Love it or hate it: The new Marmite ad and another pointless controversy

Years ago, the makers of yeast based spread Marmite realized that opinion on their product was split and so they adopted "You either love it or hate it" as their marketing style. It's worked and now the brand has become synonymous with splitting opinion here in the UK. Personally, I can't stand the stuff. It … Continue reading Love it or hate it: The new Marmite ad and another pointless controversy

Don’t encourage them: Least favourite ad of the moment

F**k you HTC! I've got previous with the phone company, as my current mobile is one of theirs and I loathe it (temperamental touchscreen, crap battery life and abysmal memory), the only plus point is that coupled with my old place's terrible reception I've broken my phone dependency. Anyway, the reason I'm annoyed with them … Continue reading Don’t encourage them: Least favourite ad of the moment

Skyfail: My least favourite ad of the moment and one I quite like

There are two adverts on at the moment both advertising television programmes, one which I hate and another which I kinda dig. The one I hate is for the channel/company Sky and features two stars of it's recent shows, Ruth Jones from Stella and Robert Lindsay who's in Spy. The advert is basically the two … Continue reading Skyfail: My least favourite ad of the moment and one I quite like

I honestly don’t know if I’m hungry or horny

The world of advertising is a strange one, with tons of weird adverts springing forth, often with very tenuous connections to the product their selling. Guinness are the kings of these kind of adverts, oddly cinematic efforts that don't really have anything at all to do with the black stuff. Or there are things like … Continue reading I honestly don’t know if I’m hungry or horny

Get your own damn snack!: My least favourite advert at the moment

One of my heroes/rolemodels is the writer and TV presenter Charlie Brooker. He's got this wonderfully sarcastic, angry and embittered way of writing which I find hilarious and essentially gets paid to write about TV shows that annoy him. And he's married to Konnie Huq. Dude's living the dream. The reason I bring him up … Continue reading Get your own damn snack!: My least favourite advert at the moment