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Old 25 January 2009, 12:02   #1
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Virgin ad in poor taste?

Is it just me - or are Virgin acting out of desperation with this ad?

Their 25th anniversary ad has been running recently on UK tv, and I think it's lame.



I know it's meant to be tongue in cheek, but this whole Gordon Gekko meets Barbie shi* is hardly ground-breaking. British advertising used to lead the world... then they hired a music video director with a big budget and the rest is history!
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Old 25 January 2009, 12:08   #2
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Someone I know who works in advertising once explained to me: "if you don't understand the advert, you're probably not in the target demographic" ... I have since come to the conclusion I am not in the target demographic for > 95% of stuff!
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The reason our adverts are so lame these days is because of the Advertising Standards Authority. they will pull an advert if they get just 1 complaint and they agree with that 1 complaint. The fact 3 million people LOVE the ad doesn't matter!!!
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Old 25 January 2009, 14:12   #4
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Someone I know who works in advertising once explained to me: "if you don't understand the advert, you're probably not in the target demographic" ... I have since come to the conclusion I am not in the target demographic for > 95% of stuff!
You mean you are old enough to remember this one

[YOUTUBE]bEcHmT-_WDU[/YOUTUBE]

and I recon half of Ribnet weren't even born when this was first released, wonder if they realise this is what there parents dressed like

[YOUTUBE]6mOEU87SBTU[/YOUTUBE]
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Old 25 January 2009, 16:17   #5
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I like it. The air hostesses are babes. And the bloke is playing Asteroids, which is the best video game ever made.
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Old 26 January 2009, 11:04   #6
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I think Spartacus is right , this one is much better

http://www.m2film.dk/fleggaard/index.php?film=2

If you can work out what they are selling , please let me know ?
On second thoughts , don't bother , I'm not sure I care
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http://www.m2film.dk/fleggaard/index.php?film=2

If you can work out what they are selling , please let me know ?
On second thoughts , don't bother , I'm not sure I care
Well they always say sex sells ..... sssssold
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Real Virgin Girls

Believe it or not, the group of girls featured in the ad REALLY ARE virgin hosties!!

I think its a great ad does one better than Ryanair with their hostie calendar!!
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I don't know when they were released but I do remember them being on the telly
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If you can work out what they are selling , please let me know ?

Apparentely its an advert for Seimens washing machines. Wonder what one for Phillips washing machines would be like?
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