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  Reply # 1035361 2-May-2014 11:49
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I thought it was bloody funny, and said so on Twitter and got a couple of replies saying the ad was clearly racist towards Afro-Americans and someone who said the ad was so offensive she was changing to 2Degrees as a direct result...

I mean - really?

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  Reply # 1035362 2-May-2014 11:51
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dougierydal: I thought it was bloody funny, and said so on Twitter and got a couple of replies saying the ad was clearly racist towards Afro-Americans and someone who said the ad was so offensive she was changing to 2Degrees as a direct result...

I mean - really?


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  Reply # 1035363 2-May-2014 11:52
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dougierydal: I thought it was bloody funny, and said so on Twitter and got a couple of replies saying the ad was clearly racist towards Afro-Americans and someone who said the ad was so offensive she was changing to 2Degrees as a direct result...

I mean - really?


you're always going to get people like that.

IMO its a dumb ad, but its working.

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  Reply # 1035369 2-May-2014 11:57
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I agree - I work in Marketing and think it's brilliant, a polarising ad is always good for brand awareness!

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  Reply # 1035627 2-May-2014 17:49
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I just read an article on stuff about the ad, it's got seven complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority so far.

Here's the article







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Reply # 1035634 2-May-2014 17:59
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solaybro: I just read an article on stuff about the ad, it's got seven complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority so far.

Here's the article


OMG you are kidding me??

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  Reply # 1035637 2-May-2014 18:09
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Its a horrible cringe Adv but BSA complaints really?




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  Reply # 1035646 2-May-2014 18:30
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People need to lighten up. All I have to say at this point is that Troy is a freaking legend for how he's handling both the serious criticism and blatant douchebaggery on their Facebook page with a lighthearted sense of humour and wit. I'm sure he already earns more than me, and you know what, I'm okay with that because whatever Spark are paying him, it isn't enough.




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  Reply # 1035669 2-May-2014 20:05
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The ad is great for what they'd be trying to achieve. It's humorous and gets people talking about it. Let's be honest the target demographic for high use/unlimited plans are the younger generation and or gamers so I think they've nailed it.

As for those who have complained about it that's amazing that people want to complain about this and can't take it for the humour intended. As for whether the plan itself will work out for them who knows.

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  Reply # 1035761 2-May-2014 22:44
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dougierydal: I thought it was bloody funny, and said so on Twitter and got a couple of replies saying the ad was clearly racist towards Afro-Americans and someone who said the ad was so offensive she was changing to 2Degrees as a direct result...

I mean - really?


People love to be offended these days. I think it is because they no longer have to worry about keeping the rain off or starving to death. The human mind needs something to focus on and since we have in the western world largely eliminated the immediate threats to survival, why not worry about whether a TV ad is 'offensive'?





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  Reply # 1035841 3-May-2014 08:30
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its not great , my partner looked up during the comedy gala on tv3 and said"whats vodafone selling now "

now i know why we use the magictv usually to record programs and skip the adverts such as this one






 

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