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specki4eyes Thu 04-Feb-21 14:26:21

We're all watching more tv at the moment I'm sure. Inevitably there are adverts. One advert in particular is making me vow never to use that company's product. It begins with a girl diving into water and continues as she goes on safari, attends a festival, treks through the jungle etc and then ends with her lying on a beach lounger. We are advised to "find our escape, find our surprise" etc. How insensitive and irresponsible is this advertiser? I cant think who it is because it makes me so annoyed I have to reach for the remote! Wouldnt we all love to even PLAN an escape if it was at all feasible. I think its Trailfinders. Well they can go and find their own escape in my book. The 'Irish airline' has just been fined for exhorting us to "Jab and Go". As I said, irresponsible and insensitive. My son has three flights still waiting to be refunded.

Esspee Thu 04-Feb-21 14:40:16

With you 100%. My email box fills daily with companies trying to tempt me into booking a cruise (never again) or an exotic vacation. I would have to be extremely gullible to book now when the future is such an unknown.
We mute TV adverts as a matter of course.

keepingquiet Thu 04-Feb-21 14:42:10

I agree- the ads were probably produced long before Covid but I agree they haven't caught up with or changing perspective. Having said that I know of people planning holidays as if Covid had never happened either!

My solution? Watch the BBC!

crazyH Thu 04-Feb-21 14:44:56

Love the poet on the Nationwide advert (I think it’s nationwide)

specki4eyes Fri 05-Feb-21 07:47:29

keepingquiet I would love to watch more BBC but I'm up to here with competitionshows...interior design,pottery,sewing,baking,cooking,dog grooming, dancing, singing etc etc. Cheap tv because I'm sure none of the participants get remunerated, and all,except one, have to suffer the pain of being eliminated.
Grr..I just watch Sky Arts and even then I record it so I can skip the adverts!
Sorry, the pandemic is getting to me!

Calendargirl Fri 05-Feb-21 07:50:35

I am really enjoying the Sky Arts Discovering film stars past and present, and also the music icons.

RulaNula Fri 05-Feb-21 07:53:00


Love the poet on the Nationwide advert (I think it’s nationwide)

The one talking about coffee houses? I love him as well

LullyDully Fri 05-Feb-21 08:18:52

Lovely Brummie accent and set in Gas Street Basin central Birmingham. I love that one too.

Kim19 Fri 05-Feb-21 08:25:09

Find people arranging and discussing their funerals with buoyancy and positivity somewhat amusing.

aggie Fri 05-Feb-21 08:29:56

It’s the lovely flower and seed catalogues in my letter box that get me gnashing my teeth . Look closely and see .... We do not deliver to Northern Ireland ! .... grrrrr

Witzend Fri 05-Feb-21 08:31:08

That’s the great advantage of recording and later zooming through all the ads.
Most of them irritate me TBH.

Oldwoman70 Fri 05-Feb-21 08:40:54

I have given up watching any TV - except the news. I usually settle down for the evening with one of my collection of DVDs. I agree with specki4eyes too many "reality" shows and competition programmes.

shysal Fri 05-Feb-21 10:50:37

CrazyH, I hate those Nationwide adverts and find myself shouting 'shut up' at them as I press the mute button.

Blossoming Fri 05-Feb-21 10:56:02

We don’t have a TV but internet adverts can be just as irritating.

jaylucy Fri 05-Feb-21 10:59:41

Just like a while back, if you were watching Countdown, nearly every ad break was for Otex to remove wax from your ears- just what you need with a cup of tea and a biscuit!
At the moment, while eating our evening meal and watching the two Australian soaps, we are regaled with incontinence ads - either the trickle or whoosh one , or the one where you have to look at a woman's bottom while she lifts weights.
There is also the one for erectile disfunction - the way the man says "e-rect-ile" with so much oomph really puts you off your dinner .
Both just a tad worse than the constant ones for sanitary products could be shown at better times!

NellG Fri 05-Feb-21 11:07:37

I didn't realise that ( being a bit dumb sometimes) now that most of us have digital TV via a box that our TV choices are logged into an algorithm and we then see adverts that the algorithm deems 'suitable' for us as a target audience.

It has a slight 1984 feel .

annodomini Fri 05-Feb-21 11:24:55

I always record Countdown so that I can fast forward over the advertisements for funeral plans, stair lifts and walk-in baths. I'm only 80 for goodness' sake!

kircubbin2000 Fri 05-Feb-21 12:11:51

I think it's Virgin media. Awful voice, makes me wonder if it is the same guy in the Asda one, Sonny.

EllanVannin Fri 05-Feb-21 12:21:12

Stephen Morrison-Burke is the poet on the Nationwide advert. A calming voice and the only advert I like.

EllanVannin Fri 05-Feb-21 12:23:06

One other is the little girl in the PG Tips advert, pouring tea to her dolls and teddies and talking to them. Aw, so clever.

Foxglove77 Fri 05-Feb-21 12:29:31

I love the black horse on the Lloyd's Bank adverts. Beautiful.

fourormore Fri 05-Feb-21 13:28:35

I can't help but wonder what effect all the Funeral Plans, DIY Cremations and life insurance to leave to 'the Famly' when I die, is having on the poor loves sat alone all day with only the TV for company? sadsadsad

Juliet27 Fri 05-Feb-21 13:33:29


*CrazyH*, I hate those Nationwide adverts and find myself shouting 'shut up' at them as I press the mute button.

Same here Shysal

rockgran Fri 05-Feb-21 13:36:59

The adverts go on so long you have time to lay a bit of lino!

sassenach512 Fri 05-Feb-21 14:08:50

The 'perf with surf' bimbo drives me up the wall as does the woman who thinks we all want to watch her bend over and see how we can't see her incontinence pad, I just want to kick her up the backside. How do we never see men advertising these things and the ghastly, crepey, supposedly 'pretty' underware that goes with them?