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I recently received a brochure through the post. It was a brightly coloured glossy brochure. It looked good and the thick quality paper made me want to look inside. So I did…

Well what I found inside was not what I expected

  • The first couple of pages were fine.
  • After page 2 was pages 19 to 34 inclusive.
  • Then another set of pages 19 up to 50 this time – pages 19 to 34 are the same as the previous pages 19 to 34.
  • Another set of pages 35 to 50 then followed again.
  • Finishing with pages 67 and 68.

The magazine looked great, it looked the part on the outside, but when you looked inside, it was a mess. So it wasn’t such a great looking brochure after all. i.e. What I saw from the outside of the brochure did not represent how the brochure was inside.

That’s so like many who say they are Christians, and attend church, isn’t it? On the outside they appear to be saying and doing all the things you’d expect of a Christian, but when they are outside of church, or you get to know them better, you can realise quite quickly they are not the true Christian you thought they were.

I pray that my outer self may reflect the inner me, and show that Jesus it at the centre of all I do.

Over the last few months I’ve done a number of posts called ‘Slogans’. Today it’s time for another one!

In my previous “Slogans” posts, I mentioned how we all see and hear many adverts on a daily basis via advertising hoardings or adverts on the radio, television  magazines and newspapers.

Today again I want to give you some more slogans to see how many of the companies/organisations associated with them you can identify from their slogans?

  1. Refreshes The Parts Other Beers Cannot Reach
  2. A hazelnut in every bite
  3. Has it changed your life yet?
  4. We are one
  5. You only get an ‘OO’ with…
  6. How do you eat yours
  7. Maybe She’s Born With It, Maybe It’s…
  8. Snap! Crackle! Pop!
  9. The power of cool
  10. The drive of your life

So that’s the slogans, how many do you think you know?

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So here’s the answers…

  1. Heineken
  2. Topic
  3. Compaq
  4. Calvin Klein CK one
  5. Typhoo
  6. Cadbury’s crème egg
  7. Maybelline
  8. Kellogs Rice Crispies
  9. Davidoff Cool Water
  10. Peugeot

There were a few tricky ones in there, so if you got them all, well done!

I’ll be doing a few more of these in the coming weeks/months, so keep watching the adverts and remembering the slogans!

Are you missing?

Posted: March 5, 2019 in advertising, church, quotes, religion
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I recently saw this photo on a website and it caught my attention.

Are you missing from church? If so, is it time you fixed your ‘sign’?

As many of you will be aware I’ve been off work on sick leave for a number of weeks. As I’ve been unable to do very much I’ve found myself watching TV programmes which I wouldn’t normally watch. What I’ve noticed though in the last two or three weeks is that the focus of the adverts in between programmes has changed – Not only it is now adverts about Christmas, Black Friday deals and bargains but nearly every second advert is one highlighting either people or animals in need of our help by giving a donation to their charity.

While I understand that charities need the public to donate to them so they can continue their work, but really, does there need to be quite so many of these adverts on all day, it really is very depressing. Please don’t think I don’t care about these charities, as that’s not the case – it’s depressing for two reasons:

  • No matter how much I may want to give to each and every charity, there’s no way I can support them all, but they all have an uncanny way of making me feel guilty if I don’t donate!
  • The adverts highlight just how much need there is in this world, and how many awful people there are who are cruel or abusive to people and animals.

Each of these adverts show shocking images of children, adults and animals who’ve been abused or neglected – All designed to pull at our heart-strings and persuade us to donate to their cause. How I wish this world was a better place where no one is abused, homeless, alone, or hungry.

So while these charity adverts are a hard watch, and make me feel guilty, it does remind me of all those who are far less fortunate than I am.

If each of us could give what we can to the charities/causes that we feel are most in need of our help, we can make a difference, and help make this world a better place.

Over the last few months I’ve done a number of posts called ‘Slogans’. Today it’s time for another one!

In my previous “Slogans” posts, I mentioned how we all see and hear many adverts on a daily basis via advertising hoardings or adverts on the radio, television  magazines and newspapers.

Today again I want to give you some more slogans to see how many of the companies/organisations associated with them you can identify from their slogans?

  1. Feel the bubbles
  2. Good to the last drop
  3. I am what I am
  4. The car in front is a…
  5. Don’t be evil
  6. Eat fresh
  7. Grace, space, pace
  8. Who wins if you win?
  9. Does she or doesn’t she?
  10. Put your spin on it

So that’s the slogans, how many do you think you know?

