half goon half god

APIA Adverts

In Uncategorized on January 18, 2007 at 7:22 pm

I did this for the Shaun Micallef Forum, but seeing as it’s having some problems at the moment, I thought I’d just chuck it here for now.

Backstory: I’m annoyed at the incredible awfulness of the Australian Pensioners Insurance Agency adverts, and their faux-talk show format, so I started a thread on it at the afore-mentioned forum. Somebody (can’t remember who – as I said, the forum’s down) mentioned the guests, and I got wondering who would be appearing on the ads this year. So I sent APIA an email. This is the original email, and the reply.

(Names and addresses have been changed to protect the innocent)

From: half goon half god
Subject: APIA adverts
Date: 17 January 2007 2:19:52 PM
To: APIA Customer Service

Hi,

I was wondering which personalities will be appearing in the APIA adverts this year. I’ve seen Jamie Redfern already – who else will be on? And more specifically, will Wilbur Wilde be making a return?

Many thanks,

half goon half god

From: APIA Marketing
Subject: APIA adverts
Date: 17 January 2007 4:08:25 PM
To: half goon half god

As much I would like to ‘spill the beans’, unfortunately the personalities appearing in future editions will need to remain a surprise. I can say however that they will be all new personalities who have not previousluy appeared in our advertisements. Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoy them, and the light-hearted look at the experiences of some people who are Not Working Full-time and over 50 years of age.

Kind Regards

***** *****
Marketing Coordinator
Australian Pensioners Insurance Agency

This was utterly pointless, come to think of it.

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  1. And do you really think they believe there’s anyone in the over 50s bracket called Jesse?

    Nice stirring though. Love it.

  2. Haha. Those commercials are so lame.

  3. i am impressed that you got a response

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