Teasers don’t prosper

Mumbrella recently announced that Nandos was ditching its ad agency and was going to do the work in house. Here’s a perfect example of why that was a mistake. The spottiest juniour creative could have told them that foiling erections won’t sell cooked cock. What is the thinking here? A bloke looking for flange, or at the very least some boozie action is going to look at the site, see it’s advertising charred chicken not actual hotties, give a chuckle and then order some? No, they’re going to say “Fuck you Nandos. I won’t forget this cheap trick. Seen at Curtin.

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17 Responses to Teasers don’t prosper

  1. The Legend 101 says:

    First Comment, The relestate in W.A sucks you have to pay to much to get a tiny little house.


  2. David cohen says:

    I agree, TL101: back when I was starting out a Tropicana flat cost 39 cents.


  3. Lucky Star says:

    It’s just as bad as Nando’s habit of employing greasey teenage boys and putting them in t-shirts that say “I make the chicks hot!” – it just does not work, in the respect that they’re guaranteed to f*ck up your order and/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, and in the respect that they’re not particularly desirable.


  4. Grrr says:

    Oh hell.
    I thought you were joking about this being a Nando’s promotion.


  5. Bag O'Turnips says:

    Before too long, expect other innuendo along the lines of “smells kinda fishy…tastes like chicken!”.

    The whole “sex sells” notion is going to end up on its head, but isn’t it already? You can use sex to sell pretty much anything, except sex itself.


  6. Rouei says:

    The chicken is the only bird Curtin desperados can afford. I’ve checked- there’s no funding for that kind of ‘stress-release’ even for postgraduate research students and you can be sure your marriage won’t last the term of your degree. I have to say though the ad makes a nice change from the usual ‘room for rent- $150 a week, asian non-smoker only’. Although with only a little imagination you could say the two adds are suggesting the same thing…


  7. rottobloggo says:

    Look at the size of her tassels!


  8. Pete says:

    Commenters on Mumbrella are firm with their convictions no? Although there’s not a looser amongst them, which is always nice.


  9. BrownBook says:

    They ditched their agency only a month ago? Surely the ads couldn’t get any worse. This example is pretty much the usual stuff.

    I fucken love Nandos chicken though


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