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(YouTube)   The uncut Go Daddy / Bar Refaeli commercial which was too steamy for the Super Bowl? Yeah, it was worse than you thought. Much worse   (youtube.com) divider line 139
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2013-02-05 03:58:05 PM  

abhorrent1: not watching

 
2013-02-05 04:00:15 PM  
Actually, that guy is my new hero. Good for him.
 
2013-02-05 04:02:09 PM  
Only in the US is that ad too "steamy" for TV.  If one of them was a zombie, it would be perfectly "american" to pull out a gun a blow its head off.

/American
//sad for what is considered ok for TV
 
2013-02-05 04:05:06 PM  
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"Bar Refaeli is  the quintessential Sports Illustrated model. That's what everyone says. The embodiment of her superiority to us: beautiful, exotic, highly sexual and yet unavailable to everyone but the likes of Leo DiCaprio. Sh*te. Let's face it: if she'd snog one fat bastard in a Go Daddy ad, she'd shag the f*cking lot of us."
 
2013-02-05 04:06:39 PM  

thecpt: yeah sure, that's why I totes feel like signing up for godaddy. oh wait. I don't.


You sound like you understand advertising perfectly. Godaddy is a company. They have made many big money super bowl ads in the past and they are still around so I think their bean counters know which way the wind is blowing on whether or not their ads have been worth the expense.
 
2013-02-05 04:07:27 PM  

thecpt: yeah sure, that's why I totes feel like signing up for godaddy.  oh wait.  I don't.


I stand corrected.  Because you aren't swayed, that's the definition of an ineffective advertisement.  Got it.

/you're still talking about it
 
2013-02-05 04:09:57 PM  

JohnBigBootay: You sound like you understand advertising perfectly. Godaddy is a company. They have made many big money super bowl ads in the past and they are still around so I think their bean counters know which way the wind is blowing on whether or not their ads have been worth the expense.


I was talking about his/her reasoning for what makes an effective ad, but thanks for breaking that down like Mike D
 
2013-02-05 04:15:17 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Bathia_Mapes: Adjective Bird Whiskey: Rincewind53: I don't get the horror this ad seems to have produced.

OH NO. A less attractive male is making out with a very attractive female! THAT'S LIKE TEH MOSTEST DISGUSITING THANG EVAR.

Actually, it was the noises.  The noises kind of are what sent it over the cliff for me.

Same here.

THIS^


Even my son, who isn't easily grossed out, commented on the nosies going overboard.
 
2013-02-05 04:17:49 PM  

jntaylor63: Only in the US is that ad too "steamy" for TV.  If one of them was a zombie, it would be perfectly "american" to pull out a gun a blow its head off.

/American
//sad for what is considered ok for TV


I'm all for nastiness on TV.  I don't care about nakedness.  Hell, bring on full penetration.  As long as it's rated appropriately, then it's all fine, and that includes the commercial content.   But here's the thing:  The super bowl is rated TV-PG.  That guidance is:

This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. Many parents may want to watch it with their younger children. The theme itself may call for parental guidance and/or the program may contain one or more of the following: some suggestive dialogue (D), infrequent coarse language (L), some sexual situations (S), or moderate violence (V).

We can talk about how prudish the FCC is, and there are plenty of examples of it.  But this is not one of them.  It's damned straight that it required parental guidance.  I needed to provide context for my 6 and 8 year old on that commercial and a good amount of others (pole dancing, etc).  If it got much racier than it was, then I would have just recorded it and let them watch while fast-forwarding through the commercials.
 
2013-02-05 04:18:40 PM  
Ok so here's a question...

I found this ad mildly upsetting/uncomfortable. I didn't throw up or anything, but I definitely found a pained look on my face after it was done.

I don't care that the dorky dude made out with the the hot chick. It was just watching them make out for 5 minutes (seemed like) that kinda grossed me out. And I thought about it and decided watching people seriously make out is just kinda gross and I don't like watching it.

But then it occurred to me I've watched and "enjoyed" a lot uglier people doing a lot nastier things on line and found them perfectly arousing. So what is so gross about watching people make out that it makes people recoil but hey, sticking it in her butt is just good wank material? What's up with that?

