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

  1. Oct 25, 2010 #21 of 103
    photostudent

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    i do have a mini giraffe as a pet. i do also enjoy the commercials...
     
  3. Oct 25, 2010 #23 of 103
    PCampbell

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    30 sec skip should take care of any commercials you do not like.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2010 #24 of 103
    dpeters11

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    More often than not, if I see a commercial, I feel like I went into the wrong business. So many bad commercials. Though probably the lowpoint for DirecTV was the Heather O'Rourke one. But I guess it did get remembered.
     
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    dclaryjr

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    Bingo! There have been several times in the past where I've been in discussions with people who refer to an ad as being great, but then can't tell me what the product was that was being promoted.
     
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    Yeah, I know it works both ways. The goal is for us to remember the company name and the product they’re pitching. Did the commercial deliver? Yup. But, I do agree with you. Maybe something other than bodily harm would get their point across. Also, I know DIRECTV swings a mighty fist when cracking down on stealing/pirating their signal. But yet, they steal movies in their commercial. That is kind of funny.

    Am I offended by the commercial? Nope. Can a commercial be made without bodily assault and thievery? Yup
     
  7. Oct 25, 2010 #27 of 103
    Hoosier205

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    The overreaction (and in some cases...complete misinterpretation) from folks over this commercial is hilarious.
     
  8. Oct 25, 2010 #28 of 103
    Jon J

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    I only watch commercials for two companies...Geico and Travelers. ;)
     
  9. Oct 25, 2010 #29 of 103
    hdtvfan0001

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    Somewhat lame commercial....but in fact...that's a tranquilizer dart...so "murder" is an inaccurate description IMHO. ;)
     
  10. Oct 25, 2010 #30 of 103
    tonyd79

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    Wilbur, did you watch the commercial on your bad PQ local Fox affiliate? ;)

    It is a tranq dart. And it is a joke. Not a funny one but a joke.
     
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    +1
     
  12. Oct 25, 2010 #32 of 103
    Hoosier205

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    The last several quarters have been extremely successful for DirecTV's marketing department. That much is obvious.
     
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    I think it sends the wrong message as in poor taste.
     
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    Wow, some of you guys are pretty wound up when it comes to knocking someone out. It's obvious that he isn't dead, but that it's a tranquilizer dart. Lighten up. It wasn't as funny as Opulence or some of the NFL Sunday Ticket Mobile commercials (love love love the cabbie in New York one) but I wouldn't go so far as to say it was *offensive*
     
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    Hutchinshouse

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    No denying that. Money talks. Right now, DIRECTV is screaming.
     
  16. Oct 25, 2010 #36 of 103
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    Reminds me of the guy I heard talking about Directv promoting devil worshiping because of the sunday ticket commercial with the saints fan using voodoo on the falcons fan. Learn how to take a joke people.....:rolleyes:

    P.S. Mini Giraffe is AWESOME!!!!


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    but wait...now that I think about it..HOW DARE Directv make a commercial with that poor little mini giraffe! What are his living conditions like? How is the giraffe compensated? He should be set free to run wild with all the other mini giraffe's!! Animal Cruelty!! This commercial makes me sick!! BAN IT!! Directv should be ashamed!!
     
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    TITAN_53

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    Are you kidding!? The way that cabbie dropped those people off in the ghetto!? It's a travesty!! Cabbie's dropping people off in dangerous area's that they aren't familiar with is unethical!? Why would Directv promote such behavior!? I'm outraged!!!
     
  18. Oct 25, 2010 #38 of 103
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    Not if the single net impression of the viewer is negative. You may achieve some awareness, but if it is negative you won't move the viewer to the next step in the buying cycle.

    That said, I love the mini giraffe commercial.
     
  19. Oct 25, 2010 #39 of 103
    Hoosier205

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    ...as do most commercials and programs on television. If you can't handle the humorous and fictitious use of a tranquilizer dart in a commercial, just sell your televisions.
     
  20. Oct 25, 2010 #40 of 103
    MysteryMan

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    You know DISH could learn from all this and run a commercial showing Charlie Ergen hitting FOX's CEO with a dart and stealing their pulled channels!
     

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