History Narm / Advertising

14th Sep '16 12:54:39 PM Kitsune1
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** The newest Life Aert commercial? This time a little girl happens to be home with her grandmother and actually HEARS the crash! Seeing her on the ground she asks "Grandma, are you OK?" Honey hasn't your mom taught you to call 911 when you see someone in this situation?! It's one of the few times in these commercials a person didn't actually need the product advertised!

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** The newest Life Aert Alert commercial? This time a little girl happens to be home with her grandmother and actually HEARS the crash! Seeing her on the ground she asks asks: "Grandma, are you OK?" Honey Honey, hasn't your mom taught you to call 911 when you see someone in this situation?! It's one of the few times in these commercials a person didn't actually need the product advertised!
22nd Aug '16 4:13:40 PM Maxiboy136
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Tnult8aKo "If you build it, people will come."]] So says Freddie Flintoff in Morrisons' 2011 Christmas advert, before going on to talk about all the different products that people will [[AccidentalInnuendo "come"]] for. In the words of Creator/CharlieBrooker, "I've been impressed by an aubergine in Morrisons, but not once have I felt like coming."
18th Aug '16 3:42:50 PM Tre
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* The Australian advert for [[Creator/SciFiChannel Sci Fi Original]] ''Boa'' is quite bizarre. All it shows is a factory at night, a guy looking at something, and a big snake. The narmy narration is apparently the result of a schizophrenic howler monkey who'd been handed various hallucinogens and a broken-down typewriter from 1935.

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* The Australian advert for [[Creator/SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Fi]] [[Film/SyfyChannelOriginalMovie Original]] ''Boa'' is quite bizarre. All it shows is a factory at night, a guy looking at something, and a big snake. The narmy narration is apparently the result of a schizophrenic howler monkey who'd been handed various hallucinogens and a broken-down typewriter from 1935.
28th Jul '16 8:17:24 AM AgProv
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* One of ''many'' sorts of misdirected advertising agency effort identified and vilified on name-and-shame-crap-adverts site ''Website/AdTurds''.
23rd Jul '16 1:28:43 AM KamiKaze
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* The "truthorange" [=PSAs=], which try to encourage teens and young adults to quit smoking. That's a noble enough goal. However, they try so hard to appeal to their chosen demographic that it becomes ridiculous. Special mention goes to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loLpcd7gqNE dogs]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLtschJxRy8 cats]] campaign, which undermines its point ("Smoking can hurt your pets") with what appears to be random animal videos taken off of YouTube. It doesn't help that the crux of the campaign is essentially "[[SkewedPriorities there will be no more cute animal videos if they die of cancer]]", rather than, you know, losing a beloved pet to cancer is painful. And there there is their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNrkj4trOl0 #PEEtition]] follow-up, which adds an element of random {{Squick}}.

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* The "truthorange" [=PSAs=], which try to encourage teens and young adults to quit smoking. That's a noble enough goal. However, they try so hard to appeal to their chosen demographic that it becomes ridiculous. Special mention goes to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loLpcd7gqNE dogs]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLtschJxRy8 cats]] campaign, which undermines its point ("Smoking can hurt your pets") with what appears to be random animal videos taken off of YouTube. It doesn't help that the crux of the campaign is essentially "[[SkewedPriorities there will be no more cute animal videos if they die of cancer]]", rather than, you know, losing a beloved pet to cancer is painful. And there then there is their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNrkj4trOl0 #PEEtition]] follow-up, which adds an element of random {{Squick}}.
21st Jul '16 9:10:21 PM PuffPuff
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* "More Ovaltine,please!" Ovaltine hasn't changed their commercials from BadBadActing cutesy children since the product came on the market. And while at one time, it went into NarmCharm category with how long they'd kept it up, now the gimmick is squarely back in the eyeroll-worthy box.
20th Jul '16 1:21:29 PM Maxiboy136
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGs4CjeJiJQ This]] famously terrible Chanel advert, in which Brad Pitt stands alone in a room and talks [[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords complete nonsense]] for half a minute. When it first aired, it was roundly ridiculed for being one of the most laughably pretentious things ever.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGs4CjeJiJQ This]] famously terrible Chanel No. 5 advert, in which Brad Pitt stands alone in a room and talks [[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords complete nonsense]] for half a minute. When it first aired, it was roundly ridiculed for being one of the most laughably pretentious things ever.
20th Jul '16 1:12:13 PM Maxiboy136
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGs4CjeJiJQ This]] famously terrible Chanel advert, in which Brad Pitt stands alone in a room and talks [[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords complete nonsense]] for half a minute. When it first aired, it was roundly ridiculed for being one of the most laughably pretentious things ever.
4th Jul '16 5:28:39 AM KamiKaze
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* The "truthorange" PSAs, which try to encourage teens and young adults to quit smoking. That's a noble enough goal. However, they try so hard to appeal to their chosen demographic that it becomes ridiculous. Special mention goes to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loLpcd7gqNE dogs]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLtschJxRy8 cats]] campaign, which undermines its point ("Smoking can hurt your pets") with what appears to be random animal videos taken off of YouTube. It doesn't help that the crux of the campaign is essentially "[[SkewedPriorities there will be no more cute animal videos if they die of cancer]]", rather than, you know, losing a beloved pet to cancer is painful. And there there is their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNrkj4trOl0 #PEEtition]] follow-up, which adds an element of random {{Squick}}.

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* The "truthorange" PSAs, [=PSAs=], which try to encourage teens and young adults to quit smoking. That's a noble enough goal. However, they try so hard to appeal to their chosen demographic that it becomes ridiculous. Special mention goes to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loLpcd7gqNE dogs]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLtschJxRy8 cats]] campaign, which undermines its point ("Smoking can hurt your pets") with what appears to be random animal videos taken off of YouTube. It doesn't help that the crux of the campaign is essentially "[[SkewedPriorities there will be no more cute animal videos if they die of cancer]]", rather than, you know, losing a beloved pet to cancer is painful. And there there is their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNrkj4trOl0 #PEEtition]] follow-up, which adds an element of random {{Squick}}.
4th Jul '16 5:27:45 AM KamiKaze
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* The "truthorange" PSAs, which try to encourage teens and young adults to quit smoking. That's a noble enough goal. However, they try so hard to appeal to their chosen demographic that it becomes ridiculous. Special mention goes to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loLpcd7gqNE dogs]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLtschJxRy8 cats]] campaign, which undermines its point ("Smoking can hurt your pets") with what appears to be random animal videos taken off of YouTube. And there there is their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNrkj4trOl0 #PEEtition]] follow-up, which adds an element of random {{Squick}}.

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* The "truthorange" PSAs, which try to encourage teens and young adults to quit smoking. That's a noble enough goal. However, they try so hard to appeal to their chosen demographic that it becomes ridiculous. Special mention goes to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loLpcd7gqNE dogs]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLtschJxRy8 cats]] campaign, which undermines its point ("Smoking can hurt your pets") with what appears to be random animal videos taken off of YouTube. It doesn't help that the crux of the campaign is essentially "[[SkewedPriorities there will be no more cute animal videos if they die of cancer]]", rather than, you know, losing a beloved pet to cancer is painful. And there there is their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNrkj4trOl0 #PEEtition]] follow-up, which adds an element of random {{Squick}}.
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