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  Reply # 141841 1-Jul-2008 12:18
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Jughead:
Ana over at spareroom.co.nz has a real go at the ad..

She says its a fake because the people are actors...




She says it's fake because Saatchi & Saatchi admit that it's fake.



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  Reply # 141843 1-Jul-2008 12:20
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There is a diffrance between "fake" (intentional deception) and fiction (story telling)

I guess what I'm asking is do you think this is fake or fiction?





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  Reply # 141871 1-Jul-2008 13:33
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Does the guy that wears the chicken suit in the Vodafone ad actually work for a fast food joint as a mascot? Are there colored bubbles flying through the air, infecting people and making them sing and dance? Do we see babies driving 4-wheel drives down to the beach to have a surf? It's an ad.

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  Reply # 141879 1-Jul-2008 13:55
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sinner: Does the guy that wears the chicken suit in the Vodafone ad actually work for a fast food joint as a mascot? Are there colored bubbles flying through the air, infecting people and making them sing and dance? Do we see babies driving 4-wheel drives down to the beach to have a surf? It's an ad.
someone speaking common sense. Its a great ad good stuff telecom and the company that made it.

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  Reply # 141936 1-Jul-2008 16:32
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freitasm: Interesting. Not terribly exciting, but better than the stuffed animals...


100% agree, nothing could be worse than the Stuffed Toys adverts! Cool

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  Reply # 142070 1-Jul-2008 22:58
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At least on YouTube you don't get an ALAC "It's not the drinking it's how we're drinking" ad following on close behind.

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  Reply # 142175 2-Jul-2008 11:39
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I'm away for work at the moment and had several beers with dinner and got back to my hotel late.  I flicked on the TV and saw the ad but this time I could swear that they've removed the McCallum and Partners text at the end of it - so it looks like they've bowed to the negative critisism.  Can any confirm this as I can't be 100% sure! Tongue out




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Reply # 142177 2-Jul-2008 11:44
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Sitting at my desk at work looking out the Window (right in front of me) I have a big billboard with

Shy Anna+Video phone=Work that camera Anna

And a mobile phone looking like its doing video calling

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  Reply # 143782 7-Jul-2008 14:06

Bung: At least on YouTube you don't get an ALAC "It's not the drinking it's how we're drinking" ad following on close behind.


Priceless....

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I now learn that the Asian guy who does the robot at 0:46 is the brother of my little sister's friend...

... and that they're making another ad on Tuesday.


Things that I learn from my family everyday... Tongue out




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  Reply # 147529 13-Jul-2008 20:12
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When I first saw the ad I preferred it to the damn monkeys but that's when I believed Telecom approached this firm and asked them to make some sort of choreographed skit. Knowing the truth changes the whole ad for me and THAT is the definition of a misleading advertisement. It's common sense when you see a lady saying "this is the best cleaning product I've ever used!". We've seen these paid actors many times before. I suppose you could argue that it's the same thing, but there is a scale and this is at the high end of the 'acting - lie' scale.

This still would've been a good ad without the statement at the end, it completely misled me and now I'm just mad about it Frown

As others have pointed out, maybe we should be reviewing why we allow so many other misleading ads on TV? When a person claims they use a product because it's the best thing for them and their family, they should have to be honest about it.

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