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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    Their "ad agency" is in-house. They know what they're doing!
    Then pzarquon is mistaken.

    Kinda ironic, the commercial promoting Road Runner you're in is on the air now, but your own Road Runner service is down.

    Garrick: "Hey, Oceanic. I see you've re-aired the Road Runner commercial I was in. Cool. Speaking of which, my service is down. Can you guys come fix it? Can?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    Their "ad agency" is in-house. They know what they're doing!
    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    Then pzarquon is mistaken.[...]
    I'll refine my reply above just a bit! While their ad/marketing dept. is in-house, they do use freelancers on some projects. What I shoulda mentioned is that, afaik, they have not hired an outside ad agency.

    How was PZ mistaken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    How was PZ mistaken?
    He surmised that Oceanic is sick of Garrick's commercials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    He surmised that Oceanic is sick of Garrick's commercials.
    I guess I didn't take PZ's statement seriously...even without a Smilie! I can't imagine the RR service being down has anything to do with Troy's commercials, one way or the other. I read it as a tongue-in-cheek statement that Troy made! Diff'rent drains for diff'rent brains, me guesses!

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    I agree about the Oceanic Ad with the couple on Maui...they don't even match as a couple!

    Anyone see those Olelo "Speak" commercials? The one where all the people have their mouth taped? I get the point of the commercial, but it's irritating hearing people mumbling through the tape! I have to change the station every time that commercial comes on.

    There's a radio ad out now that's irritating too....It's for the Varsity (Bar). Starts off with a guy telling you how to conserve water...then they tell you to drink more beer.
    Bitter & Sweet....all in one bite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bittersweet View Post
    I agree about the Oceanic Ad with the couple on Maui...they don't even match as a couple!
    Apparently you didn't see the new follow-up commercial aired this week. Yes, they still look odd couple to me, but at least the girl admits she like the guy when she put her head on his shoulder at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bittersweet View Post
    It's for the Varsity (Bar). Starts off with a guy telling you how to conserve water...then they tell you to drink more beer.
    Sounds like it should be about recycling, then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bittersweet View Post
    I agree about the Oceanic Ad with the couple on Maui...they don't even match as a couple! [...]
    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    Apparently you didn't see the new follow-up commercial aired this week. Yes, they still look odd couple to me, but at least the girl admits she like the guy when she put her head on his shoulder at the end.
    The world is full of couples who look odd together! Oceanic's spot is just depicting a slice of real life!

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    Is the Board of Water Supply doing an ad now where people in neighborhoods dump large garbage cans with a load full of water, showing an example of "wasting water". I get the point, but I think they wasted water showing the example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    Apparently you didn't see the new follow-up commercial aired this week. Yes, they still look odd couple to me, but at least the girl admits she like the guy when she put her head on his shoulder at the end.
    At least the commerical didn't have a couple that's so good looking that you hate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalihiboy View Post
    Is the Board of Water Supply doing an ad now where people in neighborhoods dump large garbage cans with a load full of water, showing an example of "wasting water". I get the point, but I think they wasted water showing the example.

    Aj
    That spot was shot almost 4 years ago and is currently airing again. It appears the ad got it's point across!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    That spot was shot almost 4 years ago and is currently airing again. It appears the ad got it's point across!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DNR55 View Post
    Hey, I got Lhasa more where that came from. Are you Apso-lutely sure you don't want to hair them?nyuk, nyuk. nyuk
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon View Post
    I don't mind the ad. But the guy, Troy, really is named Troy, and he works at the Waipio Costco. We know him as the receipt checker (and our kids know him as one of the people who draws happy faces for kids on receipts). Nice friendly guy who, of course, now gets teased all the time about the ad.
    I thought that was him! Those commercials are silly, but effective!

    My least favorite commercials are the "get every possible member of the family on the screen" ones--I think they are health insurance commercials. But I'm thinking they are effective for the multigenerational demographic here in Hawaii.

