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Post Reply Nationwide Insurance: "Make Safe Happen"
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Posted 2/2/15 , edited 2/2/15
Last night, during Super Bowl XLIX [49], Nationwide has officially released this controversial commercial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKUy-tfrIHY

There are so many issues like this one:

Skip to 0:12 on this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSfPMhTJd44

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShV612pYI2g

Yes, it did ruined the Super Bowl XLIX [49]

Everyone what do you have to say?
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Posted 2/2/15
uh it could just be me but your links dont work
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Posted 2/2/15

Boardwalk-Angel wrote:

uh it could just be me but your links dont work


Same here they do not work for me, but I know what OP is talking about.
It was a rather depressing commercial. Rather unnecessary as well just used for shock value.
Posted 2/2/15
Well... That escalated quickly.
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I fixed the links (they'd had user tags instead of url tags--I make that mistake myself sometimes by clicking the wrong icon)

Anyway, yeah, that was kind of disturbing.
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Posted 2/2/15 , edited 2/4/15
People don't like reality, which is why the commercial received a lot of back lash.
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Is it bad I liked the commercial? Thought it was sad, but truthful.
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Posted 2/2/15
me at the end ----> ಠ_ಠ "welp.. didn't see that coming."
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That was sad, but true. Children need to be safeguarded from things that could potentially harm them. And believe me, it's a long, long list of things.

Hell, when I was a baby my mother left me crawling around for only a few minutes and the aggressive dog she had at the time clamped his teeth around my head because I neared him. That was the nail in the coffin, basically, for that dog.
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Posted 2/2/15
I almost did a spit take at the commercial, just because it was totally unexpected and macabre.

Dark sense of humor, and obviously I know no children were harmed in the making of it. The issue isn't anywhere funny, but the outcome of that commercial was to me.
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Posted 2/2/15
There is a whole list of things that ruined the SB. This commercial seemed to fit right in for me...
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Posted 2/2/15 , edited 2/2/15
Budweiser and Bud Light really need to step their games up next year and make something funny again. Geico too, dammit.

Also the seahawks.
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Posted 2/2/15 , edited 2/4/15
without a doubt its a powerful message.

i don't think its a good direction as an ad.

one of the video says that the ad is to lower their payouts. "hey, we are losing money because you guys are idiots"

but its quite sad to say, the one time where people of great caliber watching it, its something that needs to be said. kids need alot more attention and the death rate for accidental deaths like these are way to high. and for that i commend them for making the message on that day.

i'd admit if i was into the super bowl, that would stir up alot of feeling and ruin it for me.
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Posted 2/3/15
wow thats really depressing. arent super bowl commercial supposed be funny or happy or something? i dont really know cause i dont watch the super bowl.
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