Anonymous
Two years ago

FIrst Ever ad

Really over these First Ever ads already...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

In 1 ad break they had:
3 x First ever
2 x Hungry Jacks

They were the same advertisement as well.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

El cheapo crap...shocking annoying ads.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Everything about the ad sucks. The baby crying, the models, the clothing.

What an utter waste of LK's time.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I've got no issues with the models

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Why would you do that...total waste of time. Reminds of those crappy sofa ads, the ones with the woman dressed in cheap cloths and jewellery lying all over them and porn music playing in the back ground. Kids are not going to buy that brand. Terrible.

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Luke  
Two years ago

Dad, can we get some ads?

Yes son, you can have all the ads

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Seriously, are they trying to compete with Nike, Addidas and Underarmour. Mental. Flush.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

LK might be trying to teach his boy a lesson. What it's like to fail in business first time round.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Love the critics. "cloths" " Addidas". Everyone praises Kestelman and when his son does crap it's the sons fault, but the Dad allows it FFS.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"I've got no issues with the models"

Agree!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

All adds are crap, these guys are putting there coin into it so put up and watch the crap adds. No different to any other sporting commercials, afl,nrl,racing etc.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Advertisers pay for market penetration, and I feel like my ears have been raped for 3 straight nights now, so I guess that's money well spent by FirstEver?? :/

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Melbourne Boy  
Two years ago

I have even less of an issue with the slender blend protein models, keep that ad running as much as you like

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Rasheed30  
Two years ago

Couldn't agree more mute all commercials

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Big Ads  
Two years ago

No worse than betting agency ads in my opinion and I doubt I would have even noticed the ad if I hadn't read all the posts on hoops complaining about it before first seeing it.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The music, been doing my head in all weekend, contemplating finding this company and burning it to the ground

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

It's not a baby. It’s an infant goat with a broken hind leg.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Mute Heal. Mute First Never ad. A lot of muting this season coming up.

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J  
Two years ago

Their prices are insane!!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Like?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

A fashion evolution has never started at kmart

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

True. Baby goat is about right.

It was pointed out to me that the Hungry Jacks dudes eating burgers in the carpark are sitting on an MG car. Coincidence I think not.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Are they wearing First Ever clothes? I bet they aren't, because if they had that much money to burn they wouldn't be driving MGs or dining at HJs

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Like?"

like 69.95 for a basic cotton tank top https://www.firstever.com/men/clothing/tops/curved-hem-flag-print-tank

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

damn just saw another tank top for 109.95 that would have been an even better example

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

BBB has less delusional pricing than these jokers.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

hahahahahahahaha wow at those prices.

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MACDUB  
Two years ago

Dont marketing teams realise that overmarketing actually turns us off the product?

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Hoopie  
Two years ago

I usually ignore anything that gets over-hyped or over-played cos it's usually a bad deal, whether it’s a movie or fashion or food.

Good product doesn’t need an advertising blitz these days - social media lets everyone know the good stuff quickly enough.

I’ve started recording the games so I can FF thru the ads cos they give me the shits.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Saturated market. Will struggle me thinks.

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Jack Toft  
Two years ago

I'ld love to actually know what the marketers were thinking, and who exactly their target market is.

The hint always comes in the selection of models as this is always a hint of who they target.

The models come across as spoilt little brats with attitude they can't back up. The boys look like soy boys who would pick a fight and then go running to mommy after they got smacked in the nose. The girls look like they have walked off the set of Mean Girls and their aspiration in life is to be the decoration for some fat hairy balding business man old enough to be their father.

Who do they think actually makes the buying decision?

I would be interested in why they chose the name too. First Ever. FE. F Everyone?

Have they actually engaged anyone to do their marketing plan for them?

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ME  
Two years ago

Love your appraisal there, Jack Toft. I think the girls are pretty though, and probably the best thing about the ad. I think I saw the Islander-looking girl feign a smile for a moment - a rarity in modeling.

And all models have that "my shit don't stink" vibe that is irritating. In the NBL clothing ad they all kind of stand there like a bunch of maladjusted and privileged brats that you just want to slap.

