The Cotswold Company furniture ads
Being a cynic I thought I'd see where they are based.
Prize if you guessed NORWICH.
France and sausage reminds me of the infamous Le Mans red sausage story (google ‘team $hitty socks’)
I find it quaint that you still watch adverts.
Yes and no.
Sometimes they're an unwanted interruption. Sometimes they are brilliant at telling a story in 30 s with amazing production values. And sometimes they're very helpful at informing us about what appeals to other people... assuming some competence in the advertisers...
Those notional benefits are drowned by the annoyance of the other 99% of adverts
Oh I know the argument as my daughter works in advertising. "Putting up with this **** is the price we have to pay" but that doesn't stop me using ad-blockers and skipping or muting video adverts, escalating the war between ad providers and their victims. I read that Sky was originally going to free of adverts because subscribers had already paid to view but then some clever dick thought "Wait a minute! We can make them pay twice!" I would pay to avoid adverts, much as I would pay to read some online content as long as I'm not expected to pay a full subscription (e.g. FT, Telegraph) but the Internet has no mechanism for doing that. The idea seems simple enough - pay into an account that pays out hidden micro-transactions when I access sites where I have given permission. I presume the payment would be tiny, the same as the cost "per eyeball" currently charged to advertisers which must be negligible.
I am enamoured of the way that YouTube often gives me a questionnaire to fill in before I can view a clip. Apparently it is so that I can help their advertisers be more effective.
Well, you can FCUK OFF!
Their arrogance seems to have reached a point where they actually think they're doing me a favour by targeting adverts at me.
I think Roger hit the nail on the head, and most eloquently, if you don't mind me saying
I'd like to punch the little pr**k that gave me an ear-worm of ""did sombody say just eat?" As Roger would probably say so succinctly, "no they f***ing didn't" now just sod off!
"Casablanca" for Tesco. Sacrilege isn't usually persuasive.
The annual award for best Christmas advertisement for scent is looming.
Dior J'Adore/ Charlize Theron is leading as usual, but the post-production work is getting clumsy. And competitions work better when it looks as if the others at least stood a chance.
Lancôme IDÔLE/ Zendaya/ the white horse as urban transport* is a beautiful illustration of the fine line between fantasy and farce.
* See also that amazing Guinness advertisement... "Did I save the horse or did the horse save me?".