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Master Geek


# 260248 17-Nov-2019 20:38
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I was watching a program on TVNZOD and a skinny ad came on, the one that’s a spoof of The Matrix.

 

I could have sworn the guy said “Hey Paul” (my first name)

 

i wasn’t sure if I just misheard what he had said or if he was actually saying my name. Another poster in  another thread has said a similar thing happened to him while watching TVNZOD. Although he didn’t specify what company the ad was for. 

 

can anyone confirm if this is what happened? I feel very creeped out by it and if it is true will seriously consider switching companies as I’m already a skinny customer. 

 

ETA the other poster in the other thread confirmed it was a skinny ad and pointed me in the direction of this article. 
https://thespinoff.co.nz/media/11-10-2019/call-me-by-your-name-the-personalised-skinny-ads-freaking-people-out/


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Ultimate Geek


  # 2355393 17-Nov-2019 22:50
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Got the same ad a few weeks back watching TVNZ OnDemand. Freaked me out. Thought I was hearing things. Had an ad from another company that did it too but can’t remember which company it was for.

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Master Geek


  # 2355466 18-Nov-2019 07:45
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So that's what they use the information for when you sign up for your profile.

 

A TVNZ profile didn't use to be required for online streaming.


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