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donkreel
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posted 04 July 2021 13:48      Profile for donkreel   Email donkreel   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I haven't seen any of the new ads on TV yet...has anyone seen one of them yet? Wondering if they'll be effective...
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posted 04 July 2021 16:22      Profile for Soldier of Fortune   Email Soldier of Fortune   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Neither have I, what channels do you think they would be most effective on, I thind CBC and Much Music.


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posted 04 July 2021 23:28      Profile for Cbt Engr   Email Cbt Engr   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The television and prints ads aren't supposed to start until the fall according to DNet. For now, the splashy ads remain as the cartoons before the feature presentation.
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posted 07 July 2021 18:19      Profile for RCA     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't care what anybody says, but the best recruiting tool is still word of mouth. You know what you do and what the "hooks" are. However everyone's moral has been so low it has been hard to be positive. So start talking it up again and the flow should slowly start again. (and we would save $15 million, money better spent on 105mm HOW ammo.)


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posted 10 July 2021 14:14      Profile for Se7eN   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This reply is not really about the ad's but about the recruting site. It's super flashy and it makes you think we have the best funded military in the world. There are a couple things I noticed. In the NEWS section (check it out and see) they have a picture of Col. Kenward leading a parade of the Canadian Airborne Regiment. Now this to me seems like a huge misrepresentation, maybe Im wrong but, why are they using flashy pictures of a disbanded regiment to entice new recruits??, If that isnt false advertising I dont know what is.


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posted 10 July 2021 14:44      Profile for Cbt Engr   Email Cbt Engr   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
NDHQ lying? Ad agencies lying? Preposterous.

*please note the sarcasm now dripping onto the floor*


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posted 10 July 2021 18:45      Profile for Se7eN   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Why don't people call them on it or go to the media?, what would the government do??
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posted 14 July 2021 00:05      Profile for echo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
when i went to see a movie tonight,
during the previews an ad's i saw the new recruiting ad for the army, navy and air force.
that ad was visually astounding because of all the things you hear about the cdn army/navy/airforce this showed every single one of the great things about the millitary.
(at the end of the ad it showed the new recruiting sologan. "Strong! Proud!")

the group of friends i was with were extremely impressed and were commenting on how they were gonna join the reserves in a coupla years.


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posted 14 July 2021 11:26      Profile for Soldier of Fortune   Email Soldier of Fortune   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Its good to know the ads are attracting young people.


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posted 15 July 2021 21:13      Profile for colgan   Email colgan   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by echo:
when i went to see a movie tonight,
during the previews an ad's i saw the new recruiting ad for the army, navy and air force.
that ad was visually astounding because of all the things you hear about the cdn army/navy/airforce this showed every single one of the great things about the millitary.
(at the end of the ad it showed the new recruiting sologan. "Strong! Proud!")

the group of friends i was with were extremely impressed and were commenting on how they were gonna join the reserves in a coupla years.



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posted 15 July 2021 21:17      Profile for colgan   Email colgan   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
the army needs to spend less on ads and more on good training and kit [Canadian]
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posted 21 July 2021 12:58      Profile for towhey   Author's Homepage   Email towhey   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Saw one of the ads at the movie theatre last night.

Although it was out of focus (IS there such a thing as a projectionist anymore???? -- and I know, they up-res the ads to 35mm, but it was more than that, I'm in the biz and know!), the ad was outstanding.

Kudos to the agency that created it. My wife was ready to enlist right then and there. Sensitive to some of the comments I've heard from others, I specifically looked for kit and equipment. I saw none that is not in use today.

It was a great mix of Army, Navy and Air Force hi-speed, cool-factor gear and worked across all three elements. There were reserve Army capbadges and headress in evidence throughout. The music was well done, and the editing was stirring. Even the tag line works: Strong. Proud.

Well done, DND.



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posted 23 July 2021 14:38      Profile for Brad Sallows   Email Brad Sallows   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Technically, I suppose there are reservists who have seen/used the equipment portrayed.

I wonder how to deal with the retention issue once recruits learn the difference between the vision and the reality of a typical training weekend or one-week concentration.



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posted 24 July 2021 07:22      Profile for towhey   Author's Homepage   Email towhey   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The ad I saw was not targeting reserve recruits. It was a generic CF ad.

Given the regular force's near disastrous staffing situation at the moment, I'd bet my breakfast that the focus is on recruiting regulars. Maybe even enticing some dissatisfied reservists to join the dark side?

Cheers,

mark



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posted 24 July 2021 12:42      Profile for Brad Sallows   Email Brad Sallows   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I can't remember if the ones I saw were all reserve-specific. Nevertheless, I must admit that if we entice soldiers in right now who subsequently become disillusioned with the reality of reserve service, I would be satisfied to see them continue on to regular service. As long as the Reg F needs people it must turn to the Res F to make up shortfalls, so the sooner the Reg F is "healthier", the sooner the Res F can concentrate on building up complementary capabilities and leadership depth.



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