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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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    • Mnd
    • By Mnd 10th Jan 18, 4:15 PM
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    Mnd
    Nothing really wrong with the advert as such but the Lloyds bank horse and the tag line "The listening bank"...they didn't listen when we asked them not to shut the last bank in town
    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 10th Jan 18, 4:27 PM
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    Robisere
    Adland exists to make lots of money out of business leaders who obviously think that if it looks pretentious or just plain daft, it attracts interest.

    What it actually attracts, is either distaste, contempt or ribaldry.

    Ads writers and creators do not live in the real world, but are all under the misapprehension that they do.
    I think this job really needs
    a much bigger hammer.
    • veryintrigued
    • By veryintrigued 15th Jan 18, 9:52 PM
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    veryintrigued
    Now bettered by the 'sisters' nonsense.

    Who on earth pays the cheque for this dross?
    Originally posted by veryintrigued
    Oh my Lord - there seems to be a whole series of these.

    Brace yourself Rodney....brace yourself.....
    • GreenBitterfly
    • By GreenBitterfly 4th Feb 18, 9:21 PM
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    GreenBitterfly
    I hate the Nationwide adverts, and the Natwest and Lloyds ones. I also can't stand the Halifax cartoon ones, and the fact that when I asked on Facebook if the actress in the Top Cat one was one of the Jordache sisters from Brookside, they claimed she had a minor part in the soap, which annoyed me, no idea why!

    I used to love those Halifax ones where people became a house etc.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCYXfmfUN2Q
    • fira
    • By fira 5th Feb 18, 1:36 AM
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    fira
    I too dislike the Halifax ads. Not new though as I remember RBS using Top Cat and Dibble in the early 80's. Those were just as irritating then.

    The First Direct platypus ad. at least made me pay attention. Daft but good.
    • COIAHLGW
    • By COIAHLGW 5th Feb 18, 2:51 AM
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    COIAHLGW
    Nothing really wrong with the advert as such but the Lloyds bank horse and the tag line "The listening bank"...they didn't listen when we asked them not to shut the last bank in town
    Originally posted by Mnd
    That's probably because "The Listening Bank" was Midland.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKAhwCJFzKI

    Oh wait.... they didn't listen much either!
    Last edited by COIAHLGW; 05-02-2018 at 2:53 AM.
    • SnowTiger
    • By SnowTiger 5th Feb 18, 3:01 AM
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    I too dislike the Halifax ads. Not new though as I remember RBS using Top Cat and Dibble in the early 80's. Those were just as irritating then.
    Originally posted by fira
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP8J0AKB39o

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77GTs1Hqi4o

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA6R29gBL44
    • fira
    • By fira 5th Feb 18, 2:13 PM
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    fira
    SnowTiger, thank you very much. I cannot believe they are on YouTube. I worked for RBS and remember that when these were launched customers loved them. Thanks to you I've spent time this morning looking for others and found two that got the very worst feedback. Customers said they made them feel uncomfortable and uneasy. I'm not surprised but perhaps they were a bit too ahead of their time:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5z3qBX1w14

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LPNgrdQk-4

    Bill
    • Superscrooge
    • By Superscrooge 5th Feb 18, 8:50 PM
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    Superscrooge
    Remember the days when you could get 6.17% interest on a current account!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X79dy2GsKc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-Y6V5sqf0U

    I didn't mind the Halifax ads. certainly more imaginative than the current crop of bank adverts,
    • Organist
    • By Organist 7th Mar 18, 8:32 PM
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    Organist
    The singing sisters are even worse!
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 16th Mar 18, 11:04 PM
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    teddysmum
    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.
    Originally posted by thor
    Same here. I would never consider double glazing from the shouty man company (can't remember it,so it didn't work on me)


    Another, with a good for us ad didn't work either (never used Confused.com). The Brian robot ad with Jump on It music had the family in stitches because, our then toddler granddaughter would leave what she was doing and dance, as soon as the music started. Then the instant it stopped, she stopped and went back to what she was doing (Just as though she was robot)
    • karlie88
    • By karlie88 17th Mar 18, 4:22 PM
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    karlie88
    I would never consider double glazing from the shouty man company (can't remember it,so it didn't work on me)
    Originally posted by teddysmum
    Safestyle windows?
    Official MSE canny forumite and HUKD VIP badge member
    • Jlawson118
    • By Jlawson118 17th Mar 18, 11:53 PM
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    Jlawson118
    I used to really love the First Direct advert with the walking Platypus and beatboxing bird.

    But then they released the 'Little Frill' adverts which really used to wind me up. Haven't seen it for a few years though and still hope I don't.
    • Jlawson118
    • By Jlawson118 17th Mar 18, 11:54 PM
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    Jlawson118
    Remember the days when you could get 6.17% interest on a current account!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X79dy2GsKc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-Y6V5sqf0U

    I didn't mind the Halifax ads. certainly more imaginative than the current crop of bank adverts,
    Originally posted by Superscrooge
    Oh wow, Howard! Completely forgot about that guy. He'd be in literally every Halifax advert for no reason whatsoever
    • northwalesd
    • By northwalesd 18th Mar 18, 9:07 AM
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    northwalesd
    Oh wow, Howard! Completely forgot about that guy. He'd be in literally every Halifax advert for no reason whatsoever
    Originally posted by Jlawson118
    He now pops up in a hotels.com advert, for absolutely no reason whatsoever.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 18th Mar 18, 9:43 AM
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    PeacefulWaters
    Oh wow, Howard! Completely forgot about that guy. He'd be in literally every Halifax advert for no reason whatsoever
    Originally posted by Jlawson118
    The main reasons he appeared are

    1) Sales went up markedly when he appeared in an advertising campaign

    2) He was cheap compared to a celebrity
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 18th Mar 18, 1:05 PM
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    pmduk
    Anything with Mark Benton
    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 18th Mar 18, 1:18 PM
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    Anthorn
    TSB: It's a rip-off from the old Tesco ad.
    • veryintrigued
    • By veryintrigued 19th Mar 18, 9:35 PM
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    veryintrigued
    Add the 'Carrier bag loyalty' nonsense to this list of tripe.
    • I am spartacus
    • By I am spartacus 20th Mar 18, 8:42 AM
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    I am spartacus
    Halifax please bring back Howard & the fish.
    I am, therefore I think.

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