Adverts that irritate and entertain

Whataday
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They're... weird. It's nice to hear the classic Asda theme again though.

Jonny
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gottago wrote:
Mon 07 Sep, 2020 10.41
Please tell me Asda hasn't scrapped their pretty decent Dianne Morgan voiced campaign for whatever the fuck this weird, fake DIY thing is that they've started airing this week.
Dear lord, what an absolute misfire this campaign launch is. The central character is insufferable.

Their official YouTube post has this pearl of a description:
"Our superfan Sunny has created his very own Asda commercial, and we were so impressed we decided to run it..."

No-one is buying that. Aldi and Lidl could *possibly* do something with this conceit - but their marketing is far too laser-focused to take such a misstep.

I'm not sure who the intended audience is for this. It's horribly confused.
gottago
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The oddest part of the advert is the "Pocket tap four times" bit. At least I think that's what he's saying, the audio's so bad and it's such a random bit that I can't be sure. I get that they're trying to make it look homemade but I'm surprised that bit passed any type of quality check in the post production process.

They've also managed to choose a man who physically looks insufferable which is quite an achievement for such a garbage campaign in the first place. Putting their thumb up at the very end appears to be the imaginative new action to close each of the ads.

I always wish I could've seen the reaction to the final product from those who make and sign off ads like these. How any company could think an advert like this is a good way to get people through the doors genuinely fascinates me.
all new Phil
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I like it in a weird way. I don’t think he’s insufferable, I think he’s quite endearing. You’re just a bunch of miserable sods 😂
Thought this was a nice forum, clearly not.
Jacket
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gottago wrote:
Sat 19 Sep, 2020 17.46
The oddest part of the advert is the "Pocket tap four times" bit. At least I think that's what he's saying, the audio's so bad and it's such a random bit that I can't be sure.
"It's a pocket tap for our times."

Yeah, it's a dreadful campaign.
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