History TheScrappy / Advertising

16th Jun '16 3:56:24 PM hamza678
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** But, [=DirectTV=] then topped themselves with their advertisment campaign for their wireless Genie service featuring a man whose wife and son are marionettes, which features both NightmareFuel and the UncannyValley at its worst.

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** But, [=DirectTV=] then topped themselves with their advertisment advertisement campaign for their wireless Genie service featuring a man whose wife and son are marionettes, which features both NightmareFuel and the UncannyValley at its worst.


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** Erin Erusance, the original mascot, was at first quite popular. However, she was discontinued for multiple reasons in 2010. Firstly, she had low ratings, doing [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-erin-esurance-autopsy-she-was-less-popular-than-microsofts-clippy/ worse then Clippy]] in a survey of corporate mascots. She did have a fandom, however. Thanks to her attractive design, she gained a RuleThirtyFour following, with pornographic photos of her beating official images on google. This resulted in her being discontinued.
4th Jun '16 9:54:26 PM GarudaOne
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** Ronald [=McDonald=] has nothing on [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2014/05/20/mcdonalds-terrifying-happy-meal-mascot-is-a-hideous-demon-creature/ Happy]], the anthropomorphic Happy Meal from Hell. One might imagine that the UncannyValley might be the source of his unpopularity, but instead his screeching, slapstick antics are what make you unload a howitzer in his mouth. Oh, and there tends to be more than one of him in each commercial...

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** Ronald [=McDonald=] may be the bane of childhood obesity activists everywhere, but even he has nothing on [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2014/05/20/mcdonalds-terrifying-happy-meal-mascot-is-a-hideous-demon-creature/ Happy]], the anthropomorphic Happy Meal from Hell. One might imagine that the UncannyValley might be the source of his unpopularity, but instead his screeching, slapstick antics are what make you unload a howitzer in his mouth. Oh, and there tends to be more than one of him in each commercial...
22nd May '16 11:31:58 AM KingLyger
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* Domino's:

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* Domino's:Domino's Pizza:


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** If an entire ad campaign can be a Scrappy, it's the "ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree" deal that Domino's had in the 1980's and early 1990's. People actually liked the campaign, because hey, free pizza... until people starting ''dying'' from Domino's drivers trying to beat their thirty-minute time limit. After that, public opinion of the campaign began to instantly sour. Domino's was eventually on the end of a lawsuit that forced then to stop using it.
13th May '16 2:18:02 AM Acebrock
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* Citizens of the greater Los Angeles area may be familiar with a certain mattress salesman for Sleep Train Mattress Center that screams, in the most annoying voice possible, the phrases "You're killing me, Larry!" and "We'll beat anyone's advertised price or YOUR mattress is FREEEEEEEE!!!111!", the latter being particularly stupid because the emphasis is on "free" but why would they EVER give it to you for free if the advertised price is more than 0?

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* Citizens of the greater Los Angeles area may be familiar with a certain mattress salesman for Sleep Train Sit'n'Sleep Mattress Center that screams, in the most annoying voice possible, the phrases "You're killing me, Larry!" and "We'll beat anyone's advertised price or YOUR mattress is FREEEEEEEE!!!111!", the latter being particularly stupid because the emphasis is on "free" but why would they EVER give it to you for free if the advertised price is more than 0?
4th May '16 6:51:34 PM Kid
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* Challenge TV in the UK has had its fair share of program sponsorships over the years, mainly in the form of bingo sites and supermarkets. In early 2015, the channel gained a new sponsor in the form of Wink Bingo, an online bingo website. It seems innocent enough, but the little sponsor bumps before, between and after programs feature what has to be two of the most insufferable idiots to grace advertisments. Keep in mind that this is meant to be providing sponsorship for a BINGO website, and the bumps feature NO link to bingo aside from the words 'Wink Bingo sponsors Daytime on Challenge' at the bottom of the screen, or a voiceover on some bumps. Apparently, spouting stupid facts, one-upping eachother and 'karaoke' count as sponsoring bingo. To further the pain, these are used between 9am and 5pm/6pm at night, and due to the frequency of them, has lead to some people just flat-out muting the TV between programs and ad breaks. In the summer, this was replaced by sponsorship for 888 Ladies Bingo, only now it was two women acting stereotypically girly, with no link to bingo bar the on-screen mention. These were thankfully phased out around September, but woefully they were brought back in January 2016.

