History Horrible / Advertising

8th Feb '16 8:11:47 PM WillBGood
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Dumb, yes, but no Puppy Monkey Baby. Also the entry had more potholes than an Illinois highway.
* '''Liberty Mutual Insurance''' has commercials that can get on people's nerves very quickly by [[ViewersAreMorons insulting the viewers' intelligence]] with a rather haughty-sounding female narrator telling a [[InsaneTrollLogic reasonable story]] about assumed accidents [[ThisLoserIsYou starring you]]: ** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRmbsoVKzt0 This commercial]] has a story of you totaling your car. You loved it so much that nothing will replace it (even though you've lost two boyfriends and three jobs) [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and you named it ''Brad'']]. [[{{Hypocrite}} Also you get a replacement car and break into your happy dance.]] ** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ah5VHXiTcI Another commercial]] tells you that no one got hurt in a car accident you were involved in but you still have to pay. She even asks what to do when insurance didn't give you much of a payout. "Oh, you can drive three quarters of a car, or [[{{RealityEnsues}} you can buy a cheaper car!]] ** [[RuleOfThree And finally]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3D_u9ZwxXM this commercial]] gives a story of you doing all this research for the perfect car [[WhatAnIdiot and then ramming it into a tree.]] [[HopeSpot Maybe the individual can tell the driver is at fault]], but no! Instead, [[NeverMyFault she blames the insurance company and tells the viewer should have researched them more.]]
8th Feb '16 8:09:15 PM WillBGood
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rewritten in English.
* '''Liberty Mutual Insurance''' has commercials that can get into people's nerves very quick by [[ViewersAreMorons insulting the viewers intelligence]] of an snobbish individual telling a [[SarcasmMode reasonable]] [[InsaneTrollLogic story]] about their assumed accidents [[ThisLoserIsYou starring you]]: ** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRmbsoVKzt0 This commercial]] has a story of you totaled your car. You loved it so much that nothing will replace it, even you lost two boyfriends and three jobs, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and name your car ''Brad'']]. Who in a right mind gives a car a name and claims that having a car is better than having a job? [[{{Hypocrite}} Also you get a replacement car and brake into your happy dance.]] ** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ah5VHXiTcI Another commercial]] tells you that no one got hurt on an car accident you were in but you still have to pay. She even ask what to do when insurance didn't give you much to give [[ItsAllAboutMe premium]]. The individual asks the viewer a question of you driving three quarters of a car. [[SarcasmMode Oh you can drive three quarters of a car]], or [[{{RealityEnsues}} you can buy a cheaper car!]] ** [[RuleOfThree And finally]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3D_u9ZwxXM this commercial]] gives a story of you doing all this research of a perfect car [[WhatAnIdiot and then ram it into a tree.]] [[HopeSpot Maybe the individual can tell the driver is at fault]], but no! Instead, [[NeverMyFault she blames the insurance company and tells the viewer should have researched them more.]] Maybe she should of been a better driver because trees don't have legs and move around on the street.
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* '''Liberty Mutual Insurance''' has commercials that can get into on people's nerves very quick quickly by [[ViewersAreMorons insulting the viewers viewers' intelligence]] of an snobbish individual with a rather haughty-sounding female narrator telling a [[SarcasmMode reasonable]] [[InsaneTrollLogic reasonable story]] about their assumed accidents [[ThisLoserIsYou starring you]]: ** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRmbsoVKzt0 This commercial]] has a story of you totaled totaling your car. You loved it so much that nothing will replace it, even you it (even though you've lost two boyfriends and three jobs, jobs) [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and name your car you named it ''Brad'']]. Who in a right mind gives a car a name and claims that having a car is better than having a job? [[{{Hypocrite}} Also you get a replacement car and brake break into your happy dance.]] ** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ah5VHXiTcI Another commercial]] tells you that no one got hurt on an in a car accident you were involved in but you still have to pay. She even ask asks what to do when insurance didn't give you much to give [[ItsAllAboutMe premium]]. The individual asks the viewer a question of you driving three quarters of a car. [[SarcasmMode Oh payout. "Oh, you can drive three quarters of a car]], car, or [[{{RealityEnsues}} you can buy a cheaper car!]] ** [[RuleOfThree And finally]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3D_u9ZwxXM this commercial]] gives a story of you doing all this research of a for the perfect car [[WhatAnIdiot and then ram ramming it into a tree.]] [[HopeSpot Maybe the individual can tell the driver is at fault]], but no! Instead, [[NeverMyFault she blames the insurance company and tells the viewer should have researched them more.]] Maybe she should of been a better driver because trees don't have legs and move around on the street.
