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    Posted: 25 Jan 2010 at 12:02am
It's the only card I have, so I have a little paranoia about criticizing (!), but I have a problem with the ad giving the athlete's really personal backstory, followed by "Visa - the only card accepted at the Olympics."
Talk about a mood-killer. And it isn't unheard-of for commercials that get that way NOT to use any sales pitch at the end, in order to keep the "mood."
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RichardCranium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 2010 at 1:23am
But it's supposed to be inspirational because he lied to his sister on her deathbed and then six years later won for his daughter who he named after his croaked sister. Awwwww, makes me want to get a Visa.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Grant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 2010 at 4:32am
At least they dropped the "... and they DON'T take American Express!" bit quite some time ago. I can just imagine THAT being tacked onto this commercial.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RichardCranium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 2010 at 11:21am
LOL! Yeah, the funniest thing being I always wondered why that was supposed to be a big deal since I don't think I know anyone who has an American Express card.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Grant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 2010 at 3:15pm
I always thought it was an accidental PLUG for AMEX, since they were the only competition Visa commercials ever talked about! With a dozen other competitors, thay made it sound like AMEX was the only one they were ever worried about, so it could've given the opposite little message to people.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RichardCranium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 2010 at 3:34pm
You might be on to something. Maybe after those commercials came out AMEX saw a big boost in membership, and Visa got freaked out.
 
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