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Have you seen the latest Halifax bank adverts on TV? The ones where they are set in a radio studio and the Halifax 'team' are doing a 'Halifax Radio Show'.

The latest one I saw has two air-head, starry-eyed 'employees', whilst grinning and giggling to each other and nodding when to turn the jingle volume up and down bleat out a 're-packaged' 'get yer mortgage here' message. Do these two represent workers at the Halifax? Is it Halifax policy to still use their employees in their adverts?

Now I don't know about anyone else but these two look as though they couldn't add up nor even work out what 10% of £100 is. There appears to be no intelligence about in them at all.

Is this the image the Halifax is trying to portray i.e. we (the Halifax) are completely, totally and utterly THICK ?

Or is it that they wish to show that their employees are on the same level as their customers i.e. you (our customers) are completely, totally and utterly THICK ?

Why would I want to sign my life away to a couple of bimbos who find the handle falling off their mug of tea the highlight of their day?

Can someone else confirm that they also find these Halifax adverts nauseating or am I just not THICK enough for this world ?

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I find property porn 1000 times more annoying.....and f***ing tiresome

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I think it would be nice if some big-wig from Halifax saw this thread and it make them think about the image they are portraying with their current advertisement policy and they come to the conclusion:

'Yes.. these adverts do make us look like a bunch of empty headed tossers. New policy.. which means I should give myself a bonus for such a brain-wave!'

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Have you seen the latest Halifax bank adverts on TV? The ones where they are set in a radio studio and the Halifax 'team' are doing a 'Halifax Radio Show'.

The latest one I saw has two air-head, starry-eyed 'employees', whilst grinning and giggling to each other and nodding when to turn the jingle volume up and down bleat out a 're-packaged' 'get yer mortgage here' message. Do these two represent workers at the Halifax? Is it Halifax policy to still use their employees in their adverts?

Now I don't know about anyone else but these two look as though they couldn't add up nor even work out what 10% of £100 is. There appears to be no intelligence about in them at all.

Is this the image the Halifax is trying to portray i.e. we (the Halifax) are completely, totally and utterly THICK ?

Or is it that they wish to show that their employees are on the same level as their customers i.e. you (our customers) are completely, totally and utterly THICK ?

Why would I want to sign my life away to a couple of bimbos who find the handle falling off their mug of tea the highlight of their day?

Can someone else confirm that they also find these Halifax adverts nauseating or am I just not THICK enough for this world ?

....on a mixer with no inputs plugged in!!!!

+1 with the general jist of your post btw. Worst advert ever!

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....on a mixer with no inputs plugged in!!!!

+1 with the general jist of your post btw. Worst advert ever!

I don't know what planet Halifax are on but the adverts just make me think the people running Halifax are as THICK as those in their adverts and explains why banks are in such a mess because they're being run by dim witted people. I really can't believe the people in these adverts are as thick as they appear.. surly they can't be?

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I don't know what planet Halifax are on but the adverts just make me think the people running Halifax are as THICK as those in their adverts and explains why banks are in such a mess because they're being run by dim witted people. I really can't believe the people in these adverts are as thick as they appear.. surly they can't be?

version 1 of my rant:

but the whole COUNTRY has been like this for the past decade - privatise the profits, socialise the losses, no talk of hard-nosed responsibility, that would be rocking the boat. Think about Gordon Brown's cabinet, and that woman who became an EU commissioner on something or other without having faced election - no accountability. Just 'nice'.

But apparently 'nice' supplants 'competent' - much of the country consists of dimwits on really excellent salaries in the public sector as well as failed companies being propped up by government schemes - you can't criticise this as they are 'nice' and they 'work hard' - if they happen to get into negative equity then they should be looked after by government schemes because 'they didn't intend to' and they have some golden right to be stupid and rewarded at the same time.

If you stand up to these people you are a nasty person. You may even be threatened as some HPCrs have found out when questioning peoples' hardened "right to be an idiot and get financially rewarded by the government" attitudes. These people will label the current government 'nasty' for not continuing to steal from later generations to maintain the fantasy. And they have awful taste in music, but I won't go there.

We're surrounded by this sh*t, the advert's just a gentle reminder.

version 2:

but the whole COUNTRY has been like this for the past decade - privatise the profits, socialise the losses, no talk of hard-nosed responsibility, that would be rocking the boat. Think about Gordon Brown's cabinet, and that woman who became an EU commissioner on something or other without having faced election - no accountability. Just 'nice'.

