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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by richjthorpe, May 18, 2005.

  1. richjthorpe

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    Indeed it is, but what is it that makes adverts stick in your mind ? I went to a Market Research meeting and asked which ads we remembered. All of them involved a catchy tune(s).......ipod, Golf mkv etc.

    What's the thing that makes an ad stick in your mind ?

    Richie.
     
  2. Miyazaki

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    comedy mostly, or that citroen ad with the funky robot.

    You remember a lot of adverts, but don't remember what they are advertising most of the time.
     
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    Will it be mushrooms, fried onion rings? We'll have to wait and see --- sung by a van full of builders to the tune of Ca Sera, whatever will be will be.
     
  4. mjn

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    People still watch ads?
     
  5. SanPedro

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    naked ladies usually catch my attention ;)

    But I doubt I'd remember what the hell they were selling :D

    But generally I find humourous ads more memorable. The Stella ads are little mini-masterpieces of cinema, and usually pretty funny.

    Who could forget classics like the 'You've been tangoed' campaigns.

    And I loved the Cinzano ads of the 70s with Leonard Rossiter and Joan Collins. Absolute genius.

    CL
     
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    The Bank Manager in your wardrobe - name that bank!
     
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    Prudential?

    I enjoyed the the Carling Black Label spoofs, particularly the one taking the mick out of those awful K-Tel ads. Then there's;

    • Flour Grader Fred, “Because graded grains make finer flour”

    • Hovis, “It were like taking bread to top o' world”

    • The Victor Borge Heineken ads, “Refreshes the parts other beers cannot reach.”

    • The Holstein Pils ads. of a few years back (can’t think of who fronted them).

    • Boddingtons

    • The Maureen Lipman “Beatie” (BT) ads.

    • The PG Tips Monkeys, “Dad, do you know the piano’s on my foot?” You hum it son, I’ll play it.”

    • Those very surreal Benson and Hedges adverts (though I don't smoke)


    To name but a few more, off the top of my head.
     
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    Ahhhh - Birds Eye Steakhouse Grills..........that takes me back........
     
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    The Volkswagon 'Singing in the Rain' advert is an absolute classic, love it!
     
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    Carling Black Label - the ones which started with an advert, then moved onto another advert (for washing powder), during which the people from the previous ad appeared - then onto a third, which continued the trend. So you weren't sure if the next ad was Carling Black Label OR something else.

    Very amusing.
     
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    There are a series of Vodaphone Ads running at the moment explaining that "three minutes isn't enough" Where a son rings his father and says "Dad, I'm gay" and his Dad responds completely deadpan "fair enough" and then ends the converstation. No interest in Vodaphone but the ads amuse me.
     
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    Tunes of any kind stick in my mind. I think I'm cracking up as the other day I found myself singing out loud "trophies and medals, trophies and medals, trophies and medals dot com". You can tell I listen to Talk Sport a lot can't you :blush:
     
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    Quoted at last :smashin:

    Numerous adverts stick with you. Sometimes co's of a catchy tune, or because they were clever or witty. Sometimes the ones that drive you made end up stuck in your brain.

    However, Mr Advertisment type dude should take note. I've never bought a product because of a TV commerical.
     
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    Don't reconigse any of these adverts above :(
     
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    Schtop.... It's not ready yet....
     
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    Are you sure that you haven't though? I don't very often think - I must buy that - when I see an ad but the next time I go shopping, or the next time I need to buy something I couldn't hand on heart say that some things aren't in my mind because of advertising. They still have to be good products or else I buy them once and never again but I think advertising does help the initial purchase.

    And the advert doesn't have to be particularly good - I hate the accident helpline ads ''will I get 100% of the money''..who cares! But if I needed or wanted to sue someone for an accident (I don't agree with the principle by the way but...) they would be one of the first ones I thought of.

    As for what makes a good ad - something funny (John Smiths) something catchy (either a tune or a saying) or something clever (dancing robot).
     
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    A finger of fudge is just enough to give your kids a treat
     
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    says michael jackson
     
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    I knew that was coming but not as quick as that :)
     
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    Watch out! There's a humphrey about.
     
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    What was the orange bird that BT used before Maureen Lipman was paid to be an annoying person?
     
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    Said Michael Jackson :eek: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    I think it was Midland Bank - now HSBC, could be wrong though
     
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    For some reason I remember the Imperial Leather ad where the soap gets passed around the family using little chutes...as they are all in spearate baths...bit odd really!
     
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    A Whites lemonaaaaaade....I'm a secret lemonade drinker......Ah whites.... :clap:
     
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    For mash get Smash.
     
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    Birds Eye Potato Waffles....waffley versatile. They go with beans, burgers, fishfingers...

    And I can never remember more than that!
     
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    Fresh from the moment that the pod went pop!
     
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    The Milky Bar Kid is big and tough
    and only the best is good enough
    Nestles Milky Bar

    Why did the 'big and tough' Milky Bar kid always look a bit of a speccy faced weed? No disrespect to any member who may have been the Kid in a former life
     
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    Do the shake and vac and put the freshness back....
     

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