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"I'd like to give that dodo off the 5 Alive adverts a good kicking," says tom.joad. And luckily, there's tasty, tasty Cillit Bang to clean up the blood stains when you've finished. Tell us about TV adverts.

(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:17)
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After trying to find that banned advert where a dog climbs out of a bloke's mouth
I dicovered this
It seems that all those slurs against marketing people in last week's QOTW were misplaced.
(, Tue 20 Apr 2010, 11:00, 1 reply)
Bazooka those verrucas
Surely the plural of verruca is verrucae, isn't it? But then what rhymes with verrucae? Bazouki? Bazouki those verrucae by playing an obscure Greek guitar thing at them.
(, Tue 20 Apr 2010, 10:45, 1 reply)
Toothpaste ad
Brushing your teeth only gets x% of your mouth clean.


Washing my hair only gets x% of my head clean. Mind you, I like the idea of one of those things for cleaning bowling balls in where you just stick your head in, add shampoo and it washes your hair, face and neck.
(, Tue 20 Apr 2010, 10:43, 1 reply)
The worst ads by far...
...are the obvious voice-dubbed ones.

Some lovely looking bird advertising perfume while lip-sync'ed as bad as any early Jackie Chan film. A housewife swearing blind to use some cleaning product while talking through a closed mouth. Hell of alot of adverts are doing this nowadays and it's just plain toss.

They are the new Punch'n'Judy of the 21st Century.

And as one user said umpteen pages ago, the Gayexchange advert is legendary :D
(, Tue 20 Apr 2010, 10:24, 3 replies)
The Blackcurrant Tango One.
Where the guy strips to his underwear, marches down to the White Cliffs of Dover, and offers the French out, as a couple of Harriers hover. Genius.
(, Tue 20 Apr 2010, 9:44, 1 reply)
do they realise they're giving free publicity to comparethemarket.com?
(, Tue 20 Apr 2010, 9:37, 2 replies)
Did you know
the guy from the go compare adverts hasn't received any death threats?

Something needs to be done.
(, Tue 20 Apr 2010, 4:04, 5 replies)
this has almost certainly been on here...
... but 18 pages says i aint lookin':

(, Tue 20 Apr 2010, 3:03, 1 reply)
Is It True

That Vidal Sassoon produced a shampoo for Crusties called:

"Go And Wash"

or that he teamed up with Gordon Ramsay and produced:

"Wash 'n Fuck-Off"

(, Tue 20 Apr 2010, 2:15, 4 replies)
Oh, A Tundread!
I have no idea what company it was advertising but I remember the advert vividly.

There was a the typical fantasy hero rescuing the in destress princess from a monster it was a live action advert set in a dungeon type setting with a large rubber two headed monster and the speech in the advert was the phone number read out in the style of the story

Oh, A Tundread! (upon seeing the monster)
Sever One, Sever Two (upon chopping off the monsters heads)
Oh, Free! (the Princess stating the obvious)

unfortunatly the number 0800717203 no longer works (at least when I last tried it it didn't) and I want to find out just WHAT company it was advertising it's been driving me nuts for years, or even just a link to a video of the advert to prove I'm not insane.
(, Tue 20 Apr 2010, 1:55, 4 replies)
The Israelite
(, Tue 20 Apr 2010, 1:15, 1 reply)
I love ads that make fun of other ads.
Here's a great one that made me laugh like a drain:
(, Tue 20 Apr 2010, 0:59, Reply)
this advert actualy makes me feel a little insane
Two anthropomorphc bits of cereal lick each other... www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cl57urqb9E
(, Tue 20 Apr 2010, 0:51, Reply)
I didn't think I would have anything to add to this QOTW, then I saw this ad for Toolstation on TV just now: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3czXmZgpDIQ.

I'm still trying to work out if it's genius or not. At the moment I'm way on the side of not.....
(, Mon 19 Apr 2010, 21:54, Reply)
Quailty and reliability
I worked for the British arm of an old American test company. Let's call them GenRad, for that was indeed their name. They made huge machines the size of a good-sized second bedroom, used to test circuit boards. You would think that quality would be built-in as part of their very being.

It was. Until some twat in marketing put together an ad that featured a 4-colour jigsaw, each piece carrying a single word. They misspelled QUALITY as QUAILTY.