8th Feb '16 7:14:02 AM DynamiteXI
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* '''Nationwide Insurance'''[='s=] second contribution to the 2015 Super Bowl advertisement lineup was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRVslkan08U an ad]] that attempted to school parents about preventable home accidents, but ended up backfiring ''spectacularly''. The advert starts off with whimsical {{Imagine Spot}}s, as it shows a young boy lamenting about how he'll NEVER learn to ride a bike, catch cooties, fly, or get married...[[BaitAndSwitch not because he's intimidated]], but [[MoodWhiplash because he died in an accident]]. The advertisement then follows this with a grim montage of an overflowed bathtub, some spilled cleaning supplies, and a fallen-over television. The ad was horribly tasteless in its execution, especially within the context of Super Bowl advertising (which is usually funny at best and uplifting at worst), and came under fire for using dead children to sell insurance. Added FridgeHorror when you consider that plenty of parents whose kids had ''really'' died must have been watching certainly did nothing at all to help (the implication that the boy - who looks to be about ten - died from any of those accidents shown, which are more like things a two-year-old would die from, doesn't help matters either). Within minutes of the ad's airing, it received [[http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/worst-super-bowl-ad-ever--nationwide-s-jarring-dead-kid-ad-012344158.html tons of backlash]] on social media networks like Twitter, and many were quick to make its MoodWhiplash punchline into a meme (before the game was even over!), as well as label it one of the worst advertisements ever.
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* '''Nationwide Insurance'''[='s=] second contribution to the 2015 Super Bowl advertisement lineup was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRVslkan08U an ad]] that attempted to school parents about preventable home accidents, but ended up backfiring ''spectacularly''. The advert starts off with whimsical {{Imagine Spot}}s, as it shows a young boy lamenting about how he'll NEVER learn to ride a bike, catch cooties, fly, or get married...[[BaitAndSwitch not because he's intimidated]], but [[MoodWhiplash because he died in an accident]]. The advertisement then follows this with a grim montage of an overflowed bathtub, some spilled cleaning supplies, and a fallen-over television. The ad was horribly tasteless in its execution, especially within the context of Super Bowl advertising (which is usually funny at best and uplifting at worst), and came under fire for using dead children to sell insurance. Added FridgeHorror when you consider that plenty of parents whose kids had ''really'' died must have been watching certainly did nothing at all to help (the implication that the boy - who looks to be about ten - died from any of those accidents shown, which are more like things a two-year-old would die from, doesn't help matters either). Within minutes of the ad's airing, it received [[http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/worst-super-bowl-ad-ever--nationwide-s-jarring-dead-kid-ad-012344158.html tons of backlash]] on social media networks like Twitter, and many were quick to make its MoodWhiplash punchline into a meme (before the game was even over!), as well as label it one of the worst advertisements ever. It was small wonder, then, that Nationwide was conspicuously absent from the Super Bowl ad lineup the following year.
4th Feb '16 5:05:20 AM GrammarNavi
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5mGAUwMbXg This ad]] for '''Finally Fast''' (the product's original name). Among other things, it shows a Windows Blue Screen of Death superimposed onto the screen of an Apple [=iBook=] (a pre-x86 Mac), a Firefox "can't find the page" warning in Internet Explorer, and countless other baffling errors. There's also the "music" (a generic looping techno beat they probably got from some public-domain music library), the {{Narm}}y bad acting of the man at the end, and the whiny teenager complaining about how a bad connection was slowing down his ''local'' computer game. You know something's very wrong when the [[PlayStation2 PS2]] controller he was playing it with is the least inaccurate aspect of the commercial.
