Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Armitage Shanks {p}
New thoughts on annoying TV adverts!

1. Those ghastly fat kids advertising the Zafira.
2. The E Sure mouse is even worse than the male/female M Winner

It doesn't annoy me but I think they have changed the voice of the Churchill dog and the new one is not as good.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Adam {P}
Thos kids are great. Seriously.

"Morning George...". Cracks me up every time!

The mouse I want to punch though.

Thierry Henry is doing my head in now too.
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Adam
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Adam {P}
Oh - wasn't the old Churchill voice Vic Reeves? Did he get done for drink driving?
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Adam
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Pugugly {P}
Ford Summer of love theme....Summer of love Fords were Cortinas and Anglias.....really not in the same planetary system to their current crop of motors.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Adam {P}
On a similar note, the new..sorry - "new" Ford Mondeo advert. The only car advert ever to not actually show you any of the car whatsoever.
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Adam
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - David Horn
Yep, the Mondeo one really annoys me. Totally pointless. 'Spose it might work quite well to get you into a dealer to look at one though.

Second the fat Zafira kids. Wait till they grow up, see the ad, and realise they had *those* accents.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Quinny
One that my kids love,and although not directly a car advert,is car related in the form of insurance.....

'Little Tiny Bill.'(Sainsbury's.)
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Sprice
Don't remember part 1 of this thread so it might have been mentioned, but the 'Quote me happy' and 'I'm still happy' Norwich Union ads are annoying!
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Armitage Shanks {p}
I started the first part of this a long time ago as I was driven to despair by the couple who used to advertise Direct Line.
"Got to look after the pennies" etc.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - blue_haddock
Yes Vic did do the churchill voice and yes he did get ddone for drink driving and leaving the seen of an accident - his contract was pulled pretty sharpish after the incident.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - bobda
Does it have to be motoring related?

Every...single...Gillette...advert...ever.
How shockingly cheesy can you get?
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Dynamic Dave
They've gone and changed Bev in the AA adverts. She's more annoying than the previous Bev was.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - cheddar
Prefer to see Mr Henry in a Clio than an Arsenal shirt.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - cheddar
Hang on, I did not put in the *** in the name of Mr Henry's employers, that really is swear filtering gone mad!!!!!!!!

No it hasn't. It's just that Arsenal has the word arse in it, hence why the filter picks it up. Anyway, now edited. DD}
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - L'escargot
Hang on, I did not put in the *** in the
name of Mr Henry's employers, that really is swear filtering gone
mad!!!!!!!!


Isn't Mr Henry's employer Arsenal?
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L'escargot by name, but not by nature.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Round The Bend
I took part in the market research for the Mondeo advert. I was stopped in the street and taken to a room where you viewed the prototype advert and then asked to answer an extremely l o n g series of questions on a laptop.
After the umpteenth question like "Do you feel this advert conveys the thrill and excitement of ownership?" I typed "Oh come on! Don't kid yourselves .... Its only a Mondeo".

Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Honestjohn
Though quite well done, the Vauxhall kids are a ripoff of a commercial Alan Parker did for the VW SuperBeetle back in the mid 1970s, possibly before the Vauxhall creative team was born. Tbere's very little new in advertising.

HJ
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - holly1
Don't know what I find more irritating....

Adverts for cars - make out they are great, until you actually own one

Adverts for insurance - do they really need idiots to advertise their wonderful product?

Adverts for breakdown cover - but don't breakdown in a remote area or late at night

and finally

Patronising adverts for financial services who offer to rid you off your debts - at the cost of your home.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Citroënian {P}
This is a good advert for Sky Plus (or Tivo). We hardly ever watch ads anymore.

Of the ones I've seen lately, I like the C4 dance (surprise, surprise) but the ones with the bloke from the Royal Family for car insurance are rubbish.

Don't know what Renault were thinking with their Laguna II ads - eases the pain of hitting 40. So don't buy one unless you're thinking of a midlife crisis.



-- Lee .. A festivus for the rest of us.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - madf
The worst adverts are those that treat the watchers as morons. Like teh "quote me happy" ads which appear to bewritten by morons, acted by one and designed for morons.

imo of course:-)

madf


Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Adam {P}
Well when I rang them up, and I said "yeah - it's a saloon. Gold. Yep. Yep. "

I wasn't all that happy.
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Adam
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Altea Ego
"Don't know what Renault were thinking with their Laguna II ads - eases the pain of hitting 40."

Hmm I did - a long time ago

"So don't buy one unless you're thinking of a midlife crisis."

