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Old 31.07.2011, 23:50
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Re: Marketing that makes you think.....WTF?

Recently moved over to the UK and everytime I see this ad on TV I think WTF!!!



Doesn't seem to be working so here is the direct link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE
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Old 31.07.2011, 23:57
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Recently moved over to the UK and everytime I see this ad on TV I think WTF!!!
You gotta be kidding! What a stupid dumb stupid stupid ad!
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Recently moved over to the UK and everytime I see this ad on TV I think WTF!!!
I think that's actually quite a good one, nice bit of self-irony.
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Re: Marketing that makes you think.....WTF?

We went to France and there was this deodorant saying it kep men 96 hours dresh...now who TF is not going to shower in less than 96 hours? beats me...
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Old 01.08.2011, 00:06
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We went to France and there was this deodorant saying it kep men 96 hours dresh...now who TF is not going to shower in less than 96 hours? beats me...
Presumably someone French?
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Old 01.08.2011, 00:13
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Re: Marketing that makes you think.....WTF?

In South Africa, all the cigarette and alcohol ads contain beautiful people (only) living adventure filled and fabulous lives.

Yeah right.
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Old 01.08.2011, 19:46
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I wonder when someone at Coke central is going to hit the nostalgia button and round of this group of people and re-shoot the commercial. Or is it already too late?
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That would be such a nice idea !!!!!
It was filmed in 1972.... almost 40 years ago.... they must be about 60 now
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Old 01.08.2011, 19:55
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That would be such a nice idea !!!!!
It was filmed in 1972.... almost 40 years ago.... they must be about 60 now
and have bad teeth from drinking all that Coke
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Old 01.08.2011, 20:36
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Re: Marketing that makes you think.....WTF?

I know I already posted this one on another thread, but it probably belongs better here.

This takeaway food outlet at Bern station has adopted a slightly odd marketing message... definitely gave me a WTF moment when i saw it last weekend.
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Old 01.08.2011, 20:57
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Whiter than white ???


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Old 01.08.2011, 21:41
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How ironic ....
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Old 01.08.2011, 21:45
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Ah, hope Rebekah's preparing herself for chokey
How ironic ....
With Piers to keep her company!
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Old 01.08.2011, 23:26
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Re: Marketing that makes you think.....WTF?

This one always had me scratching my head... why would milkmen be in my cereal?



In general, I do think Coco Pops have good adverts. When I was teaching in the UK I participated in a project about using film to teach literacy. I had to do an exercise (with my class of 4 and 5 year olds) where they had to listen to a short film clip without seeing the images, talk about what might be happening and then watch the images. TV adverts were recommended as a good type of clip to use. I chose this advert, because the soundtrack did not contain the brand name, or any voice over:



To my surprise, several children knew what the product was... because of the distinctive 'Coco Pops' tune. I'd thought that, at 4 and 5, they might not recognise it... but I was wrong.
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Old 02.08.2011, 00:34
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Re: Marketing that makes you think.....WTF?

Not current ads but "WTF" nevertheless......

Flooring, laid by the best.

Seriously...WTF? This couldn't be legal now.
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Old 02.08.2011, 01:00
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Re: Marketing that makes you think.....WTF?

Having just spent 2 weeks in the UK all this "low fat, low calorie, superfood, 5 a day" nonsense drove me slightly crazy. It's like every food has some label on it saying why it's so "healthy". I saw apples with little stickers on saying "1 of your 5 a day" - wow, never have guessed. And then very dubious things like cheesecake marked with "contains milk products: a good source of calcium"..... er, yeah, and half a ton of sugar, and all that fat mmm, very good for you.

I quite like the Old Spice ad by the way - it's sarcastic marketing at its best. (And the guy has a nice body too )
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Re: Marketing that makes you think.....WTF?

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Most of you can't possibly remember this (well neither can I, but the music became a hit when I was a wee tot) .... nice marketing
I remember it well: mainly because I had the hots for Lyn Paul in the New Seekers who had the single of this

I cannot understand how anyone thought that these 'creatures' were right to represent the London 2012 Olympics

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Old 02.08.2011, 02:01
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What about those:
I used to have a copy of the cola one above my desk at work! It was made relatively recently by an agency.
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Old 02.08.2011, 09:43
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Re: Marketing that makes you think.....WTF?

...beyond WTF is HTF, as in:

HTF does UBS get the money/have the nerve to sponsor Formula One?
$200 million deal?

...bugs me every time I see it.

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