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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by wilbur_the_goose, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Oct 24, 2010 #1 of 103
    wilbur_the_goose

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    Does anybody but me hate the new DIRECTV commercial where they show a movie projectionist being murdered by a DIRECTV employee stealing films?

    I think the ad is completely stupid and should be pulled. Not for moral reasons - because it's such a dumb commercial.
     
  2. Oct 24, 2010 #2 of 103
    sigma1914

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    Much like all commercials, I don't care about it.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2010 #3 of 103
    Davenlr

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    Oh, I thought since that ad is shown mostly during sporting events, it was a blow dart full of viagra and cialis, and the Directv thief was doing the projectionist a favor...My bad.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2010 #4 of 103
    spartanstew

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    there's hundreds of commercials that are worse than that one.
     
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    Earl Bonovich

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    Hmmm... haven't seen that one.

    I have seen the one where he is tranqued by the dart, but haven't seen anyone that he is killed.
     
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    Yup, kinda stupid. I thought it was illegal to steal movies! :D

    Still not gonna buy a PPV movie. :D
     
  7. Oct 24, 2010 #7 of 103
    Hutchinshouse

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    I've yet to see the guy wake up. ;):lol:
     
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    Davenlr

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    It will be on next seasons CSI: El Segundo
     
  9. Oct 24, 2010 #9 of 103
    LarryFlowers

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    This fall had not been a stellar one for the Marketing Dept., embarrassing as a matter of fact... Russian, Gold, miniature giraffe... pitiful.
     
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    fluffybear

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    and some of them are past DirecTV commercials
     
  11. Oct 24, 2010 #11 of 103
    sigma1914

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    That mini giraffe is awesome.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Oct 24, 2010 #12 of 103
    Earl Bonovich

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    But yet... you remember them, you are talking about them, and you know what company they were from.
     
  13. Oct 25, 2010 #13 of 103
    hdtvfan0001

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    My college Marketing coursework taught me that fulfilling those criteria makes them a success.
     
  14. Oct 25, 2010 #14 of 103
    Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Think drugged is mo' like it.
     
  15. Oct 25, 2010 #15 of 103
    Satelliteracer

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    It actually comes out of the Advertising department....but the commercials have won some critical acclaim and have gone viral to some notoriety. I can't tell you the number of people that ask if the mini giraffe is real. I'm not kidding.

    Meanwhile, another very strong year at DIRECTV, net positive growth in subscribers quarter after quarter, stock price at it's highest in 10 years....
     
  16. Oct 25, 2010 #16 of 103
    Satelliteracer

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    Ding, ding, ding, ding. Give the man a cigar.
     
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    Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    We admire and remember the good ones and quickly forget the bad ones. Too bad most executives that approve marketing ideals can't tell the difference.
     
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    MysteryMan

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    Was the projectionist really murdered or tranquilized? His legs are moving at the end of the commerical.
     
  20. Oct 25, 2010 #20 of 103
    wilbur_the_goose

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    Put it this way, my wife said, "I can't believe they showed a murder in a TV commercial".
     

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