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5mGAUwMbXg This ad]] for '''Finally Fast''' (the product's original name). Among other things, it shows a Windows Blue Screen of Death superimposed onto the screen of an Apple [=iBook=] (a pre-x86 Mac), a Firefox "can't find the page" warning in Internet Explorer, and countless other baffling errors. There's also the "music" (a generic looping techno beat they probably got from some public-domain music library), the {{Narm}}y bad acting of the man at the end, and the whiny teenager complaining about how a bad connection was slowing down his ''local'' computer game. You know something's very wrong when the [[PlayStation2 [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] controller he was playing it with is the least inaccurate aspect of the commercial.
27th Jan '16 6:06:35 PM BJSnipers
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* '''Liberty Mutual Insurance''' has commercials that can get into people's nerves very quick by [[ViewersAreMorons insulting the viewers intelligence]] of an snobbish individual telling a [[SarcasmMode reasonable]] [[InsaneTrollLogic story]] about their assumed accidents [[ThisLoserIsYou starring you]]: **[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRmbsoVKzt0 This commercial]] has a story of you totaled your car. You loved it so much that nothing will replace it, even you lost two boyfriends and three jobs, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and name your car ''Brad'']]. Who in a right mind gives a car a name and claims that having a car is better than having a job? [[{{Hypocrite}} Also you get a replacement car and brake into your happy dance.]] **[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ah5VHXiTcI Another commercial]] tells you that no one got hurt on an car accident you were in but you still have to pay. She even ask what to do when insurance didn't give you much to give [[ItsAllAboutMe premium]]. The individual asks the viewer a question of you driving three quarters of a car. [[SarcasmMode Oh you can drive three quarters of a car]], or [[{{RealityEnsues}} you can buy a cheaper car!]] **[[RuleOfThree And finally]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3D_u9ZwxXM this commercial]] gives a story of you doing all this research of a perfect car [[WhatAnIdiot and then ram it into a tree.]] [[HopeSpot Maybe the individual can tell the driver is at fault]], but no! Instead, [[NeverMyFault she blames the insurance company and tells the viewer should have researched them more.]] Maybe she should of been a better driver because trees don't have legs and move around on the street.
19th Jan '16 6:51:55 AM chucknormie
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As someone who has personally seen this ad, I can vouch for its awfulness, and I believe the links at the end make it clear the donations aren't the only issue with it.
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* If you live in one of a handful of major cities in the United States, chances are you've heard the '''Kars-4-Kids''' ad on the radio at least once, which is one time too many. Apart from its [[MostAnnoyingSound incredibly grating jingle]], sung out of key by a child who sounds bored out of his skull, the ads also make no mention of the fact that the money is donated exclusively to yeshivas and Hasidic causes, understandably frustrating anyone who might need that money and either isn't Jewish or not of that denomination. On top of that, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8UV7SAhvG4 video version]] of the ad (featuring precocious kids that seemingly were ripped out of a ''Life With Mikey''-esque casting room miming instrument playing terribly) is played seemingly '''every inning''' during the local SNY broadcasts of Mets games and has as much [[http://previously.tv/television/these-are-the-ads-that-try-mets-fans-souls/ hate by]] [[http://www.avclub.com/article/ira-kaplan-why-he-hates-worlds-most-annoying-jingl-223869 Mets fans]] as they have for the team's owner, Fred Wilpon.
17th Jan '16 1:21:27 PM Sammettik
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* The marketing campaign for the '''UsefulNotes/AtariJaguar''' was a humongous misstep, in part responsible for the death of the Jaguar and its impact on US console development. It featured annoying (e.g. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxuna944dls shrill and condescending]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGvrWvoBkiQ rambling and overly made-up]]) narrators, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQaro-yjBqI grossout "humor", borderline blasphemy]], BlatantLies regarding the console's technical specs [[note]](the Jaguar was a 32-bit console with two processors, which the advertising department figured added up to 64 bits; by their logic, a modern 64-bit quad-core processor is actually 256-bit)[[/note]], arrogant slogans that channeled the UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars of the era, and a general lack of gameplay footage to offer. It's thought to have contributed to the console's catastrophic launch and eventual failure.
