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Two radio ads currently bugging me...

Apparently we've been pronouncing it wrong all this time - it's shkoda...

And as for our (apparent) inability to say Galbani (a cheese brand) without getting it wrong...ach..just annoying. But I guess the ad men would say 'job done' How irritating.
 

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Two radio ads currently bugging me...

Apparently we've been pronouncing it wrong all this time - it's shkoda...

And as for our (apparent) inability to say Galbani (a cheese brand) without getting it wrong...ach..just annoying. But I guess the ad men would say 'job done' How irritating.
The funny thing about the Skoda ad is that when someone reels off the T & C's at the end they deviate from the ad and pronounce Skoda without the shk again. Well done continuity.

I always think the ad people have run out of ideas when they go down this route. I'd be changing agencies if I was either of these brands.
 

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The funny thing about the Skoda ad is that when someone reels off the T & C's at the end they deviate from the ad and pronounce Skoda without the shk again. Well done continuity.

I always think the ad people have run out of ideas when they go down this route. I'd be changing agencies if I was either of these brands.
You remember the ad, right?

Their job is done. You’ve literally taken exactly what they wanted you to take away from that advert.
 

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You remember the ad, right?

Their job is done. You’ve literally taken exactly what they wanted you to take away from that advert.
I remembered the ad because I have a Skoda and so I notice them anyway. I understand your point but the problem is, as Hogie is proving, the ad is making a negative link to the brand, not a positive one. Instead of subconsciously thinking positive thoughts about Skoda you hear the advert and store away a negative thought. I always think that is a dangerous road to go down for advertisers.
 

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You remember the ad, right?

Their job is done. You’ve literally taken exactly what they wanted you to take away from that advert.
Same with the Dacia add for me.. I remember it because they pronounce it differently from how James may did

And for me James may is more likely to get it right than finchy from the office!
 

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The use of the word Staycation in advertising a week away in Jersey, Roof boxes at Halfords, some holiday park the other side of the country. A staycation, is when you have time off work and stay at your home!! Maybe have the odd day trip, but the clue is in the name STAY... It does not mean a Holiday in the UK. DoorKnobs.
 

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The use of the word Staycation in advertising a week away in Jersey, Roof boxes at Halfords, some holiday park the other side of the country. A staycation, is when you have time off work and stay at your home!! Maybe have the odd day trip, but the clue is in the name STAY... It does not mean a Holiday in the UK. DoorKnobs.
Don't you mean "vacation in the UK" ? 🤨

Yep more US nonsense to perhaps look "trendy" by the retailers
 

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Parked my (reasonably) clean car at the golf club.

Come back, and it's as if there has been a saharan sand storm. The whole car is covered in sand. Can't see through the windows, and can hardly tell what colour it is.
 

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My car's awful MW reception, it's virtually unlistenable .......................... if that's a word.
What on earth is worth listening to on mw?

Anyway, a simple(ish) solution is to just download radioplayer app on your phone and get perfect digital quality played through your cars bluetooth, assuming you have a smartphone and a Bt radio ofc.
Almost every station now broadcasts on t' interweb thingy.
 
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