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Topic # 38231 26-Jul-2009 21:16
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Just saw it on tv...

its as bad as the kiwi online one for being lame.

Are they even trying?




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  Reply # 239180 26-Jul-2009 21:24
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Anyone got it on Youtube? I barely watch tv, so don't get to see many ads.




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  Reply # 242257 4-Aug-2009 10:44
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Sorry you don't like the adverts.

They have been getting a great response.

Always happy to take the feedback though.

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  Reply # 242274 4-Aug-2009 11:05
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Sorry Johnathan, I have to agree. Ad's look boring and cheaply done. Unfortunately this matches your website too.




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  Reply # 242276 4-Aug-2009 11:08
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The add just reminds of those horrible infomercials... could be the voiceover thats doing that

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Oh God, that's awful. It immediately makes me think of late night infomercials. In fact you could probably do a mashup of that voiceover on a video of a sexy callgirl and nobody would know the difference!

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  Reply # 242305 4-Aug-2009 12:11
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Yeah it really does sound like an infomercial. I just switch off when I see it. It is the voice and the graphics especially the phone breaking the chains.

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  Reply # 242314 4-Aug-2009 12:31
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Yeah I have to say, to me they do come across as feeling a bit 'cheap'.




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  Reply # 242320 4-Aug-2009 12:46
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LOL Jae the VO GUY may never be the same!!

We were going for a Black + White no nonsense feel rather than cheap but feedback noted.

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  Reply # 242322 4-Aug-2009 12:52
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Definitely looks cheap.

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  Reply # 242325 4-Aug-2009 12:57
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Very "Cheap" feeling...

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To be fair to B&W, they don't have the large marketing budgets that the other telcos have...I think they have done the right thing in sinking the money into airtime, not production. It's simple, easy to understand etc etc. While not as clever as 2Degrees latest ads...I think they do the job.

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  Reply # 242331 4-Aug-2009 13:01
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I hope they didn't may more than a few hundred bucks for their web/graphic design




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  Reply # 242332 4-Aug-2009 13:02
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Not fond of them for reasons noted above, and I reckon 30 mins in Powerpoint would yield an almost identical ad.

BUT "free texts" sounds good.

So I can join Black & White, and not pay a cent, just get free texts? Where do I sign?




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jjeele: LOL Jae the VO GUY may never be the same!!

We were going for a Black + White no nonsense feel rather than cheap but feedback noted.



Well if he gets annoyed and storms off, I can recommend a new good VO guy ;-)





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