Favourite TV ads

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  • I am hooked on one of the current ads, and there are many more I remember well. I never remember who the ad was for, just the music and the images.


    Here are the most recent two:





    an older one but I still remember it:


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  • Cant really say I have any favourites as I find all TV adverts an irritation rather than somthing to enjoy. :rolleyes:

    Young boys in the park jumpers for goalpost that's what footballs all about isn't it.

  • I am hooked on one of the current ads, and there are many more I remember well. I never remember who the ad was for, just the music and the images.

    Can you describe, someone might know it?


    Great subject, by the way.:thumbup::) Loved those ads you posted and that John Lewis one in particular, is very creative. It must have taken ages to do. That Sony one is good too. I wonder how they come up with this stuff?


    I'm struggling to remember the really old ads and as I don't watch much "live" tv, I'm not familiar with current ads either, but I did like this Barclaycard ad which aired over recentish times:







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  • What does anyone think of the current TV Christmas ads

    I like the Tesco one which is seasonal yet gets the core message over that they have been trading for over 100 years

    The worst to me is the silly John Lewis one that cost millions to make

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  • Recent Halifax slinky. Very good but seems to have finished its run to replaced by an animated bottle-opener.:(


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  • My children loved their slinky, hours of fun. They finished up with two and raced them down the stairs. Sometimes the simplest things are the most appealimg

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  • BBC Lunchtime News showed a £100 commercial that was hand made by a Welsh ironmonger to promote independent small businesses. An ad that has gone viral on social media

    £199, take note John Lewis, you could have saved all those millions, and reduced price in your store

    Can't find the ad on google or BBC news on line but will add it if I can

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  • It's a good ad, but no web address and for the 99.99% of us that don't live in that town, no street address to the shop either, so they seem to be missing a trick with actually advertising their business there, although the BBC have done it for them.:)


    Just seen the JL add on that Sun link and it's okay... Nice Christmas scenery and all that, but I don't know who Edgar is and it all seems a bit pointless to me.


    Just before the JD ad ran on the site, a "proper" ad appeared and it just happened to be M&S' xmas ad. Bloody awful. What terrible "music" for the ad.


    The Welsh hardware store wins. When did we start calling them hardware stores?

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  • Always like ads with a bit of gardening in them.:)

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  • In a similar mould, much less recent was:

    Only just seen this and to think that a mere forty years later and very soon, everything in factories will be fully automated. Love the music too.


    Recent Halifax slinky.

    A very creative ad. Really good.

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  • Although Cadbury has ruined its chocolate since the yanks took it over, I love this ad:


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  • I like that ad too, LW, but it still won't persuade me to buy Cadbury products. I avoid it like the plague as it isn't the same product now, and they went back on their promise to support UK production. An additional no-no for me is that they pay for Halal certification.

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  • I used to eat a lot of Cadburys and when they changed over the chocolate started to taste like sludgy fudge. I dumped it.


    Why do you need Halal certification for chocolate outside of Muslim countries? Does some deity have to approve of the products of another nation? (ffs)

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  • I like that ad too, LW, but it still won't persuade me to buy Cadbury products. I avoid it like the plague as it isn't the same product now, and they went back on their promise to support UK production. An additional no-no for me is that they pay for Halal certification.

    Why buy Cadbury anyway when delicious Belgian chocolate is available, at the moment

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  • Cadbury was cheaper and everywhere available. Now I just don't eat chocolate. I do get gifts of it occasionally and it's usually in the form of Lindt and from people wealthier than I am.

    The vagabond who's rapping at your door

    Is standing in the clothes that you once wore

  • Does anyone actually have a Christmas dinner table like those shown in the TV ads?

    There is enough food to feed a regiment

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  • Nope. Just some roast turkey, potatoes, rice and veg with sauce.

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  • I wonder when and how these lavish Christmas dinners appeared here

    When I was a boy you were lucky to have chicken which was probable one of your brood which was killed despite removing one of your food supply - an egg

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  • We always had a turkey but only the basic roast taters sprouts etc. Nothing like all the stuff that people seem to have these days. I'll be doing Christmas dinner this time and there'll be turkey with all the trimmings.

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  • Mr Wing came home last week with his usual 2 turkeys, one for Xmas and one for New Year. Two bottles of champers, one for Xmas and one for New Year. ^^

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  • We always had a turkey but only the basic roast taters sprouts etc. Nothing like all the stuff that people seem to have these days. I'll be doing Christmas dinner this time and there'll be turkey with all the trimmings.

    We have had a turkey crown for years but this year I fancied picking at a whole bird, so it's I the freezer. Along with a piece of gammon which will be boiled to slice for cold platters and a pork pie that will be our Christmas holiday meat

    Have always had dinner at 14.00 but this year we will have it at our normal 17.00 time, and a smoked salmon/prawn salad at lunch time

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  • Just seen that ridiculously loaded table on the Tesco advert. FGS there's only two adults and a couple of kids.

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  • Actually there are a few more people there but the table is still silly.

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  • Tesco, Crisis, and the Sally Army should get together, that table would feed all the homeless

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