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I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT ITS ADVERTISING BUT ITS FUCKING ANNOYING
Well it seems like they do.
Not that they've ever had any trouble with our generation. People happily wear (say) Guinness t-shirts. What is that if not an example of people giving in to advertisers in the same way?
They're successful in that stupid *even if you don't like it, you're talking about it* way that seems to get trotted out as if it's in some way an achievement to get people moaning about a thing but I genuinely, rarely remember what the product/service that's being advertised is with them.
Don't know what the comparison is with people buying Guinness t-shirts if I'm honest.
Parodies are already appearing.
The other day there was a thread bout scrunching or folding toilet roll, started because of the Andrex (or whoever) advertising campaign.
It's working just like it did 15 years ago when everyone was going WASSUUUUUPPPPPPP! at you. I kind of admire the modern 'show the puppet's strings' method of giving us the hashtag to use, frankly.
I guess the transparency of it is what's more grating now given that the platform for reactions is more set in stone and accountable
I want to write stupid or gullible there but that's not actually what I mean. I think we liked to think that generally we had some weird 'integrity' as a population.
I'd say Big Brother celebrities and X-Factor type programs have proved that's not the case. Again, this sounds derogatory and I don't mean it that way: I just mean that it's clear the idea of someone being 'manufactured' is actually of supreme indifference to 99.99% of people. If they like them/it they don't give a shit.
So I guess now we get that sort of advertising.
Is that there was at least some degree of innovation in making an advert *go viral* in the pre-social networking days. These days you can just picture the decision-making process behind these sorts of things with some kind of checklist of ingredients needed to go viral which makes it all the more galling.
I mean, I'm sure there is actually quite a lot of hard work behind it.
as everyone in my office is talking about it but barely anyone can recall what it's actually meant to be advertising.
(most of them English).
Sub human turds.
same difference isn't it.
is the same as donating money and wearing a poppy to remember the millions who've died in war?
Yes mate, fucking identical. Good point well made.
that makes it feel so insulting.
to make a YouTube account constantly uploading increasingly demented and disturbing deliberately viral videos. I'll be rich in seconds.
but Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac is a fucking ace tune.
WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP LIKING THE WRONG FLEETWOOD MAC?!
in many different incarnations. Stop being so fucking alt maaaaan.
I enjoyed that one too. :D
Still don't quite get it.
That's a joke version. In the real thing it just keeps on moonwalking to the song for another 30 seconds.
That's it. There's a hastag at the end for you to use on Twitter, etc.
am I the only one who finds the thirty-something single career woman in the match.com ads really irksome? You know the one: there’s a whole series of ads of her talking about herself and her dull, conventional romantic aspirations. When she lets slip she “works in The City” I already hate her in a knee-jerk way but then she has this sense of entitlement as well (she “has it all”, but still demands a soul mate as well) and even though she’s well into her thirties, she “up-speaks” like an American teenager (or a character in an Australian soap). I hope you never meet anyone special, lady! I hope you stay single FOREVER!
with pollution and crowds and a shit fucking commute and a £200 travelcard and every lunch costs £10.
LIVING THE DREAM
Stop being a grumpus
the first time I saw it
But it is SUCH a long advert. Forget the rest of its flaws, just make it about a minute shorter. Please.
But did think it was about visiting Scotland/The Highlands or something.
not as annoying as the way i just used the word youtube tho.
The only telly with adverts that I watch live, rather than on DVD/catchup is the Channel 4 news.
SHOWER ME IN INDIE POINTS
And I don't know what the Harlem Shake is B)
You'd have to be culturally illiterate not to.
Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing... THAT DANCING HORSE in the Three advert... BBC Three, oh man, what a show Don't Tell the Bride is... Bride of Frankenstein... Frank Turner... the Turn of the Screw by Henry James... Henry VIII... who was followed on the throne by Edward VI... Mr. Ed the Talking Horse... the Dancing Horse the DANCING horse THE dancing HORSE DANCING HORSE DANCEPONYHORSEHORSE
Companies/brands telling me what hashtags to use. We'll figure it out, thanks.
Just seen the advert with the pony dancing to Fleetwood Mac. I thought it was an advert for Findus Lasagne
But I don't get this advert or find it amusing. I don't like horses though so could be that?
the dancing horse that i'm expected to be any more
has to have a dancing horse rather than anything saying 'our service is good'. The message I take away is that '3' are pony.