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# 36870 2-Jul-2009 21:25
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ok im not sure if this has been covered but i was just sitting watching the adds and there were a couple of adds that make me scream at the TV (much to the wifes disgust)

The first one is the westpac add where hes made to clean up the beach of rubish and theres a old man ,in his disgust of the leaving of rubish , spits on the sidewalk , i know what i prefer and the new Toyota one where he makes the flying fox and hurtles into the sea from his balcony, i want to know how he runs it back up to his house for his son to try. just annoys me,    any others?




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  # 230508 2-Jul-2009 22:59
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wow, such anger!

I suggest you get mysky (or wait for TiVo and probably avoid getting pwned on price) and then you can fast forward through the advertisements.

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  # 230523 2-Jul-2009 23:45
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I have quite a repository of commercials saved up as when I trim the programs out, I also save the ad breaks.

I have a caution to products/companies that are advertised heavily such as weak household cleaners, household fragrances, pet food, bigbox retailers and telecommunications.

I dislike ads that just relentlessly push a product saying how great it is blah blah blah, "Brand power", "family health diary" are great examples of some that simply add no value or have anything original.

I hate adverts for "feminine hygiene" and "incontinence pads" which all seem to air while i'm tucking into Dinner.

 
 
 
 


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  # 230539 3-Jul-2009 06:02
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Remember it is Ad not Add.

The ads I hate are the Hard sell ones, like HN etc..
Living in the UK I noticed that there are no hard sell ads at all.
which is very nice on the ears and brain.




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  # 231725 6-Jul-2009 17:27
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I just hate how the volume gets cranked up in the ads, I find that more annoying than the ads themselves.

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  # 231734 6-Jul-2009 17:51
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It's not louder.. it's just percieved volume due to processing on the audio.. Production houses purposely hard-compress the audio in their ads to make them stand out.

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  # 231736 6-Jul-2009 17:57
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I stand corrected, it's still annoying though!

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  # 233828 10-Jul-2009 18:50
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I cant stand the old vodafone ads with that song, becuase the ads would be on every 3 ads or so, "if I was a flower growing tall and free" and they people all dancing happy with their phone and what not, and dont they look sooooo happy to have a phone which costs more than the tv most people view the ad on. I also dont like telecom xt's adverts, not funny really, but 2degrees are alright. different and origional




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  # 233835 10-Jul-2009 19:06
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I hate all those ads at 11am in the morning weekdays, they advertise 1 product each time for over an hour.

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  # 233843 10-Jul-2009 19:19
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I wouldn't count infomercials as ads anymore - it's more like restricted content for me.


"You can try this very product in your own home for 30 days for $29.90..."

"You have nothing to lose! With our 30 day money back guarantee, if you're not satisfied, simply return the product for a full refund of the purchase price, no questions asked."

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  # 233845 10-Jul-2009 19:24
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oh yeah, theyre infomercials, well, I find them more anoyin then any ad ive seen. Has anyone not seen the cadbury ad featuring the 2 eyebrow raising children? That is the stupidest, funniest ad..

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  # 233945 11-Jul-2009 02:00
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I actually "watched" (cut out of some programming) a few infomercials and I notice they don't even have the price on them any more, it's "call for the info" when someone will telemarket it further into you, no thanks!!
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  # 233949 11-Jul-2009 04:50
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO5A8XTUg0Q

This one is on overe here, its actually kind cool :)

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  # 234574 13-Jul-2009 10:08
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The Sky channels... Comedy central recycles the same ads for the same handful of shows over and over and over, running each gag into the ground.




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  # 234575 13-Jul-2009 10:08
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ZollyMonsta: It's not louder.. it's just percieved volume due to processing on the audio.. Production houses purposely hard-compress the audio in their ads to make them stand out.



Correct sir.


I was glad to have this confirmed at a wedding dinner I was at recently - I was explaining this to some people and someone overheard me - an ex-TBNZ employee and he vouched for me. He actually DID it in his job.




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  # 235728 15-Jul-2009 16:32
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ZollyMonsta: It's not louder.. it's just percieved volume due to processing on the audio.. Production houses purposely hard-compress the audio in their ads to make them stand out.


That's odd cos my decibel meter perceived them as being louder!

I hate any ad where they yell at you  like the stupid Godfreys vacuum cleaners, Discount tyres, Harvey Norman and that stupid EAsy off bam crap. I mean I can really do without being bellowed at about toilet cleaner...

most ads are crap IMO

Dont get me started on radio ads where their only tactic is to yell and make a racket...




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