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The best thing about Teams is that it’s no good if you’re in a team of more than 4 people and want to see them all at the same time.

It’s fine for a Rod, Jane and Freddy-type outfit, but anyone in a team larger than The Jackson Four and it’s a bit rubbish.

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2 minutes ago, scratchdj said:

The best thing about Teams is that it’s no good if you’re in a team of more than 4 people and want to see them all at the same time.

It’s fine for a Rod, Jane and Freddy-type outfit, but anyone in a team larger than The Jackson Four and it’s a bit rubbish.

Microsoft have rolled out an update for 3x3 that should have reached everyone by yesterday. 

Still pales to Zoom's 7x7.

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On 5/15/2020 at 5:46 PM, Scott Malbranque said:

This ad used to haunt me as a wee child, and it'll intermittently pop up in my head every time I touch off a jacks bowl because me ma used to say "Don't touch public toilets or anything. You could catch them AIDS"

This Ad, Annie Lennox, Ultravox and Geoff Capes are what stick out in my head when I think of the 80s. I used to rely on Oink and Buster magazine for levity.

It's so Catholic Irish, it's incredible

 

 

Coincidentally, a UK 80s advert for condoms turned up on my twitter feed today (thanks to the 'What's On The Tapes' channel, where the guy buys job-lots of old VHS and uploads stuff from it). Rather different approach.

 

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"I'm an international DJ!"

Fuck entirely off.

 

Not helped by the fact that the only live TV is Sky One between 5 and 7 via Now TV, and it seems to be the same four or five adverts on a loop forever. And continuity announcers trying to do "witty banter" deserve an entire fucking thread to themselves.

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Just now, wordsfromlee said:

Those fucking Nationwide adverts where members of the public read their shit self-penned poems into their camera phone.

I've been with Nationwide my whole life, but those adverts are making me genuinely consider closing my account.

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Do adverts actually work? Has anyone on here bought anything based on the advert? I buy based on sales, whoops labels, and comparison site searches. Most adverts, especially shit ones, actively turn me away. I've never bought Old Spice despite the fact that random shower guy and Terry Crews make me blow air out of my nose.

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28 minutes ago, CavemanLynn said:

I've never bought Old Spice

Then you're missing out. My nan used to buy me and my dad old spice every birthday and Christmas, so I've got loads to use and it's great. Better than anything else after a shave and it regularly gets comments on being nice at work because you smell it around so little these days.

But to answer your question advertising generally puts me off a product more often that it engages or positively influences me. The worst thing an advert can do is overplay, it makes re remember the brand but not with positive feelings.

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4 hours ago, CavemanLynn said:

Do adverts actually work? Has anyone on here bought anything based on the advert? I buy based on sales, whoops labels, and comparison site searches. Most adverts, especially shit ones, actively turn me away. I've never bought Old Spice despite the fact that random shower guy and Terry Crews make me blow air out of my nose.

TV ads aren't usually intended to directly get you to buy something, as counterintuitive as it sounds. There's a reason so many of the most 'successful' ads are the ones that are considered the most annoying. They stick in your mind.

The main purpose of ads is to reinforce brand recognition and to plant knowledge of a particular brand, product or service in your mind so when the time comes to making a purchase, that particular brand is already in your head, which greatly raises the chances of you opting for it over the others you have to choose from.

I'm not saying all ads work by any means - a lot of them are so bad they do actively discourage you from purchasing from them. But a problem with TV/traditional media ads is that they're stuck on a channel where only a fraction of the audience might be their potential target, which means that a lot of the ads you watch won't have any relevance to you.

Also - fuck the Nationwide ads. Terrible on all counts.

4 hours ago, CavemanLynn said:

I buy based on sales, whoops labels, and comparison site searches.

I'd be interested to know which comparison sites you use, and whether it's one you're aware of from a TV ad. When you type the site into your browser, I'm sure there's a good chance you can 'hear' the name in a faint voice at the back of your mind.

Apologies for the essay - having a long day here.

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