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2nd Jan '18 6:23:25 AM 59Efra
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* In Spain, mobile phone company Airtel (merged into Vodafone in 2001) launched a Christmas campaign in the late 90's that consisted mainly of a kid calling a lot of friends and repeating "Hi, it's Edu, merry Christmas." The ad became popular in Spain, but almost everyone who talks about it fails to remember which company it was for.

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* In Spain, mobile phone company Airtel (merged into Vodafone in 2001) launched a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VIStKrCBHQ Christmas campaign campaign]] in the late 90's 1999 that consisted mainly of a kid calling a lot of friends people and repeating "Hi, it's Edu, merry Christmas." The ad became popular in Spain, but almost everyone who talks about it fails to remember which company it was for.
2nd Jan '18 6:21:12 AM 59Efra
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* In Spain, mobile phone company Airtel (merged into Vodafone in 2001) launched a Christmas campaign in the late 90's that consisted mainly of a kid calling a lot of friends and repeating "Hi, it's Edu, merry Christmas." The ad became popular in Spain, but almost everyone who talks about it fails to remember which company it was for.
31st Dec '17 11:14:33 AM nombretomado
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German media experts call this the "Vampire Effect"; this was also named on TheGruenTransfer as "Vamping". May happen in a DesignStudentsOrgasm or DadaAd.

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German media experts call this the "Vampire Effect"; this was also named on TheGruenTransfer ''Series/TheGruenTransfer'' as "Vamping". May happen in a DesignStudentsOrgasm or DadaAd.
29th Dec '17 11:05:39 AM nombretomado
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* There was a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQo95oI4nXY German ad]] about an ElvisPresley impersonator whose car breaks down, so he has to hitchhike. In his car, he had a little Elvis puppet standing on the dashboard, shaking its pelvis when the car vibrates. When he's picked up by a woman driving the advertised car, he puts the puppet to her dashboard, only to see that lil' Elvis doesn't dance anymore said car goes so softly, there are no more vibrations. Everyone remembers the mascot ([[TheRedStapler which you could buy afterwards]]). Hardly anyone remembers which car it was for.

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* There was a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQo95oI4nXY German ad]] about an ElvisPresley Music/ElvisPresley impersonator whose car breaks down, so he has to hitchhike. In his car, he had a little Elvis puppet standing on the dashboard, shaking its pelvis when the car vibrates. When he's picked up by a woman driving the advertised car, he puts the puppet to her dashboard, only to see that lil' Elvis doesn't dance anymore said car goes so softly, there are no more vibrations. Everyone remembers the mascot ([[TheRedStapler which you could buy afterwards]]). Hardly anyone remembers which car it was for.
13th Nov '17 1:42:31 PM Jeduthun
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See also BreakawayAdvertisement, SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer, MadeOfShiny. Contrast ThePowerOfCheese, which is when the ad gives ''way'' too much credit to the product.

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See also BreakawayAdvertisement, SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer, MadeOfShiny. Contrast ThePowerOfCheese, which is when the ad gives ''way'' too much credit to the product. \n Compare OurSloganIsTerrible.
1st Nov '17 1:02:50 PM PistolsAtDawn
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** The print ads border on [[http://e621.net/data/c5/35/c535931c780e976607714a6fe91b36ea.jpg actual porn]] (if tame cheesecake imagery counts as porn for you).

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** The print ads border on feature [[http://e621.net/data/c5/35/c535931c780e976607714a6fe91b36ea.jpg actual porn]] (if tame cheesecake imagery counts as porn for you).even more blatant furry cheesecake]].
26th Oct '17 11:27:24 AM MisterBeeg
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** Lampshaded by Creator/DaveBarry: "It's all ocean waves? Did they park too close to the sea? 'Damnit, I told you the tide was coming in!'"