I don't have the answer. Just what I thought about after that commercial...how come them making out is kinda gross but 3 midgets, a donkey and a pre-op tranny is 90 seconds of fap?
 
2013-02-05 04:18:50 PM  

JohnBigBootay: thecpt: yeah sure, that's why I totes feel like signing up for godaddy. oh wait. I don't.

You sound like you understand advertising perfectly. Godaddy is a company. They have made many big money super bowl ads in the past and they are still around so I think their bean counters know which way the wind is blowing on whether or not their ads have been worth the expense.


RocketRay: thecpt: yeah sure, that's why I totes feel like signing up for godaddy.  oh wait.  I don't.

I stand corrected.  Because you aren't swayed, that's the definition of an ineffective advertisement.  Got it.

/you're still talking about it


Especially since what he fails to realize is that this particular commercial is not meant to make you want to buy GoDaddy's services right now. Instead, GoDaddy gets ingrained in your head, and the next time a discussion comes up about domain name registration and website hosting, you're going to remember the name, even if you don't remember the commercial. Even moreso, if you can't get the commercial OUT of your head (either because it was so good or so horrifying is completely irrelevant) then the ad spot did what it was supposed to and forced you to remember GoDaddy's name.
 
2013-02-05 04:19:21 PM  
Godaddy has the worst advertising division in the business.  At first, they tried to get us to go elsewhere by hiring one of the worst race car drivers out there as a spokesperson but now they are really turning up the heat with these gross out tactics.
 
2013-02-05 04:20:25 PM  

abhorrent1: not watching


this.
 
2013-02-05 04:22:56 PM  
Especially since what he fails to realize is that this particular commercial is not meant to make you want to buy GoDaddy's services right now. Instead, GoDaddy gets ingrained in your head, and the next time a discussion comes up about domain name registration and website hosting, you're going to remember the name, even if you don't remember the commercial. Even moreso, if you can't get the commercial OUT of your head (either because it was so good or so horrifying is completely irrelevant) then the ad spot did what it was supposed to and forced you to remember GoDaddy's name.

"Beer and pretzels that's our game....C-H-E-R-S....E,I meant E-E-R-S"
 
2013-02-05 04:24:04 PM  

douchebag/hater: RocketRay: It's a very effective ad.  We're still talking about it.

Ah no.

The ad is effective if people start using GoDaddy more; i.e. a spike/increase in business.
No increase in business means the ad fails.
Talking about an ad is the same as an ad being effective.



Quick; without using Google or any other search engine, tell me the name of another Domain name registration company?

Go Daddy's ads are all about brand recognition.  They might not get an instant spike in sales from the ad, but if someone is thinking of registering a website domain, the Go Daddy name is often the first one on their mind.  The fact that people keep talking about the ad, and that it gets tons of free publicity by being shared and replayed on websites like Fark, or by news organizations that want to say how terrible it is, means that the Go Daddy ads are very effective.  They serve their intended purpose, which is to increase brand recognition.

This longer, "unrated" edition was actually easier to watch than the first one.  They cut the slurping kissing noises down and covered them with the Go Daddy jingle.  I guess showing French kissing is too much for network censors.
 
2013-02-05 04:24:05 PM  
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2013-02-05 04:25:15 PM  
www.adweek.com

Hmmmph...amateurs.
 
2013-02-05 04:25:45 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Bathia_Mapes: Adjective Bird Whiskey: Rincewind53: I don't get the horror this ad seems to have produced.

OH NO. A less attractive male is making out with a very attractive female! THAT'S LIKE TEH MOSTEST DISGUSITING THANG EVAR.

Actually, it was the noises.  The noises kind of are what sent it over the cliff for me.

Same here.

THIS^

Even my son, who isn't easily grossed out, commented on the nosies going overboard.


Heh.... yeah, I started out like "Oh! This is that commercial I read abo... FFS WHERE'S THE FRIKKIN MUTE BUTTON?"
 
2013-02-05 04:25:57 PM  

Celerian:  then the ad spot did what it was supposed to and forced you to remember GoDaddy's name.


That it did.  I know who I will not do business with in the future.
 
2013-02-05 04:30:49 PM  

douchebag/hater: RocketRay: It's a very effective ad.  We're still talking about it.

