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Old 04-27-2013, 09:55 AM   #1211
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I just got a Sonata. First cool car after driving two different Dodge Caravans over the last 16 years. This stoopid ad just sucked a little of the fun out of my car. Thanks a lot MrsLMB.

Advertising has always been about grabbing your attention. I took a couple advert classes back in the early 1970s. Created a print ad that was a bit of a shocker back in the day. I would have been so embarrassed if anything would have come of it but getting them used wasn't the goal, getting a good grade was. Prof loved it-I got an A in the class. I retrospect it wasn't that good... If pushing the envelope results in sales, many companies consider it a win. However, they need to realize there is a line they need to pay attention to.
I am Madison Avenues' worst nightmare. I am not swayed by ads. If I like it, I watch it strictly for the entertainment value. But that doesn't mean I am going to out to buy it because of the ad. My sister was a sucker for ads. I swear she believed everything said in them.

I have ads that are a pet peeve. The ones selling medical insurance to supplement Medicare. They say "you can choose any doctor you want" and "no referrals necessary". Those benefits are not the result of what the supplement insurance offers, it is the law of Medicare. You have those benefits without the supplement insurance. I see ads on TV that are directed right toward the elderly. And they just border of lying, but not quite. They use the "fear factor."
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:22 AM   #1212
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TV ads are now so bizarre and off topic that you have no idea what the product is until the end. Those ads turn me off. I do a lot of DVR-ing and when we watch the DVR-ed shows I take great pleasure in skipping through the ads at warp speed.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:35 AM   #1213
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TV ads are now so bizarre and off topic that you have no idea what the product is until the end. Those ads turn me off. I do a lot of DVR-ing and when we watch the DVR-ed shows I take great pleasure in skipping through the ads at warp speed.
I agree, Andy. The thing that these advertisers don't realize is that I'm not going to wait around for the end of the commercial to see what they're advertising.

I LOVE my mute button!

I sometimes wish there were a way to gray out the screen so I don't have to see it either.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:46 AM   #1214
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I hate the way we are marketed to. I'm pretty easy going and not much flusters me, but it's like they are trying their darnedest to. I also hate how just about every ad insults our intelligence.

This is disappointing from Hyundai/Kia. They have made awesome strides with their cars in the last 10 years. They have gone from cars that nobody noticed of questionable quality to market leaders making great cars. Why would they want to tarnish their image like this? We have both a Hyundai and a Kia, great cars.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:52 AM   #1215
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This reminds me of one of my jobs as a bakery manager. We had this cake that the company insisted on calling "Chocolate Suicide Cake" (a play on "death by chocolate"). I didn't like this name at all, I also had a cake decorator that lost a son to suicide. I made a new sign to go in front of the cake that read "Chocolate Overload Cake". I had a fight on my hands with that decision, one that I ultimately won, at least for my store. I almost lost my job on that one when I told the bakery director (daughter of the company's owner!), that I wanted her to go explain to Sandy, why it was so important to label a cake "suicide".
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:04 AM   #1216
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TV ads are now so bizarre and off topic that you have no idea what the product is until the end. Those ads turn me off. I do a lot of DVR-ing and when we watch the DVR-ed shows I take great pleasure in skipping through the ads at warp speed.

Yep yep .. kudos to the person who invented fast forward LOL

There are so many ads on TV that are funny and entertaining. But really I can probably only tell you what about 1/8 of them are selling. I remember some of the ads by what I see but not by what they sell .. same goes for previews of TV shows. Right now there is an ad running for some show - no idea what show it is - but there is a cut in there of some guy saying bippity boppity boo and then he smacks the guy looking at him. No clue what the show is .. love the bippity boppity boo though.
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Yep yep .. kudos to the person who invented fast forward LOL
And the mute button!
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:55 PM   #1218
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And the mute button!
The Mute button does not work...Shrek pushes it and pushes it and I just keep on talking...
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The Mute button does not work...Shrek pushes it and pushes it and I just keep on talking...
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