM rjd1922
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* The notorious "Masterclass" trailer for '''VideoGame/MightyNo9''' seemingly attempts to invoke nostalgia for TheNineties, but ends up recalling some of the worst [[TotallyRadical "X-Treme!!"]] ad campaigns from that decade. The trailer relies on an unfunny, neurotic narrator to show off game mechanics rather than [[ShowDontTell letting it speak for itself]], and at one point [[MisaimedMarketing insults a good deal of the game's demographic]]. The video also prominently displays a SpecialEffectsFailure, and as a whole feels rushed. After being posted on Creator/YouTube by publishers Creator/DeepSilver, it was roundly mocked by the gaming press and community alike, with a large amounts of dislikes and even [[https://twitter.com/t_aizu/status/735652527450947584 garnering ire]] from developer Creator/IntiCreates CEO Takaya Aizu, and wound up being another nail in the coffin for what had already become SnarkBait at that point.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YngbHOz--oc The notorious "Masterclass" trailer trailer]] for '''VideoGame/MightyNo9''' seemingly attempts to invoke nostalgia for TheNineties, but ends up recalling some of the worst [[TotallyRadical "X-Treme!!"]] ad campaigns from that decade. The trailer relies on an unfunny, neurotic narrator to show off game mechanics rather than [[ShowDontTell letting it speak for itself]], and at one point [[MisaimedMarketing insults a good deal of the game's demographic]]. The video also prominently displays a SpecialEffectsFailure, and as a whole feels rushed. After being posted on Creator/YouTube by publishers Creator/DeepSilver, it was roundly mocked by the gaming press and community alike, with a large amounts of dislikes and even [[https://twitter.com/t_aizu/status/735652527450947584 garnering ire]] from developer Creator/IntiCreates CEO Takaya Aizu, and wound up being another nail in the coffin for what had already become SnarkBait at that point.
30th Dec '16 7:26:02 PM MiracleChange
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtaCwN6wOAw The preview for]] ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxHitTheRoad'' that was included on the ''VideoGame/StarWarsRebelAssault'' disc is plain horrid. The narrator sounds like he's bored out of his mind and just reading his lines off a sheet of paper with no enthusiasm, the voice recording is of poor quality (normally, voice recordings in LucasArts games were of high quality even in DOS games), and the preview doesn't tell you anything about the game. It shows random out-of-context clips, with very vague descriptions like "Highway Adventure Game". And for reasons unknown, when the LucasArts logo appears, futuristic music starts playing that doesn't fit the game's mood whatsoever.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtaCwN6wOAw The preview for]] ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxHitTheRoad'' that was included on the ''VideoGame/StarWarsRebelAssault'' disc is plain horrid. The narrator sounds like he's bored out of his mind and just reading his lines off a sheet of paper with no enthusiasm, the voice recording is of poor quality (normally, voice recordings in LucasArts games were of high quality even in DOS games), and the preview doesn't tell you anything about the game. It shows random out-of-context clips, with very vague descriptions like "Highway Adventure Game". And for reasons unknown, when the LucasArts logo appears, creepy, futuristic music starts playing that [[SoundtrackDissonance doesn't fit the game's mood whatsoever.whatsoever]].
18th Dec '16 7:24:54 PM Sammettik
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** There is a set of excruciatingly annoying ads on Youtube the Google Search Engine... I think. All that it is, is someone yelling into the microphone for six solid seconds while talking about how the search engiene is helpful. For example, a girl is holding a set of Christmas lights and when they light up a caption appears saying something like, "What happens when your faovirte show has glowing reviews." And the voice is still yelling. Not only does it turn you off from using the search engine, doesn't really show anything good about the search engine that any other search engine can do, is incredibly annoying but you can't skip it!
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