The head honchos of Barclays bank were considered 'not nice' by the rest of the high street banking industry whjen they didn't loosen their mortgage criteria along with HBOS, NR etc. Apparently there was no room for hard nosed business leadership in the modern 'nice but slightly incompetent' world where thickies gleefully spent their children's future on Caribean cruises and tickets to see very middle of the road bands in the ******** Stadium, Halifax, pretending to be socially concious, but really being automatons addicted to the latest consumer fad - holidays and music being part of that. Robbie Williams, Bon Jovi, Ikea. The fact they co-opted quite a good song in this instance is just part of their thin disguise.

Apparently 'nice' supplants 'competence' 'insight' or 'taste' - much of the country consists of dimwits on decent salaries in the public sector as well as failed companies being propped up by government schemes, or running their own small companies on a never ending overdraft propped up in a similar way - you can't criticise this as they are 'nice' and they 'work hard' - if they happen to get into negative equity then they should be looked after by government schemes because 'they didn't intend to' and they have some golden right to be stupid and rewarded at the same time.

If you stand up to these people you are a nasty person. You may even be threatened as some HPCrs have found out when questioning peoples' hardened "right to be an idiot and get financially rewarded by the government" attitudes. These people will label the current government 'nasty' for not continuing to steal from later generations to maintain the fantasy.

We're surrounded by this sh*t, the advert's just a gentle reminder.

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I don't know what planet Halifax are on but the adverts just make me think the people running Halifax are as THICK as those in their adverts and explains why banks are in such a mess because they're being run by dim witted people. I really can't believe the people in these adverts are as thick as they appear.. surly they can't be?

Adverts showing real, ordinary people that the viewers can relate to. It's depressing, but they've probably got it right.

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but the whole COUNTRY has been like this for the past decade - privatise the profits, socialise the losses, no talk of hard-nosed responsibility, that would be rocking the boat. Think about Gordon Brown's cabinet, and that woman who became an EU commissioner on something or other without having faced election - no accountability. Just 'nice'.

But apparently 'nice' supplants 'competent' - much of the country consists of dimwits on really excellent salaries in the public sector as well as failed companies being propped up by government schemes - you can't criticise this as they are 'nice' and they 'work hard' - if they happen to get into negative equity then they should be looked after by government schemes because 'they didn't intend to' and they have some golden right to be stupid and rewarded at the same time.

If you stand up to these people you are a nasty person. You may even be threatened as some HPCrs have found out when questioning peoples' hardened "right to be an idiot and get financially rewarded by the government" attitudes. These people will label the current government 'nasty' for not continuing to steal from later generations to maintain the fantasy. And they have awful taste in music, but I won't go there.

We're surrounded by this sh*t, the advert's just a gentle reminder.

That's is so succinct it brought tears of joy to my eyes (well metaphorically at least!)

I just wish I had your own writing skill.

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yes they do use employees in their adverts. That's the director of mortgage lending and the director of risk management.

Yes.. it makes you wonder just what part of the Halifax these people are in control of doesn't it? Blundering blind into financial storms....

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That's is so succinct it brought tears of joy to my eyes (well metaphorically at least!)

I just wish I had your own writing skill.

well there's a version 2 in the same spot now - I'm just inspired by hating this sh*t

I used to work for a close competitor of the Halifax just up the road, and niceness was endemic there - the same people living in the same places, often having worked in turn for our company and the HAlifax.

In the internal magazine an up and coming sales manager - actually really quite well promoted for her age - described herself. Pet dog, nice 3 bed house, big mortgage in a passable part of Halifax/West Yorkshire - but hobbies merely mentioned shopping and 'hard rock music - Bryan Adams and Bon Jovi' - it brought tears to my soul that she was my superior. This was why I thought there was a housing bubble and got on to HPC. They thought I was a rebel then...

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well there's a version 2 in the same spot now - I'm just inspired by hating this sh*t

I used to work for a close competitor of the Halifax just up the road, and niceness was endemic there - the same people living in the same places, often having worked in turn for our company and the HAlifax.

In the internal magazine an up and coming sales manager - actually really quite well promoted for her age - described herself. Pet dog, nice 3 bed house, big mortgage in a passable part of Halifax/West Yorkshire - but hobbies merely mentioned shopping and 'hard rock music - Bryan Adams and Bon Jovi' - it brought tears to my soul that she was my superior. This was why I thought there was a housing bubble and got on to HPC. They thought I was a rebel then...

I used to work for HBOS, niceness was not something I encountered often!

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well there's a version 2 in the same spot now - I'm just inspired by hating this sh*t

I used to work for a close competitor of the Halifax just up the road, and niceness was endemic there - the same people living in the same places, often having worked in turn for our company and the HAlifax.

