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Harold Gough
24th August 2015, 06:32 AM
A major retail bank has a regular TV ad of a leading female athlete, in her running kit, running.

Having considered this for many weeks, I still have no idea what the message is.

Am I missing something?

Harold

Zuiko
24th August 2015, 07:15 AM
Doesn't matter what the message is, it has got that bank's name stuck in your mind, so mission accomplished! :D

Harold Gough
24th August 2015, 08:00 AM
Doesn't matter what the message is, it has got that bank's name stuck in your mind, so mission accomplished! :D

Which bank?

I have no plans to change my bank anyway and if it might run off with my money...

Harold

al_kaholik
24th August 2015, 08:12 AM
Doesn't matter what the message is, it has got that bank's name stuck in your mind, so mission accomplished! :D

Marketing done well

Zuiko
24th August 2015, 08:13 AM
Which bank?

I have no plans to change my bank anyway and if it might run off with my money...

Harold

Okay, you don't remember the name of the bank but I'd bet a lot of people do!

Ross the fiddler
24th August 2015, 12:02 PM
Doesn't matter what the message is, it has got that bank's name stuck in your mind, so mission accomplished! :D

Are you sure it's the bank's name stuck in his mind? :rolleyes: Somehow I think it might be the female athlete that is. ;) :D

Ross the fiddler
24th August 2015, 12:03 PM
Which bank?

I have no plans to change my bank anyway and if it might run off with my money...

Harold

"Which Bank" is the catch cry of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia here. *yes

Naughty Nigel
24th August 2015, 03:22 PM
Are you sure it's the bank's name stuck in his mind? :rolleyes: Somehow I think it might be the female athlete that is. ;) :D

I got into trouble here for saying that said female athlete was 'extremely fit'; which she must be to run like that! :D

Zuiko
24th August 2015, 04:36 PM
I got into trouble here for saying that said female athlete was 'extremely fit'; which she must be to run like that! :D

Every time I fail to disguise the fact that a fit female jogger has caught my eye, my wife says that if I can catch her I can have her. Mrs Zuiko can be cruel at times. :rolleyes:

sapper
25th August 2015, 07:37 AM
Wot bank??

Naughty Nigel
26th August 2015, 03:37 PM
Every time I fail to disguise the fact that a fit female jogger has caught my eye, my wife says that if I can catch her I can have her. Mrs Zuiko can be cruel at times. :rolleyes:

I have exactly the same problem when browsing the Ladies' pages of the Next catalogue. It doesn't seem to wash with management that I am looking out for stylish clothes for her and our daughter. :o :D

Ross the fiddler
26th August 2015, 10:46 PM
I have exactly the same problem when browsing the Ladies' pages of the Next catalogue. It doesn't seem to wash with management that I am looking out for stylish clothes for her and our daughter. :o :D

Hence your 'handle' here! :rolleyes: ;) And strangely the pop-up ads seem to always come up with pretty ladies in them, do they? :D

al_kaholik
27th August 2015, 08:01 AM
I have exactly the same problem when browsing the Ladies' pages of the Next catalogue. It doesn't seem to wash with management that I am looking out for stylish clothes for her and our daughter. :o :D

They still do a catalogue?

Naughty Nigel
27th August 2015, 08:38 AM
They still do a catalogue?

Oh yes. *yes


Hence your 'handle' here! :rolleyes: ;) And strangely the pop-up ads seem to always come up with pretty ladies in them, do they? :D

I heard a lovely story (possibly apocryphal) about an MP who, having been somewhat embarrassed in front of his Private Secretary, wanted to introduce legislation banning porno pop-ups on computers.

That was until somebody pointed out that someone must have searched for porn on his computer in the first place ...................... :D

byegad
27th August 2015, 10:35 AM
I have a solution to adverts. Anything I wish to watch on channels other than BBC I record on my DVR. Then when I watch it, and you can start to do so before it finishes, I jump through the adverts. Works a treat as I have no idea what Harold is referring too.

Harold Gough
28th August 2015, 07:27 AM
I have a solution to adverts. Anything I wish to watch on channels other than BBC I record on my DVR. Then when I watch it, and you can start to do so before it finishes, I jump through the adverts. Works a treat as I have no idea what Harold is referring too.

That's what we do mostly. Depending on the channel recorded from, you can cut viewing time by half.

Harold

Bikie John
28th August 2015, 08:19 AM
We're not supposed to admit to doing this. If the word gets out, "they" will find a way to prevent it. I never watch commercial channels on internet catch-up because, while you can skip over the programme content, you can't skip the ads :(

John

Wee man
28th August 2015, 08:44 AM
Recording in catch up sometimes the ads are not recorded

Homer Simpson
31st August 2015, 05:33 PM
I like the adverts gives me time to make a drink or have a p, or even have a shower ( plenty of time to do this when watching stuff on itv 3 etc). What I don't do is watch the damn things

tomphotofx
1st September 2015, 04:40 PM
Talking of adverts what surprises me is the amount of violence or destructive behaviour the Ad men feel compelled to include in the adverts in order to sell the product, ie the ad that shows a cat smashing its way through a brick wall, and the Clash of Clans Hype man.

Tom

Naughty Nigel
1st September 2015, 05:17 PM
I like the adverts gives me time to make a drink or have a p, or even have a shower ( plenty of time to do this when watching stuff on itv 3 etc). What I don't do is watch the damn things

I agree. I spend very little time in front of the 'Idiot's Lantern' (as my late mother used to call it), and avoid commercial channels wherever possible. Not only do they dumb down programme content to an unacceptable degree, but they spoil it further by cutting content short to fit in commercial breaks, and then recap everything afterwards; as if the commercials somehow reformat our brains. :(

(Maybe they do. They have certainly helped to change society over the past fifty years or so; and certainly not for the better.)

However, given that our earthly lives are limited, has anyone ever calculated how many days/weeks/months of our precious time is spent watching or listening to inane commercials for products that we neither want nor need?