Adverts that irritate and entertain

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MarkAshley
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Wed 07 Nov, 2018 00.13

I mean that's just uberfab isn't it!

I think what I like most about it is the "go on, sue us" attitude - a bit like the short-lived 'Every Lidl Helps' slogan.
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Wed 05 Dec, 2018 22.12

Quite like some of the bus stop adverts Lidl are doing at the moment, where they've made it look like they've stuck a poster advertising their (cheaper) product over a more expensive one elsewhere. Looks like there's two variants, one which is supposed to be for M&S mince pies, where you can see 'these aren't just any mince pies' like the (fairly old!) adverts, which I think even uses the old font! In the bottom corner you can also see a bit of the '&S'.

The Waitrose version is much less subtle, using the current font and explicitly saying 'Waitrose', presumably as people wouldn't get it otherwise!
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Mon 10 Dec, 2018 21.55

Apparently it's the same as last year, but the Thorntons telly ad truly is awful:



Why is a woman that old living at her parents? Are they just meeting up there? Why are they all dressed up? If they are going out, why are they tucking into a box of £7 supermarket chocolates before dinner? Why did he not buy better chocolates? Who is the child? Does anyone think this is in any way romantic?

Fair to say, it irritates me a lot.
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Tue 11 Dec, 2018 03.48

scottishtv wrote:
Mon 10 Dec, 2018 21.55
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I have to say I think that is the best deconstruction of any television event since old Jimmy Pepys reviewed that hot London affair at LWT. Or. Whatever it was he did.
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Thu 10 Jan, 2019 21.29

I imagine it's been a long while since someone posted here about an advert that entertains rather than irritates, but I really like the HSBC ads with Richard Ayoade. He's the perfect person to get the point across without appearing preachy or smug.
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Fri 11 Jan, 2019 02.37

Philip wrote:
Thu 10 Jan, 2019 21.29
I imagine it's been a long while since someone posted here about an advert that entertains rather than irritates, but I really like the HSBC ads with Richard Ayoade. He's the perfect person to get the point across without appearing preachy or smug.
Well it would seem a bit strange for HSBC not to do that sort of advert after 15 years of talking about being "the world's local bank" - and it's an advert you can read into in many ways. And of course Richard Ayoade is very likeable in general.

It's the antithesis to Wiggo from Pimlico Plumbers - how much more dislikeable could you get than the multimillionaire owner of a plumbing chain that charges the earth but was desperate to keep as many rights as possible from its "gig economy" employees?
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Fri 11 Jan, 2019 12.59

bilky asko wrote:
Fri 11 Jan, 2019 02.37
Richard Ayoade is very likeable
My mum doesn't like him.
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