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* Challenge TV in the UK has had its fair share of program sponsorships over the years, mainly in the form of bingo sites and supermarkets. In early 2015, the channel gained a new sponsor in the form of Wink Bingo, an online bingo website. It seems innocent enough, but the little sponsor bumps before, between and after programs feature what has to be two of the most insufferable idiots to grace advertisments. Keep in mind that this is meant to be providing sponsorship for a BINGO website, and the bumps feature NO link to bingo aside from the words 'Wink Bingo sponsors Daytime on Challenge' at the bottom of the screen, or a voiceover on some bumps. Apparently, spouting stupid facts, one-upping eachother each other and 'karaoke' count as sponsoring bingo. To further the pain, these are used between 9am and 5pm/6pm at night, and due to the frequency of them, has lead to some people just flat-out muting the TV between programs and ad breaks. In the summer, this was replaced by sponsorship for 888 Ladies Bingo, only now it was two women acting stereotypically girly, with no link to bingo bar the on-screen mention. These were thankfully phased out around September, but woefully they were brought back in January 2016.
4th May '16 3:24:15 PM Kid
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** For Domino's in the 80's this was the Noid. Kenneth Lamar Noid, a mentally-disturbed man, convinced that the character was an attack on him, held the staff of a Domino's in the Atlanta area hostage for five hours on January 30, 1989, but finally surrendered to police. Although, that didn't kill the Noid off- it was Kenneth's suicide in 1995 that did.

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** For Domino's in the 80's this was the Noid. Kenneth Lamar Noid, a mentally-disturbed man, convinced that the character was an attack on him, held the staff of a Domino's in the Atlanta area hostage for five hours on January 30, 1989, but finally surrendered to police. Although, that didn't kill the Noid off- it off--it was Kenneth's suicide in 1995 that did.
26th Apr '16 1:35:20 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* Dr. Pepper introduced Dr. Pepper Ten in 2011 as a low calorie soda for men. Their main advertisement featured an obnoxious pitchman who acted out scenes from a faux-action movie, telling female viewers that they couldn't appreciate this soda with its "ten '''[[LargeHam manly]]''' calories." Dr. Pepper eventually pulled the ad after negative backlash, reissuing the product with more gender-neutral branding.

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* Dr. Pepper introduced Dr. Pepper Ten in 2011 as a low calorie soda for men. Their main advertisement featured an obnoxious pitchman who acted out scenes from a faux-action movie, telling female viewers that they couldn't appreciate this soda with its "ten '''[[LargeHam manly]]''' calories.calories," ending with a tagline that the soda was "Not for women." Dr. Pepper eventually pulled the ad after negative backlash, reissuing the product with more gender-neutral branding.
26th Apr '16 1:32:56 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* Dr. Pepper introduced Dr. Pepper Ten in 2011 as a low calorie soda for men. Their main advertisement featured an obnoxious pitchman who acted out scenes from a faux-action movie, telling female viewers that they couldn't appreciate this soda with its "ten '''[[LargeHam manly]]''' calories." Dr. Pepper eventually pulled the ad after negative backlash, reissuing the product with more gender-neutral branding.
24th Apr '16 3:03:17 AM Adept
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* Cell-phone ringtone company Jamster, for foisting the horrible creature known as "Crazy Frog" on the world. Their ads were practically all over syndicated television in the mid-2000s. [[Film/BeverlyHillsCop "Axel F" by Harold Faltermeyer]] was never the same again. The song parody [[http://www.amiright.com/parody/2000s/coldplay38.shtml "Annoying Sound"]] sums it up.
--->''And the frog comes making that annoying sound/If you hear it, then you'll understand...''
** "Crazy Frog" used to serve as the mascot for the company in the mid-2000s but later got replaced by Snuggle Bunny (Schnuffel in German) in 2009 which gained a better reception with the public.
16th Apr '16 2:53:26 PM rjd1922
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* Aaron Priceman a.k.a. "Mr. Caffeine", who hosted Ubisoft's press conference at E3 2011. Virtually everyone hated his schtick and considered it the low point of the entire expo.

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* Aaron Priceman a.k.a. "Mr. Caffeine", who hosted Ubisoft's Creator/{{Ubisoft}}'s press conference at E3 2011. Virtually everyone hated his schtick and considered it the low point of the entire expo.
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