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#151 karne

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:49

THIS IS MY BUTT:

:o :cry: :rolleyes:


It kinda loses it when Mark doesn't actually have a butt.

If Pepe Jeans wants to do that theme, go sponsor the USA Men's Figure Skating Team. Butt central. :love:

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#152 mlsnoopy

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 07:00

Posting here as it involves a McLaren driver featuring in an ad for sponsor ie Santader.

Completing McLaren's embarrassment this season... Is this the worst F1 related ad ever?

Jenson Santader Ad



OMG. What are these idiots doing to McLaren.


#153 SophieB

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 07:43

I enjoyed the Fisi and Kimi ad greatly. Especially the background music. Sounds like the sort of stuff they'd play on the BBC back in the day when broadcasts would fail from time to time and an announcer would have to say something like "We're doing our best to get back to Holiday '86, but in the meantime, here's some music."

Still, I feel this long and glorious history of F1 adverts is missing a couple of the older pages, so here you go:

Heikki, Lewis and Barry from Eastenders star in the school play another Vodafone ad as cab drivers
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Fernando Alonso goes to therapy because of his Fiat 500

"Want me to do the English version while I'm here? I can speak English..."
"Nah, no time."
"Oh. Well, as long as you get someone who sounds like me. After all, the only people who'll give a rat's ass about me being in this ad in the first place will presumably also know what I sound like."

#154 spacekid

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:49

I had my first exposure to watching the pre-race build up on Sky for Hungary, and saw this god awful CGI advert thing revolving around McLaren. It sort of explained to me why the cars have been running 'Tooned' on the rear wing.

I'm still not sure what I am meant to buy as a result of it, but another 10 seconds and I would have gladly gouged my eyes and ears out with a blunt pencil.

#155 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:44

honestly, i was expecting him to yell


i'm such a manchild :blush:

I was thinking the exact same thing. Dragonball Z poses. :rotfl:

#156 SenorSjon

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 15:17

Old Dutch McLaren ad for an insurance company:
http://www.youtube.c...k...74B&index=5
It becomes more actual with current pitstops. :p

They have a legendary status with their commercials here:
http://www.youtube.c...F8AE390D393574B

Few highlights:
http://www.youtube.c...U...4B&index=14
http://www.youtube.c...E...4B&index=32
http://www.youtube.c...g...4B&index=49
http://www.youtube.c...M...4B&index=52
But almost all of them are good.

Some 'unofficials' as well on their channel
http://www.youtube.c...HFXjCGTmEl7Aa2I
http://www.youtube.c...g...a2I&index=2

Edited by SenorSjon, 07 August 2013 - 15:30.


#157 muramasa

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 19:08

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maybe this one's better; Masenko :p
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#158 techspeed

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 19:12

I had my first exposure to watching the pre-race build up on Sky for Hungary, and saw this god awful CGI advert thing revolving around McLaren. It sort of explained to me why the cars have been running 'Tooned' on the rear wing.

I'm still not sure what I am meant to buy as a result of it, but another 10 seconds and I would have gladly gouged my eyes and ears out with a blunt pencil.

The Tooned cartoons aren't an advert. McLaren make them themselves, the cartoons "sell" McLaren and their sponsors. Series 1 was better

#159 Ravenak

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 22:16

Best F1 ad ever, with Kimi and Juan-Pablo:

I don't think it will be surpassed one day.

"Wad is ze photocopper?"

Edited by Ravenak, 07 August 2013 - 22:17.


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#160 karne

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 23:31

The Tooned cartoons aren't an advert. McLaren make them themselves, the cartoons "sell" McLaren and their sponsors. Series 1 was better


The Mobil 1 "episode" is pretty much an advert.

#161 Cool Beans

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 23:59

Best F1 ad ever, with Kimi and Juan-Pablo:

I don't think it will be surpassed one day.

"Wad is ze photocopper?"

It took 3 years(!) for somebody to post this?!

#162 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 00:13

Posting here as it involves a McLaren driver featuring in an ad for sponsor ie Santader.

Completing McLaren's embarrassment this season... Is this the worst F1 related ad ever?

Jenson Santader Ad

Haven't cringed that much this year, oh my gosh what did they smoke when they came up with that :drunk: :lol:

#163 karne

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:28

Now there's a second Mobil 1 one. I think it's worse. I'm not actually sure Tony Stewart is doing his own voice...



#164 PARAZAR

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 17:00

Jenson and Mika for Johnnie Walker. Martin Whitmarsh's in it as well.



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Posted 10 August 2013 - 00:49

Now there's a second Mobil 1 one. I think it's worse. I'm not actually sure Tony Stewart is doing his own voice...

oh gosh, that was so bad.

That whole series is cringeworthy.


#166 Ravenak

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 12:07

Jenson and Mika for Johnnie Walker. Martin Whitmarsh's in it as well.


Terrible...

#167 Peat

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:27

Haven't cringed that much this year, oh my gosh what did they smoke when they came up with that :drunk: :lol:


If you lot can't see the colossal tongue in the cheek with that ad, then i guess it explains why everyone in here get's so upset over every little thing that happens on the racetrack.

Sense of humour failure ahoy.


#168 Absulute

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 15:35

Johnnie Walker's ads are as tasteless as their products.



#169 Disgrace

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 16:05

 

:clap:  :rotfl:



#170 biercemountain

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 13:28

Pardon if this isn't F1 specific, but there's a new Audi ad here in the States that features an R8 prototype. Funny thing is they dubbed in the engine sound from some petrol powered car. I can just see the Producer moaning over the actual sound, "What do you mean that's what it sounds like? I can barely hear it! I don't careā€¦edit in a proper engine note".  :drunk:


Edited by biercemountain, 26 August 2013 - 13:29.


#171 SophieB

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 19:20

The latest in the series of odd Santander Jenson Button adverts:



Looks like the British public have got tired of JB scaring them by breaking into their homes and are turning the tables. I think the bloke who can't shut up about his new mortgage is supposed to be in JB's house anyway I can't tell and I just ran right out of curiosity about it either way.

#172 muramasa

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 20:14

Those Santander ads in UK are simply weird.

 

They just have no "sense" at all. Most "failed" commercials still tend to have some traces of effort of trying hard to be relevant/cool/artistic/humorous, but these have none.

Is it that British ad agency is not happy about Spanish capital invading UK so that they are doing their utmost to destroy and kick them out or what? Seriously that's the only explanation I can come up with. Those commercials are that bad and weird.



#173 BRG

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:51

I do find the first series of ads with Jenson et al lurking behind doors distinctly creepy.  The latest ones are a bit less so, with Jessica Ennis-Hill grooming a dog with a Santander customer enthusing to her about the great deal he's got.  Still weird though.  It looks like they secured these famous faces but then didn't know what to do with them.