As for the prices, it's as though they thought that by charging top-end prices they'd be seen as a top-end brand. But you have to actually BUILD that credibility and a bunch of overpriced, cheaply made knock off jumpers in bland colors is not going to get it done. I would be genuinely surprised if anyone who is not a friend or family member of Kestleman has bought a single First Ever "Athwear" piece.

In other news, though, I've noticed that the K Mart NBL brand has been doing okay in some areas. The shorts and shirts seem to be used a lot at local rec centers, and I've seen a lot of people in lower socio-economic areas with the bags, T shirts, jumpers etc. The K Mart brand is hardly a glossy brand but it fills a clear need that was in the broader community for cheap basketball and bumming-around clothing. No doubt the K Mart brand will have made more in their first year than First Ever will for anything outside of NBL jerseys.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Surreeeeely the NBL could land Adidas or Nike as their jersey sponsor instead of this shit. I know it's LKs business but think of the amount of merch you would sell with these big names marked on them. I don't own an NBL jersey but I certainly would if Nike or Adidas were on it

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Jack Toft  
Two years ago

The TCF market is savage

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I believe the name "first ever" is a nod to the fact this is Justin's first ever business that he's in charge of.

I don't have a problem with him starting a clothing brand and trying to break into the junior sporting uniforms market but would prefer the NBL gear to be affiliated with the Nikes of this world.

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alexkrad  
Two years ago

MORE LIKE WORST EVER AMIRITE

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

NBL K-Mart brand is a winner, FE a joke.

No surprise which one the father is in control of and which one the son. Like night and day.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

How long until the business goes under?

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Jack Toft  
Two years ago

These ads would have Donald Draper turning in his grave.

Seriously, looking at those ads the product they could be selling could be anything. The music is annoying and I was waiting at the end for some husky voiced female voiceover to announce:

"Melbourne's finest discrete adult parlour, where anything can happen and your pleasure comes First Ever"

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Rasheed30  
Two years ago

I don't think Nike would sponsor anything to with Australian Basketball, Basketball is an after thought here doesn’t generate money here even though they sponsor Ben Simmons etc...
Adidas maybe they’re trying to get a bigger market share here for Basketball.
I think this is the reason Peak sponsor the national programs and we end up with the local distributor of Mitchell & Ness doing the last couple of year and now FE because they’d be willing to offer more than the big two.
Be interesting if Puma try here now they are back in Basketball

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Jack Toft  
Two years ago

At least the MG ads have style.

You kind of know their target market is overweight, baldy middle aged men (not unlike myself...) who had a (red) MGB in their youth and want to re-live that sensation of the wind blowing through your hair, young chicky babe in the passenger seat driving through the Adelaide Hills picnic basket in the back.

Jump in the MG to get away from the Nagasaurous wife, pickup the girlfriend, take her to a fancy lunch place, make sure she has organised her teenage daughter to have a sleepover at a friends house, then have dessert

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

On track to be his First Ever failure too.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

In the late 80s/early 90s various clubs were with Nike/adidas/Reebook. Sixers also were adidas five years ago?

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CT  
Two years ago

you've seen the Callum Murray Dare Ice Coffee ad, right? When they were picking out a name for this horrorshow surely someone stood up and said "first ever? worst ever mate, think of something else.."

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Hogwash  
Two years ago

The MG adds are worse.

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Rasheed30  
Two years ago

Back in 80/90's these sneaker companies were operated differently.
They were run in each state by independent distribution companies (I know nike was here in SA 20+ years ago).

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Give the fans what they want with some good jerseys for once. Some nice nba quality, they would sell more Hawks jerseys than First Ever's total clothes sales

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koberulz  
Two years ago

Surreeeeely the NBL could land Adidas or Nike as their jersey sponsor instead of this shit. I know it's LKs business but think of the amount of merch you would sell with these big names marked on them. I don't own an NBL jersey but I certainly would if Nike or Adidas were on it
They turned down multiple major apparel companies, reportedly.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

What a joke if so. On the bright side at least First Ever can fail ASAP this season and then we can get a real apparel sponsor and finally nice looking jerseys and revamped club logos to go with them.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Article in today's Herald Sun about the First Ever ad and how the opening round was a massive success apart from the ad being force fed to viewers with a crying baby as music.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Rather watch the first ever commercial than Michael Clarke trying to sell vitamins every 2 minutes.

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