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Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
« Reply #135 on: June 07, 2010, 09:40:44 PM »

Nature Bee canceled today, effective 6-18-10  :(

I still don't believe it's anything more than a placebo.
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Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
« Reply #136 on: June 07, 2010, 10:14:14 PM »

I still don't believe it's anything more than a placebo.

No, the spot definitely left some people with a negative reaction.

But I can honestly say that, even though I started skipping forward 90 seconds upon hearing Mike Buck's name after his first three calls, Mark's emoticon makes me genuinely sad that it's over.
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Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
« Reply #137 on: June 07, 2010, 10:34:45 PM »

Nature Bee canceled today, effective 6-18-10  :(

Yes, but it seems the Universe has opened a pathway for "Tiger Claw Cleaner  !" (or something like that)

RrrraaAAawww!


-- did the NB guy say why?
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« Reply #138 on: June 07, 2010, 11:00:54 PM »

I still don't believe it's anything more than a placebo.

No, the spot definitely left some people with a negative reaction.

But I can honestly say that, even though I started skipping forward 90 seconds upon hearing Mike Buck's name after his first three calls, Mark's emoticon makes me genuinely sad that it's over.

I dont think you understand what a placebo is dude. I think he means the nature-bee stuff is like acupuncture, they may be stabbing you in the back, but its all in your head.
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Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
« Reply #139 on: June 07, 2010, 11:08:42 PM »

I dont think you understand what a placebo is dude. I think he means the nature-bee stuff is like acupuncture, they may be stabbing you in the back, but its all in your head.

I'll admit that changing the referent for "placebo" from the product to its advertisements wasn't a good joke, but this response is still a little over the top. :wink:
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Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
« Reply #140 on: June 08, 2010, 12:46:38 AM »

What is VA Radio?

They canceled due to lack of sales. Nutritional supplements just don't seem to do that great on FTL. Maybe it is the nature of the audience, more skeptical or maybe we appeal to a younger audience that has less of a need for nutritional supplements.

You would be sad too, if you lost $2400 to $2700 a month :).

It isn't a placebo if you just take the claim that it is a good multi-vitamin. That is proven. Also, the thing that is always claimed about multies is that the body doesn't assimilate them as it does vitamins in food. Nature Bee is food. That right there gives real value to the product. I have already offered to buy Ian's remaining pills. He turned me down. I will be ordering them from Nature Bee when mine are gone. That should speak strongly about how I feel about the product.
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Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
« Reply #141 on: June 08, 2010, 12:54:44 AM »

I dont think you understand what a placebo is dude. I think he means the nature-bee stuff is like acupuncture, they may be stabbing you in the back, but its all in your head.

I'll admit that changing the referent for "placebo" from the product to its advertisements wasn't a good joke, but this response is still a little over the top. :wink:

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Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
« Reply #142 on: June 08, 2010, 02:06:09 AM »

What is VA Radio?

That commercial with Tim Lewis  about getting benefits for being in the military.
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« Reply #143 on: June 08, 2010, 02:15:25 AM »

I'm disappointed the show lost the income, but I'm not disappointed this latest experiment  in avant garde advertising is over.
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Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
« Reply #144 on: June 08, 2010, 02:48:30 AM »

What is VA Radio?

That commercial with Tim Lewis  about getting benefits for being in the military.

Ugh. Least favorite. The content, the way its delivered, UGH!
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Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
« Reply #145 on: June 08, 2010, 01:36:03 PM »

What is VA Radio?

That commercial with Tim Lewis  about getting benefits for being in the military.

I do not like the tone of that ad and would not do a live read for it. I have a lower bar for recorded ads.

The Buyer on that ad told me once that we were the best venue she had for that product.
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Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
« Reply #146 on: June 29, 2010, 05:19:31 AM »

WAIT WAIT WAIT?

So you are saying that those Nature Bee ads really were live calls, and not just pretend live calls?

Really?  Really?

My mind is blown.  After a few listens I had come to the conclusion that they were pre recorded pretend live ads. 

I'm sad Mark that you lost the client.  Any cash that goes in your pocket makes my pants happy.  To be honest I skipped those ads on my podcast.  I do have a degree in Nutritional Science so colour me skeptical (or at least the wrong target audience for that product).

I'm really not bothered by the VA Loans program ads.  Maybe it's because I'm an Aussie and thus it doesn't hit close to home.  Maybe it's because I'm a filthy bureaucrat and thus already a whore to the gubmint...

I love the Family Tip ads by Nestle.  I actually find them quite cute and hell I'll drop some cash on Nestle products, particularly Ovaltine (I grew up on that shit).

The Aquasana ad I'm pretty neutral about.  I don't buy the bullshit about flouride in the water (there are different types of flouride, flouride is good for your teeth, it is not raping your mind) but the conspiracy elements of it don't make me go bananas.  I'd never buy that product so again, wrong target audience.

Tiger light ad makes me jealous.  As an Aussie, pepper spray and tasers are ridiculously illegal.  I can't carry anything for the purpose of self defence actually.  I wish I could have a Tiger Light....and a tote a sack.  I should look into that.

I still haven't gotten over that garbled ad about joining the military (it was on I guess about 6 months ago).  Has it ever been revealed what that ad was about?  It was freaky as but really compelling.

As an Aussie I guess I come into the ads pretty benign.  I figure most of the products I can't easily access and as such am not really sold by them.
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Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
« Reply #147 on: June 29, 2010, 10:25:45 AM »

The Universe saw fit to direct the Tiger Claw to GCN. It is not one of FTL's ads.

Everyone of Mike Buck's calls were live.

The garbled military ad was a bit of performance art done by an artist who likes the show. The website that it one could barely discern was venordene.com.

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Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
« Reply #148 on: June 29, 2010, 03:17:52 PM »

Tiger light ad makes me jealous.  As an Aussie, pepper spray and tasers are ridiculously illegal.  I can't carry anything for the purpose of self defence actually.  I wish I could have a Tiger Light....and a tote a sack.  I should look into that.

Eventually they'll make it illegal to have a sharp stick on your property.  Thanks for reminding us that we haven't lost everything...yet.
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Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
« Reply #149 on: July 07, 2010, 07:44:44 AM »

I love that PCP ad - telling people to call police and ask about PCP. Is there a Youtube video on that? Maybe I heard it on LRN....
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