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  # 688902 20-Sep-2012 15:34
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stevenz:
Kyanar:
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johnr: Latest State insurance ads I love


As entertaining TV, yes. As a reason to have insurance with State, NO. 


I always thought they were as ironic as Telecom's turtle broadband ads.  "Destroyed exports to china"... um, I hate to say it but I'm pretty sure not even State's going to approve THAT claim!  "What's that you say?  Eight billion dollars?  Hmm, I think that's a bit over your coverage limit..."


And the inference that they now provide coverage for dream-related losses.


Erm, they don't use the original line.  They substitute "Last night in bed I had the strangest dream" with "Last night I crashed in to the poultry queen" (not that we export poultry to China or anything).



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Well I commented to my wife this afternoon that I wanted to pop into the 2Degrees store in my local mall.

Her first comment was along the lines of "Cool... to visit a nija".

I then asked her which telco does the turtle ad. She just said "the what ad? someone has an ad with a turtle, how does that relate to a mobile company?!"

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DonGould: Well I commented to my wife this afternoon that I wanted to pop into the 2Degrees store in my local mall.

Her first comment was along the lines of "Cool... to visit a nija".

I then asked her which telco does the turtle ad. She just said "the what ad? someone has an ad with a turtle, how does that relate to a mobile company?!"

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Nice... so Vodafone does a memorable ad - which gets latched onto the wrong telco, and Telecom does an ad - that noone remembers.

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No-one has even discussed here what the Telecom ad has done to the turtle market.

My eldest wants a turtle for Christmas and now the trademe turtle market has gone bananas.

Maybe Telecom should be selling turtles. I am not happy.




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  # 690519 24-Sep-2012 11:23
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"One of the better metaphors I've seen lately"
Well played VF

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  # 690534 24-Sep-2012 11:40
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That ad about internet prices in Hungary. 

I know that ad and think "Oh, yeah. That with people in Easter Europe, now what were they selling again?"

I still can't remember what the company is. 

Makes me want to travel in Hungary though, maybe sponsored by the Hungarian Tourist Board? It should be. 




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GregV: "One of the better metaphors I've seen lately"
Well played VF


Oh wow, I didn't even consider that it was a direct response to comments like mine and another's in this thread about Telecom associating their broadband services with turtles :p

Although I note Telecom's latest ad mentions that some land turtles can outrun a human.  It seems that we've reached the point where the telco ads are all obscure metaphors which noone can decipher.

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