History Horrible / Advertising

8th Mar '17 11:27:19 PM toonyloon
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* '''Wendy's''' came out with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzbISicsvcQ an ad]] about their new chicken sandwich and showing everyone's reaction to how good it is. The problem? The "reactors" are incredibly exaggerated caricatures of people on the internet. For example, the "memer" says "Eats Spicy Goodness [[WereStillRelevantDammit LIKE A BOSS]]" (and yes, the Impact font is actually present) and the "selfiers" being obnoxious {{valley girl}}s who can't resist taking a selfie OF their selfie. But what ''really'' pushes this ad into Horrible territory is the last part where the feature the "behind-the-timeser", who uses incredibly outdated slang, which shows that the makers of this ad have no self-awareness about how much they're pandering AND how {{hypocrit|e}}ical they're being.

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* '''Wendy's''' came out with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzbISicsvcQ com/watch?v=4FejJQD5FGg an ad]] about their new chicken sandwich and showing everyone's reaction to how good it is. The problem? The "reactors" are incredibly exaggerated caricatures of people on the internet. For example, the "memer" says "Eats Spicy Goodness [[WereStillRelevantDammit LIKE A BOSS]]" (and yes, the Impact font is actually present) and the "selfiers" being obnoxious {{valley girl}}s who can't resist taking a selfie OF their selfie. But what ''really'' pushes this ad into Horrible territory is the last part where the feature the "behind-the-timeser", who uses incredibly outdated slang, which shows that the makers of this ad have no self-awareness about how much they're pandering AND how {{hypocrit|e}}ical they're being.
8th Mar '17 12:16:34 PM PeaceAndLove
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* '''Wendy's''' came out with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzbISicsvcQ an ad]] about their new chicken sandwich and showing everyone's reaction to how good it is. The problem? The "reactors" are incredibly exaggerated caricatures of people on the internet. For example, the "memer" says "Eats Spicy Goodness [[WereStillRelevantDammit LIKE A BOSS]]" (and yes, the Impact font is actually present) and the "selfiers" being obnoxious {{valley girl}}s who can't resist taking a selfie OF their selfie. But what ''really'' pushes this ad into Horrible territory is the last part where the feature the "behind-the-timeser", who uses incredibly outdated slang, which shows that the makers of this ad have no self-awareness about how much they're pandering AND how {{hypocrit|e}}ical they're being.
8th Mar '17 11:37:51 AM PeaceAndLove
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* The mobile version of ThisVeryWiki has problems with web ads. Oftentimes, an ad will pop-up on the bottom of the screen, and more often than not, clicking the "x" on the ad will simply force the browser to the top of the page, possibly to force you to click ads. On older versions of the Google Chrome app, some ads would forcibly open the App Store to get you to download a useless app, though newer versions of the Chrome app now give you the option to disallow this, as the page will now produce a dialog that says "This page will open in another app." Simply clicking cancel will stop this. But seriously, all these issues can make viewing the mobile version of TV Tropes an absolute chore, though using the Google Chrome app as opposed to Safari makes things a bit better.

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* The mobile version of ThisVeryWiki has problems with web ads. Oftentimes, an ad will pop-up on the bottom of the screen, and more often than not, clicking the "x" on the ad will simply force the browser to the top of the page, possibly to force you to click ads. On older versions of the Google Chrome app, some ads would forcibly open the App Store to get you to download a useless app, though newer versions of the Chrome app now give you the option to disallow this, as the page will now produce a dialog that says "This page will open in another app." Simply clicking cancel will stop this. But seriously, all these issues can make viewing the mobile version of TV Tropes an absolute chore, though using the Google Chrome app as opposed to Safari makes things a bit better.little better. And we mean a ''little''.
5th Mar '17 1:58:28 AM LB7979
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* [=WhatsApp=] is the most-used SMS-replacement / IM / chat service used worldwide (outside of the U.S.). Lots of ads appear on mobile phone web pages by scammers (not associated with the real app), that mimick an iOS / Android OS pop-up, saying "Your [=WhatsApp=] version is outdated which puts your security at risk; update it now to protect yourself.". If you click on it, not any app will be updated but you'll be subscribed to a costly SMS-subscription that's almost impossible to get rid of. ''PSA: Like any other proper Google-approved / Apple-approved app, it's only updated through the Play Store / App Store; keep strictly to [your OS] Store for updating your Apps.''
26th Feb '17 3:08:52 PM atyxyt
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** In 2016, a new version was aired, made in Adobe After Effects instead of what seems to be a [=PowerPoint=] presentation played at high speed. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKHyiaEw8cI As you can see]], it has several improvements over the original version, such as more animation and better voice-acting, but it still falls a bit flat. Nevertheless, it's still an improvement, though more often than not, the original version will be played, rather than the new version, and a 15-second version now exists.
25th Feb '17 11:55:25 PM BNSF1995
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* The mobile version of ThisVeryWiki has problems with web ads. Oftentimes, an ad will pop-up on the bottom of the screen, and more often than not, clicking the "x" on the ad will simply force the browser to the top of the page, possibly to force you to click ads. On older versions of the Google Chrome app, some ads would forcibly open the App Store to get you to download a useless app, though newer versions of the Chrome app now give you the option to disallow this, as the page will now produce a dialog that says "This page will open in another app." Simply clicking cancel will stop this. But seriously, all these issues can make viewing the mobile version of TV Tropes an absolute chore, though using the Google Chrome app as opposed to Safari makes things a bit better.


