This is beginning to feel as though Halifax are deliberately making annoying adverts to piss everyone off. This time in their moronic radio show they are talking about ISAs and the women co-presenter tries to be cool and links the acronym ISA with the Hip-Hop song, ‘Ice, Ice, baby’ by Vanilla Ice. Incidentally, Vanilla Ice is intrinsically not cool being a white rapper. His work is seen as derivative and mainstream but it is exactly the sort of music that might be considered cool if you are a out of touch bank manager who still thinks that Stravinsky’s, Rite of Spring to be a dangerous work.
I hate it when banks to try act cool and ‘down with the kids’. They end up looking like William Hague wearing a baseball cap backwards or David Cameron chasing the popular vote in any television interview. This is how those idiots in the Halifax ad comes across. Not cool, not funny, just embarrassing.
Given the distrust of financial institutions in general, financial products and light hearted entertainment should be kept as far apart as possible. Would you trust your savings with a clown? ISAs are a good thing if you want to save but this advert is terrible.