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to be really fed up with this stupid, stupid advertising effort:

(35 Posts)
margoandjerry Tue 07-Aug-07 12:48:26


I see these vans all over the place and they are so stupid. There's one with a tin of tinned tomatoes on it next to a busty girl - the slogan is "big and juicy".

a) what century are we in and
b) I would not be impressed if someone compared my breasts to a tin of plum tomatoes

There's also one with a tin of tuna next to a girl and the slogan says "flakey" and "chunky".


Desiderata Tue 07-Aug-07 12:50:23

It doesn't bother me, to be honest.

margoandjerry Tue 07-Aug-07 12:51:55

better picture

belgo Tue 07-Aug-07 12:52:40

no, yanbu.

edam Tue 07-Aug-07 12:53:28

I think that's really offensive. Wouldn't want to have to explain the slogan to ds.

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 07-Aug-07 12:53:51

Roasted? Does that mean what I think it does?

YANBU - they are vile.

mylittlefreya Tue 07-Aug-07 12:54:21

Haven't seen them. But I agree that if you must use sex to sell food, either be subtle or genuinely amusing about it.

whiskeyandbeer Tue 07-Aug-07 12:56:26

the "roasted" one is pretty funny.

margoandjerry Tue 07-Aug-07 13:07:17

why is it funny?

fnaaar fnaaar, they said a possibly rude word?

aloha Tue 07-Aug-07 13:08:52

Oh it's crap, isn't it?

oliveoil Tue 07-Aug-07 13:10:17


are they foreign though, they don't seem English ads to me, ours are usually funny and/or annoying and not outright sexist like these

oliveoil Tue 07-Aug-07 13:11:19

I see a lorry near me all the time, think it is for mattresses or something and it has a huge pic of a girl draped all over the side of the lorry

I glare at the driver, he doesn't notice but it makes me feel better

margoandjerry Tue 07-Aug-07 13:12:17

sadly, it's a UK company.

flowerybeanbag Tue 07-Aug-07 13:13:49

Works though doesn't it? The company is now subject of discussion and has increased their public profile.
My first assumption was that it was deliberate in an ironic, get us noticed for being so outrageous way.

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 07-Aug-07 13:16:47

LOL though - it makes me assume 'poor quality tat from East Germany or similar'.

themoon66 Tue 07-Aug-07 13:17:05

I've never seen any of these vans around. I think they are a bit last century and YANBU.

oliveoil Tue 07-Aug-07 13:18:27

yes they scream tat to me as well


hippipotami Tue 07-Aug-07 13:20:38

I have not yet seen these around, and even though I have looked at the links I have no idea about what company we are talking about. So in this instance it has not worked on me!!

I find it horrid, old-fashioned, and grim, and would consider not buying from that company. After all, why would I want to buy tuna that has been so close to a pair of norks?

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 07-Aug-07 13:21:13

So who stocks this Nila crap then?
I can't imagine complaining to the company would have much effect, and the ASA have always been totally pathetic on anti-woman sexism IME, but if it is sold by a major chain I would quite like to let them know what effect the adverts are having

MaloryTowersHasManners Tue 07-Aug-07 13:22:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

speedymama Tue 07-Aug-07 13:23:55


I have not seen those ads before but if the company has to resort to such base levels to sell its goods, the goods are not worth having, imo.

flowerybeanbag Tue 07-Aug-07 13:24:57

lol hippipotami!
Subliminal brand awareness will have increased, even though you are certain you wouldn't buy from them.

I may be wrong about the deliberate nature of it, of course, they could just be really rubbish ads, in which case they are getting more publicity than they thought!

lionheart Tue 07-Aug-07 13:33:34

YANBU. Hideous advertising.

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 07-Aug-07 13:42:30

Oh I see, they supply to the catering industry. Perhaps men tend to do the ordering. Sexist dorks, that is, rather than normal men.

mm22bys Tue 07-Aug-07 13:51:36

They are revolting ads. It would put me right off buying from them.

But I guess it must appeal to a large enough share of the market or they wouldn't be advertising in this way.

Plus all of us are "talking" about it, so they have probably achieved their aim-greater brand recognition.

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