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  • Worst National Ad Campaign

    What's the worst ad campaign you guys have ever seen? I think the Arby's 'oven mitt' campaign is pretty horrible. I mean, that's a cowboy hat. Everyone knows that!

    Anyway, what about you guys?

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  • #2
    Come on you mean to tell me you didn't laugh at the last one where he pops up with 'Mini Mitt'!


    • #3
      I absolutely am hating the Angus Diet and the 'I'm Luvin It' campaigns

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      • #4
        anything to do with women hygene 'products'. do you really need to advertise? things are just known.

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        • #5
          Sadly I don't watch much television.

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          • #6
            omg. that stuff was filmed in toronto. i'm not naming names, but it was painful. i cringe when i see those spots.

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            • #7
              Any John Kerry commercical, what a suckup and liar, oh and did i forget loud mouth braggart???

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              • #8
                lol.I LOVE the Arby's oven mitt!!!! I do however, hate the 'i'm luvin it' McD's crap,a nd I relaly hate that Quiznos.....i dont' even know what that thing is that sings...*shudder*

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                • #9
                  ROFL @ DD! I too hate the Quiznos ad campaign but I like the lil Arbys guy.

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                  • #10
                    1.) Quiznos!!!

                    2.) Any of the 'soft money' political campaign ads - Republican, Democratic or others.

                    3.) Any ad with a smirkin' picture of Dubya.

                    Thankfully, VCRs and Tivo make watching most commercials unneccesary in my household.

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                    • #11
                      Try and live in wisconsin some time, There is a political ad on every 2 seconds


                      • #12
                        How about the funniest commercails. Anyone remember the link for the 'I feel GREAT' campaign for the Kellogs Nutra Grain?

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                        Capt. Creative bring me those comps…


                        • #13
                          i like the toyota ad with the girl scout and the lady wont buy a box of cookies and the little flips out calling her rich for having a fully loaded toyota camry the end it says 'it just looks expensive'

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                          • #14

                            I hate political ads from any side, lying theiving bastads.

                            This is funny though check out this site

                            It seems that the Bush/Chenney campaign made the graphics available online so people could print out posters and things. They didn't realize that a fully editable version with text could be used against them for a while and these posters are the result. Bad strategery

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                            • #15
                              The quiz-nos ads were absolutly horible.

                              Now, the ads that I am getting a laugh out of are the viagra ads.

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