In the internal magazine an up and coming sales manager - actually really quite well promoted for her age - described herself. Pet dog, nice 3 bed house, big mortgage in a passable part of Halifax/West Yorkshire - but hobbies merely mentioned shopping and 'hard rock music - Bryan Adams and Bon Jovi' - it brought tears to my soul that she was my superior. This was why I thought there was a housing bubble and got on to HPC. They thought I was a rebel then...

After reading that I wonder if she might like the Rammstein song ' Feuer frei, Bang Bang' now that bubble is blowing up ?

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I used to work for HBOS, niceness was not something I encountered often!

which part of the company and where?

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version 1 of my rant:

but the whole COUNTRY has been like this for the past decade - privatise the profits, socialise the losses, no talk of hard-nosed responsibility, that would be rocking the boat. Think about Gordon Brown's cabinet, and that woman who became an EU commissioner on something or other without having faced election - no accountability. Just 'nice'.

But apparently 'nice' supplants 'competent' - much of the country consists of dimwits on really excellent salaries in the public sector as well as failed companies being propped up by government schemes - you can't criticise this as they are 'nice' and they 'work hard' - if they happen to get into negative equity then they should be looked after by government schemes because 'they didn't intend to' and they have some golden right to be stupid and rewarded at the same time.

If you stand up to these people you are a nasty person. You may even be threatened as some HPCrs have found out when questioning peoples' hardened "right to be an idiot and get financially rewarded by the government" attitudes. These people will label the current government 'nasty' for not continuing to steal from later generations to maintain the fantasy. And they have awful taste in music, but I won't go there.

We're surrounded by this sh*t, the advert's just a gentle reminder.

version 2:

but the whole COUNTRY has been like this for the past decade - privatise the profits, socialise the losses, no talk of hard-nosed responsibility, that would be rocking the boat. Think about Gordon Brown's cabinet, and that woman who became an EU commissioner on something or other without having faced election - no accountability. Just 'nice'.

The head honchos of Barclays bank were considered 'not nice' by the rest of the high street banking industry whjen they didn't loosen their mortgage criteria along with HBOS, NR etc. Apparently there was no room for hard nosed business leadership in the modern 'nice but slightly incompetent' world where thickies gleefully spent their children's future on Caribean cruises and tickets to see very middle of the road bands in the ******** Stadium, Halifax, pretending to be socially concious, but really being automatons addicted to the latest consumer fad - holidays and music being part of that. Robbie Williams, Bon Jovi, Ikea. The fact they co-opted quite a good song in this instance is just part of their thin disguise.

Apparently 'nice' supplants 'competence' 'insight' or 'taste' - much of the country consists of dimwits on decent salaries in the public sector as well as failed companies being propped up by government schemes, or running their own small companies on a never ending overdraft propped up in a similar way - you can't criticise this as they are 'nice' and they 'work hard' - if they happen to get into negative equity then they should be looked after by government schemes because 'they didn't intend to' and they have some golden right to be stupid and rewarded at the same time.

If you stand up to these people you are a nasty person. You may even be threatened as some HPCrs have found out when questioning peoples' hardened "right to be an idiot and get financially rewarded by the government" attitudes. These people will label the current government 'nasty' for not continuing to steal from later generations to maintain the fantasy.

We're surrounded by this sh*t, the advert's just a gentle reminder.

Oh I see. You mean they have to be cruel to be kind and then we'll like them for being competent leaders of our country. Leaders?? ...We haven't had those for years. Just id.o.s

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Oh I see. You mean they have to be cruel to be kind ...

no.

you have just put words into my mouth so you do not see at all

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Part of the retail bank, in Cardiff

fair enough - well I knew, 2nd hand mostly, people in the West Yorkshire Halifax campus (and Leeds too) - probably a fair bit of pseudo-aggression hiding for basically not knowing what they were doing; terribly nice on the surface but bullies in other ways, kind of thing

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In the internal magazine an up and coming sales manager

How much money is wasted in every firm on these 'internal magazines'?

Does anyone read the fecking things?

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How much money is wasted in every firm on these 'internal magazines'?

Does anyone read the fecking things?

I know they're very corporate but to be honestthey are a decent way of communicating, less officious than formal speeches etc

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That was terrible - perhaps the most traumatic advert of recent times.

The gawping eyes and arced beak of the woman, together with her `Let`s have a quick shag while the music`s playing` face. Yeesh, it was like something out of a porn film!

Please, dear God, no more!!!

(At least Vanilla Ice didn`t make an appearance!) :unsure:

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