ADVERTISERS, DON'T YOU LOVE 'EM?

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ADVERTISERS, DON'T YOU LOVE 'EM?

Post by Stanley » 15 Apr 2013, 06:29

I thought we had a topic of this name on the site but it must have been the old one. If I have made a mistake will someone please erase this new one.

The reason I went looking for the topic is because I wish to register a complaint! It concerns the latest advert from Ikea which depicts garden gnomes as evil creatures and advocates eliminating them. If the Chelsea Flower Show can decide in favour of gnomes, who does Ikea think they are to denigrate them. Please register your protest!
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Post by PanBiker » 15 Apr 2013, 08:06

You are dead right Stanley leave the little guys alone! I think the rot set started to set in when the wicked Queen had a go at some of their relations when they were living in the little cottage with Snow White. Maybe Doc might like to comment!

On another note about advertising. As I am a bit of a pedant for certain things. I actually had the audacity to complain to the Advertising Standards Commission (I had nowt to do and you can complain online) about a washing powder advert that seemed to be on at every interval, sometimes at the start and then a refresher at the end of the advert slot. They claimed that their product smelt like diamonds! I pointed out that as a carbon based mineral diamonds don't have an aroma so they were attempting to sell the product under false pretences and using information that is not factual. They wrote back to me and said that it was "advertising license" and intimated that I should possibly be locked up!

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Post by Stanley » 16 Apr 2013, 04:57

My favourite at the moment is Sergei and his beetle belly.
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Post by Tizer » 16 Apr 2013, 10:39

We're almost ad-free, we record everything and watch it when we want and fast forward through the ads. We don't seem to have suffered any deprivation from missing the ads!

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Post by Pluggy » 16 Apr 2013, 10:55

With all the dribble on the telly, often the ads are as entertaining as the programs.
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Post by PanBiker » 16 Apr 2013, 17:28

We are far far away from when I was doing my apprenticeship into the TV trade. Every Monday morning at 09.45 ITV broadcast a 15 minute slot called "Mondays Newcomers" which consisted of back to back previews of all the new adverts that were due to be shown in the coming weeks. So we had the latest escapades of the "Milk Tray man", all the fag and tobacco adverts, washing powders and the latest incarnations of the Fairy Liquid and Bisto mums.

We all made do with 3 channels, in Barlick and Earby on 405 Lines VHF we had BBC1 from the Holme Moss transmitter, ITV from Winter Hill again on VHF but patchy in Barlick, and BBC2 in selected areas on UHF 625 Lines. Earby got BBC2 before Barlick as they were on the edge of the Winter Hill service area. We had Weets in the way and had to wait for the Marton relay transmitter from Emley Moor to be built.
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Post by Stanley » 17 Apr 2013, 04:28

Remember when Emley Moor mast came down? (LINK)
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Post by Cathy » 17 Apr 2013, 09:56

We've just started having Fairy Liquid ads in the last few weeks. One of our main supermarkets have the jingle 'Down, down, prices are down' and Status Quo are shown in the ads singing the above to their song 'Down, down.... ....'. I've been watching it for ages and now can't remember the rest of the words to their songs chorus... duh!

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Post by Stanley » 18 Apr 2013, 04:59

Just think of the damage the advertisers did with 'Just one Cornetta, give it to me. O sola mio has never been the same since!
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Post by Stanley » 19 Apr 2013, 05:24

I am constantly amazed by the way firms like L'oreal introduce a new facial cream almost every week! Hair and beauty products seem to be a vibrant market!
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Post by hartley353 » 19 Apr 2013, 09:17

It is a sad reflection on our society that a person is judged on how they look rather than what they do, but it has ever been so, and I see little chance of it changing.

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