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Postby yo » August 16th, 2017, 5:46 pm

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These ads have been around for years, but I'm shocked every time I see them.

The ad copy is like a face palm on repeat.

Will G-Defy be banned from athletic competition? Should they be considered as unfair advantage? We don't know, all we can tell you is that this new technology in footwear will take your performance to the next level.


And in case you thought the logo looked like a certain something

Slick seed of life logo because its cool...
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Postby Mrog » August 16th, 2017, 5:55 pm


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Slick seed of life logo because its cool...


LOL, this is hilarious :D
I am sure those marketing people had a laugh or two as well.

And what works as a bluetooth speaker maybe works as a logo as well, who knows? :wink: :mrgreen:

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Postby NURB » August 17th, 2017, 8:16 am

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Re: Someone thought this was a good idea...

Postby skyarrow » August 17th, 2017, 9:14 am

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This is all so bad that it actually hurts my feelings.
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Re: Someone thought this was a good idea...

Postby yo » August 17th, 2017, 10:07 am

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LOL, I hear you. So odd. Who is the target consumer? Older folks who are sedentary looking to "take their athletic performance to a new level"?

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I think the back of a magazine, terrible infomercial copy may actually appeal to a very specific demographic at the low end of the bell curve.


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Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, I saw it.
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Re: Someone thought this was a good idea...

Postby yo » August 17th, 2017, 1:40 pm

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don't forget about the hypodermic needle going into the shoe to inject it with "steroids".... read the copy on that one...

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Postby skyarrow » August 17th, 2017, 1:58 pm

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yo wrote:don't forget about the hypodermic needle going into the shoe to inject it with "steroids".... read the copy on that one...


That blew my mind too. I mean, was the idea to make this ad read as satire? If so, they didn't even do that right. This thing is such a disaster, on so many levels, I honestly am having a hard time thinking of something worse.

But then again, here we are all discussing it, so maybe mission accomplished???
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Re: Someone thought this was a good idea...

Postby seurban » August 17th, 2017, 3:18 pm


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"...gravity had no power over me."

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Re: Someone thought this was a good idea...

Postby holtag » August 18th, 2017, 6:34 am

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Re: Someone thought this was a good idea...

Postby iab » August 18th, 2017, 7:28 am


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yo wrote:These ads have been around for years, but I'm shocked every time I see them.


To paraphrase Mencken, no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.

Re: Someone thought this was a good idea...

Postby Dan Lewis » August 18th, 2017, 8:26 am

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To paraphrase Mencken, no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.


I think PT Barnum beat Mencken to that one.

Re: Someone thought this was a good idea...

Postby AndyMc » August 20th, 2017, 10:18 pm

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holtag wrote:There's more! http://gravitydefyer.com/


*But wait! There's more! Buy in the next 15 minutes and receive 3 pairs free! That's right, 3 pairs free!

These ads are the graphic design equivalent of the emails I keep getting about receiving gold from a Nigerian prince. Most people won't bite, but someone somewhere will, despite all of the ridiculous claims.

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