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warmandtoasty2day Mon 18-Jan-21 13:55:20

advert in the gym, secret weapon is tena lady pads, ffs just fuck right off with your secret fucking weapon.
makes me feel like through the telly out of the window and smashing it up with a lump hammer !
what ads make you feel stabby ?

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farandfew Mon 18-Jan-21 13:59:43

That "you've gotta get 'em up there, girls!" one. envy

farandfew Mon 18-Jan-21 14:03:37

To be fair, most adverts for 'feminine hygiene' products are horrendous. Nobody wants to go roller blading in an all-white outfit when they're on a period. I'd like to see them marketed frankly. [Yorkshire voice] "Look, this week sucks. We know it sucks, you know it sucks. But these tampons are the absolute bomb, you won't even feel them, and they soak up EVERYTHING. And I mean everything. So you can crack on with eating cheesecake and watching Love Actually." [End scene]

LivingMyBestLife2020 Mon 18-Jan-21 14:05:07

farandfew

To be fair, most adverts for 'feminine hygiene' products are horrendous. Nobody wants to go roller blading in an all-white outfit when they're on a period. I'd like to see them marketed frankly. [Yorkshire voice] "Look, this week sucks. We know it sucks, you know it sucks. But these tampons are the absolute bomb, you won't even feel them, and they soak up EVERYTHING. And I mean everything. So you can crack on with eating cheesecake and watching Love Actually." [End scene]

Love this!!

Toilenstripes Mon 18-Jan-21 14:07:31

Small business ads where they trot out the owner, wearing a perma-tan and beehive, who obviously wants to be on the telly.

Cooltalkin Mon 18-Jan-21 14:07:51

The one for hair thickening shampoo where she whispers to the camera
‘ shhh for women over 40 ‘

Seriously ??? Ageist sexist
Bloody annoying ! Would never buy it out of bloody principle
( hey it’s quite high up here on this high horse lol )

AlbusSeverusMalfoy Mon 18-Jan-21 14:08:29

farandfew

That "you've gotta get 'em up there, girls!" one. envy


That was removed after many complaints

Santaiscovidfree Mon 18-Jan-21 14:09:10

It won't surprise me if they did indeed start advertising the incontinence pants Billy Connolly mentions...
See a Dr ffs!!

SerendipityJane Mon 18-Jan-21 14:09:22

The only secret weapon in pants is the knob in mens pants - gives them a pass to the front row of life.

Pretty dumb advert to remind me of that.

SmudgeButt Mon 18-Jan-21 14:21:41

Ads that have been dubbed. You know the disgusting washing machine gunge ones where the actors are obviously speaking German but the noise is in English.

The worst of these though was one they used to show in Canada which was an American ad for L'Oreal hair colour. Same ad, same voice in both but in the Canadian one there was an obvious dub to say "Preference" by L'Oreal instead of the American "Excellence". What made it really bad was that the next line was "Because you're worth it!" Well except if you were Canadian as they couldn't be arsed to revoice the ad properly.

Still bugs me despite knowing logically it made sense given the different sizes of the markets - as the entire Canadian population was equivalent to that of New York City. Then again why did they have a different name for the same product?

Oh rant over. I feel much better now thank you!

Staffy1 Mon 18-Jan-21 14:23:05

The cillit bang ad they used to have "hi, I'm Barry Scott". It was on so often and we eventually googled Barry Scott to see who the heck he was as he introduced himself like someone you should know. Turns out the person doesn't exist. Just found that annoying.
Also the Go Compare ads, which I imagine irritate most people.

Doingtheboxerbeat Mon 18-Jan-21 14:24:35

I have waited for this thread all my life it seems - the close up of her arse gives me feelings of rage i can't quite explain grin.

AuntieStella Mon 18-Jan-21 14:24:36

Cooltalkin

The one for hair thickening shampoo where she whispers to the camera
‘ shhh for women over 40 ‘

Seriously ??? Ageist sexist
Bloody annoying ! Would never buy it out of bloody principle
( hey it’s quite high up here on this high horse lol )

Agree - one of the worst ads ever

LakeGeneva Mon 18-Jan-21 14:26:16

The new Go Compare as is weird. It's about half an hour long and it's basically the bloke advertising himself.

I won't hear a word against Imbarryscott though.

Lotusmonster Mon 18-Jan-21 14:26:38

It’s not a secret weapon....it’s something that averting disaster or a change of clothes. It’s a stupid strap line that suggests bragging rights ....nobody would ever brag about using Tena pads, just like no woman would go sky diving because she was using tampons. These are clearly dumb ass male marketeers.

Fairydustrust Mon 18-Jan-21 14:30:26

Oh, what about the 'clean' ad for andrex? . Showing close up of everyone's bums. Incl a child....

Bluntness100 Mon 18-Jan-21 14:32:53

Irritating adverts are actually usually done on purpose. Becayse rhey are hugely effective. You remember them and what they are for, and that trigger often makes you buy the product if you need it, becayse you recognise and remember the name.

iklboo Mon 18-Jan-21 14:32:57

'No more Mr Nice Baby' really gets on my nerves.

Jellington Mon 18-Jan-21 14:36:30

Any sort of toothpaste adverts. Crikey they're duller than dishwater.

viques Mon 18-Jan-21 14:36:47

Fairydustrust

Oh, what about the 'clean' ad for andrex? . Showing close up of everyone's bums. Incl a child....

Yes, see how far that clean bum will get you when you are wading through backed up sewage because idiots throw wet wipes down the toilet.

Joeblack066 Mon 18-Jan-21 14:37:14

I hate that the TV marketing would have people believe that everyone has bladder incontinence once they’ve had a baby! Rubbish!

dingoesatemybaby Mon 18-Jan-21 14:38:36

The old Diet Coke adverts.

dingoesatemybaby Mon 18-Jan-21 14:41:11

Oh and the sun life adverts (usually catch them during my morning dose of Frasier).

"Hi Jan, how are you"

"Oh I've just been to dorothy's funeral. It was all covered by the sun life over 50s plan, you know" (big smiley face)

"Really? Oh I've been looking at getting myself a n over 50s plan"

Nobody talks like that!!

BLToutanowhere Mon 18-Jan-21 14:44:48

Well that's so not how I expected this thread to go.

Staffy1 Mon 18-Jan-21 14:44:53

Bluntness100

Irritating adverts are actually usually done on purpose. Becayse rhey are hugely effective. You remember them and what they are for, and that trigger often makes you buy the product if you need it, becayse you recognise and remember the name.

That's the idea, but I used to avoid cillit bang because the adverts annoyed me so much. I vowed never to buy it, but that was years ago and I think I might need to try the mould remover soon...

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