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Is this the worst use of advertising space ever ?
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In your condition don't you have better things to worry about?

But yes, it is a terrible slogan.
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JB1981 wrote:In your condition don't you have better things to worry about?

But yes, it is a terrible slogan.
was it created by school children, or by actual adults ?
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It's a teaser for Flight of the Conchords Season 3
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Seneca of the Night wrote:
armchair pundit wrote:
JB1981 wrote:In your condition don't you have better things to worry about?

But yes, it is a terrible slogan.
was it created by school children, or by actual adults ?
Fcking Saatchis.

Who else.
it's like when someone not very bright has been promoted wayyyyy above their level, probably just by happening to be in the right place at the right time, then gets given a problem to solve, and can't solve it, or really work out how to go about solving it, or even understand what the problem really is exactly, and then just writes something, and convinces themselves that that's what they were supposed to do, and then - seeing as they're in charge and no one really has the authority to point out to them that what they've done is an utter pile of shit - they just stand back and bath in the glory of another example of their personal 'brilliance'.

and as a result, in this instance, we end up with half of the pitch emblazoned in the totally and utterly pointless and meaningless message, "absolutely positively wellington".
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jezzer wrote:It's a teaser for Flight of the Conchords Season 3
:lol:
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Seneca of the Night wrote:And who the fck are you. Twat.
You're right. I am. Absolutely. Positively.
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jezzer wrote:
Seneca of the Night wrote:And who the fck are you. Twat.
You're right. I am. Absolutely. Positively.

Is this one of your Multis, SOTN ? ...
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Every town in NZ seemingly has a tag line. Whangarei's is 'Love it here', which is pretty pants in itself.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8377918 ... wn-slogans
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jezzer wrote:It's a teaser for Flight of the Conchords Season 3
Oh wait a third season, doing the happy dance in my pjs .... yes late start to the day here and possibly too much information.
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"The Place Desired by Many"

Fukn Auckland spent half a mill for that.
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Invercargill "the arsehole of the world"
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Jeff the Bear wrote:Every town in NZ seemingly has a tag line. Whangarei's is 'Love it here', which is pretty pants in itself.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8377918 ... wn-slogans
Timaru's was (maybe still is): Feel. Touch. Taste.

Having seen the quality of the girls in my 10 months living there, I'll pass on the Timaru District Council's kind offer.
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Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote:
Jeff the Bear wrote:Every town in NZ seemingly has a tag line. Whangarei's is 'Love it here', which is pretty pants in itself.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8377918 ... wn-slogans
Timaru's was (maybe still is): Feel. Touch. Taste.

Having seen the quality of the girls in my 10 months living there, I'll pass on the Timaru District Council's kind offer.
I'm sure one of the northern towns, Kaeo maybe has something like 'Try our Mutton Pies' or something daft like that. :lol:
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Jeff the Bear wrote:
Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote:
Jeff the Bear wrote:Every town in NZ seemingly has a tag line. Whangarei's is 'Love it here', which is pretty pants in itself.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8377918 ... wn-slogans
Timaru's was (maybe still is): Feel. Touch. Taste.

Having seen the quality of the girls in my 10 months living there, I'll pass on the Timaru District Council's kind offer.
I'm sure one of the northern towns, Kaeo maybe has something like 'Try our Mutton Pies' or something daft like that. :lol:
The truly depressing South Otago town of Milton has "The Town Of Opportunities". I've often opined those opportunities are State Highway One north out of the town, and State Highway One south out of the town.
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Ashburton: the enterprising town.

:thumbup:
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jdogscoop wrote:Ashburton: the enterprising town.

:thumbup:
What happened to "Whatever It Takes"?
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It's been a pretty "successful" slogan, it's coming up 27 years old and they've had ample opportunity to change it

I like Patea's

"There's plenty of parking"
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jdogscoop wrote:Ashburton: the enterprising town.

:thumbup:
How about Geraldine: Named after a girl".
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Have I missed something, or is it basically just another way of saying :

"Wellington ? Yes, that's right, this is Wellington."

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Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote:
jdogscoop wrote:Ashburton: the enterprising town.

:thumbup:
What happened to "Whatever It Takes"?
Dumped that following the crime wave.
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armchair pundit wrote:Is this the worst use of advertising space ever ?

You won't forget it in a hurry.

Job done I suppose ✅
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This reminds me of a shop in Hawera that had the following ad:

"9th best fish pies in New Zealand".
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booze wrote:
armchair pundit wrote:Is this the worst use of advertising space ever ?

You won't forget it in a hurry.

Job done I suppose ✅

:) liked it so much she went to the trouble of starting a fred about it ... job done indeed :thumbup:
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GON I think the crap slogan I mentioned pre dates the crap slogan you mentioned.
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It's had a lot of staying power that slogan though. I'm pretty sure "Absolutely Positively Wellington" dates back to around 1990.

There was also a song made for the slogan too. And by a song made, it's a cover of "I'm a Believer", but with Absolutely Positively Wellington thrown in the lyrics at some point too.
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Taurua wrote:It's had a lot of staying power that slogan though. I'm pretty sure "Absolutely Positively Wellington" dates back to around 1990.

There was also a song made for the slogan too.
Not sure if this is the one, but this is from a similar era. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a4xNdyVPDJQ
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Jeff the Bear wrote:Every town in NZ seemingly has a tag line. Whangarei's is 'Love it here', which is pretty pants in itself.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8377918 ... wn-slogans
Christchurch has "The Garden City", "The City That Shines" and more recently "Quick, get under the table".
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Hamilton - Where It's Happening.

Still trying find It.
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Enzedder wrote:Hamilton - Where It's Happening.

Still trying find It.
On Tinder apparently.
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