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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #780 on: June 05, 2009, 03:32:24 AM »
May I just ask who the hell Charmin has in their test groups that keep giving those damn bears the okay? A bear taking a dump in the woods is adorable, apparently .

There's one where they were talking about how lesser toilet paper brands leave pieces of TP behind after you wipe. Of course this concept was given the visual aid of a bear brushing flakes of TP off his big hairy ass. Ew?

Everyone knows bears wipe with rabbits. Has nobody heard that joke?

That was one of my favorites when I was a kid.   The first time my dad told me, I just cracked up.


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #781 on: June 05, 2009, 09:25:33 AM »
Billy Mayze (sp?)  frightens me... no-one should be that excited over cleaning products...

Thos cash4gold commericals... honestly I just don't trust those bastards.

Axe commericals, but specifically the Axe Chocolate commerical... not only is it sexist it is disturbing.

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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #782 on: June 05, 2009, 09:32:44 AM »
I hate the Axe commercials, and most all cologn commercials* because they always use some guy who looks like he could smell like raw sewage and still get women.

*Except for Bruce Campbell's Od Spice commercials, because, well, they're just awesome!



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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #783 on: June 05, 2009, 10:14:20 AM »
Yeah, Axe commercials make me want to somehow escape my demographic like it's a burning building.


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #784 on: June 05, 2009, 12:26:50 PM »
I hate the Axe commercials, and most all cologn commercials* because they always use some guy who looks like he could smell like raw sewage and still get women.

*Except for Bruce Campbell's Od Spice commercials, because, well, they're just awesome!

Old Spice has good ones.  The NPH one is also awesome.




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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #785 on: June 05, 2009, 01:41:52 PM »
I hate the Axe commercials, and most all cologn commercials* because they always use some guy who looks like he could smell like raw sewage and still get women.

*Except for Bruce Campbell's Od Spice commercials, because, well, they're just awesome!

Old Spice has good ones.  The NPH one is also awesome.
I HAVE to see that. Is it on Youtube?



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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #786 on: June 05, 2009, 02:21:22 PM »

May I just ask who the hell Charmin has in their test groups that keep giving those damn bears the okay? A bear taking a dump in the woods is adorable, apparently .

Actually, Charmin very rarely tests the Bears any more. I work in market research and my client is Charmin and Bounty. They are pretty set on the carrier of the message. It's really just the message that is constantly changing. Most likely the only way Charmin is going to move away from the bears is if Cottonelle moves away from the puppy and vice versa.


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #787 on: June 05, 2009, 07:19:07 PM »

May I just ask who the hell Charmin has in their test groups that keep giving those damn bears the okay? A bear taking a dump in the woods is adorable, apparently .

Actually, Charmin very rarely tests the Bears any more. I work in market research and my client is Charmin and Bounty. They are pretty set on the carrier of the message. It's really just the message that is constantly changing. Most likely the only way Charmin is going to move away from the bears is if Cottonelle moves away from the puppy and vice versa.

Sicgirl I beg you, on behalf of the human race, lock the Charmin marketing executives in a room and beat some sense into them. Or just beat them, I'm not picky.

The Cottonelle puppy works because it's cute, not disgusting and ridiculous like the bears.
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #788 on: June 05, 2009, 07:54:54 PM »
I hate the Axe commercials, and most all cologn commercials* because they always use some guy who looks like he could smell like raw sewage and still get women.

*Except for Bruce Campbell's Od Spice commercials, because, well, they're just awesome!

Old Spice has good ones.  The NPH one is also awesome.
I HAVE to see that. Is it on Youtube?


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #789 on: June 05, 2009, 08:28:59 PM »
Thanks, that was funny.



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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #790 on: June 05, 2009, 09:21:01 PM »
I love Neil Patrick Harris, it made it even harder when he was officially taken off of the market for us chicks.
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #791 on: June 06, 2009, 05:49:54 AM »

May I just ask who the hell Charmin has in their test groups that keep giving those damn bears the okay? A bear taking a dump in the woods is adorable, apparently .

Actually, Charmin very rarely tests the Bears any more. I work in market research and my client is Charmin and Bounty. They are pretty set on the carrier of the message. It's really just the message that is constantly changing. Most likely the only way Charmin is going to move away from the bears is if Cottonelle moves away from the puppy and vice versa.

Sicgirl I beg you, on behalf of the human race, lock the Charmin marketing executives in a room and beat some sense into them. Or just beat them, I'm not picky.

The Cottonelle puppy works because it's cute, not disgusting and ridiculous like the bears.

Not sure if Sicgirl has the same experience of how people receive research as me (though I suspect she might) but clients often look to research to confirm what they have already decided upon rather than listening to advice against that particular element.

If they're dead set on the bears, it would take a massive amount of research to change that.


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #792 on: June 06, 2009, 06:41:31 AM »
So we all have to suffer because some executive at Charmin thinks the f---ing bears are "cute"?
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #793 on: June 06, 2009, 07:36:44 AM »
Pretty much, yes. I mean they might change their mind down the road but like Sicgirl said, they're interested in what those "cute" bears can say rather than if those bears are indeed "cute".


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #794 on: June 06, 2009, 08:45:24 AM »
The Charmin bears, by themselves, are one thing...what made me cringe at them forever was the one second shot in one commercial.  In that shot, there's a close-up of one of the bear's faces, and from its facial expression, it's really enjoying what it's doing with that Charmin.  I'm shocked it didn't go around town afterwards showing it to everybody.

Nothing says charm quite like a cartoon bear shoving toilet paper up its ass with a big ol' grin on its face.
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