Adverts you hate

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Meh!, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. And another radio one for Ocean Credit Card. Apparently the only sane reason not to apply is that 'You've Already Got One'.
    Nothing to do with the 39.9% APR, the pitiful £1,500 borrowing limit, or the fact that just having one marks you out as one of life's failures with a toxic credit rating.
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  2. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    As somebody else said all of them, the amount of money companies pay for the ads and the psycological warfare waged on us is crazy. You know when you are in the age range where you have the most money as its when they start using songs or cartoon characters from your youth that spark a nostalgia feeling inside of you. It is all very clever and most people are oblivious to the fact they are being explotied mentally and buying things they dont really need.
  3. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    All charity adverts. The thought money donated to the charity is being given to TV companies winds me up no end. I can't believe that that every £1000 spent increases the overall level of charity donations by £1000. It just attempts to make sure they "beat the competition" and so beat another charity to the next £10 donation. Smaller charities that can't afford to advertise risk going out of business.
  4. Meister

    Meister Meister

    The only good thing about charities is even the worst of them seem to be more efficient with turning donations into real help than would be done if the government was fulfilling the purpose. We can also pick and chose how we dedicate our funds.
  5. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    We can but its then disappointing to see your contribution being spent on tv advertising.
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  6. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse Strangeland

    The new Pepsi max adverts. Love it or taste it. What a load of rubbish.
  7. Keighley

    Keighley Reservist

    The only good thing?

    That’s entirely the point, surely. What more do you want them to do?
  8. CarlosKickaballs

    CarlosKickaballs Forum Picarso

    What happened to the puppies FFS
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  9. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Reservist


    Chronic oversupply in the sector.

    Far too much overhead.

    Edit: I don’t mean rationalise the puppies. I’m not aware of chronic oversupply of puppies although, if there were, the bag & bricks solution is handy.
  10. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I was at an exhibition recently and there was a Budweiser stand and I genuinely heard some Bantosaurus chant "dilly dilly" at the people on the stand. I nearly ******* killed him.
  11. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Exactly. Law of averages says that some Cow and Gate customers are reprehensible mothers who are leaving their children stewing in their own filth for hours, letting them choke on second hand smoke and feeding them chocolate biscuits and coke when they can't find any little bottles of milk. Don't tell these bitches that they are doing a good job.
  12. Harefield Yellow

    Harefield Yellow Academy Graduate

    Fingers crossed the one that I really hated seems to have disappeared, namely the Galaxy one with the bird who thought she looked like Audrey Hepburn. Been on for around five f'kin years, so it was about time it disappeared.
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  13. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    The one with Beppe Sannino driving the bus?
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  14. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Weren't both her and the driver both CGI?
  15. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    All of them, but most especially the repeated ad naseum radio one for (sickly-sweet singing voice):

    The Claims Gu-u-u-ys!

    On Trust Pilot, they have an amazing 84% of customers giving 1 out of 5 and a further 9% giving them 2 out of 5.

    A mere 7% of customers rate them as average or better.

    Let's enjoy some of the review headlines about (sickly-sweet singing voice) The Claims G-u-u-ys!

    Absolute shower of s***


    Bullies To The Core

    Avoid this company

    Spoke to legal ombudsmen


    Like many here I was suckered in by…

    The Claim Guys - Absolutely useless

    Do not use this company.

    Stay away at all costs

    An absolutely disgraceful company

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  16. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    TBF an utter **** I know, who is senior in "The Voluntary Fundraising Sector" (did I mention that she's a ****?) said that the charity TV ads on freeview "...more than wipe their faces..." and the "...investment in the promo production and cost of channel delivery..." is more than covered by what's "...donated..." (the **** spouted all of this **** with a perfectly straight face).
  17. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Those charity ads (always seemingly voiced by a sincere sounding Scottish person) also really get my back up. Most especially the African/poverty ones.

    We see 90 seconds of heartbreaking footage of skeletal children on the verge of death. A blasted, barren landscape. Filthy drinking water carried for miles.

    And what's the solution according to them? Send a couple of quid to us! We'll put it all right!