Hmm I had one of those as well - tho a bit late I spose so i did buy one.



Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Citroënian {P}
Hmm, sorry RF - wasn't thinking of anything but the ad when I wrote that.

Perhaps Renault are a bit more savvy than I give them credit for. When you're young you've gotta drive something cheap to insure like a Corsa/Nova/Fiasco/Fabia(ahem), then when you get old the law dictates you must drive a Honda, or if you've saved enough a Jag or a Volvo. No-one is pitching to the 35-55 demographic. And they've got all the money.

Still hate the quote me happy though, and I'm a bit worried that Kev has ditched Bev for a new Bev - is the message that if you take out a loan, get a new car, you'll also get a new special other?


-- Lee .. A festivus for the rest of us.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Garethj
Though quite well done, the Vauxhall kids are a ripoff of a commercial Alan Parker did for the VW SuperBeetle back in the mid 1970s, possibly before the Vauxhall creative team was born.

There's very little new in advertising.
HJ

Bouncing an old thread, but by the wonders of the internet, the commercial is here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI30LsfKRyk
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - AngryJonny
Have you been refused credit? Do you need a new car. Then talk to Yes car credit because we like to say "Yes!". We give credit to all sorts of people who have already shown that they're in no position to borrow money, but we'll charge them massive rates because we know we're their last resort. Our bailiffs wear these natty green bodywarmers as well.


Hate something. Change something. Hate something change something make something better. Ugh.


Oh, and what is that dreadful insurance one with the call centre full of chickens? There are ways to sell a product, but insulting people who are only doing their job isn't one of them. You're still an insurance company. You're still going to try and weasel out of any claim I make. Stop pretending you're on my side.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Garethj
Have you been refused credit? Do you need a new car. Then talk to Yes car credit because we like to say "Yes!". We give credit to all sorts of people who have already shown that they're in no position to borrow money, but we'll charge them massive rates because we know we're their last resort


Sniffpetrol has much the same to say this month!
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Snakey
Absolutely anything with Michael Winner in it....
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Chad.R
I'm a bit sceptical of all these adverts that never actually show or mention the product until the last few seconds. I've always preferred the old fashioned "in-yer-face" type advertising - but that's just my personal taste. Though, I must admit the former type tend to be far more interesting, though your never quite sure exactly what they're promoting.

Out of the current crop of car adverts, I quite like the Mazda 5 (their new MPV thingy) one with the "stimulated" mannequin - though it does lack a bit of subtlety.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Simon (Anne\'s Other Half)
>the "stimulated" mannequin - though it does lack a bit of subtlety.
Although it has about as much tact as a poke in the eye, at least you can see and understand the message they want to get over about the car.
I'm still bemused by the bizzare ones like the BMW moose. I think it would be ignored by most of the population because it was odd, dull and the message was as clear as mud.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Adam {P}
I agree but sometimes, a real gem comes along and you're thinking throughout the advert - "What the hell is going on here" but it sticks in your mind.

Examples that spring to mind:

1) The Honda Accord. (Yes - after a while it got annoying but Rappers Delight is a cracking song!)

2) Volkswagen Diesels. People were writing "DIE" on the side of the car and using fridge magnets to spell it out along with eerie music but later was revealed that they were spelling "diesel"

3) The VW Passat series - the lad passing his test and the Dad locking the car saying to the examiner "Are you sure he passed? He's not too hot on his 3 point turns". Same car, different ad where the bloke gets a taxi for his dog so he doesn't mess up his car.

4) The VW Golf through the years. Not the one where they grow old but the one where he starts off in the cafe making an appointment to see a new Golf with a mark 1, forgets something, goes back in and has a Mark 2. Then he goes all over the place looking for the address and he has a mark 3 and so on.

5) As a twist, the Mitshubishi L200. In your face - I want one.

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Adam
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - frostbite
Insurers certainly seem to be out to corner the annoying market.

That ghastly brainless repulsive character in the Halifax ads..
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - madf
Another insurance one. priviledge. Why J Lumley wants to act like an idiot in an advert with a script written for the class structure in Britain for the 1920s I don't know.

Our butler thought it demeaned butlers.

madf


Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Vansboy
Guess we're ALL aware of Martins site, by now, but did YOU sign this????

www.moneysavingexpert.com/cgi-bin/viewnews.cgi?new...9,

Says it all, really!!

