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Tina Turner

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Foreign Legion, Feb 24, 2019.

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Do you want Tina Turner back?

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  1. 2 weeks

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    Hoppa giving free proctology examinations to opposing players should've been in the ad imo .
     
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  2. Captain Apollo

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    The following was published by the Sydney Morning Herald -

     
  3. Perth Tiger

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    Gee I couldn't finish reading that as I couldn't see through the fog of smugness from that snobby prick
     
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  4. Delboy

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    Actually, read this and thought it described Todd Greenberg, symbolism and political rather than the game itself. Surprised, NO!!
     
  5. Hoofhearted

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    I've sat back and watched all the commenting and cross examination of the ad since its release and have found it hilarious how people are managing to analyse it to death. I was going to make a comment about how everyone is carrying on like children and just get over it, its just an ad. But then I watched on yesterday as my son put the ad on for the first time, totally oblivious to all the 'controversy' going on. He is 14yo and a massive Tigers fan, he sat there and watched the ad, turned around and said 'How cool was that, what day do the Tigers play next week', then simply walked out of the room.
    So to say that everyone is carrying on like children would be an insult to children, because they have it right.
     
  6. jimmee007

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    I think while the ad has faults, it’s done it’s job perfectly.

    Everyone in here like me is a rusted on rugby league fan (trolls included). I know the first game is next week and what time each game is and who is playing who.

    This has raised significantly more awareness that the season is starting and being spoken about in wider circles than rugby league community. That in itself is a good thing if we want to grow the game.
     
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    I heard radio ads all day using the Still Simply the Best and Still Creating History taglines today. Each ad discusses a key moment in the last 30 years such as the 97 GF and then uses both taglines and states the season starts March 12. Good ads I thought!
     
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    I honestly don't get the controversy around the ad, nor do I really care to learn why people think it's controversial, but the fact that it's controversial at all means that people are talking about, and people talking about it means that it's a good ad.
     
  9. Rhino_NQ

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    Needs more cowbell
     
  10. TheFrog

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    Has there ever been a man and a woman kissing on an NRL ad? I don't care what people do in private but it's being beamed into my loungeroom.
     
  11. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    I'd love to know when kissing was designated as a private activity.
     
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    I’d love to know when Kissing became part of sport
     
  13. Canard

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    A blooded Benny Elias frenching his mum after State of Origin has been an iconic image for over 4 decades.

    Wally gave Langer a good tongue punching in Origin also.
     
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  15. TheFrog

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    Did they put it in an ad to promote the game?
     
  16. Canard

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    It's been used in ads for years to promote Origin.
     
  17. Xcalibre

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    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/butche...age-over-nrl-ad-revealed-20200304-p546wk.html


    'Butchered, terrible': Singo's barrage over NRL ad revealed
    Roy MastersMarch 5, 2020 — 11.32am
    The NRL’s new commercial has prompted Sydney’s iconic adman John Singleton to say “Rugby League Central should be run by the Anti-Discrimination Board”.

    His comments are in reference to the two-minute brand film promoting the code’s progressive stance on diversity and inclusion by showcasing gender equity, indigenous pride and same-sex relationships.

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    The NRL advertisement for the 2020 season.NRL

    The NRL’s re-creation of the Tina Turner campaign, using images over the past 30 years, prompted Singo to text: “Simply the Best has been Butchered. Great waste of opportunity. Terrible.”

    Of two female players kissing at the end of a State of Origin match, Singo observed, “Will help get Qantas on board.”

    Well, Singo did once hold the Qantas account; and the airline's chief executive, Alan Joyce, has been a strong promoter of gay rights. And the NRL doesn’t get the favours from carrier Qantas the AFL does from rival Virgin.



    2020 NRL marketing campaign featuring Tina Turner


    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the NRL campaign.

    But that’s the only positive, according to the 78-year-old.

    “It will fail on every other count.”

    Now, Singo’s texts require such a degree of deciphering that I often lament the closing of Bletchley Park where the German Enigma code was cracked in World War II.

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    So, have a go at the following (where I have inserted linking words and punctuation): “Great ads take great talent. Rare, beautiful or ugly. Try (to) shift perceptions (and) thus (create) sales. (But) Changing perception from what to what? Bigger float in Mardi Gras?

    “The league have managed to put this new commercial in the same class as poor Thomas telling the ref to blow that whistle.”

    The last point is a reference to celebrated author Thomas Keneally appearing in a cost-conscious commercial to promote the start of the 1999 season, only a couple of years after the end of the Super League war.

    Keneally, a Manly fan, was filmed on a Sydney beach opening the season with, “We all start equal” (hello Broncos!). Tom ended the pitch declaring, “Blow that whistle, ref. Send that ball soaring.”

