Posted in the Keavy Forum
#1 Feb 24, 2013
I was watching TV with my family last night when an ad by DirecTV was aired showing a couple leaving their home with a small dog (Chihuahua). As the dog exits the front door to the house, a large bird (eagle) sweeps down and grabs the little dog with its talons. In a moment, the predator bird flies away with the little dog, and we know it will have killed and eaten this dog as the logical conclusion.
This is not funny nor amusing. What is the purpose but to terrorize the consumer by showing a horrible scene. EVERYBODY who owns a dog, whether small or large, loves their dog as a family member. The loss of a dog to an accident is tragic. The loss of a dog to a predator attack is emotionally disturbing and damaging — not only to anyone who has suffered this experience — but to people who have dogs.
This is like showing a TV ad with a mother suddenly having someone steal her child in a moment of distraction. Not funny. Not TV-worthy.
So what does this tell us about DIRECTV that allows such an ad to be aired. If an advertising agency suggested this ad, I would fire them.
IT WILL BE A COLD DAY IN HELL BEFORE I SIGN UP WITH DIRECTV.
The loss of a family’s small dog to a predator attack does happen in the “real world” and is something that causes fear and concern. My family was deeply disturbed by this ad and suffered hurt as a result. It is no way to sell a product or service. Shame on DIRECTV. BOYCOTT DIRECTV.
#2 Feb 24, 2013
I agree with all that you say. But the boycott of DTV is asking an awful lot. Don't think you will get much support. Sorry
#4 Feb 24, 2013
You people should check in to Dish, they are much cheaper than Direct.
#5 Feb 24, 2013
Man, people are sensitive.
#6 Feb 24, 2013
Are you serious? One of the dumber posts on here.
#8 Feb 25, 2013
Dish network TROLL
copy and pasting without an original thought
see the commercial here
#9 Feb 25, 2013
Got to admit it[the ad]was stupid,so was the big truck running over the top of peoples nice cars crushing them stupid,what they was trying to say i never did get.but i never watch commercials ,i tune them out so i wouldn't have seen it anyway,without that link.but i'm sure it was fake,no dog was really carried off,nor cars crushed.
#13 Feb 27, 2013
the original poster has to be retarded. I thought the ad was kinda funny stop watching tv if your that sensitive.
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