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Critics cry foul over DirecTV ad featuring dead girl

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Ken S, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. tcusta00

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    :killthread:

    Darn it didn't work. Course someone would probably be angry down the road when a new thread posted a link to this thread. :sure:
     
  2. Lord Vader

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    Failed you have. Into exile you went.
     
  3. mx6bfast

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    Yeah I'm crying foul because she wasn't naked. Gotta complain about something right?
     
  4. Ryan415689

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    LOL!! people are nuts.
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Contrary you are, enlightened am I. :D
     
  6. Greg Alsobrook

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    :eek2:

    Much better commercial IMO... :D
     
  7. dcowboy7

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    i wonder if they pulled the poltergeist spot for this new one....or are they showing both ?
     
  8. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    What should be deceased is the entire ad campaign. I love DirecTV but their ads over the years have been mostly duds.

    The only one I like is the football one with the "That's the cable talking Jim!"

    The rest? meh.
     
  9. Greg Alsobrook

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    You don't like the board room ads??
     
  10. ATARI

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    You posted what I was thinking. ;)


    My favorite D* commercial is still the 'Aliens' one.
     
  11. gregjones

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    Remember, the point of the ads is not to impress those of us well-informed regarding satellite television. The target audience are the undecided viewers out there that don't know what makes DirecTV different.

    Companies that only advertise to their current customers become former companies fairly effectively.
     
  12. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    Awful.

     
  13. Piratefan98

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    Those ads could just as easily be used to mock DirecTV itself, IMO. The whole practice of using questionable/bogus/manufactured claims and HD channel counts seems to be industry-wide, and DirecTV certainly has learned how to play the game.

    Jeff
     
  14. 996911

    996911 Go Pack!

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    What I find the need to cry foul over is the fact that I am only a few years older that this actress (36), remember watching this in the theaters, loving the movie, and NOT knowing that she died.

    Deal Lord, what a heartbreaking story. The real tragedy is that she dies at such a young age so unexpectedly.

    As far as the commercial, can't say I find it in good taste (or poor) rather that I found it comical (not knowing she had passed) when Craig T says "no honey, they're not here"

    Carry on.............
     
  15. Greg Alsobrook

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    I think they're hilarious.

    Agreed, but I think Comcast has mastered it... With their "500 HD choices" ads...
     
  16. dcowboy7

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  17. The Merg

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    Apparently David Spade is now taking flak for his DirecTV ad featuring Chris Farley... And so it goes on and on and on...

    - Merg
     
  18. Jaytee946

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    I see some of the internet sites have stopped running YouTube video and I wonder why, unless DirecTV ask them to? But I don’t understand all the hoopla over this commercial when Heather’s mother approved the project, comments below.

    “Heather’s mother not only approved” the commercial, said Jon Gieselman, senior vice president for advertising and public relations at DirecTV, in a New York Times interview last year. “She also commented that Heather’s inclusion was a wonderful tribute to her daughter.”
     
  19. dpeters11

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    If the Farley family is fine with it, particularly as a tribute, not just to make money, I don't see a problem with it.
     
  20. Stuart Sweet

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    OK, first, last and only warning:

    Let's get back to topic. This thread is not about politics and it's not about who you particularly think is "hot."

    Thank you.
     

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