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I very rarely watch (or listen to) adverts as they seem to me to be really awful these days.

Earlier today I did not have the controller near me and so for a change I heard and saw a couple of ads. One with Simon Cowell,l all I could think of was that Simon looked like ‘Ken’ i.e. PLASTIC, needless to say I have no idea which company it is for. Surely Simon doesn’t need to advertise I thought he was loaded with money anyway.

Another bugbear of mine - the adverts which superimpose a mouth over another mouth – perhaps that of an animal or child. Very unappealing adverts and again they lose out because I have no idea what they are advertising and if I did I would not buy the product.

Can anyone recall an advert that they have actually watched and thought WOW, laughed out loud and remembered who is was for?

Maybe it’s just me but as I get older I have noticed that marketing people can’t do their jobs sufficiently well and bombard me with ads with people ‘dancing’ when it has no bearing on the product.

Make me laugh then I might buy your product.

tumblespots
14 days ago
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elise
elise14 days ago

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ACR
ACR14 days ago

I can't think of one TV advert I've liked in the last 5 years. Current ads are too bland, unoriginal and annoying. Any attempt of humour always falls flat. I'm more likely to avoid purchasing a product if I really dislike an ad. I'm also not a fan of badly done Green Screen, which is very common in ads featuring celebrities. The ad with Simon Cowell is for Barclaycard, so your plastic analogy is apt. Maybe that is why he was hired.

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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14 days ago

Thanks for making me laugh ACR. I thoroughly agree.

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LittleLisaMarie
LittleLisaMarie14 days ago

The three network ads have been quite fun in the past, some of their more recent ones have had a bit of a 'wtf' reaction though. 😂

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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14 days ago

Unfortunately I don't recall any of theirs although, thinking about it, didn't they do one of a little asian girl opening a box of something?

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LittleLisaMarie
LittleLisaMarie14 days ago

tumblespots I think it was the moonwalking pony that started it all off lol. There was also a little girl on a bike with her cat singing 'we built this city' 😂 that one was my favourite. Can't remember one with a little asian girl, you could well be right though!

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tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
14 days ago

LittleLisaMarie Perhaps not, my memory isn't what it used to be. But I can vaguely recall a moonwalking pony.

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LittleLisaMarie
LittleLisaMarie14 days ago

tumblespots Mine's the same sometimes. Mine has an habit of going blank if someone asks me a question on the spot. 😂

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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14 days ago

LittleLisaMarie Yes, absolutely, I tend to need a warning first these days, it must be my age!

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LittleLisaMarie
LittleLisaMarie14 days ago

tumblespots if only I could say the same, I'm 33 and mine has been the same for the past 10 years at least! Haha.

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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14 days ago

LittleLisaMarie Am a bit older than that so I have an excuse. Image

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LittleLisaMarie
LittleLisaMarie14 days ago
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Lynibis
Lynibis14 days ago

I hate ads that take you for a mug, like a washing machine freestanding with no electric or water supply and they pull out a seemingly ultra clean item of clothing that also looks ironed!

I used to hate YOU'VE BEEN TANGOED ads and for that reason alone i have never, to this day, bought it.

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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14 days ago

Yes and YES. I have got to get one of those washing machines that irons things too! Mind you given todays washing powders, that seem to have had all the necessary ingredients taken out of them, to make you buy something else that actually cleans them, you wouldn't want them to ome out ironed...

Tango. God, how I hated their adverts and like you do not buy it.

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gaelle0501
gaelle050113 days ago

I cannot stand advertising so I mostly watch Netflix or BBC. Some channels do 10 programme, 5 min adverts and so on. Irritable! So I don't watch them

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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13 days ago

You are right, that is the other thing about advertising, they are always on - more than the programmes?! Every time we change channels the new channel is always showing an advert, never the programme. Yeuch. Image

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Lynibis
Lynibis13 days ago

I can remember when ad breaks came on after a msg saying: End of Part One. When the programme came back on it said Part Two, and so on throughout the programme. This only happened twice in an hour long programme and I am not even sure if there was a break in half hour programmes. When they moved to 3 ad breaks in an hour I was absolutely appalled and could not understand why there wasn't a huge outcry. But it seemed the public just accepted it and now it is the norm. I have lost interest in many a film due to incessant breaks as it totally breaks the spell and spoils the atmosphere.