Now I live in the US and I realize they were the product of the public (state-funded) school system, and I'm staggered they got the other three words correct.
(, Mon 19 Apr 2010, 21:17, Reply)
Anything pseudo-scientific gets right on my tits
The stream of utterly vacuous technical-sounding gumph is bad enough - why should it be acceptable for advertising companies to rename bacteria which occur naturally in your digestive system for the purposes of shifting their shitty tummy milk? - but there's a further reason why it all gets my goat.

For all the misleading scientific mumbo-jumbo they include in their adverts, their product probably does actually work perfectly fine. They needn't bother us with all of that crap - tell me that your shampoo will make my hair shiny and healthy and I'm totally happy. Head and Shoulders have been making shampoo for a very long time now; there's no doubt in my mind that they're probably quite good at it now. Just leave out all of the pseudo-science and I'll trust you.
(, Mon 19 Apr 2010, 21:11, 4 replies)
A Little Story
I have a very close friend who operates a little to the other side of normal.

He once told me that, on his way to work, he had bumped into a number of sumo wrestlers. They were just running about at the end of his street apparently.

I thought he'd cracked his head, he does dress like Sherlock Holmes for fun, but no, it was this....


I can only imagine how that brightened his day, probably his week, he's a civil servant.
(, Mon 19 Apr 2010, 21:10, Reply)
The man from the Go Compare ad
was just on the radio. Radio 4 no less.
He is stuck in South Africa where he has been filming more Go Compare ads.

Just thought I'd share.
(, Mon 19 Apr 2010, 21:02, 5 replies)
I can't find them on pootube...
...but the ones that stick with me are two cinema ads I used to see all the time.

The first was the Blistex one - lots of slanty photos of skiers and someone shouting "GIVE EM THE KISS OF LIFE! BLISTEX!". Weird as.

The other was the touch n fresh ad with the bangin' jungle soundtrack. All together now:

I mentioned the second one at work the other week and no one knew what I was talking about.
(, Mon 19 Apr 2010, 20:50, Reply)
There was a little card inside my pack of Bensons the other day: "Coming soon: packets with rounded edges" or something to that effect. Whoop de fucking doo.

If the card had said: "Coming soon: cigarettes that look the same, taste the same, have the same nicotine content BUT don't give you cancer" I would have been interested.
(, Mon 19 Apr 2010, 20:39, Reply)

This was brilliant.
(, Mon 19 Apr 2010, 20:28, Reply)
Does anyone remember
this Heineken advert with Wordsworth and a terrible pun?

(Now with added link)
(, Mon 19 Apr 2010, 20:13, 2 replies)
(, Mon 19 Apr 2010, 20:13, Reply)
"have a happy period!"
oh yeah, there's nothing i like better than bleeding from the gash for 5 days, you stupid fucking bitch.
(, Mon 19 Apr 2010, 20:00, 27 replies)
Girls in their underwear and lightsabers = I'd buy it

It's a mock ad unfortunately, but kudos for including a the Wilhelm scream.
(, Mon 19 Apr 2010, 19:58, Reply)
Better than most of the programs on ITV
is this one, as per other boarders, may well already be on here but my time is precious and i'm not wading through to find out


It only appeared for a short while and before you tube most of my friends had no idea it existed. One of the greatest
(, Mon 19 Apr 2010, 19:39, 2 replies)
Tampax adverts
Why advertise? Not as if we laydeez can do without the cunting things, is it? **
Unless of course you want to go around one week a month looking like you've just sat in roadkill...
Oh and don't dip them in blue water to show how absorbent. It's not fucking blue when it comes out is it?

** actually I can do without these days thanks to my superduper coil I've had fitted. No more periods. Means I don't have an excuse to offer a chap the brown over the pink so I just do it coz I like it.
(, Mon 19 Apr 2010, 19:08, 11 replies)
Kylie Minogue lingerie ad
Is this the most erotic ad ever? its got my vote...
apologies if this has been posted already but i can't be arsed to trawl through checking.
(, Mon 19 Apr 2010, 18:48, Reply)
Me Ears Are Alight

That is all.
(, Mon 19 Apr 2010, 17:58, 1 reply)
"Take two bottles into the shower?"
Of course I don't, there's a fucking shelf in there.
(, Mon 19 Apr 2010, 17:47, Reply)

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