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Agency Slams Own Ad to Gain More Publicity For It

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Perhaps you've seen the Tango Clear spoof of the Sony Bravia ad which had colored balls roll down the hills of San Francisco. The Tango Clear ad does it with fruit and lots of it. Apparently, the ad, shot in Wales, has some residents in Swansea so upset, they've launched a cheesy looking website to protest against the damage all that fruit did in Wales and to state it will never happen in Swansea. Actually, a little Whois research points out the creators of the Tango Clear ad, Clemmow Hornby Inge, created the protest site apparently hoping to keep the fruit rolling a bit longer.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (8)     File: Agencies, Commercials, Spoofs     May-11-06  
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Comments

The agency's own site is just as bad. In fact, so bad that I couldn't even view it. C'mon guys, no need to have a javascript pop up to view a site.

Posted by: Edward on May 11, 2006 02:12 PM

Didn't seem to have a problem getting to the agency's site... In any case, very nice spoof ad. Perhaps, dare I say, even better than the original?

Posted by: Bradly on May 11, 2006 03:55 PM

what a waste of food.

Posted by: a35mmlife on May 11, 2006 06:28 PM

You may not dare to say better than the original. But yes, a very good spoof - no details missed.

Posted by: good. on May 12, 2006 04:50 AM

Wales isn't in England! It's a Country in it's own right! Muppet!

Posted by: howard scott on May 12, 2006 05:08 AM

I was reading on Indian advertising forum, desicreative.com something similar. One creative made a similar ad with just one ball rolling down the hill. It was an ad for a TV repair shop.

Adman

Posted by: AdMan on May 14, 2006 04:53 AM

This is becoming a pattern. First the fake Muslim watchdof site slams the Poker viral (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XPi1cke1tA), and now this.

Posted by: Eli Feldblum on May 15, 2006 02:20 PM

Perhaps, dare I say, a shameful, naked, plagiaristic attempt at hijacking the notoriety of someone else's creativity?

Posted by: anon on May 15, 2006 04:27 PM

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