Nice Beer Ad from Down Under
a 1000 Auzzies in gowns crossing over the sheep strewn plains of Australia.
Ahh..foreign ads..perhaps this indeed the next form of cultural worms? I can see those soulless bastards on Madison Ave.."Yes..lets push hard on the foreign angle and prey/pray some poor sod on MeFi picks it up..we'll be rich I tell ya RICH!!!"
Forgive me MeFiers.
posted by Mr Bluesky
on Nov 3, 2005 -
Go to the "Wok-Star" sauce homepage,
click "Watch the TV Spot" and you see what at first glance is one of those whacky Asian TV Ads, with whooshing graphics, over-acting, and the yelling of slogans.
The thing is, it's a fake. The ad was made in Australia, for an English-speaking market, as a parody
of whacky asian ads. The performers are Vietnamese-Australians* speaking Vietnamese in an exaggerated way.
Some people think it's insulting, some people think it's hilarious, I'm just puzzled. Are the makers assuming we'll think it's a real ad, imported from china, untranslated? Or do they think we're all so culturally literate that we're in on the gag?.
* the main guy is award-winning actor, writer and Extreme Violinist, Hung Le.
posted by AmbroseChapel
on Jun 11, 2005 -
The Indiana Supreme Court scolded
personal injury law firm Keller & Keller for their television ads that "create an impression that the claims they handle are settled, not because of the specific facts or legal circumstances of the claims, but merely by the mention of the name of the respondents' firm to insurance companies." Interestingly a search for this turned up Network Affiliates
, a company that sells advertising to lawyers.
Television ads are evidently not the
to find competent legal council and are considered to
in parts of Australia.
(Just to provide four different points of view on this issue.)
posted by KirkJobSluder
on Aug 9, 2003 -
I'd like to report some suspicious behaviour
...a series of recent television commercials
running on Australian TV promoting a toll free phone number to call if the viewer happens to see anything suspicious. Suspicious, you say? Don't be alarmed, it's all part of the Let's Look Out For Australia Campaign, whose motto is: 'Be alert, but not alarmed'. Then it says: 'Australians are friendly, decent, democratic people, and we're going to stay that way.' I feel alarmed, but not for the same reason. I'm alarmed that everything I once valued about my country, a humane welfare system that provided free healthcare and free education (including free university study) and an admirable and enlightened approach to multiculturalism, have been substantially compromised over the past decade.
I feel so betrayed that I can no longer say with confidence that I love my country. Things have reached the point where I want to move somewhere else: anyone have any suggestions?
posted by chrisgregory
on Jan 13, 2003 -