VB
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - drbe
Another insurance one. priviledge. Why J Lumley wants to act like
an idiot in an advert with a script written for the
class structure in Britain for the 1920s I don't know.
Our butler thought it demeaned butlers.
madf

One of our butlers thought it rather demeaning, it would seem that the others weren't bothered.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - BazzaBear {P}
Have you been refused credit? Do you need a new car.
Then talk to Yes car credit because we like to say
"Yes!".


Of course, the next line used to be 'to nice people'.
Then they realised they were alienating most of their prospective customers... ;)
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Armitage Shanks {p}
I should add the grisly Lombard Direct talking telephone! It wakes a couple up,while they are in bed, offering them a loan and 1/1000th of a second later the lady is downstairs, fully dressed, and nodding wisely to the telephone which is still ranting on! Poor continuity! Halifax Howard used to appear in person in their adverts; is it cheaper to use a cartoon 'character' who can't shave and has glasses made from telescope lenses?
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Stuartli
If it hasn't been mentioned before, the remergence of the self-driving Renault Scenic....:-)

SWMBO likes the ad with the little lad who keeps saying "Dad, I really want to wee.."
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What\'s for you won\'t pass you by
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - edisdead {P}
Kev and Bev are back as well. Apparently, the more money you borrow, the better your life will be.
Ed.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - keo-the-dog
that renault advert with the car that wags its rear wiper. would you buy a car that is advertised as a bit of a dog...cheers...keo
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Pugugly {P}
According to a friend who is a marketing guru ads these days are aimed at the client's self image in very subtle ways and not the way people aspire to be.

He proves this with a particularly irritating series of reality ads for personal finance. The dempgraphic/group mix of the "clients" used in the ads are aimed at a particular socio/economic group who may find "difficulties" in accesing mainstream finacial products. If the ad/actors irritates you don't need the company's serivices. The company does very well in attracting the right customers though.....
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - madf
"If the ad/actors irritates you don't need the company's serivices"

So I don't need: a Renault/Ford/Citroen/Volvo/Freelander/Range Rover
Any insurance at all
Any fast food
Any sweets
Any holidays.
Any sale items
The AA/RAC etc
and another long list
including all TV's advertising of its own shows : Big Brother (in particualr)

Is that correct logic?

madf


Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Armitage Shanks {p}
Hi madf! Does that mean that you DO need to consolidate loads of credit card debt and stuff at 17% + ? I think we should be told!
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - JamesH
"If the ad/actors irritates you don't need the company's serivices"
So I don't need: a Renault/Ford/Citroen/Volvo/Freelander/Range Rover
Any insurance at all
Any fast food
Any sweets
Any holidays.
Any sale items
The AA/RAC etc
and another long list
including all TV's advertising of its own shows : Big Brother
(in particualr)
Is that correct logic?
madf


Completely correct logic.

- The cars, if you hadn't already thought of buying one from reviews etc without seeing the advert, no you don't need.
- Insurance does not necessarily have to come from the big advertisers, many of the 'could save you money' may cost you more if you already shop around.
- Fast food, sweets, bad for you, don't need them.
- Holidays, on a package with other people's noisy kids about, when you could put your own trip together.
- Sales are often fake, with the price doubled at one store for one week to be able to offer 50% off for the next month.
- AA/RAC, can get better value with alternatives such as GEM or EuropAssist online.
- I'm saying nothing about BB.

Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - AngryJonny
"If the ad/actors irritates you don't need the company's serivices"
So I don't need: a Renault/Ford/Citroen/Volvo/Freelander/Range Rover
Any insurance at all
Any fast food
Any sweets
Any holidays.
Any sale items
The AA/RAC etc
and another long list
including all TV's advertising of its own shows : Big Brother
(in particualr)
Is that correct logic?


Yep. Turns out the only thing I need is beer.

Actually, I liked the Golf advert with Gene Kelly dancing to the Mint Royale remix of Singing in the Rain. I'd better buy one of those too.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - tack
Adverts I find irritating are the ones on Sky which exhort you to borrow more than you should, or if you can't get a loan....sue someone for falling off a ladder or something....and if you win, then buy a car and insure it with Admiral/Confused.Com/Elephant or the myriad others on offer with their cheesy patter. It is almost worth doing away with Sky subscription. Definately aimed at the lumpen masses
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Pugugly {P}
"Freelander"

I rest my case.

Seriously, there are targetted adverts, of that there is no doubt.

I think tack phrased it better than me.

