Banned yet award winning television commercial from Volkswagen
Not quite sure, but the girl probably is saying Bollocks which means man’s front or behind (probably, not sure, the expression is something like “O Sh**”. The young has learned it from her father who utters this word when he accidentally puts petrol in his diesel engine. Guess, a bit hard for the ad to be banned.
Take a look at the list of awards the ad has won
IPA Effectiveness Awards, 2004 (Silver)
IPA Effectiveness Awards, 2004 (Best Idea)
Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, 2004 (Silver Lion) for Cars
Advertising Creative Circle Awards, 2004 (Bronze) for Ken Grimshaw Memorial Honour for Best Use of Humour
Advertising Creative Circle Awards, 2004 (Silver) for Best Use of Dialogue
Advertising Creative Circle Awards, 2004 (Silver) for Best Use of Production Budget under £40,000
Advertising Creative Circle Awards, 2004 (Silver) for Best Commercial
Advertising Creative Circle Awards, 2004 (Gold) for Best Viral Version of a Commercial
Advertising Creative Circle Awards, 2004 (Gold) for Best Idea in 40 Seconds
British Television Advertising Awards (BTAA), 2004 (Silver) for Commercials (also ran on TV)
British Television Advertising Awards (BTAA), 2004 (Silver) for Virals
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The ad is nice, tight, puts across the message right and all that. But then, probably it is not an ideal example of politically correct ad. May be they need to get some training from Hollywood about casting. My point is why let people raise finger, why not play safe.
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