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** In 2016, a new version was aired, made in Adobe After Effects instead of what seems to be a [=PowerPoint=] presentation played at high speed. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKHyiaEw8cI As you can see]], it has several improvements over the original version, such as more animation and better voice-acting, but it still falls a bit flat. Nevertheless, it's still an improvement, though more often than not, the original version will be played, rather than the new version, and a 15-second version now exists.
19th Feb '17 2:07:01 PM notahandle
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmT1xFAlM8k This]] abysmal '''Health Hotline''' commercial for knee braces. The ad itself is mostly just mind-numbingly boring, but the ''animation'' is what makes it horrible: it's almost entirely made up of totally static stock clip art with barely-animated mouths flapping randomly as the characters speak in bored monotones. Additionally, the clip art isn't even consistent, as the grandma character had her model switched at the end to an old lady [[YouDontLookLikeYou that barely even looks like her]]. For some odd reason, they made a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2lrKFBOhCQ second version]] of this commercial that is literally identical except the girl and her grandma are black. Even their dialogue uses the exact same audio, so it's not even like they're different characters.
** Series/{{Svengoolie}}, of all people, mocked this ad on the episode of his show which aired on April 23, 2016.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmT1xFAlM8k This]] abysmal '''Health Hotline''' commercial for knee braces. The ad itself is mostly just mind-numbingly boring, but the ''animation'' is what makes it horrible: it's almost entirely made up of totally static stock clip art with barely-animated mouths flapping randomly as the characters speak in bored monotones. Additionally, the clip art isn't even consistent, as the grandma character had her model switched at the end to an old lady [[YouDontLookLikeYou that barely even looks like her]]. For some odd reason, they made a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2lrKFBOhCQ second version]] of this commercial that is literally identical except the girl and her grandma are black. Even their dialogue uses the exact same audio, so it's not even like they're different characters.
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characters. Series/{{Svengoolie}}, of all people, mocked this ad on the a April 23, 2016 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YahOtMY_7tg episode of his show which aired on April 23, 2016.show]].
18th Feb '17 4:55:12 PM Mineboot45
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* The '''[[UsefulNotes/ThreeDOInteractiveMultiplayer 3DO]]''' advertisement campaign by Creator/The3DOCompany. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkqWvuM41-0 The Panasonic version of the system]] referred to itself as the most advanced gaming system in the universe and blatantly insulted the popular [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]] and UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis consoles by calling them "baby toys". For its supposed advancement, the 3DO had for the most part only one controller input, instead of two as consoles had for years at that point. And while it had superb graphics at the time, it was very expensive, costing $700! Few were sold, and it was quickly overshadowed by upcoming consoles.



* The '''[[UsefulNotes/ThreeDOInteractiveMultiplayer 3DO]]''' advertisement campaign by Creator/The3DOCompany. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkqWvuM41-0 The Panasonic version of the system]] referred to itself as the most advanced gaming system in the universe and blatantly insulted the popular [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]] and UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis consoles by calling them "baby toys". For its supposed advancement, the 3DO had for the most part only one controller input, instead of two as consoles had for years at that point. And while it had superb graphics at the time, it was very expensive, costing $700! Few were sold, and it was quickly overshadowed by upcoming consoles.
16th Feb '17 9:04:29 PM Mineboot45
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* Nintendo of America's "This Game Stinks" print campaign for ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' was a failure. It tried to emphasize ToiletHumor as a selling point, which failed to appeal to the young adult audience that they were going for. Nintendo put scratch 'n' sniff cards into gaming magazines, but they were intentionally made to smell bad. The ads also carried such [[SarcasmMode genius taglines]] as, "Comes with more rude smells than the ol' pull my finger joke". The ad is considered to be one of the main reasons why the game was a commercial failure in North America; while the game did eventually achieve CultClassic status, the effects of the ill-advised "This Game Stinks" campaign may still be felt today with ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER3}}'' yet to receive an official English release.
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* Nintendo of America's "This Game Stinks" print campaign for ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' was a failure. It tried to emphasize ToiletHumor as a selling point, which failed to appeal to the young adult audience that they were going for. Nintendo put scratch 'n' sniff cards into gaming magazines, but they were intentionally made to smell bad. The ads also carried such [[SarcasmMode genius taglines]] as, "Comes with more rude smells than the ol' pull my finger joke". The ad is considered to be one of the main reasons why the game was a commercial failure in North America; while the game did eventually achieve CultClassic status, the effects of the ill-advised "This Game Stinks" campaign may still be felt today with ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER3}}'' ''VideoGame/MOTHER3'' having yet to receive an official English release.
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16th Feb '17 9:02:37 PM Mineboot45
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* Nintendo of America's "This Game Stinks" print campaign for ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' was a failure. It tried to emphasize ToiletHumor as a selling point, which failed to appeal to the young adult audience that they were going for. Nintendo put scratch 'n' sniff cards into gaming magazines, but they were intentionally made to smell bad. The ads also carried such [[SarcasmMode genius taglines]] as, "Comes with more rude smells than the ol' pull my finger joke". The ad is considered to be one of the main reasons why the game was a commercial failure in North America; while the game did eventually achieve CultClassic status, the effects of the ill-advised "This Game Stinks" campaign may still be felt today with ''VideoGame/{{Mother3}}'' yet to receive an official English release.

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* Nintendo of America's "This Game Stinks" print campaign for ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' was a failure. It tried to emphasize ToiletHumor as a selling point, which failed to appeal to the young adult audience that they were going for. Nintendo put scratch 'n' sniff cards into gaming magazines, but they were intentionally made to smell bad. The ads also carried such [[SarcasmMode genius taglines]] as, "Comes with more rude smells than the ol' pull my finger joke". The ad is considered to be one of the main reasons why the game was a commercial failure in North America; while the game did eventually achieve CultClassic status, the effects of the ill-advised "This Game Stinks" campaign may still be felt today with ''VideoGame/{{Mother3}}'' ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER3}}'' yet to receive an official English release.
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