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    • veryintrigued
    • By veryintrigued 17th Sep 17, 8:44 PM
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    veryintrigued
    Worst Bank / Building Society TV advert
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    • 17th Sep 17, 8:44 PM
    Worst Bank / Building Society TV advert 17th Sep 17 at 8:44 PM
    The Nationwide 'poetry' series.

    Truly awful.
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    • JuicyJesus
    • By JuicyJesus 21st Sep 17, 11:38 AM
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    The concept of Halifax trying to coax me into banking with them with puppets and cartoon characters still winds me up, with the implication that I'm a simpleton that gurgles and claps when I see Scooby-Doo to the point I base financial decisions on it.

    I did hear one of the Nationwide poem ads on the radio and just thought it was silly and bland. I can't stand when companies try too hard to seem "down to earth" and "in touch with peoples' lives" or some such w*nk. It's the same attitude which means half of the adverts on TV have a soundtrack of strummed guitars and whistling.

    Nothing, however, is worse than MoneySupermarket. You don't want to know what I'd do if I had diplomatic immunity, a closed room and whoever thinks up their adverts. I'd let Nationwide read me poems all day if it meant I never had to see another Epic Something with accompanying hashtag. Second prize going to that thankfully now gone Confused.com advert with the dancing robots, which I've always thought would have been improved with a large electromagnetic pulse right above it.
    Last edited by JuicyJesus; 21-09-2017 at 11:41 AM.
    urs sinserly,
    ~~joosy jeezus~~
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 21st Sep 17, 2:33 PM
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    Bring back Howard Brown.
    • JuicyJesus
    • By JuicyJesus 21st Sep 17, 2:35 PM
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    JuicyJesus
    Bring back Howard Brown.
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters
    If there was any post of yours that deserves a PPR it's this one.
    urs sinserly,
    ~~joosy jeezus~~
    • Mchambers
    • By Mchambers 21st Sep 17, 3:23 PM
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    I liked Howard !! He was also is the Captain Obvious ad so he must be good !
    • northwalesd
    • By northwalesd 22nd Sep 17, 9:39 AM
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    I'm with you on the Nationwide ads, truly awful. But is there a good bank/BS ad?
    • bigadaj
    • By bigadaj 22nd Sep 17, 3:21 PM
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    I'm with you on the Nationwide ads, truly awful. But is there a good bank/BS ad?
    Originally posted by northwalesd
    Most ads are BS, in my humble opinion of course.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 22nd Sep 17, 4:15 PM
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    If there was any post of yours that deserves a PPR it's this one.
    Originally posted by JuicyJesus
    The first ad he did was the only time I had a stream of customers walking into the branch talking about the advert and taking the product.

    A huge positive impact on sales.
    • antrobus
    • By antrobus 22nd Sep 17, 4:32 PM
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    I'm with you on the Nationwide ads, truly awful. But is there a good bank/BS ad?
    Originally posted by northwalesd
    Well, I quite like the Lloyds Bank ad that features a decent cover of "Take Yo' Praise".

    Doesn't really change my view of Lloyds tho'.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 22nd Sep 17, 4:33 PM
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    The Nationwide 'poetry' series.

    Truly awful.
    Originally posted by veryintrigued
    I Agree the NW one is annoying.
    • JuicyJesus
    • By JuicyJesus 22nd Sep 17, 4:40 PM
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    The first ad he did was the only time I had a stream of customers walking into the branch talking about the advert and taking the product.

    A huge positive impact on sales.
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters
    And by the last time did you have the same stream of customers, only with pitchforks?
    urs sinserly,
    ~~joosy jeezus~~
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 22nd Sep 17, 4:48 PM
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    And by the last time did you have the same stream of customers, only with pitchforks?
    Originally posted by JuicyJesus
    I escaped to jobs that didn't involve face to face contact with customers.

    Just overpaid arsehole senior managers.
    • veryintrigued
    • By veryintrigued 7th Jan 18, 8:48 PM
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    The Nationwide 'poetry' series.

    Truly awful.
    Originally posted by veryintrigued
    Now bettered by the 'sisters' nonsense.

    Who on earth pays the cheque for this dross?
    • No_6
    • By No_6 7th Jan 18, 9:40 PM
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    I ignore all the adverts but use all of them. for money
    I can make and then close when required.
    • SnowTiger
    • By SnowTiger 7th Jan 18, 10:28 PM
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    Alliance Building Society had drab adverts.

    They got better after the merger with the Leicester Building Society.

    Building societies gave us some good adverts: 'Arthur Daley' advertising The Leeds' Liquid Gold account, paying a whopping 10% interest; The Woolwich 'are you with...'; and an easy Sunday morning with Halifax.
    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 7th Jan 18, 10:33 PM
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    Does the fact that the majority on here don't like the Nationwide adverts but most remember them not mean that they are actually working?
    By that I mean you are talking about Nationwide - rather than completely forgetting them?
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always receive lots
    • SnowTiger
    • By SnowTiger 7th Jan 18, 11:18 PM
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    Does the fact that the majority on here don't like the Nationwide adverts but most remember them not mean that they are actually working?
    By that I mean you are talking about Nationwide - rather than completely forgetting them?
    Originally posted by jonesMUFCforever
    We all like to think advertising doesn't affect us.
    • PROLIANT
    • By PROLIANT 8th Jan 18, 10:22 AM
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    PROLIANT
    Nationwide and HSBC peddling their ant-Brexit, Marxist political agenda, usually with some champagne socialist celebrity virtue signalling.
    Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
    • Stuart_W
    • By Stuart_W 8th Jan 18, 10:33 PM
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    Anyone else remember the Open your bank account Britain tune?
    • thor
    • By thor 10th Jan 18, 9:46 AM
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    thor
    Does the fact that the majority on here don't like the Nationwide adverts but most remember them not mean that they are actually working?
    By that I mean you are talking about Nationwide - rather than completely forgetting them?
    Originally posted by jonesMUFCforever
    I actively avoid companies who have annoying ads and I suspect I am not the only one. So remembering them does not actually mean the ad has been successful.
    • IanManc
    • By IanManc 10th Jan 18, 11:36 AM
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    I detested the Leeds Permanent Building Society ads with the ultra irritating song:

    "Say the Leeds and you're smiling
    Every Leeder knows
    Say the Leeds and you're smiling
    As your money grows ......".

    I was a Leeds Permanent customer at the time and none of us were known as Leeders, and you can easily say Leeds without smiling so it was all cobblers anyway.

    The staff in my local branch hated the television adverts as much as I did and wouldn't display the accompanying posters until they were forced to by their area management.
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