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Millions of pounds to tell you you’ll get £20


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I don’t know about the millions of pounds  but running a TV advert at prime time repeatedly must cost a fair bit.

Barclays are saying they’re waving banking fees until June for any businesses with a turnover of £250k.

Quick google shows their business banking fees are about £7 a month depending on whether you take cheques or not. So you’d get about £21 from them not charging you in this period. 

Is this some expensive way to try and make sure people keep cash in their bank? 
 

 

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Imagine being an advertising bod right now: you can't advertise anything - it has all been banned, postponed or cancelled.

The solution they've found is to make the advert not seem like an advert, but a wonderful and generous public service announcement. First step is to record a few fake Zoom videos with some phoney mixed race families tactfully advertising your product. Throw in a few childish NHS rainbow drawings (actually drawn by the marketing exec himself) and a few mindless slogans about "staying home" and there you have it. 

 

We're all closer than ever, the marketing men told me. 

:Sick1:

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6 hours ago, sam1994 said:

I don’t know about the millions of pounds  but running a TV advert at prime time repeatedly must cost a fair bit.

Barclays are saying they’re waving banking fees until June for any businesses with a turnover of £250k.

Quick google shows their business banking fees are about £7 a month depending on whether you take cheques or not. So you’d get about £21 from them not charging you in this period. 

Is this some expensive way to try and make sure people keep cash in their bank? 
 

 

it's a form of virtue signalling, telling all viewers that Barclays are a nice, caring bank. The free banking for 3 months is inconsequential, they are probably looking at other cheap giveaways that they can leverage for PR already.

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1 minute ago, snaga said:

it's a form of virtue signalling, telling all viewers that Barclays are a nice, caring bank. The free banking for 3 months is inconsequential, they are probably looking at other cheap giveaways that they can leverage for PR already.

Their app has meant son could out cheque in without visiting a bank!

Do the other banks do this?

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55 minutes ago, spunko said:

Imagine being an advertising bod right now: you can't advertise anything - it has all been banned, postponed or cancelled.

The solution they've found is to make the advert not seem like an advert, but a wonderful and generous public service announcement. First step is to record a few fake Zoom videos with some phoney mixed race families tactfully advertising your product. Throw in a few childish NHS rainbow drawings (actually drawn by the marketing exec himself) and a few mindless slogans about "staying home" and there you have it. 

 

We're all closer than ever, the marketing men told me. 

:Sick1:

I'm not a big TV watcher but quite like a bit of American Pickers, Salvage Hunter as I have hoarder dna (which I have to strongly control in order to stay married). The adverts are now so virtuously bad that I am hitting the mute button to stop me kicking in the screen. 

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10 hours ago, snaga said:

it's a form of virtue signalling, telling all viewers that Barclays are a nice, caring bank.

Well they could hardly do an advert saying what a bunch of cunts they are....

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Adverts for publicly traded companies aren't for consumers but for investors even if they pretend to be aimed at consumers. It's all about keeping them in the investors minds and keeping that share price high.

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