    I don't know about those adverts "wiping their faces" but I do know that I'd like to get a whole load of seniors from the fundraising industry together and slap their stupid faces.
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  18. wingco

    wingco First Year Pro

    Postcode lottery. I have the urge to set fire to my TV whenever it comes on
  19. Keighley

    Keighley Reservist

    Yeah, we all know you don’t like charities, Clive. However, since we don’t actually live in a socialist dreamworld, some of us think that giving money is better than doing **** all, which is the likely alternative scenario in the real world that we actually inhabit.
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  20. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose First Year Pro

    That stupid betting advert with Sid Owen from Eastenders was it? Pathetic.

    Also any Walkers commercial with Gary Lineker. Big eared smarmy tw&t.
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  21. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn Squad Player

    The Colgate adverts that run here. You won't have seen them but no reason for me to suffer alone.....

  22. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason The One and Only

    Dilly Dilly! WTF is that about "Budweisser" ad o_O
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  23. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Been mentioned before but deserves this second mention. How to turn a cool brand into something you'd need to whisper to the barman while squirming with embarrassment.
  24. TripleH

    TripleH Academy Graduate

    People don't realise that Budweiser was around in medeivel Britain and that The United States invented the Dilly Dilly greeting our forefathers used millennia ago so they have every right to think that will endear their product to us, im off to buy some now and doth greet fellow journeymen with a Dilly or two o_O

    Has anyone mentioned "Vegas Baby" as it's on every flippin ad break?
  25. Keighley

    Keighley Reservist

    Since when was Budweiser a cool brand?

    It tastes like p***
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  26. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Fizzy p***. It's literally undrinkable.
  27. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I didn't say it was good to drink. Just that it had a decent brand name amongst kids who like to drink that fizzy sort of thing. This ad will have have alienated even that pubescent lot.
  28. Keighley

    Keighley Reservist

    Well, that's a good thing, then, because it might lead them to drink something more palatable!
  29. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    To top it off, the one doing the rounds at the moment is for Christian Aid. I assume that the funds are either diverted to those who go in for that particular flavour of religion or are used in a missionary capacity, i.e. trying to convert starving people to their religion.

    Money is the root of all evil, but we'll take it off you as our all-loving, all-powerful god is a sadist who can't / won't help people.
  30. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    The ads I cant stand off the top of my head...

    1) Moneysupermarket. "Youre so moneysupermarket" wtf?!
    2) Postcode Lottery. If they knock on my door they've had it.
    3) Funeral plans. Oh yes, lets talk about death. How cheerful.
    4) Loan sharks like Sunny. APR of 1000+%. They can get lost.
    5) The Ladbrokes ad with Chris Kamara. The music is sh*te.
    6) Lynx Gold body spray. Horrible in every way.
    7) Gocompare. The fella with the moustache.
  31. Maninblack

    Maninblack First Year Pro

    You assume wrong. Christian Aid give to whoever is in need regardless of religious belief and don't try to proselytise.

    The one to criticise is the popular US-based Samaritan's Purse who arrange for kids in schools in the West, including the UK, to put together shoeboxes of presents for kids in developing countries. After the boxes have been handed in, they slip a leaflet inside each with a Christian message and after Christmas, return to the community to 'offer classes in Christianity' to the recipients. The CEO of the company is a raging fundamentalist who has, amongst other things, called for gays to be killed. My school no longer supports that 'charity'.

    Talking of raging fundamentalism, I take from your last comment that you are heading that way, albeit in an atheist direction?! ;)
  32. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Yeah I'd heard about the Samaritans Purse one. An abuse of people's generosity.

    Not so much fundamentalist, but if the subject comes up I'll happily argue it. It also becomes an issue when the religious think that their beliefs can curb the rights of others - gay rights, womens rights, abortion, non-believers in Theocracies etc. etc.
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  33. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    If you ever listen to the Football Ramble podcast or Athletico Mince they have an ad halfway through for vaginal lube. Talk about missing it's target audience....
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  34. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    What’s the similarity of a Bud and making love in a canoe?
    They’re both f******g close to water.
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  35. HELGO

    HELGO Reservist

    TUI with the bitch that can’t sing.
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