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    Erm... well... weird advert if you ask me.
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    You're obsessed with wierd things ... like furniture porn.

    LOL love the video though
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    Originally posted by 4 Degrees
    like furniture porn.
    Dont know if I should ask what thats all about. I think I am best just moving on. LOL.
    -- Matthew

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    What nonsense... I don't know what to say. I thought it was lame (at least the opening bit).

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    lol Subhadip sounds like you're ina grumpy mood Stormhosts, you' don't want to know lol!!
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    http://www.marketingvox.com/archives...fire/index.php

    Ewww. Call PETA and fire the guy that came up with this disgusting idea. It seems to be another example of sub-viral marketing, in which companies set up their own campaigns that seem to be created by an Internet prankster. Then they have their PR firm spread the word about the supposed spoof. Well, Ford is really over the top on this one, and it should backfire on them.

    AdRants reports on an "un-approved" ad for Ford SportKa that has found its way virally to market. In an "approved" ad, the SportKa kills a pigeon that's trying to land on the hood. In this one, a cat gets its head cut off by the car's sunroof. Yecch. Blecch! Disgusting! View it at Viralmeister (who sounds like a pretty sick guy himself, saying he wished they had included a close-up of the cat.)

    Ford says the concept is "abhorrent," adding, "It was done as a proposal somewhere deep down in the bowels of the agency. As soon as we saw it we said absolutely not. We are appalled - this is not something we want to be associated with."

    But this sounds too much like the Puma pornographic ad flap that turned out to be an ad produced by its agency. And the Mastercard oral sex ad that is also said to have been produced by its agency.

    The goal of sub-viral campaigns is to lodge brands in consumers' minds something that is increasingly more difficult to do in the crowded information landscape today. While they can result in millions of dollars worth of free publicity, these ads also can backfire.

    They're designed to look amateurish, but they're not. Some are done by PR firms, some by ad agencies. And sometimes, companies pay to have the ad seeded on viral marketing sites like Eatmail.

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    Either way, I find it funny lol, love them for it!! People need to lighten up for f***s sake!!
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    I love this ad It's (almost) genius marketing, though it is a bit too cruel and will cause some people to not buy the car, I'd love to see sales figures though on this car, I have a hunch they're going up, not down thanks to this "unapproved" ad.
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    lol @ call peta.

    We should also call them and tell them that Itchy is abusing Scratchy again...it's time they finally did something about that.

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