History Narm / Advertising

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}}.
4th Jul '16 5:06:16 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}}.
2nd Jul '16 12:34:22 PM nombretomado
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* The ad campaign for the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' [[ForTheEvulz Piraka]]. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZXBDIMBKm4 first ad]] is kinda cool, even with ([[MundaneMadeAwesome or because of]]) Thok blowing a presumably Antidermis bubble; but as soon as the [[HipHop painfully gangsta]] announcer opens his mouth, it's hilarious. And even more hilarious is the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1CTPC02n0c Piraka Rap]]. The video isn't official, but the music is.

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* The ad campaign for the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' [[ForTheEvulz Piraka]]. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZXBDIMBKm4 first ad]] is kinda cool, even with ([[MundaneMadeAwesome or because of]]) Thok blowing a presumably Antidermis bubble; but as soon as the [[HipHop painfully gangsta]] announcer opens his mouth, it's hilarious. And even more hilarious is the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1CTPC02n0c Piraka Rap]]. The video isn't official, but the music is.
22nd Jun '16 2:44:33 PM Erin582
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* There was one commercial from 2000 about using a check card instead of travelers checks, as it would be a safer route. It featured a middle-aged woman in New York City calling the check company about losing her purse in a taxi. As sad as it aims to be, it loses some luster and becomes this when the woman cries out in a thick Southern twang, "You don't understand: everything was in that cab!" Around the same time, there was also another commercial from the same company, but instead featured a young woman in some tropical setting calling about losing her wallet at a juice stand. This time however, the woman's desperation and crying was more believable.
11th Jun '16 6:24:07 AM Morgikit
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADThs4WUsWY "He looked me right in the EYE 'n said 'NAWWW mama, I ain't doin' no drugs'! And the money...I was afraid to KNOW!!"]]
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