September, 2009 | Bad TV Adverts, Bad Ads

Brighthouse

Filed under: Advertising Idiots — Tags: , , — Carl Hepburn @ 9:06 pm September 16, 2009

This is a particularly annoying advert. Everyone is watching their cash as the economic crisis bites. Inevitably this hits the poorest the hardest. With more people looking for work, even poorly paid jobs are sought after.

Brighthouse are tempting people with the possibility of owning new household items like flat screen television, sofas, washing machines. No credit check, nothing. But all this comes at a cost namely 29.9% APR just 0.1% short of 30%. Ask who are the people that are most likely to take up an offer like this? Thrifty people, those with money to spend or people that are depressed, on a low income but don’t have the willpower to save up money.

This is just making excessive profit from people who are the least able to afford it. It is all rather unsavoury.

Expensive Model – Lancaster Bomber

Filed under: Advertising Idiots — Carl Hepburn @ 8:43 pm September 10, 2009

We are starting to see the re-emergence of magazines that are not so much about the published content but are all about building something by collecting parts each week. Usually they involve building an impressive looking model. This time we have a model of a Lancaster bomber. It does look quite impressive. If I were ruled by my heart I might decide to build this, but fortunately, I am rational man and inveterate reader of the small print. They might lure you by having the first edition at £1.99 but 125 editions at £4.99 makes this a very expensive model at £620,75. And this assumes the ability to build it correctly but does not include the tools or additional materials required such as paints.   A lot of the work must be in the finishing. I wonder how many will be built? Better off buying a plastic Airfix model.

Trebor Gum Advert

Filed under: I don't understand — Tags: — Carl Hepburn @ 9:07 pm September 2, 2009

In this advert, the managing director of Trebor mints is announcing a new packaging and he says that he is looking for new ideas to a worker. While about to announce their new packing, the work grabs the microphone and exclaims, “We’re going to make a gum.”
Okay so their making a gum but I don’t understand this advert at all. When I first saw it, I thought he said we’re going to make a gun and I burst out laughing because I thought he was a mental and then they were trying to cover up for the outburst.
Now I know it is a gum, I just don’t get it.
You can see  the advert at the Trebor site.