    Guess it reminds me that my family is not so big and close. Vestiges of military bratdom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    At least the commerical didn't have a couple that's so good looking that you hate them.
    You mean that Haleiwa Shopping Center commercial? Makes me wanna barf my poi outta my mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    That spot was shot almost 4 years ago and is currently airing again. It appears the ad got it's point across!
    Maybe they're bottled water ... imported.

    Hate to be the guy who had to fill those trash bins.

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    KHNL News 8 -- the girl in college thanking her parents on webcam for sending the newspaper clippings via snail mail. Helllooooo?

    And then her friend calling to thank her for letting him know about Job Link.

    WORST. ON-AIR. TALENT. EVER.

    Really ruins my Olympics experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lei Liko View Post
    KHNL News 8 -- the girl in college thanking her parents on webcam for sending the newspaper clippings via snail mail. Helllooooo?

    And then her friend calling to thank her for letting him know about Job Link.

    WORST. ON-AIR. TALENT. EVER.

    Really ruins my Olympics experience.
    Who doesn't like to hear a teenager say the sarcastic "Hellooo?"

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    Default Local Ads That We HATE

    I don't know if there is a thread for this and I guess the ADM can shift it if there is.
    I HATE the Kaiser Permanente heavy breathing ads. If they come on and I am doing something across the room I will run over and slam them into either mute or another channel.
    HATE them.
    Not too fond of the Jade Moon energy ads either but at least I don't go leaping over furniture to silence them.

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    I hate the Oceanic TW one with the dude and his wife on the couch...I don't remember what they're talking about, but at the end, she says something about chick flicks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Lowery View Post
    I hate the Oceanic TW one with the dude and his wife on the couch...I don't remember what they're talking about, but at the end, she says something about chick flicks.
    I don't "hate" that commercial. But I don't find that particular Oceanic spot to be very appealing, either.

    The best one they had was the one where the ladies in the neighborhood were yelling at each other to "save" on their phone bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WindwardOahuRN View Post
    [...]
    I HATE the Kaiser Permanente heavy breathing ads.[...]
    Hey, welcome back, WORN!
    Just curious, have you tried watching the Kaiser spot with the sound muted? I ask because the photography is beautiful. Interesting side note...while shot locally, that spot was not produced or directed locally. I've heard it either has or will air on the mainland, too. And, no, I wasn't involved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    Apparently you didn't see the new follow-up commercial aired this week. Yes, they still look odd couple to me, but at least the girl admits she like the guy when she put her head on his shoulder at the end.
    At least they look alike even when they are of a different race.
    Is it a standard scenerio of a local commercial with a couple where the guy is p-whipped? There was another local commercial a little while ago with a high school couple, and the guy is being dragged all over Ala Moana Center. The only place that he likes is McDonalds.

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    One that keeps popping up because of the Medicare open enrollment period is the HMSA one with the grandkid that brings in the grandma's mail (gee you have a lot of mail grandma). Its an ok commercial and usually I like the HMSA commercials, but this one irks me because of the bad acting. The speaking sounds so slow and rehearsed, like they're just saying the words. Reminded me of watching my daughter's high school rendition of Romeo and Juliet.

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    The commercials I don't like are the ones for the Cab.

    Time Warner ones ~ especially the one where the lady moved in with the guy to save money because of his cable plan.

    Bank of Hawaii ~ Bank Ohana


    There are others but those are the ones that pop into my head now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by almond mocha View Post
    [...]but this one irks me because of the bad acting. The speaking sounds so slow and rehearsed, like they're just saying the words.[...]
    This will be redundant info for a lot of HTers but it might need repeating...

    Hawaii is not blessed with more than a handful or 2 of trained, professional actors. The majority of the local spots you see employ what we call "real people". Many of the pros belong to the Screen Actors Guild. A high majority of local commercials are non-union and cannot employ SAG actors so potential talent must be pulled from outside the acting ranks. As one illustrious HTer would say...I hope this helps with your thoughts!

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