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Title: Advert Gaffs!
Post by: BFSMP on September 05, 2017, 05:22:50 pm
I often wonder how much research a producer of an advertisement does.........


if anyone knows of some good ones please tell us all as I for one may have missed them.


one that springs to mind is the loan company SUNNY whose advert depicts a guy roller skating down the road, pulling a truck which has multiple vehicles on top of each other ending with a guy sat on a monkey bike.


has anyone seen the advert and noticed something strange about the Volkswagen pick up next to the top...........






for an aircooled engine situated at the rear of the vehicle.............why is smoke coming out of the front under the "bonnet" area..............now that has got me bemused.


now that's what I call a gaff.


Jim.
Title: Re: ADVERT GAFFS
Post by: Liverbudgie on September 05, 2017, 05:30:46 pm
Perhaps the wiper motor was burning out.
LB
Title: Re: ADVERT GAFFS
Post by: BFSMP on September 05, 2017, 05:45:51 pm

Perhaps the wiper motor was burning out.
LB


wouldn't have been sat on the back of another truck being recovered if it were only a wiper motor..............expect better excuse than that from you. {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)


Jim.
Title: Re: ADVERT GAFFS
Post by: Netleyned on September 05, 2017, 05:47:07 pm
What happens when you change from LeadAcid to lipos :D
Ned
Title: Re: ADVERT GAFFS
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on September 05, 2017, 06:20:09 pm
My favorite is the hot dog cooker from Asia...

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Title: Re: ADVERT GAFFS
Post by: Liverbudgie on September 05, 2017, 07:19:44 pm
Was that in Korea by any chance?

LB
Title: Re: ADVERT GAFFS
Post by: Capt Podge on September 05, 2017, 09:58:33 pm
Glad to see Admiral Insurance have given the "Admiral" lady the correct rank on her uniform now - the original advert showed the "Admiral" wearing Commander insignia !....pity though, her new coat only has 6 buttons on it (petty officer to fleet chief).

Who does their research - the guy with the specs ??? %%

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: ADVERT GAFFS
Post by: BFSMP on September 05, 2017, 10:12:45 pm
keep them coming guys and gals.................love it. O0
Title: Re: ADVERT GAFFS
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 05, 2017, 10:16:25 pm
 
https://youtu.be/7CsAGIEIgec (https://youtu.be/7CsAGIEIgec)

I often wonder how much research a producer of an advertisement does.........
if anyone knows of some good ones please tell us all as I for one may have missed them.
one that springs to mind is the loan company SUNNY whose advert depicts a guy roller skating down the road, pulling a truck which has multiple vehicles on top of each other ending with a guy sat on a monkey bike.
has anyone seen the advert and noticed something strange about the Volkswagen pick up next to the top...........
for an aircooled engine situated at the rear of the vehicle.............why is smoke coming out of the front under the "bonnet" area..............now that has got me bemused.
Jim.
Title: Re: ADVERT GAFFS
Post by: robbob on September 05, 2017, 11:09:07 pm
How about the 'Calgon' TV commercial showing a build up of limescale on the outside of the drum when the repair man takes the back off... {-)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIfayRbEPDI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIfayRbEPDI)
Title: Re: ADVERT GAFFS
Post by: malcolmfrary on September 06, 2017, 09:02:47 am
How about every cosmetic advert where imaginary problems can be cured with a liberal application of bull-shine*?
I hate it that the assumption by the advertisers is that the populace is as thick as two short planks.  I hate it even more when they seem to be right.
*a surprise there, the site spell checker suggested that
Title: Re: ADVERT GAFFS
Post by: warspite on September 06, 2017, 09:11:33 am
Or when the aging cream is applied to those under 25's - duh
Title: Re: ADVERT GAFFS
Post by: dreadnought72 on September 06, 2017, 08:31:17 pm
Maybe ... they're not under 25?!  %%

Title: Re: ADVERT GAFFS
Post by: Capt Podge on September 06, 2017, 09:13:52 pm
...and the small print goes something like this - 73% of 207 women agree :o

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: ADVERT GAFFS
Post by: mrlownotes on September 06, 2017, 11:03:27 pm
...and the small print goes something like this - 73% of 207 women agree :o

Regards,

Ray.


Don't forget the classic :-

"8 out of 10 owners, who expressed a preference, siad their cats preferred Kit-E-Kat'.

Total meaningless statistical hogwash........................
Title: Re: Advert Gaffs!
Post by: BFSMP on September 06, 2017, 11:08:58 pm

the only adds worth watching these days are the Haribos adverts where childrens' voices are dubbed onto the older generation........just love them..............very clever.


