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Started by indlovubill on 04-Feb-2018 18:04:25
Disastrous Advertising Campaigns.
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Verdigris - 04 Feb 2018 18:21:59 (#1 of 104)

You're never alone with a Strand.

Classic

SorrellA - 04 Feb 2018 18:29:16 (#2 of 104)

The Singapore anti gambling ad for the 2014 World Cup was a good one:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-28318187

hailesaladdie - 04 Feb 2018 18:32:53 (#3 of 104)

Dasani water in the UK never did that well, did it?

https://johnlyle.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/dasan
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indlovubill - 04 Feb 2018 18:42:30 (#4 of 104)

LOL!!

barkis - 04 Feb 2018 18:55:09 (#5 of 104)

There was a car called the Sharon that wasn't a great success.

HouseOfLametta - 04 Feb 2018 18:56:03 (#6 of 104)

It’s called the Sharan and they sell thousands. Some friends of ours had a Sharan Carat.

Verdigris - 04 Feb 2018 18:58:03 (#7 of 104)

I'd rather have an Alhambra. Or even a Galaxy, if it didn't have a Ford badge and Tony Blair hadn't owned one.

HorstVogel - 04 Feb 2018 18:58:10 (#8 of 104)

If the name is off putting, it can be bought as a Ford Galaxy I believe.

frantastic - 04 Feb 2018 18:58:23 (#9 of 104)

In Portugal the Nova was renamed since "no va" is Portuguese for "doesn't go".

HorstVogel - 04 Feb 2018 18:59:21 (#10 of 104)

Tony Blair owned one.



I bet he has others too, actually perhaps he isn't into cars.

Sabacious - 04 Feb 2018 18:59:30 (#11 of 104)

Wasn't there a similar issue with the MR2 in France?

Verdigris - 04 Feb 2018 19:00:33 (#12 of 104)

A "Number 2" might cause people to stick their noses up.

carterbrandon - 04 Feb 2018 21:01:54 (#13 of 104)

After "those awfully nice Sony people" used John Cleese, some other consumer electronics company - Toshiba I think - hired him for their campaign too. Every time they screened an ad, Sony's sales rose.

invicta - 04 Feb 2018 21:10:59 (#14 of 104)

Cleese starred in a disastrous Sainsbury's campaign where he was hectoring staff in a Fawlty-esque manner. Sainsbury's staff complained, the ad was unpopular, it disappeared without trace.

thisonehasalittlehat - 04 Feb 2018 21:12:56 (#15 of 104)

He'll advertise anything. There are compilations if his ads on YouTube that are half an hour long.

Verdigris - 04 Feb 2018 21:12:57 (#16 of 104)

Was Lymeswold a success, or not? It was heavily advertised but disappeared without trace. Was it the ads, or couldn't they meet production demand?

A case for Punt PI, perhaps?

thisonehasalittlehat - 04 Feb 2018 21:14:45 (#17 of 104)

On top of that of course are all the corporate training videos he made in the 1980s onwards.

Delighted_User - 04 Feb 2018 21:26:04 (#18 of 104)

Did anyone ever actually try Lymeswold? I didn't, and I don't know anyone who did.

Verdigris - 04 Feb 2018 21:29:14 (#19 of 104)

It was OK. Rather like blue brie, of which it was a copy.

Having consulted Prof Wiki I see it was marketing over-success, leading to sub-standard product being released to meet demand, that was the nail in the coffin.

carterbrandon - 04 Feb 2018 21:36:40 (#20 of 104)

Or like cambozola.

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