History TheScrappy / Advertising

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.
14th Apr '16 5:18:10 PM Nohbody
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* For Canadians, the infamous "Canadian Tire Guy" became so widely reviled and mocked by such satire shows as ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'' that he was replaced in 2006 by different ads. He was intended to be a friendly, helpful "everyman" character, but he was interpreted as [[StopHelpingMe smug and intrusive]] by the general public.

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* For Canadians, the infamous "Canadian Tire Guy" became so widely reviled and mocked by such satire shows as ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'' that he was replaced in 2006 by different ads. He was intended to be a friendly, helpful "everyman" character, but he was interpreted as [[StopHelpingMe [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper smug and intrusive]] by the general public.



* The commercials for the restaurant Sonic Drive-In (not related to SonicTheHedgehog) feature two obnoxious dipsticks who spout some of the most idiotic drivel you'll ever have the displeasure of hearing in an advertisement (especially the guy in the passenger seat of the car, who seems several fries short of a kids meal).

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* The commercials for the restaurant Sonic Drive-In (not related to SonicTheHedgehog) Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog) feature two obnoxious dipsticks who spout some of the most idiotic drivel you'll ever have the displeasure of hearing in an advertisement (especially the guy in the passenger seat of the car, who seems several fries short of a kids meal).
11th Apr '16 7:18:21 PM lizaphile
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* Mr. Bag in advertisements for Checkers & Rally's drive-in restaurants. Once again in the same way as Steak & Shake's Bag and H.H. Gregg's h.h, he was supposed to be a very friendly and upbeat character, but did nothing but wisecrack with annoying jokes and a voice too fast to understand, and was voiced by the gravely voice of none other than Chris Rock.

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* Mr. Bag in advertisements for Checkers & Rally's drive-in restaurants. Once again in the same way as Steak & Shake's Bag and H.H. Gregg's h.h, he was supposed to be a very friendly and upbeat character, but did nothing but wisecrack with annoying jokes and a voice too fast to understand, and was voiced by the gravely voice of none other than understand with a Chris Rock.Rock sound-alike.
27th Mar '16 1:02:29 PM WyraachUr
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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.
9th Mar '16 3:45:06 AM Erin582
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** Alternately, you have a much purer example in the form of the Auto Insurance Box. While Flo at least ''had'' a following (which may still exist, albeit in lessened numbers), the box was unpopular from day for being such a narcissistic, arrogant douchebag. Even worse, Progressive became well aware of how the fans feel about him and cranked his personality and popularity InUniverse UpToEleven, putting him into [[CreatorsPet unfortunate territory.]]
20th Feb '16 2:48:56 AM Gravityman
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* The "Puppymonkeybaby" for Mountain Dew: Kickstart that debuted during Super Bowl 50. It's a disturbing-looking hellspawn with the torso and tail of a monkey, the face of a dog, and the legs of a human infant, and moves around in an unnatural, jittering way while chanting its own name. It received tons of social media buzz when it was first revealed, the vast majority of which was people complaining about how creepy the thing was.
19th Jan '16 10:50:49 AM brb1006
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** "Crazy Frog" used to serve as the mascot for the company in the mid-2000s but later got replaced by Snuggle Bunny (Schnuffel) in 2009 which gained a better reception with the public.

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** "Crazy Frog" used to serve as the mascot for the company in the mid-2000s but later got replaced by Snuggle Bunny (Schnuffel) (Schnuffel in German) in 2009 which gained a better reception with the public.
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