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« on: February 18, 2007, 12:59:30 AM »

This commercial takes place on what appears to be Malibu Beach.  Hundreds of bikini-clad women are running towards something.  They come from the east, the west and out of the water.  The camera focuses in on their goal.  Its a man spraying himself with Axe spray.  The camera zooms out and the words "Spray more, get more" appear.

Just what kind of fools do the makers of Axe body spray take us for?  I mean, no spray is going to make hundreds of women stampede for you when you spray it on.  It would be nice if there were really such a product.  But sadly, there isn't.

Axe body spray's commercials are as deceptive and misleading as those for Tag body spray.  I don't see why the FTC and Consumer Advocacy Groups don't step in and put a stop to this kind of deception.  I've always thought that deceptive advertising was a crime.  Its seems that Axe and Tag are getting away with a lot.
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2007, 02:02:47 AM »

I agree, wyrewizard.  Thumbup

Those infomercials are another case in point ~ they show you a guy or girl with a tight bod wearing the product that the company is advertising and you think that you'll look that way once you use the product.  Question
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2007, 02:53:48 AM »

I prefer employing the types of fragrances that can only be admired by dogs.
The results are much more consistant in favorability.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2007, 08:12:28 AM »


The camera zooms out and the words "Spray more, get more" appear.

I don't see why the FTC and Consumer Advocacy Groups don't step in and put a stop to this kind of deception.  I've always thought that deceptive advertising was a crime.


What deception?  To what does the phrase "get more" refer?

YOU are the one INFERING that it means "get more women."  Sure, maybe they are helping that inference, but it is still your inference.  Notice that they stop short of saying "get laid more" - that would be deception.

Or would it?  Men that use colognes like these would be considered "stylish," "au currant" and possibly "rich/financially comfortable."  Maybe some types of women DO respond to such non-visual cues.  In this case, it's not the cologne itself that is attracting the women, but part of an overall package.  If you try their product and DON'T see such a response, they would argue that you are sabotaging the overall image in some other way.

If YOU don't think the product will do that for YOU, then don't buy it.  It really is no more complicated than that.
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2007, 08:32:06 AM »

This commercial...

Sorry; that's about where I zoned out.


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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2007, 08:58:25 AM »

Ulthar...
You would've been my first choice as the "Person Most Likely to Not Fall For This" thread.

WyreWizard's posts are like Vietnamese Punji stick traps.
And you fell into one.   Buggedout

Tread carefully.
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2007, 09:39:46 AM »

this thread seems familiar
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2007, 01:41:55 PM »

Ulthar...
You would've been my first choice as the "Person Most Likely to Not Fall For This" thread.

WyreWizard's posts are like Vietnamese Punji stick traps.
And you fell into one.   Buggedout
You're more gullible than I thought you were.

Tread carefully.

Not at all.  I knew it was a troll and had a few minutes to spare.  I felt charitable and thought "even trolls get hungry, too."

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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2007, 02:15:50 PM »

I dunno. Them commercials with the sophisticated cavemen trying to pass of as smart is WRONG! I have met many Neandrethals,and they are some stoopid SOBs. I mean even the dinosaurs that Iv'e met are smarter. And , regardless of popular belief,Teradactyls are very good chess players.But they  stink at cards! Go figure. : Twirling
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2007, 04:16:17 PM »

I'm just shaking my head. WyreWizard has become like a gnat, annoying but of little consequence.
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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2007, 08:07:32 PM »

Not at all.  I knew it was a troll and had a few minutes to spare.  I felt charitable and thought "even trolls get hungry, too."
TeddyR TeddyR

Ah...
I was wondering what you were doing replying to this thread.

Andrew needs to make a sign for WyreWizard...similar to the one he made for Menard.
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2007, 08:10:23 PM »

I dunno. Them commercials with the sophisticated cavemen trying to pass of as smart is WRONG! I have met many Neandrethals,and they are some stoopid SOBs. I mean even the dinosaurs that Iv'e met are smarter. And , regardless of popular belief,Teradactyls are very good chess players.But they  stink at cards! Go figure. : Twirling

I played Texas hold 'em with a couple of Teradactyls last night and just about lost my shirt, I guess I really stink at cards, huh. Buggedout
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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2007, 10:29:04 PM »

Actually, I looked over his post and decided it was pretty sub-par for him.  Not only did he cover territory already covered, but he didn't get my interest.  I gave this troll post a 3.5.  Average effort, nothing new, and mostly repeating an earlier one.
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2007, 11:35:59 PM »

this thread seems familiar

Yeah, it does.
By the way, did you know they don't allow dogs in church?
And how does a bachelor become "confirmed"?
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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2007, 11:46:33 PM »

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