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But I did go to Specsavers!

May 19th, 2015 · Comments Off on But I did go to Specsavers! · Life

Came home from shopping the other day and only then noticed that I had picked up a tub of mango pieces (which I am not keen on) instead of pineapple (which I am very keen on). And this is a couple of weeks after going to Specsavers!

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If I could live anywhere

September 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off on If I could live anywhere · Life

If I could live anywhere, I think I would like to live on whatever planet they use to film the many TV adverts for bathroom supplies. Actually, there may only be two companies advertising bathrooms on TV, and they may only have one advert each, but they are shown so often that it feels like […]

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An advertising question

July 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Life

Saw a TV advert the other day. It was for a specific product, said how good it was, then mentioned how it was on special offer at a specific supermarket and ended with that supermarket’s branding. Who would have placed the advert? The manufacturer or the supermarket? Both working together? Maybe the supermarket placed the […]

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In the irony business

September 4th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Life

It only struck me yesterday, but there is something terribly ironic about all those adverts on TV with the Welsh opera singer, the meerkats and the little number plate-checking robot. All those adverts have one thing in common: they are trying to build up brand awareness and brand loyalty with the public. All the companies’ […]

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Political incorectness gone mad

November 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on Political incorectness gone mad · Life

I enjoyed looking through this collection of old advertising. Some funny stuff there, and a bit scary too. Part of the reason these ads are funny now is because we can see how wrong they are, especially in their reinforcement of the stereotypes of subservient women.  I wonder though.  It is easy to sit here […]

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Fade resistant

November 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Fade resistant · Life

Saw this advert on Flickr and was immediately drawn to the bit about the posters being fade resistant for 200 years. I know that you can do all sorts of things with science that are well beyond my understanding so maybe you can prove that somethng will last 200 years but on the other hand…  […]

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Proof that targeted advertising works?

November 16th, 2009 · Comments Off on Proof that targeted advertising works? · Music, Politics, Technology

I have heard a lot about Eric Pickles putting adverts onto Spotify to promote the Tory party and I listen to a lot of music on Spotify, but I have not heard the Pickles ad at all.  What I have heard many times is the Spotify advert aimed at advertisers, boasting about how they target […]

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Get your wellies on!

June 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Get your wellies on! · Life

Looking at the BBC News website today I found some Google ads displayed.   I’m still smiling over the juxtaposition of the last two…

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I ain’t afraid of no goats!

June 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on I ain’t afraid of no goats! · Life

This advert (especially the bit at 55 seconds) almost makes up for how much the 118 118 bits really mess up Lost on Sky One… You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

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Empty Spaces

October 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Empty Spaces · Life

Is it my imagination, or are there fewer adverts on ITV these days?   I don’t actually watch many programmes on ITV these days, but one that I do watch is Al Murray’s Happy Hour.  For a few weeks I have had the impression that all the ad breaks are full of trailers for other ITV […]

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