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Thread: That advertising ad on the telly - most cringey ad ever?

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    Default That advertising ad on the telly - most cringey ad ever?

    The beardy corporate guy looking out to the city, while sounding dangerously close to David Brent with some real
    boll1xology: 'Business is complicated, but very simple.' ' My finance guy smart guy, lives and breeeeeeathes the bottom line.' Well, thanks for those nuggets of wisdom, Aristotle.

    Then we get the slogan 'unforgettable brands advertise'. I am pretty sure many 'forgettable' brands have advertised too. Who thought this was a good idea for a 'serious' ad?

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    never mind that,what about the twat fella in a pink dressing gown running to get the train and talking about breakfast to the woman... what about the lynx ads, young fellas think its for real.... what about the bank add with the geek and the good looking redhead... and on and on and on.
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    Plenty of tacky ads, but the sheer smugness of this one really annoys me. It is like this ad got 'lost' during the Celtic Tiger era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin M View Post
    The beardy corporate guy looking out to the city, while sounding dangerously close to David Brent with some real
    boll1xology: 'Business is complicated, but very simple.' ' My finance guy smart guy, lives and breeeeeeathes the bottom line.' Well, thanks for those nuggets of wisdom, Aristotle.

    Then we get the slogan 'unforgettable brands advertise'. I am pretty sure many 'forgettable' brands have advertised too. Who thought this was a good idea for a 'serious' ad?
    Any chance of a bloody link to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Quirell View Post
    Any chance of a bloody link to it?
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Irish Times guy talking about the why??? of a story.

    Vomit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Thanks for the link. The OP should really have supplied it.

    And yup, it's a pretty crappy ad.

    Annoying.

    God be with the days when Bord na Mona were threatening us with more of the Marino Waltz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Quirell View Post
    Thanks for the link. The OP should really have supplied it.

    And yup, it's a pretty crappy ad.

    Annoying.

    God be with the days when Bord na Mona were threatening us with more of the Marino Waltz.
    Crap Ad, but i always loved the Bord na Mona Marino Waltz Ads!!!

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    Most adverts are loaded with subliminal messages:


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    I think Ireland is perhaps the only country in the World which has adverts telling people how to drive - what the different white lines mean etc.

    Every other country probably doesn't allow people who can't drive use the roads.
    I care about all sorts of crap.

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