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Last summer we spent a night on a (large) campsite that was easilly the worst we have stayed on in 20 years. Just a horrible place for various reasons, you couldn't pay me to go back. This morning we recieve their 2013 brochure (the company owns a few different sites) full of pictures of smiley, happy families and quotes about the cleanliness of the place (we weren't smiling when we were there and it definitely wasn't clean). Definitely bullshit advertising.
Breeding mammals with insects is my personal bugbear.
The current Honda radio advert claiming they couldn't decide if they should make their car economical or fast so they chose both really pisses me off. It's just a stupid lie which you know and they know, so what's the point of it?
If engineering compromises weren't necessary why doesn't it do 200mph and 500mpg?
what i find far more annoying than the bullshit in the advert itself, is the vast majority of the human race that believe every word of them. its on tele so it must be true.
phrases that bug me in particular: "the nations favourite....", or "britains favourite..."
says who? has this been scientifically proven?
PPI adverts, cash for gold adverts, "we buy any car" adverts, annoy me. Not because of the adverts themselves, but because these companies are clearly earning so much money that they can afford to pay for all these tv adverts. so many people are stupid enough and lazy enough to go through these companies & lose thousands of pounds, instead of just doing things themselves.
I really don't get why people watch adverts.. watch stuff on catch-up and fast forward through them.
Now I'm not incredibly gullible but the rules of social-proof say if you hear something enough times you'll start to believe it at an emotional level... also people give psychologists a bad rap, but advertising execs use the same hoodoo to make you feel bad about yourself and sell you shit that won't make you feel better.
I really don't understand why you'd wish that on yourself.
Whenever an ad for women's cosmetics comes on, you know they're going to be crowing about it containing some bullshit ingredient that no-one outside of the organisation has ever heard of, eg "Boswellox". What the fuck is that? Something made from bollocks perhaps?
It must be a close relative of our 'madeupium' What I find disappointing is the regulation industry - or rather 'what regulation ?' industry. The ASA have all the teeth of a kapok stuffed toy mouse. I can't help but wonder whether in twenty years time we'll be watching ads that claim to double your lifespan or promise you a free yacht with every tin of beans.
I wish I could skip the ads as Frankus suggests, but Freeview doesn't have that facility and I can't bring myself to hand over any coin to Murdoch's evil empire.