December 09, 2008

Deception’s Futile, Stupid

I can’t help but laugh at the daftness of last week’s revelation that the frickin’ awful DFS ad – the one that kills any future enjoyment of Nickelback’s Rock Star – has CG’d oversized images of its furniture behind the Please Slap Me Now idiots miming before the camera.
Exactly what is it about furniture TV advertising that requires the genre to be the last word in naffness? With rival MFI Sale Now On finally closing down, maybe it’s time for DFS to corner the market. They could even make inroads into, say, plasma TVs, to give away as compensation for all those viewers driven so insane by its advertising that they’ve flung heavy objects at the screen.

See also: Bob Dylan will be spinning on his sofa


Jetpacks said...

Are American announcers common over there?

We sure have our share of UK VOs.

FishNChimps said...

American announcers are compulsory if you want to project awe or promote anything that's oversized.