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

    Rationalise.

    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.
     
  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***

    AVOID

    Bullies To The Core

    Avoid this company

    Spoke to legal ombudsmen

    DO NOT USE THEM; THEY HOUND YOU FOR MONEY YOU HAVE NOT BEEN PAID

    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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