We’ve all been there at one point in our lives where we get so frustrated with a service, be it TV or something else, that we have to vent. Venting comes in all shapes and sizes, I usually hop on Twitter to trash the company and usually generate little to no response but I feel that I really “stuck it to them”. In the case of DirecTV they show a series of unfortunate events that could happen to a frustrated cable TV subscriber in their latest campaign.
Taking certain liberties has it’s advantages as a whirlwind of scenarios transpire after a customer releases the anger cable television has caused. The genius part of these ads, in my opinion, is the fact that most people actually work out these types of scenarios in their heads when making decisions. What could the chain reaction be if I actually eat this delicious piece of chocolate cake, for example. Just imagine what would happen if you had a self image problem and you were confronted with this extremely hard decision!
Comedy is always the way to my heart and these ads have certainly made their way to the top of my fictitious “Top Ads” list that I never really get around to creating, I know you’re all waiting. The latest installment features a father who releases his anger by slapping the couch and his daughter follows in his footsteps eventually birthing a child who wears a dog collar. See the ad after the fold. Continue reading