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  • 18-05-2005 6:35pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,478 ✭✭✭


    i was reading in the indo yesterday that the new kfc ad, the "emergency helpline" one has recieved more complaints than anyother ad this year(i presume is this year). it had 1500+ complaints in england. it had a handful over here.

    apparently parents were complaining that this ad would teach their children bad eating manners!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,512 ✭✭✭✭Mr E


    Latest complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority are here:
    http://www.asai.ie/ (Click on Complains Bulletins)

    Some of the complaints are hilarious.... The most recent report came out before the KFC ad, so I presume that'll make it into the next report.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,478 ✭✭✭wheres me jumpa


    there have been things i have seen on tv and elsewhere that i might not agree with. but i have never felt the need to pick up a phone and lodge a complaint about it.

    has anyone here ever made a complaint?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,554 ✭✭✭herobear


    what happens in the kfc one ? is it still on tv ?(channels ?)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,456 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    Yeah? And thats not a legitimate reason to complain. Its not indecent or misleading.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,478 ✭✭✭wheres me jumpa


    its basically three women working in a call centre. their eating kfc's new salad and their mouths are full while they are speaking. i should also point out their singing their words. i think its really funny. yeah its still on, its newish advert.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,456 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    Its like how people complained that guinness doesnt make you able to swim to America.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,478 ✭✭✭wheres me jumpa


    seriously???!

    i have a major problem with parents who complain about how some tv program has something they think their childrren shouldnt see. well then just dont let your child watch it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,388 ✭✭✭Kernel


    its basically three women working in a call centre. their eating kfc's new salad and their mouths are full while they are speaking. i should also point out their singing their words. i think its really funny. yeah its still on, its newish advert.

    Quite right that people complain, it's uncivilised, rude and disgusting! Not to mention bloody annoying. People (particularly the little ladies) should conduct themselves with more etiquette these days.

    PS - KFC chips are rotten, and the gravy has gone crap.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,478 ✭✭✭wheres me jumpa


    yeah not a fan of the chips at all but always end up getting large meal and then throwing out the chips!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,388 ✭✭✭Kernel


    yeah not a fan of the chips at all but always end up getting large meal and then throwing out the chips!

    Remember the thick gravy years ago? That was lovely. Luckily the local chipper has 'aqcuired' the secret recipe. ;)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,958 ✭✭✭✭RuggieBear


    my complaint is not there... :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,456 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    Well they can't ban an ad for being annoying. Otherwise, there'd be no ringtone ads. If you dont like the ad, don't eat at KFC.


  • Registered Users Posts: 455 ✭✭penguinbloke


    Its like how people complained that guinness doesnt make you able to swim to America.

    Damn right it doesn't.

    I lost two brothers that way, and sure wasn't I nearly a gonner myself except I was picked up by a passing ship...

    They can however censor annoying ads ala crazy frog with big black box to cover his penis.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,070 ✭✭✭muckwarrior


    Blisterman wrote:
    If you dont like the ad, don't eat at KFC.
    I don't and I wont!
    I think more people should adopt this approach. If you see an ad that's really sh!t then take note of the product and never buy it again. Fruice is the latest on my list coz of those stupid "Natural" ads.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,148 ✭✭✭The General


    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=256846

    taught this would be apropriate here


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,033 ✭✭✭beller b


    What these whingers that complain don't seem to realise is that thay are playing right into the Advertising Agency's hands. That KFC ad has been talked about on virtually every station this week.. You Just can,t buy that much publicity... BENNETON are a classic example of using the people who hate you the most to do your selling for you.. If you don't want to promote the company the best thing to do is keep it zipped!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,730 ✭✭✭✭simu


    Blisterman wrote:
    Well they can't ban an ad for being annoying.

    so people make up other excuses which is what happened here, I'd say!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,388 ✭✭✭Kernel


    I hate most adverts, except funny ones with Peter Kaye. They're a tool of our consumerist, capitalist, corporate controlled society, endlessly repeated until it sinks into our consciousness in an insidious way, and brainwashes us.

    Perfect example is the Sony ad.... the blurb is: "Buy Sony. Better" fairly simple eh? but when that **** lodges in your subconsciousness and in a years time you go to the shop to buy a TV, you look at two almost identical televisions (say Panasonic and Sony), the only difference is the Sony costs more - but you end up buying it because you think Sony are 'better'.