Ah no.

The ad is effective if people start using GoDaddy more; i.e. a spike/increase in business.
No increase in business means the ad fails.
Talking about an ad is not the same as an ad being effective.


Except it keeps the name GoDaddy! out there. While it may not be as effective here on Fark and certain other websites full of techies who know how bad Go Daddy is as a company but to people like my parents (who, by the way own their own business) I guarantee it is the only webhosting company they know of by name and it's ads are the reason. They have been effective. Think about it, how many other webhosting companies sponsor NASCAR and can afford Superbowl commercials?
 
2013-02-05 04:31:35 PM  

Rickj: This longer, "unrated" edition was actually easier to watch than the first one.  They cut the slurping kissing noises down and covered them with the Go Daddy jingle.  I guess showing French kissing is too much for network censors.


I suspect Deutsch NY never submitted that version of the ad, and this is a way to get more viewers.  It was 49 seconds long, and you buy 30 second blocks.

At any rate, is it completely unreasonable to call either version of the ad an "intense sexual situation"?  If not, what is required for an "intense sexual situation"?
 
2013-02-05 04:41:30 PM  

Adjective Bird Whiskey: Actually, it was the noises. The noises kind of are what sent it over the cliff for me.


Me too.  I closed my eyes the second time it aired because I didn't want to watch it and it made the noises that much worse.

/at a friend's house, didn't have control over the remote, didn't think fast enough to just leave the room
 
2013-02-05 04:51:21 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I_C_Weener: Bah!!! Sharp knees....and amorphous body...do not want



No argument here.


Dude's prolly hitting the gym now trying to pull a Jerry OConnell now that he's tasted the good life
 
2013-02-05 04:55:47 PM  
As others stated, it was the noises that grossed me out. I can't stand loud food eating/slupping noises either. And how many ugly nerds did they audition I wonder?  And Danica Patrick's carrer continues to slide.
 
2013-02-05 05:01:01 PM  

whistleridge: She has dead eyes.


Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When she comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until she bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'
 
2013-02-05 05:02:33 PM  
Hope he enjoys his future career as Seth Rogans stand-in.
 
2013-02-05 05:12:34 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: FFS WHERE'S THE FRIKKIN MUTE BUTTON?"


Yep. Pretty much my son's reaction.
 
2013-02-05 05:18:37 PM  
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2013-02-05 05:21:13 PM  

Digitalstrange: douchebag/hater: RocketRay: It's a very effective ad.  We're still talking about it.

Ah no.

The ad is effective if people start using GoDaddy more; i.e. a spike/increase in business.
No increase in business means the ad fails.
Talking about an ad is not the same as an ad being effective.

Except it keeps the name GoDaddy! out there. While it may not be as effective here on Fark and certain other websites full of techies who know how bad Go Daddy is as a company but to people like my parents (who, by the way own their own business) I guarantee it is the only webhosting company they know of by name and it's ads are the reason. They have been effective. Think about it, how many other webhosting companies sponsor NASCAR and can afford Superbowl commercials?


Success is getting people to remember you is not always good. While GoDaddy may be the only one many people can name, their ads have indeed turned off many potential customers. When I was looking for webhosting, the one company I refused to consider was GoDaddy, precisely because I disliked their advertising strategy (I like hot women as much as any other straight male, but their advertising exists ONLY to gain name recognition...  you don't know shiat about anything else about them from their ads, and even though I like hot women I do not like that kind of blatant pandering).

Ads are only truly successful if they drive business. I don't give a damn how many people TALK about the ad or my company. I care about how that talk translates into actual money spent on my product.

However, I do think the GoDaddy ads have been successful. They've been at this for how long now? If they didn't see a business boost from nothing other than sexist objectification of women* in their ads, they'd sure as hell have packed it in by now and done something else.

*Damn, I hated writing that phrase but it's sure accurate to describe their ads.
 
2013-02-05 05:25:03 PM  
 
2013-02-05 05:25:08 PM  
Far hotter would have been Danica and Bar swapping fluids.   That would have got me going.
 