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* The marketing campaign for the '''UsefulNotes/AtariJaguar''' was a humongous misstep, in part responsible for the death of the Jaguar and its impact on US console development. It featured annoying (e.g. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxuna944dls shrill and condescending]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGvrWvoBkiQ rambling and overly made-up]]) narrators, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQaro-yjBqI grossout "humor", borderline blasphemy]], "humor"]], BlatantLies regarding the console's technical specs [[note]](the Jaguar was a 32-bit console with two processors, which the advertising department figured added up to 64 bits; by their logic, a modern 64-bit quad-core processor is actually 256-bit)[[/note]], arrogant slogans that channeled the UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars of the era, and a general lack of gameplay footage to offer. It's thought to have contributed to the console's catastrophic launch and eventual failure.

** To be fair to the "blasphemous" ad, it was for ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''. The ship had already sailed there.
17th Jan '16 9:54:26 AM DuckDuckNoose
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* '''Miracle Whip''' had their "We Will Not Tone It Down" and "Don't Be So Mayo" ad campaigns, both particularly vexing cases of TheManIsStickingItToTheMan. Marketing Miracle Whip as a wonderful condiment for {{Hipster}}s, playing an AnimalCollective rip-off in the background, and attempting to play up the brand as a cool and revolutionary new flavor just didn't work, especially as the StrawLoser who doesn't eat Miracle Whip was the only unique-looking person in the commercial. Creator/StephenColbert ridiculed the campaign on [[Series/TheColbertReport his show]]; even after Kraft ''bought ad time on Colbert's show to rerun their ads'' and made [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr9s8WO2t4M this response]] to Colbert's attack, it came off as needlessly whiny. It isn't rebellious or cool to eat mayonnaise. The original video (which had a ratio of 10/90-percent likes to dislikes) was deleted from the official Miracle Whip channel.
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* '''Miracle Whip''' had their "We Will Not Tone It Down" and "Don't Be So Mayo" ad campaigns, both particularly vexing cases of TheManIsStickingItToTheMan. Marketing Miracle Whip as a wonderful condiment for {{Hipster}}s, playing an AnimalCollective rip-off in the background, and attempting to play up the brand as a cool and revolutionary new flavor just didn't work, especially as the StrawLoser who doesn't eat Miracle Whip was the only unique-looking person in the commercial. Creator/StephenColbert ridiculed the campaign on [[Series/TheColbertReport his show]]; show]], pointing out that preferring another spread over mayonnaise isn't rebellious or cool, and even after made an equally absurd pro-mayo commercial to prove the point. Afterwards, Kraft ''bought mistakenly decided to ''double down'', buying ad time on Colbert's show to rerun their ads'' ads and made creating [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr9s8WO2t4M this response]] to Colbert's attack, calling him "so mayo"; while possibly intended to show they were good sports and had a sense of humor about the "rivalry", it instead came off as needlessly whiny. It isn't rebellious or cool to eat mayonnaise. The whiny and defensive, and the original video (which had a ratio of 10/90-percent likes to dislikes) was deleted from the official Miracle Whip channel.
15th Jan '16 8:34:20 AM Eon-the-Dragon
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** There's also some ads that will [[StopHelpingMe force your computer to automatically download the executable that installs the virus]], [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy and if you aren't anticipating it they could very easily install the executable before you even have a chance to close the window]].
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** There's also some ads that will [[StopHelpingMe force your computer to automatically download the executable that installs the virus]], [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy and if you aren't anticipating it they could very easily install complete downloading the executable before you even have a chance to close the window]].
15th Jan '16 8:32:33 AM Eon-the-Dragon
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** There's also some ads that will [[StopHelpingMe force your computer to automatically download the executable to install the virus]], [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy and if you aren't anticipating it they could very easily install the executable before you even have a chance to close the window]].
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** There's also some ads that will [[StopHelpingMe force your computer to automatically download the executable to install that installs the virus]], [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy and if you aren't anticipating it they could very easily install the executable before you even have a chance to close the window]].
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