    Or kids going around singing "I'm loving it" and dying for a McDonalds.. subconsciously associating feelings of love with the food, or even being told that they love the product, when they may not have. brainwashing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,958 ✭✭✭✭RuggieBear


    hmmm....McDonalds...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,114 ✭✭✭Kappar


    I used to think in my younger days why the hell companies would spend all this money advetising for something like I used to think "it's not like someone is going to jump up and say I need a box of Daz washing powder"

    But as kernal says it get in on your head and takes hold until you're in a shop then pulls you in.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,872 ✭✭✭segadreamcast


    I hate that KFC ad. It's so unfunny and they all look absolutely grosteque while they're singing open-mouthed. I don't mean to sound like a prude - but it's just irritating (and not because they're singing with their mouths full), and is a long way from being funny.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,388 ✭✭✭Kernel


    Kappar wrote:
    I used to think in my younger days why the hell companies would spend all this money advetising for something like I used to think "it's not like someone is going to jump up and say I need a box of Daz washing powder"

    But as kernal says it get in on your head and takes hold until you're in a shop then pulls you in.

    Here's an interesting anti advertising website... this article deals with subliminals and placement of images in advertising.. bit lengthy though! :)

    http://www.searchlores.org/realicra/sublimi.htm


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,101 ✭✭✭Kingsize


    i really hate that ad with the "dumb bloke" who's been given instructions on how to use the tumble dryer,incredibly sexist in my opinion
    will it be banned? probably not will i complain - should i bother?
    will i evr buy the product - no
    then again im a stupid man what would i want with a washing product


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,256 ✭✭✭✭Eoin


    The Guinness advert was complained about because a lot of people have committed suicide off the cliffs of Moher, and it was seen to me quite insensitive


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭BizzyC


    its basically three women working in a call centre. their eating kfc's new salad and their mouths are full while they are speaking. i should also point out their singing their words. i think its really funny. yeah its still on, its newish advert.

    I hate that ad, completely turned me away from ever eating in KFC.


    Another ad I think is stupid is that coke one, where the singing woman starts handing people open bottles of coke.
    If you were walking down the street, and some woman singing out loud handed you an open bottle of coke, you wouldn't just go "hey free coke" and take a mouthfull, you probably walk away and refuse the bottle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,727 ✭✭✭✭Sherifu


    Hmmmm, nobodies mentioned the HB Magnum ad with the disgusting images.
    I looked at the Advertising standards site and they didn't uphold the complaints.
    Guess theres no point in me complaining now.

    http://www.asai.ie/newsletter/detail.tmpl?SKU=20050503170755


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,256 ✭✭✭✭Eoin


    rkm wrote:
    Hmmmm, nobodies mentioned the HB Magnum ad with the disgusting images.
    I looked at the Advertising standards site and they didn't uphold the complaints.
    Guess theres no point in me complaining now.

    http://www.asai.ie/newsletter/detail.tmpl?SKU=20050503170755

    I know what you mean, that advert does not make me the least bit keen for a magnum. OT - My sister was in Africa a couple of years ago, and some of the countries were not keen on Christian references, so instead of the Magnum Seven Sins range, they called them the Seven Naughty No-No's!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,505 ✭✭✭irlirishkev


    rkm wrote:
    Hmmmm, nobodies mentioned the HB Magnum ad with the disgusting images.
    It's not the images on that ad that bother me, it's the sound effects!! The horrible (fake) noise of chocolate being bitten into. Makes me want to puke!
    kernal wrote:
    KFC chips are rotten, and the gravy has gone crap
    urgh.. the words 'kfc' and 'gravy' should never be used in the same sentence :eek:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,101 ✭✭✭Kingsize


    what about the M&S advert which seemingly encorages people to have sex with a chocolate sponge.???


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,925 ✭✭✭RainyDay


    I've submitted my fair share of complaints to the ASAI over the years, and I've had a good few upheld. I get the feeling that I'm 'black-balled' as a serial crank and they don't take my complaints too seriously anymore.

    The problem with the ASAI is that they have no statuatory powers. They are a self-appointed industry group whose only sanction is to name-and-shame the advertiser. If you have a serious complaint, try the Broadcasting Complaints Commission.


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