Adverts that irritate and entertain

BBI45
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One ad that's been grinding my gears recently has been Swyft.

Philip
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Was not expecting to see a Tesco advert using the theme to Surprise, Surprise as the soundtrack.
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cheese2286
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Nothing can be worse than 'CAZOO YEAH YOU CAN', makes my beard fall out just thinking about it
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Sput
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That Philadelphia advert with its moist noises gives me the dry heaves. I think they’re going for an ASMR thing but it’s just gross
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First time poster here. This eBay advert is probably the most annoying advert I have ever seen.


She starts 'singing' and then goes completely off beat.
scottishtv
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Is it just me, or is messing around with character widths now 'a thing' ?

BBC Sport promo:
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Latest Pepsi advert:
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Birmingham 2022:
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I'm not a fan.
bilky asko
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I just about get it when it's in motion. But that BBC Sport example in particular just looks cack.
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Blewatter
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Ohhh boy. I hate this advert. Everything about it. The try-hard, OTT 'down wiv da kidz' aesthetic reeks of a boardroom of smug, Gen Y hipsters who are trying to make banking hip for Zoomers. I thought this sort of stuff died in the 1980s.

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Blewatter wrote: Mon 01 Aug, 2022 00.16 Ohhh boy. I hate this advert. Everything about it. The try-hard, OTT 'down wiv da kidz' aesthetic reeks of a boardroom of smug, Gen Y hipsters who are trying to make banking hip for Zoomers. I thought this sort of stuff died in the 1980s.

It is a bit cringe. Here's a bit of retro goodness...

Andrew
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This Back to School one from Asda
Blewatter
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BBC TV Centre wrote: Mon 01 Aug, 2022 18.24
Blewatter wrote: Mon 01 Aug, 2022 00.16 Ohhh boy. I hate this advert. Everything about it. The try-hard, OTT 'down wiv da kidz' aesthetic reeks of a boardroom of smug, Gen Y hipsters who are trying to make banking hip for Zoomers. I thought this sort of stuff died in the 1980s.

It is a bit cringe. Here's a bit of retro goodness...

I like that one a lot more. A bit French cinema, and it actually promotes services that Natwest does.. Another thing that bugs me is that its all show and no tell. You see a lot of people doing this stuff, but not actually telling me what it is. Boy has money to buy overpriced, Bangladeshi manufactured shoes. Woman has office and has CEO grilles on her teeth. Its just bombarding me with noise and cringe, without telling me why. Why?
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