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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13 days ago

You are so right Lynibis. I remember the same. It wouldn't sound the same to say 'End of part sixteen' and then Part seventeen (ha, ha). When I was very young I went to America for a holiday and remember being appalled by the number of adverts they had over there (and that was donkeys years ago). As with most things this has now, as we know, become the norm over here so I dread to think where they are now, although you can tell when you watch American programmes as if you watch carefully you can see that they still have more ads than we do (even though we don’t think that’s possible!).

As for films, we don’t watch any ‘live’ films, if we are interested in anything we record it and can then whizz though the ads.

What really bugs me is that I am bombarded with ads and STILL have to pay the BBC licence fee. Why? We, in Britain, are paying for the whole WORLD to receive the BBC World Service – we should be rioting in the streets.

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames13 days ago

Not really funny adverts but they make me laugh. The new razor with a new blade is the closest shave and it shows their old product being used and the hair not cut perfect and this new ones amazing, but the last advert when the old razor was new showed the best shave ever. Same for washing powder and toothpaste 🤣🤣

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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13 days ago

They are always the 'best ever' aren't they. I feel that they mess with flavours in chocolate bars they become 'the best ever' and then because they don't taste the same (they tend to sweeten them too much) I can't eat them.

I haven't seen the new razor blades ads - the last one I remember had men pulling absurd faces in order to get a good shave??

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ToriHill
ToriHill12 days ago

I do love the haribo ads. The ones with the adults with the kids voices. Also some of the specsavers ads (the "wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.. Yeah") one. Although it also makes me laugh when the Always Ultra ads come on and my fella tells me to go out and play tennis and ride a bike in little white shorts.

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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12 days ago

Personally I can't stand the Haribo ads. But I agree with you, do men really think that women jump on a bike as soon as their period starts and grin inanely? Or maybe I am the only one that doesn't. I remember that as a teenager all I wanted to do was curl up with a hot water bottle.

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jmsonl
jmsonl12 days ago

I can't think of a funny ad. Although I laugh in an odd way at the Haribo ads that use kids voices over adults talking. Just in the same way the ads on pedophiles on the Internet ad went. Why the heck did they think that would be a good idea?!!

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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12 days ago

You are the second person to specifically mention the Haribo ads. I hate them, because I think they are unimaginative, but then I think most ads are equally unimaginative too. What we really need are some side splitting funny ads by proper marketing people. No-one seems to know what the public actually want these days and I would be surprised if more people didn't mute ads completely as I do, almost everytime without fail. It is a real accident if I hear one and then I am let down. The old Carling ads used to be great, you would wait for it and even though you knew what was coming you were left smiling and/or laughing.

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jmsonl
jmsonl12 days ago

tumblespots Sorry I had not read all the comment to tell you the truth. Yeh most people don't like them. Yes a good old fashion side splitter. Or what about those old say BT ads that were like a mini drama. We looked forward to those coming out. "oooh he has an 'ology"

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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12 days ago

jmsonl Yes, Maureen Lipman, I remember that well and that was funny. I just don't find todays ads funny at all. I'm probably just getting old.... Image

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nissan3
nissan38 days ago
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tumblespots
tumblespots
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8 days ago

Yes, I remember that, Yorkie was funny, but not side splitting. How hard it is to think of a recent funny ad..

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Lynibis
Lynibis7 days ago

It isn't a funny ad but I am loving the new black horse ad with the mare and her foal struggling through wind, rain and snow. Just as I loved the previous one where the village turned out on the beach as a herd of black horses came thundering along and greeted them. It brought a tear to my eye lol.

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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7 days ago

I haven't seen that yet, I shall have to keep one eye open when watching the TV later on.

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Pjran
Pjran7 days ago

I always smile if I see the specsavers ad when the farmer sheers his sheep dog. That’s got to be one of the best ads for decades. They even showed that one yesterday at the cinema.

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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7 days ago

I agree I do smile at that, but a hearty laugh? It would be refreshing if the ads were funny, surely you would remember them more

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Tulip2uk
Tulip2uk7 days ago

I like the Meercats ad shown before and during coronation street 😁

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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7 days ago

I don't watch Coronation Street so I haven't seen it. Mr Tumblespots likes the meercat ads so they must be on at other times, as he doesn't watch it either.

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