    Tom takes a polar opposite view to Singo on the NRL’s 2020 promotional campaign, saying, “I’m in favour in that rugby league is fostering its heritage. The occasional glimpses of Latrell (Mitchell) draped in the indigenous flag and two girls kissing have excited those who say it is the height of LGBT in your face-edness. But overall, the ad demonstrates a great sense of the heritage of the game.

    “However, I’m not sure the little girl running out of the tunnel at the end of the ad is going to be a future Cameron Smith and captain Australia.”

    Well, if it’s Cameron Smith’s younger daughter, Matilda, she could. Many a time, I have sat in the Storm dressing room after a home match and marvelled at the skills of the Smith and Slater siblings as they play touch football on the thin carpet covering the concrete floor. Matilda possesses talents well beyond her years.

    Living in Melbourne, she is a chance of becoming an AFL champion, although Keneally draws a different comparison with the southern code, referencing the booing of Swans player Adam Goodes and the NRL campaign’s focus on Mitchell, who some perceive to be a divisive character.

    “I think the NRL are doing it better than the AFL,” he said.

    “Rugby league tries not to be partisan.

    “What happened to Adam Goodes in AFL would not happen to an indigenous champion in the NRL and senior commentators in the NRL wouldn’t have done to an Adam Goodes what senior commentators did to him in the AFL.”

    Keneally, 84, believes he is eminently qualified to compare the 1999 and 2020 promotional campaigns.

    “As principal of the worst ad ever made, I am pleased to see this one.

    “It delivers a great sense of Australian heritage. This should have happened years ago. The NRL missed their opportunity when the Broncos weren’t called the Brumbies and the Cowboys weren’t called the Drovers.

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    “Rugby league is the only game in town for us old guys, as the younger ones have a myriad of entertainment options.”

    Well, I’m one of Tom and Singo’s generation who young people think still wind watches, strop straight razors and drink hot tea from the saucer. I am on Keneally’s side.

    Singo, however, compares the resurrection of the Tina Turner anthem with cricket bringing back last December the 1978 Mojo commercial, “C’mon, Aussie, C’mon” to celebrate women in the sport.

    “The Mojo ad was brought back about the same time. Great. Still,” he texted.

    “Not social engineering.”
     
  18. Xcalibre

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    https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/now-this-is-simply-the-best-afls-brilliant-ad-to-hype-up-season-2020/news-story/9277bfeab307033778e5ae23bb3b0324

    Now THAT’S how you do it: Why AFL season ad is simply the best
    The AFL has unveiled a spectacular new ad for the 2020 season, just days after the NRL copped criticism over its own campaign.
    • March 6, 2020 2:19pm
    • by Fox Sports
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    The AFL has released its new ‘Believe’ ad campaign ahead of the 2020 season.Source: FOX SPORTS
    Centered around one word - Believe - the AFL’s campaign is a fresh spin on the 2018 slogan, 'Don't Believe In Never'. WATCH THE AD BELOW

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    AFL's 2020 season promo

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    Watch every match of every round of the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season LIVE & On-Demand with KAYO. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >

    The 2018 ads featured three major stories of adversity - Richmond's breakthrough 2017 premiership, Swan Aliir Aliir's journey from a Kenyan refugee camp to the AFL, and Dema, a teenager playing in a multicultural team in western Sydney.

    This year, the advertisement features clips from fans emulating their favourite footy stars producing some of the biggest moments of the 2019 season, such as Essendon star Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti’s matchwinner against North Melbourne.

    It also uses clips of Nick Riewoldt ‘performing’ as Freddie Mercury before the Big Freeze At The ‘G, as well as MND ambassador Neale Daniher’s emotional speech to Melbourne players before that game on Queen’s Birthday.

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    Nick Riewoldt's 'performance' as Freddie Mercury at the Big Freeze features in the new ad.Source: Supplied
    The ad concludes with Lance Franklin winking, before the phrase ‘Don’t Believe In Never’ appears, then having several words scratched out leaving simply ‘Believe’.

    The AFL campaign is unlikely to draw the same criticism the NRL received when they released their renewed ‘Simply The Best’ video earlier this week.

    Celebrating 30 years since the original campaign involving Tina Turner, fans pointed out several factual flaws in the commercial involving teams and dates.

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    Simply the Best - Revived

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    The NRL has since moved to change certain elements of the ad.
     
  19. typicalfan

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    Yet which ad is everyone talking about. If it wasn't for that article I wouldn't even know of the AFL one. Not one person has an opinion on it yet the NRL one is talked about by everyone.

    So, which ad is better?
     
  20. Xcalibre

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    The one that doesn’t turn off a large proportion of it’s fans?

    I didn’t know about the afl ad before either, but it came up when looking at nrl news. I don’t give a shit about AFL.

    NRL is the only sport I really enjoy watching other than MLB, so the ad doesn’t make me want to watch more as I’ve been anticipating the start to the season for weeks.
     
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