Virgin Trains Ad

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  1. jd

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  3. Ben

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    just a cheap copy of the railway children if you ask me
     
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    It seems their main selling point is the Pendolino trains, rather than what passengers really want:-
    - Reliability
    - Be on time
    - Affordable fares

    I've got nothing against the adverts, but I am not sure now is the right time!

    IMO they should have waited until the WCML is fully modernised (Crewe-Glasgow, and the Trent Valley line are closed on many weekends this Summer) and the problems with Pendolions are fully resolved.
     
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    I've just found an un-official preview of Virgins next ad campaign. They're planing to go for the classic look by re-introducing the HSTs.

    Click here to download (3.5MB)

    Enjoy ;)
     
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    Is that supposed to be audio only or is it just my computer, Craig?
     
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    it's your computer.

    Also Media Player plays it upside down for me! Another program plays it fine though.
     
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    Odd, it worked fine for me.
     
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    You probably need XviD or DivX
     
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    I'm using Winamp and it just plays audio only (80s version).

    Back to Virgin ad - Pendolino or not it will bring some business to the trains away from the crowded Airspace.
     
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    Worked fine for me in WinAmp.
     
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    I still find it ironic having watched that advert a second time, when that sailor chap says "comfy?" (I started shouting at the telly, no i was not damn comfy!) my point of view but... there we go!
     
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    Proberly slightly more comfortable than in old 3rd Class wooden seating :P.
     
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    No doubt!

    When I see the ad properly, I'll comment.
     
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    Well I really like the advert, as a piece of media. Perhaps though, as already said, not the best timing, or advertising the best trains.
     
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    It's certainly well made, and a very difficult thing to do well... However it cost a lot of money, which I think most people would say could've been spent better elsewhere...
     
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    If Virgin isn't actually running itself (it's something to do with the SRA basically controlling it's costs I think) then how did it manage to do an advertising campaign which cost a lot. Any ideas?
     
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