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Subway's Mostly Disastrous Advertising Record Redeems Itself...Slightly

Jared-pants The smell of Subway made me sick when I was pregnant and I still can't really eat there now, almost 8 years later. So, really, their advertising has no effect on me one way or the other. Therefore, I can offer a totally objective assessment.

The latest offering that I've seen is a scenario in which a group of businessmen gather for lunch and go about the business of trading each other's lunches, the prized lunch being one guy's Subway. What makes it kind of funny is the use of voice overs of kids, making one guy's protest to a lunchroom bully of, "Larry...I'm your boss," that much more hilarious. Here is the only version we could find online, which someone recorded from their couch.


It's not perfect, but it's better. And this is good, because if the smell of Subway didn't already make me dry heave (seriously, it's nothing personal, it's just a lingering pregnancy thing), I would make a point of barfing Asiago bread and cold cuts on their windows because their advertising has been so horrendous in recent years.

Jared Fogle will have been their spokesperson for 10 years as of January 1, 2010 and you would think in all that time they could have manufactured a personality for the guy. But, in the age of Pratts and Gosselins and Lohans, bland is a blessing.

My real ire is directed to the relentless $5 Footlong campaign, which often centers around man-on-the-street style snippets of construction workers and businesswomen giggling through that stupid jingle.

Anyway, I also want to point out that it is absolutely ridiculous that we had to literally scour the internet to find that video clip. When SnarkyAmber found it, she made this excellent point: "I thought virtually all companies made their ads available themselves on You Tube. It's FREE you dopes. You don't have to buy ad time and people will actually go there and watch your stupid commercial and put it on their blog and talk shit but still embed it there so that people watch your ad. For free. Live in the now."

Subway's site is also looking rather outdated and considering that everyone that might be on MamaPop this second probably knows at least a dozen web designers that could use some work, there's really no excuse for that in 2009. How much are they paying Jared that they can't at least get some Dreamweaver up in that bitch?

Alright, I have to go talk shit on something else now. Later.







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Accidental Housewife

And then they had to go and say "Meltlicious glory". Yeah.

Out-Numbered

Ummmmm Subway Tuna...

Amy H

"How much are they paying Jared that they can't at least get some Dreamweaver up in that bitch?"


Hilarious! Post of the day!

ms martyr

Oh man, you would be doomed at my local hospital. They put a Subway in the basement and you can smell the bread baking everywhere.

Suzy Q

It's so funny that you hate the smell of Subway. I LOVE the smell; it's the food that makes me want to hork. I walk by, but I never go in.

Paris

If you want to see another version of this Subway commercial (in better condition), you can do so by going to the production company's website...

www.harvestfilms.com

Then press on happenings
then press on hoffman brothers subway commercial.

And there you will find it!!




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