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Russian Roulette Sunday: Advertising Take II

Russian Roulette Sunday: Advertising Take II

Hi!  Marc here again.  Last week, as you may recall, we blew our entire advertising budget on a film by Pearl & Dean.  To be honest, we were a bit disappointed by it.  We were so disappointed, in fact, that we thought we could probably do better ourselves.  We reasoned that with my capacity for historical perspective and Jon’s talent for understatement and his innate modesty, it wouldn’t be too difficult to put together a...

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Russian Roulette Sunday : Advertising

Russian Roulette Sunday : Advertising

Hi, Marc here.  Happy Sunday.  At 7 Reasons we’re very serious about bringing a new audience to our website and we work very hard to spread the word about it.  We don’t have much of an advertising budget though – which is why we’re always delighted when people retweet our work and use the Share buttons – but we thought that, as we’ve already got our own money invested in 7 Reasons, we really should splash...

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7 Reasons TV Adverts Annoy Us

7 Reasons TV Adverts Annoy Us

1.  Interruptions.  Let’s start with the obvious. Ads interrupt programmes. And just when you are getting into them as well. Now you have to wait five minutes to see if the bloke is dead or not. Then you find out he isn’t and curse the show for being unrealistic. He shot him in the head for goodness sake. 2. Voiceovers. That famous bloke is doing the voiceover for a financial advert. You just can’t place the voice. You...

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