Commercial Break: New Halifax ads still make us want to smoke crack
He’s gone people! Howard Brown, the bald, coke-rim-spectacled national irritant is no more. Well, at least not in the Halifax ad campaigns. He’s been moved back to whichever festering branch he crawled out of 15 years ago (or so it seems) and is probably standing in the staff kitchen now, slowly stirring a mug of tea and wondering why he’s been treated so shabbily by the fame game (it’s actually because you’re a bell-end mate.)
In his place comes this, another staff-based ad, which highlights the fact that the bank give a fiver a month to every one of their Reward Account customers. They’ve highlighted this by showing said staff members constructing elaborate human pyramids in order to hand out the greenies.
As bank bosses sit sweating in the House Of Commons, offering up a set of too-little-too-late apologies for the finacial soufflé that we’re all up to our necks in, isn’t this a gross misuse of staff resources? Shouldn’t Halifax just deposit the £5 into every customer’s account electronically instead of sending this besuited circus out on to the road every single day?
Bring back Howard! At least you knew where you were with him. Namely wrestling a shoe from your foot so you could aim it at the screen, right on his gleaming bonce.