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Just what is ACT Policing trying to say with this video?

By johnboy - 18 March 2012 40

ACT Policing has put a slick video onto YouTube as part of their “Too many drinks and you’re a galah” campaign.

Readers are invited to watch it and tell us what messaged they think it’s trying to convey?


UPDATE 18/02/12 15:19: No less than Clubs ACT and the ACT Branch of the AHA have issued a media release having a go too:

“The new clip from ACT Policing, set in the ACT, includes mixed poor messages and is unlikely to have any impact on excessive drinking”, according AHA ACT General Manager, Gwyn Rees.

“Whilst the message is too many drinks is bad, it also conveys a message that the choice confronting young people is either have no alcohol at all or having too much turns you into a squawking parrot. Messages that convey and encourage moderate drinking at sensible levels whilst looking out for your mates would better serve the community.

Chief Executive of ClubsACT agreed that a more realistic approach to advertising targeting young people needs to be adopted.

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40 Responses to
Just what is ACT Policing trying to say with this video?
Tooks 8:41 pm 18 Mar 12

As I said in another thread, hopelessly out of touch.

Thumper 8:35 pm 18 Mar 12

AFP.

Contact me.

I’ll write you a seriously awesome vid that will hit home.

Seriously.

Ko. 7:50 pm 18 Mar 12

Mr Evil said :

Could have been worse. They could have taken a leaf out of the Kiwi anti-drink driving book:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIYvD9DI1ZA

Are you joking?

That is the best anti-drink driving ad ever.

“bro, Monique thinks you’re dumb”‘
“you know I can’t grab your ghost chups”
“oh i was just being internalizing a really complicated situtation in my head”

IT’S A GOLDMINE YOU SPOON.

Thumper 7:30 pm 18 Mar 12

Wow. That will work….

I-filed 6:46 pm 18 Mar 12

Not a PATCH on the New Zealand “ghost chips” Legend campaign ad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIYvD9DI1ZA

Lazy I 6:27 pm 18 Mar 12

Mr Evil said :

Could have been worse. They could have taken a leaf out of the Kiwi anti-drink driving book:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIYvD9DI1ZA

You seriously think this is better than the NZ ‘legend’ ad?

The NZ ad is spot on.. it hit the target perfectly, used positive reinforcement.. and i’ve heard it quoted all over the place (so people are watching it).

This stinking pile of crap wreaks of a committee trying to be ‘hip’ and ‘with it’… trying to recapture the success of the ‘pinky’ speeding ad campaign (ie. influencing teenagers to label their peers who do the wrong thing).

Galah? *sigh*

P.S. Monique says you’re dumb.

BerraBoy68 6:07 pm 18 Mar 12

Mr Evil said :

Could have been worse. They could have taken a leaf out of the Kiwi anti-drink driving book:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIYvD9DI1ZA

I actually like that Kiwi ad, and I think it hits the right tone in mixing a serious message in a way that young people will want to watch. Personally, as a father, I think these kind of Ad’s are more effective:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymiF-okrdMg&feature=related

The ACT policing ad just looks stupid. I bet an advertising company somewhere will be laughing their heads off over how much they earned in making it.

dph 2:11 pm 18 Mar 12

Is this ad a joke or is it legit?

johnboy 1:48 pm 18 Mar 12

Personally I like the subtle bit at the end when, christ-like, he turns his back on temptation in the form of booze, his mate, and his girlfriend, to walk righteous, but alone away from all the sins of this world.

Also the implication that even one drink will see you punching on in Mooseheads.

Which in turn is in conflict with the slogan which seems to condone kids having some drinks and not ending up dressed as a galah.

Also where does one get these galah suits?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 1:36 pm 18 Mar 12

lol

Skidbladnir 1:34 pm 18 Mar 12

Correlation is not causation, and dickheads who have had a skinful were dickheads before they started drinking and remain so after sobering up, the booze is just an exuse that some people let them get away with.
(eg: “He only throws up on you or your car when he’s drunk…” or “He only hits me when he’s drunk…”)

So the message is anywhere from “Furries party way too hard“, to “Consider the message your clothing sends and how that may impact on your night“.
Neither of which should carry an ACT Policing closer…

Mr Evil 1:24 pm 18 Mar 12

Could have been worse. They could have taken a leaf out of the Kiwi anti-drink driving book:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIYvD9DI1ZA

poetix 12:30 pm 18 Mar 12

I think the message is that native wildlife is evil and should be exterminated. Particularly birds.

danggers16 11:32 am 18 Mar 12

there is no hidden Illuminati message here .. too many drinks and you’re a silly loud annoying but colourful bird

martyo 11:31 am 18 Mar 12

say no to hallucinogenic drugs kids….

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