Category Archives: Television

Finger Lickin’ Bad


I never watched Saturday Night Live so I never saw Darrell Hammond’s impersonation of Bill Clinton.  So imagine my confusion the first time I saw one of the new ads for Kentucky Fried Chicken.  My first thought was why do they … Continue reading

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The NASCARization Of Horse Racing?


I heard that the owners of Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah had sold exclusive sponsorship rights to Monster Energy and private jet service Wheels Up prior to the Belmont Stakes  I watched much of the coverage leading up to and … Continue reading

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A Cool Toy That Would Get A Kid Kicked Out Of School These Days


  Smoking barrel and all.  

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Hello Ladies, Does Your Ad Look Like Me?


Copying the premise and style of a national advertiser for your local business is dumb and lazy.  It usually starts with a local advertiser telling the sales rep that the ad for (name the product) is cool.  A light bulb … Continue reading

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Don’t These Babies Need Changing?


If the new Healthy Hometown Kentucky ad promoting breastfeeding doesn’t put you off talking babies, nothing will.  Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but people please, let’s all work together to see if we can come up with … Continue reading

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Worst Ad In America


For all the right reasons I love my DVR. For the second year in a row the readers of the Consumerist have voted for the worst commercial of the year.  Last year, Staples “Wow” ad took the honors followed by … Continue reading

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Advertising Has Gone to the Dogs


Nestlé Purina has launched an television ad campaign in Austria for it’s Beneful brand dog food.  I predict that the publicity the campaign generates will do more to sell the product than the ad will.  But whatever works, right? It … Continue reading

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