Jim.
Title: Re: Advert Gaffs!
Post by: meechingman on September 06, 2017, 11:28:44 pm
Funny, BFSMP, I was just thinking about the Sunny ad when it came on earlier, and scratched my head about that odd VW with the front mounted engine! I wondered if the steam/smoke near the front might actually have been coming from the truck beneath it. If not then, yes it's a blooper.Well spotted, and I like some of the others mentioned so far.


But dare I perhaps point out that your gaffe is to spell gaffe without the 'e' at the end. A gaff is a spar on a sailing ship, or maybe a stick with a hook on the end. I thought you might be talking about ads with sailing ships! :) (Ducks to avoid incoming  {-) )



Title: Re: Advert Gaffs!
Post by: LJ Crew on September 11, 2017, 08:07:45 am
OK. I want a new car to drive in Britain. Why do most of the car adds  show LHD cars?
Title: Re: Advert Gaffs!
Post by: jarvo on September 11, 2017, 08:41:24 am
LJ, we are by far the minority market, not many countries drive on the left, so adverts are filmed for the major markets


Mark
Title: Re: Advert Gaffs!
Post by: LJ Crew on September 11, 2017, 09:00:58 am
Australia and New Zealand also drive on the "right" side. If the advertising gurus want to woo me, then I want to see what I would get, and that includes the "dolly birds" that drive them!
Title: Re: Advert Gaffs!
Post by: meechingman on September 11, 2017, 09:34:34 am
A lot of the ads used to be 'multi-national'. The car would have a number plate like 111 AVM. To change from RHD to LHD, they'd simply flip the film horizontally, so the plate became MVA 111 and the car would be on the correct side of the road for the intended country.


True, not many countries drive on the left, but I think Japan's quite a major market! I know what you mean though, we see the European makes on TV most of the time and they aren't interested in making a RHD commercial just for us!
Title: Re: Advert Gaffs!
Post by: canabus on September 11, 2017, 11:28:09 am
WE also get the indicators on the left side of the steering wheel on the new cars!!!

I like telling the new cars salesman, I but that one with the indicators on the right side of the steering wheel please!!!
Canabus
Title: Re: Advert Gaffs!
Post by: derekwarner on September 11, 2017, 12:53:45 pm
Guys....

Lets go back a few years....the oil lamp on horse drawn coaches was in the drivers side, and who sat on the right of the coach

This was naturally so oncoming coaches passed each other right side to right side with greater vision, and hence the coaches tended to the left of the road or donkey track as available O0......

This is why we in civilized lands we drive on the LH side of the road today

Best we do not go further to why the folks in the great new lands of America decided to be different >>:-(.....and Contentional Europeans were probably too drunk to understand that the road had two directions

Derek 
Title: Re: Advert Gaffs!
Post by: Colin Bishop on September 11, 2017, 01:15:22 pm
The buoyage system in America is the other way round too - very confusing!

Colin
Title: Re: Advert Gaffs!
Post by: Bob K on September 11, 2017, 01:23:08 pm
It is my understanding that "which side of the road" dates back to medieval codes of chivalry.

Knights in Britain rode with their lances over the right side of their horses heads, and their shield across the chest.
However in France the lance was general held across the horses head, to the left.

It was thus natural when another approached you moved to the side in which you could best protect yourself if they proved unfriendly.  It became convention that other road users were obliged to follow suit.
Title: Re: Advert Gaffs!
Post by: grendel on September 11, 2017, 01:28:30 pm
I thought it stemmed even further back than that, from days of yore and knights and all that, you passed on the left as that left your sword arm free in the direction of the approaching person, Jousting was the opposite, where you passed to the right to keep your shield between yourself and your enemy.
Title: Re: Advert Gaffs!
Post by: Baldrick on September 11, 2017, 02:02:29 pm
I thought it stemmed even further back than that, from days of yore and knights and all that, you passed on the left as that left your sword arm free in the direction of the approaching person,


 Tough on the left handed, probably natural selection is the reason most people are right handed

Title: Re: Advert Gaffs!
Post by: Liverbudgie on September 11, 2017, 03:47:48 pm
I believe I am correct in saying, that the Colonials on the other side of the pond drove on the left hand side of the road when the first motor cars came into existence.

Of course the indicator switch should be on the right. Customers in the antipodes should tell the manufactures to get stuffed and, if they refuse to change, you will only have to wait two or three years for vehicle's the correct configuration to start arriving on your shores once again.

LB
Title: Re: Advert Gaffs!
Post by: BFSMP on September 11, 2017, 04:51:06 pm
the first motors were tiller steered so they had a choice and chose the wrong one,  {-) {-) %% %% %%