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So here’s the answers…

  1. Aero
  2. Maxwell house coffee
  3. Reebok
  4. Toyota
  5. Google
  6. Subway
  7. Jaguar
  8. Lotto
  9. Clairol
  10. K-Swiss

There were a few tricky ones in there, so if you got them all, well done!

I’ll be doing a few more of these in the coming weeks/months, so keep watching the adverts and remembering the slogans!

A few months ago I did a series of posts called ‘Slogans’. Today it’s time for another one!

In my previous “Slogans” posts, I mentioned how we all see and hear many adverts on a daily basis via advertising hoardings or adverts on the radio, television  magazines and newspapers.

Today again I want to give you some more slogans to see how many of the companies/organisations associated with them you can identify from their slogans?

  1. Taste the rainbow
  2. Get more out of now
  3. Bread wi’ nowt taken out
  4. Think different
  5. The world’s local bank
  6. You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers
  7. Beyond precision
  8. Power style
  9. Let’s make excellent happen
  10. What’s in your wallet?

So that’s the slogans, how many do you think you know?

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So here’s the answers…

  1. Skittles
  2. Dell
  3. Allinson’s bread
  4. Apple
  5. HSBC
  6. Radio shack
  7. Citizen
  8. Fila
  9. New balance
  10. Capital One

There were a few tricky ones in there, so if you got them all, well done!

I’ll be doing a few more of these in the coming weeks, so keep watching the adverts and remembering the slogans!

supermarket

There a lot of adverts on TV these days for different supermarkets, each promising better and more deals than the next one.

So today I’m just curious, where do you do most of your shopping?

 

So we’ve just reached the end of the first week of November, and already I’ve lost count of the number of TV adverts which are advertising something related to Christmas. Add to this the fact that we now have several TV channels showing Christmas movies 24 hours a day every day, and all the shops and supermarkets now seem to have aisles dedicated, is it any wonder I’m thinking it must be Christmas time!

While I love Christmas and all it represents, but watching constant adverts for the commercial side of Christmas every day from the start of November, almost 2 months before Christmas Day, is not my idea of Christmas!

Let’s make sure we remember the real reason we celebrate Christmas, CHRIST!

Christmas begins with Christ

Most of us like to try to look after our teeth as best we cam so that we don’t have to visit the dentist for anything more than our regular checkups. That all sounds great, however, if you’re looking for a toothpaste to help you look after your teeth, which one do you pick? I’m not referring to the brand, but actually the different varieties as there seems to be a variety of toothpaste to help prevent this or that or help enhance your teeth in some other aspect, but where do you start, as there is toothpaste for:

  • Toothpaste-Aislecavity protection
  • maximum whitening
  • Advanced whitening
  • Maximum freshness
  • Advanced clean
  • Maxwhite shine
  • Enamel protect
  • Total advanced
  • Maxwhite luminous
  • Maxwhite one optic
  • Maxcavity protect white
  • Extreme clean pure
  • Complete care whitening

Plus numerous other varieties including all the sensitive versions!

Is it just me, but don’t we all want a toothpaste that does all the above. i.e. gives maximum whitening, maximum cavity protection, extreme clean, protects the enamel and gives maximum freshness?

I must be honest and say I get really frustrated when buying toothpaste and so normally by a different variety each time, all because I want all the above benefits from my toothpaste. Is it not about time that toothpaste manufacturers gave us one toothpaste that provides all the benefits and protection that all the other individual varieties offer us?

I’d be interested to hear everyone else’s thoughts on this, as I sometimes wonder, is it just me that gets so frustrated by the huge number of toothpaste varieties?

In the last few months in my previous “Slogans” blog posts, I mentioned how we all see and hear many adverts on a daily basis via advertising hoardings or adverts on the radio, television  magazines and newspapers.

Today again I want to give you some more slogans to see how many of the companies/organisations associated with them you can identify from their slogans?

  1. Peace of mind
  2. Tell ’em about the honey, mummy
  3. In touch with tomorrow
  4. The totally tropical taste
  5. Good to the last drop
  6. Fly the friendly skies
  7. Perpetual spirit
  8. The power of dreams
  9. Don’t be evil
  10. Better sound through research

So that’s the slogans, how many do you think you know?

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So here’s the answers…

  1. Chubb
  2. Sugar Puffs
  3. Toshiba
  4. Lilt
  5. Maxwell House
  6. United airlines
  7. Rolex
  8. Honda
  9. Google
  10. Bose

There were a few tricky ones in there, so if you got them all, well done!

I’ll be doing a few more of these in the coming weeks, so keep watching the adverts and remembering the slogans!