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UltimateAg
06-06-2002, 12:53 PM
This came from a news article I saw on yahoo. The ad is on a website called playmore.com. You have to sign up to see the ads, I did but I can't log in until they send a confirmation message to my email and I'm still waiting for that. Anyhoo here's the link to news article.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=70&e=3&cid=70&u=/cn/20020606/tc_cn/933245

techie
06-06-2002, 12:59 PM
I saw the ad a long time ago, I thought
it was pretty good.

UltimateAg
06-06-2002, 01:04 PM
Is it shocking?? Can you understand why they'd react to it this way? I'm still waiting to see it.

techie
06-06-2002, 01:18 PM
Shocking? No, not to me, but then again I have
a pretty good sense of humor.

The people who complained would most likely
complain about Xbox's new ad where the kid
isn't paying attention to his skateboarding and
crashes off a rail and can't find his board. When
he turns around, it's shoved halfway up his backside.

A good ad will do two things:

1. Make people talk about the ad to others.
2. Make people remember which product the ad
was about, even if the product wasn't shown in
the ad.

I think this ad fullfilled both points.

DrUnKtAnK
06-06-2002, 01:44 PM
Originally posted by UltimateAg
Is it shocking?? Can you understand why they'd react to it this way? I'm still waiting to see it.

Life is short, play more ad (http://www.playmore.com/play.asp?flashvars=en13)

I saw a while ago, wish it was a commerical for here in the states...I think it kicks a s s

UltimateAg
06-06-2002, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by DrUnKtAnK


Life is short, play more ad (http://www.playmore.com/play.asp?flashvars=en13)

I saw a while ago, wish it was a commerical for here in the states...I think it kicks a s s

Thanks for the link, but I've been there and you can't watch the video unless you sign in.