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Advert Gaffs!
« 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.


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Re: ADVERT GAFFS
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 05:30:46 PM »

Perhaps the wiper motor was burning out.
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Re: ADVERT GAFFS
« Reply #2 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. {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)


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Re: ADVERT GAFFS
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 05:47:07 PM »

What happens when you change from LeadAcid to lipos :D
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 06:20:09 PM »

My favorite is the hot dog cooker from Asia...

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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 07:19:44 PM »

Was that in Korea by any chance?

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« Reply #6 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 ??? %%

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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 10:12:45 PM »

keep them coming guys and gals.................love it. O0
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Re: ADVERT GAFFS
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2017, 10:16:25 PM »

 
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.
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Re: ADVERT GAFFS
« Reply #9 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
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Re: ADVERT GAFFS
« Reply #10 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
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Re: ADVERT GAFFS
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2017, 09:11:33 AM »

Or when the aging cream is applied to those under 25's - duh
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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2017, 08:31:17 PM »

Maybe ... they're not under 25?!  %%

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Re: ADVERT GAFFS
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2017, 09:13:52 PM »

...and the small print goes something like this - 73% of 207 women agree :o

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Re: ADVERT GAFFS
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2017, 11:03:27 PM »

...and the small print goes something like this - 73% of 207 women agree :o

Regards,

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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........................
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Re: Advert Gaffs!
« Reply #15 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.


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Re: Advert Gaffs!
« Reply #16 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  {-) )



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Re: Advert Gaffs!
« Reply #17 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?
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Re: Advert Gaffs!
« Reply #18 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


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Re: Advert Gaffs!
« Reply #19 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!
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Re: Advert Gaffs!
« Reply #20 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!
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Re: Advert Gaffs!
« Reply #21 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!!!
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« Reply #22 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

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« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2017, 01:15:22 PM »

The buoyage system in America is the other way round too - very confusing!

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« Reply #24 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.
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