Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Meh!, Mar 29, 2018.
The stupid fecking meerkats ones...I've booked a holiday to Africa so I can slaughter the b'stards.
The horrible James Corden and his stupid "vegas baby" ad
That stupid Flash advert where that bloke runs round the kitchen with a spray bottle singing along with an absolutely awful version of Queen's Flash.
Why is the completely hateful/undesirable Louise Mensch's face appearing alongside a wfcforums.com banner ad for the "(5) Sebastian Prodl*" thread.
*Call me picky, but shouldn't it be "Proedl" if your not using an umlaut?
Advertising is the rattling of a stick in the swill bucket of society. So said Eric Blair aka George Orwell. His disgust of the whole advertising industry was personified in the character of Gordon Comstock in Keep The Aspidistra Flying. And I couldn't agree more.
I mute and change channels when they come on but unfortunately given we are saturated with them inevitably come across some. They all make me wonder who the awful people who come up with this rubbish are and do they have any scruples ? They constantly seek to exploit the worst facets of human nature, greed, avarice and a host of insecurities trying to pass off the banal as with gambling adverts as some sort of high stimulation intellectual exercise. There seems be nothing these winkers will do now to hook into your consciousness.
Be it stupid phrases, dilly dilly ? Stupid visuals and gimmicks like twerking men in shorts or trying to pass themselves off as caring, concerned about you the individual while reeling off inane verbiage in the form of supposedly amusing poetry for instance. Not to mention getting away with plain lies. Cosmetics products for instance that claim to repair DNA, toothpaste that replaces lost enamel, or magic bacteria that restore the digestive tract to tip top condition. Only 87 people replied and strangely 91% agreed which means one person was for and against.
And all this coupled with gleaming pseudo technological terms. One can see this in the escalation of the toothpaste marketing battles. A new technology coming along every week and for other products another pointless flavour. One of the worst culprits has to be McDonalds. Not only content with destroying the environment and ruining countless diets they prey on children as do countless other companies without any shame by providing happy meals as rewards for 'good ' children. And of course eating such a meal will help cope with the loss of a parent as in one of their infamous campaigns. But then again for such companies and their dreadful agencies any publicity is good publicity.
One only has to look at the spiel put out by these agencies that they seem to regard themselves as wonderful creative types who are providing an invaluable service to the world. I would contend that they are responsible for this mad consumerism, for promoting values which are as I mentioned some of the worst in human society such as the label and sheeple society and even at times managing to mangle the language. Step up McDonalds again. I'm loving it. Hmm. I certainly not.
Unfortunately advertising must work because the vast majority of the population are influenced by it and the characters they use to promote their tat and seem to watch it avidly like zombies. That parasite Markle wears one coat and sales of that precise coat rocket. Rather a sad reflection on the individuals mental capabilities. Be yourself not some corporate identikit. And of course those same characters that on one hand profess to loath rabid capitalism, heres looking at you Martin Freeman while propping up another moronic campaign for those inveterate corporate tax dodgers Vodafone.
Quite a rant!
Yes Smudger. I grin when I hear people who say they're not influenced by advertising (which seems to be a claim made by most people!).
The idea is not so much that you'll feel inspired to go out and buy whatever useless tat they're peddling, but rather to place the brand name in your consciousness. To make it a name you have "heard of".
Then when you go to the shop and are faced with Heinz Baked Beans for 50p or Joe's Baked Beans for 40p, you'll take the Heinz because you've "heard of them" - even though Joe's might be better quality and tastier.
It's simply about drumming that brand name and logo into you, over and over and over.
Having lived in a country which was entirely free of advertising, save the odd revolutionary billboard by the side of the road, to return to it here in England was shocking and grating. I try to make a point of not buying anything that's advertised, on the grounds that they might think I've bought it because of the advert and then make more of them.
The public like their swill, it would seem.
Agree with all the above.
Back to the golden age of TV ads.
Funny... That Flake ad wasn't the original idea. THIS was the ad they first had commissioned but the execs at Cadbury's had a change of heart.
Like the original "Gold Blend" ad (possibly NSFW):
What is also disturbing is that certain firms like Springer-Verlag are trying to force people to watch advertisements whether they be on the television or internet. Thankfully a German court threw out their case that Ad Block Plus should not be allowed to be used by internet users. It should be a basic human right not to be subjected to advertisements. Ad Block Plus is certainly for me heaven sent and makes browsing the net a much better experience than before when one was subject to all manner of unwanted pop ups and adverts for things that no one needs.
We’re now entering the ‘gratuitous use of football’ period of TV advertising in the run-up to and during the World Cup. Trying to get us to buy a big new TV to watch it on is acceptable but linking all manner of unrelated products to football is beyond the pale.
The rates that these fcukers charge for subscriptions/access to their scientific journals would make a pay-day loan company blush with embarrassment.