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Old 11-11-2012, 17:02
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Saw an ad for (I think) Ariel liquitabs (what an awful name) with some bloke in a white shirt getting ready for a night on the pull. I think it was supposed to be amusing but it wasn't.

Presumably Proctor and Gamble did a bit of market research and discovered that not enough arrogant tossers were buying their product.
Probably the same ad agency who did those awful "WKD" ads
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Old 11-11-2012, 17:31
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It's still Holidays Are Coming but I don't know if it's a new remix or not; it seemed quite short, they could have cut it down to size this year. The Xmas advert that stood out for me tonight was the new Iceland ad, with the original version of Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka as the soundtrack.
Hope the Coca Cola song isnt a remix...
From a number of years ago (?) I did like the Coke ad where Santa gives a little girl some Coca Cola and then years later, as an old lady she visits him with her granddaughter or something
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Old 11-11-2012, 17:40
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Just had the utterly unfortunate experience of witnessing the John Lewis ad
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Old 11-11-2012, 18:09
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I'm laughing at the Aero advert more bubbles than ever eh?


So less chocolate in them then
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Old 11-11-2012, 19:20
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Kenco Millicano

Where the woman walks into the classroom and snatches the tin of coffee from the teacher

Unbelievable !!
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Old 11-11-2012, 19:59
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There is an advert talking about some tomato, lonely and rolling in the fridge. Don't know what its advertising but it's very, very.. strange. Please tell me I'm not imagining it.

Also the new Windows (I think) one with the song that goes something like 'as hot as fire as cold as ice' in a very twee, way too girly voice.
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Old 11-11-2012, 20:10
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John Lewis ad = shite!

What the hell is it f**king advertising? The fact that you can get a pair of red gloves from there?
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Old 11-11-2012, 20:51
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There is an advert talking about some tomato, lonely and rolling in the fridge. Don't know what its advertising but it's very, very.. strange. Please tell me I'm not imagining it.

Also the new Windows (I think) one with the song that goes something like 'as hot as fire as cold as ice' in a very twee, way too girly voice.
That song is called Everything At Once by Lenka, she also sings a song called Heart Skips A Beat that's being used for an advert too; she must be popular with the ad guys at the moment
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Old 11-11-2012, 21:35
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I can't stand that new John Lewis advert, and not because it's ruined the power of love (simple because I can't understand a word that woman is singing and the piano lounge arrangement is so far removed from the original), but because it the same old tired bulls**t of trying to manipulate the overly emotional via telling a little emotional story.

And let's be honest, for all those people who 'get' this advert - cause it doesn't work for me - how many of them will actually bother to travel to a John Lewis store, cause John Lewis is only in the major cities & M&S (very similar type of store) is in every provincial town throughout the country.
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Old 11-11-2012, 21:45
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I'm sticking with ALDI
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Old 11-11-2012, 21:59
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One name, and you'll know what I mean...

Kevin Bacon.
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Old 11-11-2012, 22:03
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One name, and you'll know what I mean...

Kevin Bacon.
Kevin 'Centre Of The Universe' Bacon
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Old 11-11-2012, 22:07
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Well, tbh, I hadn't really heard of him before this ad...
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Old 11-11-2012, 22:08
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Ugh! I hate The New Toy R Us advert! It's very annoying, I miss the old one!
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Old 11-11-2012, 22:12
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Grrrrrrrrrrr John Lewis butchering a great song.
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Old 11-11-2012, 22:13
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They could take the crappest song ever written and make it worse!
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Old 11-11-2012, 22:25
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Homebase ad with that stupid bloody French pop tune with the whistling...makes we want to destroy something everytime.
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Old 11-11-2012, 23:02
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Grrrrrrrrrrr John Lewis butchering a great song.
Gabrielle Aplin's version of The Power Of Love is in the charts already; the advert's only been on for a couple of nights
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Old 11-11-2012, 23:09
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Always look forward to the John Lewis Christmas advert, but this year, it's so wrong on every level.
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Old 11-11-2012, 23:10
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The John Lewis ad. The idea of the advert is quite clever, but it's totally ruined by that awful cover version of 'The Power of Love'.
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Old 11-11-2012, 23:45
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I think Roger the Alien was a better Kevin Bacon than Kevin Bacon
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Old 12-11-2012, 00:34
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I think Roger the Alien was a better Kevin Bacon than Kevin Bacon


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Old 12-11-2012, 01:05
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Bet Victor. Apart from bring generally excruciating, it also seems to make light of a man so off his face on coffee he keeps falling asleep, while driving.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:13
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Pair of 15 year old insulation sales twits ring up a housewife and yatter while she has a slow relaxing coffee or something. Then she asks them to ring back tomorrow. Why?

I don't even remember the product, that's how successful an ad it is.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:24
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It's still Holidays Are Coming but I don't know if it's a new remix or not; it seemed quite short, they could have cut it down to size this year.
Ever since Coca-Cola began broadcasting the 'Christmas Caravan' advert again a few years ago it has always been a shortened version. The music has been edited to remove references to 'Always Coca-Cola', you may also notice that the rear of the last truck visible to the boy has been edited so it doesn't animate or feature the aforementioned slogan. I find these edits to be rather disrespectful.

The original advert that the current edited version is based was first broadcast in 1997.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vOkebAmCF8

For comparison, here is the current edited version (albeit, the end has been modified to incorporate the 'Open Happiness' slogan).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veR_zVm3uk4
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