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** Lampshaded by Creator/DaveBarry: "It's all "All you saw in the magazine ads were ocean waves? Did they park too close waves, leading you to wonder: Is this a submersible car? Or was there some kind of accident during the sea? 'Damnit, photo session? ('Damn it, Bruce, I told TOLD you the tide was coming in!'"in!')"
15th Sep '17 8:34:46 PM harharhar
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* The ad for ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' featured creatures coming to life in a theater - in particular, the chandelier turned into a dragon - and being fought off by the orchestra, which has little to do with ''Golden Sun'' beyond using general fantasy elements. (The ad was ultimately for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance hardware itself, with the point of "take your games anywhere; such as to a classical concert!") The funny thing is, ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' later went out of its way to recreate this scene, including granting the party the chandelier dragon as a [[SummonMagic summon]].

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* The ad for ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' featured creatures coming to life in a theater - in particular, the chandelier turned into a dragon - and being fought off by the orchestra, which has little to do with ''Golden Sun'' beyond using general fantasy elements. (The ad was ultimately for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance hardware itself, with the point of "take your games anywhere; such as to a classical concert!") The funny thing is, ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' later went out of its way to [[CallBack recreate this scene, scene]], including granting the party [[CanonImmigrant the chandelier dragon dragon]] as a [[SummonMagic summon]].
16th Aug '17 7:06:22 AM Medinoc
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* [=HeadOn=], apply directly to the forehead. [=HeadOn=], apply directly to the forehead. [=HeadOn=], apply directly to the forehead. ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness It once had normal commercials]] with people talking about it relieving their headaches, but they soon had to stop making claims about its headache-relieving properties specifically, it having any at all, as the "active" ingredient is homeopathic {it's mostly wax} to avoid legal trouble. Further ads had testimonials with various people saying things to the effect of "your commercial is so annoying, but you've got a great product." ''Why'' it's great, as always, [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope cannot be elaborated upon or else]]. A whole line of products followed, all telling you that from the makers of [=HeadOn=] there is now [=whateverOn=]; apply ''directly'' to your X. None of them ever actually state that anything will happen if you do.)

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* [=HeadOn=], Advertising/HeadOn, apply directly to the forehead. [=HeadOn=], apply directly to the forehead. [=HeadOn=], apply directly to the forehead. ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness It once had normal commercials]] with people talking about it relieving their headaches, but they soon had to stop making claims about its headache-relieving properties specifically, it having any at all, as the "active" ingredient is homeopathic {it's mostly wax} to avoid legal trouble. Further ads had testimonials with various people saying things to the effect of "your commercial is so annoying, but you've got a great product." ''Why'' it's great, as always, [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope cannot be elaborated upon or else]]. A whole line of products followed, all telling you that from the makers of [=HeadOn=] there is now [=whateverOn=]; apply ''directly'' to your X. None of them ever actually state that anything will happen if you do.)
16th Aug '17 7:05:30 AM Medinoc
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* Head-On, apply directly to the forehead. Head-On, apply directly to the forehead. Head-On, apply directly to the forehead. ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness It once had normal commercials]] with people talking about it relieving their headaches, but they soon had to stop making claims about its headache-relieving properties specifically, it having any at all, as the "active" ingredient is homeopathic {it's mostly wax} to avoid legal trouble. Further ads had testimonials with various people saying things to the effect of "your commercial is so annoying, but you've got a great product." ''Why'' it's great, as always, [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope cannot be elaborated upon or else]]. A whole line of products followed, all telling you that from the makers of Head-On there is now whatever-On; apply ''directly'' to your X. None of them ever actually state that anything will happen if you do.)

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* Head-On, [=HeadOn=], apply directly to the forehead. Head-On, [=HeadOn=], apply directly to the forehead. Head-On, [=HeadOn=], apply directly to the forehead. ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness It once had normal commercials]] with people talking about it relieving their headaches, but they soon had to stop making claims about its headache-relieving properties specifically, it having any at all, as the "active" ingredient is homeopathic {it's mostly wax} to avoid legal trouble. Further ads had testimonials with various people saying things to the effect of "your commercial is so annoying, but you've got a great product." ''Why'' it's great, as always, [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope cannot be elaborated upon or else]]. A whole line of products followed, all telling you that from the makers of Head-On [=HeadOn=] there is now whatever-On; [=whateverOn=]; apply ''directly'' to your X. None of them ever actually state that anything will happen if you do.)
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