What about BMW ads ?
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Pugugly {P}
One crakcingly simple ad aimed at the demographics it was intended was for a mark 2 Fiesta. A chap out enjoying the drive to the soundtrack of "love(r)ly Day" simple, no frills. Good ad, I nearly wanted one !
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - madf
>Armitage: no I do NOT wannt/need my loans consolidating:-) falls into my long list.
Note I exclude lager from my list and gin...:-)

madf


Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - mare
One crakcingly simple ad aimed at the demographics it was intended
was for a mark 2 Fiesta. A chap out enjoying the
drive to the soundtrack of "love(r)ly Day" simple, no frills. Good
ad, I nearly wanted one !

Oh no, that was an ad for the hideous Mk IV Escort. So of course the Lovely Day was Bill Withers, not Twista.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Pugugly {P}
Was it the Escort...?
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Adam {P}
It was that good you've forgotten.

Did you know back then when you were lusting over Fiestas and Escorts that you'd be knocking about in a 6 cylinder BM?

Still coming to the meet on Tuesday?
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Adam
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Citroënian {P}
Off the top of my head I can't think of any current BMW ads, but MINI ( == BMW) seem to have lost their direction a bit with the current crop. The MINI adventure stuff was genius, fish slapping odd but still credible - but lorries with checked roofs? Not sure how marketing got that passed. They've much better ads for MINIs in the states. If anyone's interested I've got a link somewhere to them.

And what has Adam been drinking? L200? I think he's been watching "Big Strong Boys" or "DIY SOS" on daytime TV and has confused them with adverts.... ;-)

{gets coat}


-- Lee .. A festivus for the rest of us.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - AngryJonny
The most recent BMW ad I can think of is the 1-series one with the Prodigy "You'll be under my wheels" soundtrack. In fact there was a whole series of them. They had a kaleidascope effect going on and they seemed to be comparing the 1-series to tortoises, kids on tricycles, cream flans and other odd things.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Citroënian {P}
Oh right - saw these in the press but hadn't realised they'd made it onto TV. Sounds like the graphics are like the end of the current Modus ads.


-- Lee .. A festivus for the rest of us.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - AngryJonny
They didn't make me rush out and buy a 1-Series. I guess that means I'm not in their demographic.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Citroënian {P}
(1 series) Me either- but I'm secretly quite worried that the C4 ad got us into the Citroën showroom. Although quite why me & SWMBO liked a dancing car, I'm not sure. Guess we should count ourselves lucky that Kia don't have a breakdancing Rio ad.


-- Lee .. A festivus for the rest of us.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - AngryJonny
Ah, now that was a good ad, but then I was into Transformers as a kid. I wonder how many children have been disappointed to find out that daddy's car doesn't actually turn into a dancing robot.

Citroens aside, it did make me want to go out and buy a Les Rhythms Digitales album, so I guess it sort of did its job.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Citroënian {P}
What do you mean, it doesn't dance? I'm sure the salesman said it did....

I did end up getting Darkdancer - but that was clearly the best track on it. Good converted to a ringtone though.
-- Lee .. A festivus for the rest of us.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - AngryJonny
The salesman told me my car travelled through time. I didn't find anything about it in the manual.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Sim-O
'Dance? Is that it? No lasers, discs of death or anything cool like that?
Dance? Pah!'
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Adam {P}
You know - the Warrior. Where that woman walks up the steps at the very end to that good ol' American music. And the Warrior's tanking it through the woods.

And yes - I think it's probably best you do get your coat. ;-)
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Adam
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - bartycrouch
If you hate the Vauxhall ad check out sniff petrol's archive, issue number 50. I won't put a link as it contains swearing.

Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - mss1tw
"C'MON!"

No. Go away.
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Sim-O
The ad that gets me is the double glazing one with some bafoon shouting, 'BUY ONE WINDOW, GET ONE FREE' lots.
The motoring connection - there are several thing I would like to do to him with a car!
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Vansboy
Mss1tw - nope - I think the C'Mon Corsa ad is clever!!

& bet it reaches it's target (younger) customers too. I'd have hundreds of the toy bears to give away, in the showrooms, too - bet Vauxhall haven't!!

& when I heard The Avengers theme playing (M&S) , why on earth didn't I look at the screen & see Dianna Rigg in a white Lotus Elan ????? Another oppertunity lost, by these 'clever' marketing guys!!

Not that they'd entice me into their stores anyway - the don't sell Mobil 1!!

VB
Annoying TV Adverts - Part 2 - Wales Forester
They're not giving them away as far as I know Vansboy, but they are selling them! 19,90 euros each......
 

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