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"it's a kinda magic"

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Some appalling uses of Queens music over the last year or two, especially the dog and the cleaning fluid.
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Woo hooooo.

Nuff said.
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I've got a particular hatred for those adverts that have really dreary cover versions, usually with a squeaky female vocalist, quirky ukeleles and keyboard arrangements.

I'm sure this trend was borne of some advertising exec doing a mate a favour, cos you never hear this kind of drab ****e on the radio or in the charts.
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It just irks me that an ad agency will be assigned to a project, and some twots in a glass room somewhere will emerge with a car driving fast down an icy road accompanied by "wooo hooo".....

....or "I can see clearly"....

It just seems like the easiest job in the world being a Mad Man.
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It just seems like the easiest job in the world being a Mad Man.
Fortunately the advertising men and women have an awful time of it. Every director and senior manager is also an "expert" on the subject and vast amounts of time and money are spent arguing about adverts. Once upon a time, I knew a building society which, after a committee decision, thought playing "We gotta get out of this place" would be a good message to give customers.

The same company produced a leaflet featuring a cartoon moneybox pig (there's original). Unfortunately, when folded, the front cover showed only the protruding posterior, which happened to look like a lady's bosom with the vestigial tail representing a nozzle. There were rows and recriminations, but I've never understood why the directors were revolted by the idea of a woman's breast yet loved the idea of a pig's arras.
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Got a linky for the ad?
Not seen it and want to understand the annoyance.
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It just seems like the easiest job in the world being a Mad Man.
Yeah, and you would have come up with this...

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I again refer the honorable gentlemen to Bill Hicks' take on people who work in advertising/marketing.
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Just out of interest what sort of ad music would not be considered lazy?

Assume something along the lines of pretty much every Guinness advert ever?
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It seems like every ad on TV for the last year has been accompanied by a song from the 80's. But they can't actually use the song itself. They have to get someone who has apparently never heard of music before to make the most utterly dross, toneless version of it you could possibly imagine.
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Yeah, and you would have come up with this...

https://youtu.be/axAmED7lqe4
much prefer Jaguar's reply
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While I can't think of any specific examples, I agree with this thread. I

always cringe when the school summer holidays start, and radio stations think it hysterical to play 'School's out for summer', like it has never been done before. It has me in hysterics.

I also think that song 'Designed for Life' (the manics? dunno) would have been a good song for a VW ad before dieselgate, or Robbie Williams' 'let me entertain you' could have worked for a sporty car. Tuppence worth
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Struggling with AUDI's use of Pure Imagination, which was used recently in a SKY ad.......



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I was struggling to know where to put this. I had considered a general music thread. Or a thread about the fact that I don't usually like 'new' music. Or various different threads about the subject matter itself.

But I think it fits here as a counterpoint. There's a bit of cheating, because it's not an advert which has searched out an existing song. It's something that has all come together as one. But I give you the Lewis Capaldi / Peter Capaldi / Phil Beastall piece of work which is an advert to encourage organ donation.

I heard the song a few days back, and bought the album on the back of it as it seems right up Mrs Bazza's street - although I've never heard anything else from him (or even heard of him until now).

Also, if you can watch the video without becoming a sobbing wreck, then you're made of sterner stuff than I am. I swear, since I had a kid I'm an emotional trainwreck.


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Well I thought that was an amazing video.

Miserable sods.
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I think they have all gone off to counselling after you bummed them out with that advert
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