Lying adverts

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Lying adverts

Postby [FnG] Hanno » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:58 pm

Okay I've been watching too much television lately since we got Sky and because of the dull winter days.
But these adverts are starting to get on my wick - the ones I'm talking about are ones that say or imply
something in the pictures and words and then in tiny writing on screen state completely the opposite therefore covering their backs
against legal redress.

For instance - advert for the Braun professional toothbrush - in little writing -"Does not give professional results"

Woolworths.co.uk 3 for 2 toys offer - "Offer does not include toys shown"

Some silly hair stuff 8 out of 10 woman say they would use this if they couldn't go to a salon - "*out of a sample survey of 37 women"


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Re: Lying adverts

Postby The Phantom » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:11 am

[FnG] Hanno wrote:8 out of 10 woman say they would use this if they couldn't go to a salon - "*out of a sample survey of 37 women"


Stuff like that is -very- common. They only test cosmetics on 100 people or less :?
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Re: Lying adverts

Postby [FnG] Hanno » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:26 pm

The Phantom wrote:
[FnG] Hanno wrote:8 out of 10 woman say they would use this if they couldn't go to a salon - "*out of a sample survey of 37 women"


Stuff like that is -very- common. They only test cosmetics on 100 people or less :?


No they only quote from small tests when it gives good results. eg we do 10 tests of sets of 50 women and take the best result.
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Re: Lying adverts

Postby The Phantom » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:00 pm

My usual course of action when the adverts come in between the program I'm watching: Turn of the sound. It really rules 8)
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Postby [FnG] Hanno » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:19 pm

The Phantom wrote:My usual course of action when the adverts come in between the program I'm watching: Turn of the sound. It really rules 8)



If only the tv makers would put a setting on for automatically doing this.
One of the other problems with adverts is that they are 20% louder in volume than the programs .
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Re: Lying adverts

Postby The Phantom » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:06 pm

[FnG] Hanno wrote:
The Phantom wrote:My usual course of action when the adverts come in between the program I'm watching: Turn of the sound. It really rules 8)



If only the tv makers would put a setting on for automatically doing this.
One of the other problems with adverts is that they are 20% louder in volume than the programs .

Oh yes, I've read something about that a long while ago. They don't increase the amount of decibel, but use other means to make it sound louder :(
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Postby [FnG] Sphinx » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:46 am

How about "9/10 cats prefer whiskers cat food" ..... and how many cats did they survey for that then :crazy:
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Postby [FnG] Hanno » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:56 pm

[FnG] Sphinx wrote:How about "9/10 cats prefer whiskers cat food" ..... and how many cats did they survey for that then :crazy:


No no The survey was a complete and honest one , I read about it they surveyed 3 million cat's but the problem
they didnt quote the full survey conditions in the advert...

"9/10 cats prefer whisker cat food compared to... not being fed at all"
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Re: Lying adverts

Postby [FDG]Sundae » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:11 pm

9 out of 10 cats will drink antifreeze too. Just saying.

(Whiskers cat food is vile, vile crap that should never be fed to a cat.)


Speaking of lying advertisements... ( :sorry: )

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industrie ... fine_N.htm

At least I'm in science and not in marketing. This one wasn't my fault.

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Re: Lying adverts

Postby [FnG] Hanno » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:21 pm

[FDG]Sundae wrote:9 out of 10 cats will drink antifreeze too. Just saying.

(Whiskers cat food is vile, vile crap that should never be fed to a cat.)


Speaking of lying advertisements... ( :sorry: )

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industrie ... fine_N.htm

At least I'm in science and not in marketing. This one wasn't my fault.


Hell I wondered why those antiphychotic pills werent curing my baldness!
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