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post #1 of 11 Old Apr 25th, 2006, 11:01 pm Thread Starter
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Angry This is offensive!

I think this is somewhat offensive to bikers but REALLY offensive to EMT's:

http://www.olympusamerica.com/getolympus/flash.asp

Skip the intro, then click 'commercials', then 'emergency'

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post #2 of 11 Old Apr 26th, 2006, 12:16 am
 
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Horrible Ad Campaign!

That is more likely to get me to boycott their product than buy it. The concept is despicable; a selfless EMT stealing from an accident victim in need. Who could possibly think that was a good way of selling a camera?
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post #3 of 11 Old Apr 26th, 2006, 12:46 am
 
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Un-Bloody-Believable.

I hope this bit of stupidity back-fires on these idiots (the manufacturer who paid for the ad and the ad agency who designed it)
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Thanks Scott. One of the Olympus 5MP cameras was in my short list, now it's not.

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Yep, that's pretty bad. I can't believe that made it to production; must be some really morons driving the bus there.

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LOL! i had to watch it twice 'cause i couldn't believe it first time around.

capital "T" in "Tacky."

shall we start an e-mail campaign?
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shall we start an e-mail campaign?
Someone find out who to e-mail - I'll be the first on the list...

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Someone find out who to e-mail - I'll be the first on the list...
corporations have gotten pretty expert at concealing homo sapiens from complaints. here is a toll-free main number. if someone has the time they would prolly be willing to provide a complaint number/e-mail address.

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post #9 of 11 Old Apr 26th, 2006, 4:51 pm
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It looks as if they got the message. The "Emergency" ad was pulled from the internet.I'll bet the Girl Scouts go after them next.

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It looks as if they got the message. The "Emergency" ad was pulled from the internet.I'll bet the Girl Scouts go after them next.
Both commercials ran on ESPN this afternoon.

Some folks in beeg bidness are without shame - becomes transparent when thangs like this ad campaign are running. Wonder how far up the corporate ladder wuz the dood who passed the final OK?

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Both commercials ran on ESPN this afternoon.

Some folks in beeg bidness are without shame - becomes transparent when thangs like this ad campaign are running. Wonder how far up the corporate ladder wuz the dood who passed the final OK?

If they are pulling it from the net it probably will take a bit longer to pull it from national broadcasting.

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