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Is it me or is there something unsavoury/disturbing about those ads? :o :confused:
1. Making out all the products come direct from the people growing them in Thailand/Asia/where-ever when theyre probably made in a factory.
2. Making out all the growers are happy, healthy smiling people, well its not the smiling part I object to, its just that the poor producers probably get paid shit wages for what they do, that is if Blue Dragon products ever see a real chilli. So would the growers be very happy?
3. The one with the woman, 'busy lady customer' and man growing chilli have an image which is too idyllic, I doubt the people in Thailand use that crap out of a jar anyway.
Does that make sense?

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I haven't seen the Blue Dragon ads yet.

I agree with your point but isn't advertising all about painting an unrealistically rosy picture, if necessary distorting the truth. That's what they do.

Other examples:

    - the Man from Del Monte, and all those happy fruit growers
    - the old Kwik-Fit(?) ad, where a woman's car exhaust falls off - and she looks really thrilled with delight about it
    - all those happy customers at PC World served by knowledgeable staff

Anyone think of any others?



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Knowledgeable staff at PC World - ha ha! :D
All they say about the PC is its cost, how fast the processor is, not how much RAM it has etc? :confused:
What about the Kenco ad with those happy coffee growers, Mr. Makuza and Mr. Gap Year and the Tettley ad with the happy tea grower.

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whimsical oracle wrote:Anyone think of any others?

Staff in MuckDonald's/Burger King/other places of this nature looking extremely happy and bubbly. It's been ever such a long time since I entered an establishment of this nature, but the last time I did, I don't recall people being that happy. Or happy at all really.

I'm sure TK Maxx lorry drivers don't dress like this...



Also, operating the radio like that whilst driving is tantamount to using a mobile phone; she's not in full control of the vehicle! (Not that she's actually driving it, I'm sure.)

I'm sure giant red onions have never attacked any Subway customer shortly after purchasing a sandwich from there, now that I think about it.

Shreddies aren't knitted by anyone...



Going back, quickly, to Whimsy's mention of PC World, their adverts usually have The Tech Guys feature in them, with the slogan: "the Tech Guys will be happy to help!". I'll bet they bloody are, at the prices they charge!



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I quite like the Shreddies ad :o
Anyone remember the Wild Bean Cafe ad - at her house, a beautiful girl asks blokey if he wants to come for a coffee - blokey says 'Errr.. no' and drives off.
WHAT AN IDIOT! :doh: :oops:

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Those airline ads making out how flying is so pleasant - maybe it is if you fly Business Class....

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grimtales1 wrote:Is it me or is there something unsavoury/disturbing about those ads? :o :confused:
1. Making out all the products come direct from the people growing them in Thailand/Asia/where-ever when theyre probably made in a factory.
2. Making out all the growers are happy, healthy smiling people, well its not the smiling part I object to, its just that the poor producers probably get paid shit wages for what they do, that is if Blue Dragon products ever see a real chilli. So would the growers be very happy?
3. The one with the woman, 'busy lady customer' and man growing chilli have an image which is too idyllic, I doubt the people in Thailand use that crap out of a jar anyway.
Does that make sense?


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What brand is that? Blue Dragon? ;)

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grimtales1 wrote:What brand is that? Blue Dragon? ;)


sharwoods, i've not checked Blue Dragon. :D




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Sharwoods OK :D
There must be more ads that distort the truth (ie all of them). I liked the Sharwooods 'Go East' song though (to the tune of Go West) :o

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