Monday, May 9, 2016

Just how effective are commercials? Would you change deodorants after watching one?


Dang it, but some commercials are delightful.  They are creative, well done, and clever.

We always record programs we like on DVR, so we can fast forward through commercials for dish soap, paper towels, etc.  But a few of the others have prevented touching the fast-forward button. These make me smile when they appear (frequently).



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AND

On YouTube:
What do you really see as you walk by store windows?
Evian water--Live Young!

AND, finally


                                       

Now, this makes wonder just how much TV we, and many others, watch.  A lie detector was lying around here somewhere.




What about you?  Have you ever been caught by a commercial?  



24 comments:

  1. There have sure been a few clever ones. But none of them have ever, and I doubt will ever, make be buy or switch products.

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  2. The Kraken one is just awesome. I usually watch ESPN commercials because they tend to be really funny.

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    1. When that commercial is played (on ESPN), I always rewind several times, just to hear the commentators and watch the one golfer using his nine-iron. This one is worthy.

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  3. We basically never watch channels with ads with two exceptions, Jeopardy and hubby always watches GMA in the mornings. I rarely watch TV anyway.

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    1. I have to say that the house is pretty silent during the day. When John gets home, the remote is in use.

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  4. Sometimes commercials are really creative and entertaining but I don't know if they convince me to buy much. They do sometimes convince me to see a movie and try out a new TV show.

    Susan Says

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    1. I don't feel compelled to buy any of the products advertised. The real call to me is the talent behind the commercial. If it makes me smile, I will rewind a few times to see those.

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  5. I am much more likely to boycott a program after seeing an advertisement than switch to it. Natural perversity at play?

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    1. If I can fast forward (and I am fast!) through an insipid commercial, I'll stick to the program. If insipid is all that is financing the program, then we'll make a change. Usually the program is not too good in the first place.

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  6. I try to avoid commercials, but once in a while I do see one that I like.

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    1. They are rare, but when they appear, I watch them more than once.

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  7. Many are clever (especially Geico) but there are so many that I just tune them out. I especially hate the pharmaceutical ones.

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    1. Yes, those drive me crazy! Those and feminine care products are worthy of a delete.

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  8. Commercials tend to irk me more than anything. Mostly because I don't get them.

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    1. The cars irk me--I don't care about how a cool car drives along sharp turns.

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  9. I've been caught by a few. Not lately though, they're all rubbish now. I remember one from years back with kids dancing around, playing, having fun, the ad was for bananas, "make those bodies sing". I have to go to you tube now and see if it is there.

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    1. I loved the coffee commercials. Strange I know, but Maxwell "Good to the last drop!"

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  10. found it; it will be on my blog on Thursday 12th if you'd like to see it. The original and one with the same kids 14 years later.

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  11. I love the current campaign for the DVD release of Deadpool. I'm not even that interested in the movie but the ads are brilliant.

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    1. We saw the movie with the warning that the language is rough. It was so well done, enjoyable, and one that we discussed long after seeing it.
      The ads are brilliant!

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  12. I like the current one where the woman buys a doggie door so the little pony can come in the house after being rejected by the big guys, I mean horses. She pets him but he still looks sad.

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    1. Oh, I know that one! He needs a buddy little pony.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!