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Minivanman
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A television advert that irritates.

Sure some of them are good, but the current Specsavers hearing test advert really gets up my nose.

I have suffered from poor hearing since childhood and without boring you with my experiences along the way, my hearing made even worse by old age means I now need to wear an aid.

So why do Specsavers portray those with poor hearing as utterly stupid? 

Previous ads never did, in fact they were quite funny but on these they have crossed the line in my opinion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YKyripKLk0

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Anonymous
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Re: A television advert that irritates.

At least the Boots ad doesn’t portray those with hearing difficulties as stupid:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EoHgbbqaO2k

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Re: A television advert that irritates.

You mean people actually bother noticing ads these days? Except on the few occasions I watch live TV (and the mute button is always hit at ad-break time anyway), I use the fast-forward at 32 times speed and am only watching the screen so I know when to hit 'play'.

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Re: A television advert that irritates.

V.I.Poo. gets right up my..........

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... nose, just like the guy that goes in after her wafting it up his hooter! Takes all sorts I guess. Wink

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@jab1 wrote:

You mean people actually bother noticing ads these days? Except on the few occasions I watch live TV (and the mute button is always hit at ad-break time anyway), I use the fast-forward at 32 times speed and am only watching the screen so I know when to hit 'play'.


Likewise, except that it's even easier for me to skip the ads as my Media Player is a dedicated PC using MediaPortal for recording TV, so I've a button programmed to jump forward by exactly 4 mins which is usually exactly right for ITV and Ch4.  Smiley

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@jab1

Noticing ads? Of course we do, and you may or may not watch much television but we are literally surround by advertising. Even being here is as a result of Plusnet's encouragement. 

Oh yes, and I actually remember that one for Gibbs SR toothpaste! 

@RobPN

So how to you manage to make a cuppa? Ads can be useful as well for grabbing another beer from the fridge...... and at my age, popping out to use the loo.  Wink

 

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In terms of the worst ad, I think you’d have to go a long way to beat that dreadful Tui one with the woman massacring (?) Chaka Khan’s Ain’t Nobody. There’s even a petition to get rid of it.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/184/854/474/get-rid-of-the-annoying-tui-advert/

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@Minivanman wrote:

 

 

 

So how to you manage to make a cuppa? Ads can be useful as well for grabbing another beer from the fridge...... and at my age, popping out to use the loo.  Wink 


Same as you probably, when the ads would've been on, or pause at bladder bursting point!

You could always get one of those small beer fridges to put near your arm chair! Wink

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Advertising has minimal, if any effect on my purchasing habits - with one notable exception.

I've always enjoyed canned fizzy orange drinks and quite often bought Tango. You remember the the adverts with the stupid orange fat man with the "You know when you've been Tangoed" strapline (the one that led to loads of kids getting ruptured eardrums when it was copied)? I have never bought a can of Tango since. Not what they were aiming for!

Perhaps a post on https://www.facebook.com/Specsavers/ saying you will not ever use their services because of the ads might be appropriate?

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@jelv wrote:

Advertising has minimal, if any effect on my purchasing habits 

 


Indeed, many people seem to think that way. But maybe the many billions of pounds which continue to be spent on advertising might suggest we are not as immune as we might like to think.

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Money supermarket , has to be the worst ever advert Sad  twerking businessmen dancing in high heels  Ticked off

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@Minivanman wrote:

@jab1

Noticing ads? Of course we do, and you may or may not watch much television but we are literally surround by advertising. Even being here is as a result of Plusnet's encouragement. 

Oh yes, and I actually remember that one for Gibbs SR toothpaste! 


Some obviously do notice them, @Minivanman, I agree. However, they don't usually have the intended effect on me, usually the opposite, because these days they seem to me to be attempting to be 'relevant' - how many of them use 'rap-speak'? -  a guaranteed avoid at all costs notification to me.

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@Anonymous wrote:

In terms of the worst ad, I think you’d have to go a long way to beat that dreadful Tui one with the woman massacring (?) Chaka Khan’s Ain’t Nobody. There’s even a petition to get rid of it.


If it's got as far as a petition to remove an ad then the ad agency has done its jobWink

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The one that really gripes me is the safeglaze uk ad with the BOGOF offer.

If their item is as poor as the ad I wouldn't touch it. The thing is tho', I remember the ad (unfortunately) so it's done it's job.