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  • octan

What's wrong with this sentence?



It seems even the big boys are learning English from the Internet now.

Also, the next frame from that ad was "...and in more places!" Wow. Here and in more places. That's some excellent sentence structure there, pal. Good to know AT&T only hires the best copy writers for their ads.
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  • octan

Can you really call that a slogan?



This is an Internet banner ad for Kohl's. Nothing particularly weird about it; I just wanted to point out that "The More You Know, the More You Kohl's" might just be the single most moronic slogan ever forged by the hand of marketing executive.

Who here thinks they've got other contenders for the title?
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  • octan

The bottom line is that car ads are dumb.

This is more of a gripe coupled with mild amusement than anything else, but:

Nissan bottom line

Does anyone notice what's missing from this ad that places so much emphasis on the "BOTTOM LINE"?  That's right: the bottom line.  They tell you how much of a negative-down-payment incentive you get with purchase, and of course what kind of financing you can expect, but no indication whatsoever of the price.  In fact, I know of very few car ads that ever mention the vehicle's MSRP.  At best they quote the monthly payment if you lease it (which is useless to what I can only hope are the vast majority of people, who actually buy cars rather than pay close to the full price just to have it for a few years).  But this ad doesn't even do that.  Granted, you probably can't lease a Versa on account of it's such a cheap car, but really, isn't that exactly the sort of thing their customers would want to know?  Especially if you get them all hyped up about the BOTTOM LINE.

GEEZ.  I need a sandwich or somethin'.
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