2013-02-05 05:30:24 PM  

Jackpot777: [thelesseroftwoequals.files.wordpress.com image 269x307]

"Bar Refaeli is  the quintessential Sports Illustrated model. That's what everyone says. The embodiment of her superiority to us: beautiful, exotic, highly sexual and yet unavailable to everyone but the likes of Leo DiCaprio. Sh*te. Let's face it: if she'd snog one fat bastard in a Go Daddy ad, she'd shag the f*cking lot of us."


I've just got to point out that quote was from Sick Boy, not Renton.
handson.provocateuse.com

/Sorry; love that movie!
 
2013-02-05 05:32:15 PM  
Meh, I use GoDaddy to register domains and get SSL certs.  Cheap.
 
2013-02-05 05:47:01 PM  
Yeah, gross sounds, weird commercial, but if you ask Jane Q. Middle America what company she should register a domain name through, GoDaddy is probably the only one she knows.
 
2013-02-05 05:58:50 PM  
As a mental experiment, imagine it was Ryan Gosling or [insert other attractive male celebrity] with the same noises. The noise still isn't very pleasant but is the gut reaction at the same level of disgust? Would you even call it disgust at that point?
 
2013-02-05 06:10:02 PM  
Whatever they paid that girl, it wasn't enough.
 
2013-02-05 06:21:18 PM  
NOPE
 
2013-02-05 06:25:30 PM  
The weird slurping sound that makes it sound like badly dubbed porn is unsettling.
 
2013-02-05 06:32:31 PM  

Celerian: GoDaddy gets ingrained in your head, and the next time a discussion comes up about domain name registration and website hosting, you're going to remember the name, even if you don't remember the commercial. Even moreso, if you can't get the commercial OUT of your head (either because it was so good or so horrifying is completely irrelevant) then the ad spot did what it was supposed to and forced you to remember GoDaddy's name.


Except now GoDaddy = Gross. If GoDaddy's goal was just to get their name out there, then they succeeded.  If they intended people who watched that commercial to give them money, they failed miserably. I doubt it was the former because their name is already out there extensively.

ski9600: /why is his face so red? I think she slapped him up


Because dead, shiat-filled parasites are decaying inside his pores, inflaming his skin. No, seriously.
 
2013-02-05 06:43:34 PM  
I wonder how much Bar got paid for that ad? I mean at least that way we know where to start the negotiations at, right?
 
2013-02-05 06:45:27 PM  

Magorn: accoding to the kid who played the geek in this ad they had to do "like 45 to 65" takes before the director was happy. Making this kid the REAL winner of the Superbowl


I've got to imagine, even as a fat bastard, that this would lose it's appeal really quickly.  Kissing is nice and all, but after a few minutes it needs to lead to other things.  Hours and hours of tonsil hockey with no satisfaction would get gross and chore-like no matter who the partner.
 
2013-02-05 06:55:47 PM  
How is that any different from the one from the game?
 
2013-02-05 07:03:59 PM  
I understand why she had her eyes closed but not him.
 
2013-02-05 07:16:42 PM  

douchebag/hater: RocketRay: It's a very effective ad.  We're still talking about it.

Ah no.

The ad is effective if people start using GoDaddy more; i.e. a spike/increase in business.
No increase in business means the ad fails.
Talking about an ad is the same as an ad being effective.


Oh. That's how it works.

I mean. It works.

Sometimes, the bag guys win.
 
2013-02-05 07:17:26 PM  

propasaurus: Jesse Heiman, the World's Greatest Extra


He needs to get that trademarked.
 
2013-02-05 07:19:41 PM  
and sometimes I can't type
 
2013-02-05 07:36:18 PM  
Cow Smacking!
 
2013-02-05 07:56:29 PM  

thecpt: RocketRay: It's a very effective ad.  We're still talking about it.

yeah sure, that's why I totes feel like signing up for godaddy.  oh wait.  I don't.

how much did they farking pay her?  she definitely makes more than enough to not have to do whatever that was.


/no shiat, it must have been millions, as it looked like she wasn't trying not to gag or throw up all over the geek boy.  Guess money can buy love after all.
 
2013-02-05 07:58:16 PM  
I can only imagine how much worse the sound of his foreskin would be.
 
2013-02-05 07:59:49 PM  
And im sure his face was so red due to the semen they kept having to wipe off it every 10 seconds of kissing. They need softer wipes.
 
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