History DeaderThanDisco / Advertising

28th May '16 12:06:34 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Cigarette ads on television. They were banned in 1970.
** In the UK they were banned in 1965, but loose tobacco and cigars were permitted to be advertised until 1991. Cinema ads continued up until 1999, while radio ads were permitted until 2003.

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* Cigarette ads on television. They television were banned in 1970.
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the UK they were banned in 1965, but loose 1965[[note]]Loose tobacco and cigars cigars, however, were permitted to be advertised until 1991. Cinema ads continued up until 1999, while radio ads were permitted until 2003.[[/note]], and in the US in 1970. Nowadays, they're looked back on as a symbol of how naive people were at the time about the dangers of tobacco use, and as symbols of '50s and '60s kitsch. The knowledge that [[http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/marlboro.asp at least four of the men]] who played the Marlboro Man in advertisements later [[DeathByIrony died of lung cancer]] wound up making Marlboro's ads in particular HarsherInHindsight, especially knowing the lengths to which tobacco companies went to deny or downplay the health risks of smoking.
19th May '16 6:20:20 AM HighCrate
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* Choir-Sung Commercial Jingles. During TheSeventies and TheEighties, it was very common for commercial jingles to be sung by a choir of (usually middle or senior aged) men and women. This quickly changed once the [=MTV=] Generation came of age and the [[Creator/{{MTV}} corresponding network]] began to seriously influence grownup advertising (it was already influencing children's advertising since about the late 1980s). Before long, choir-sung jingles were perceived as outdated and un-hip. Today, while such jingles are occasionally used in local business advertisements, most mainstream ones are performed by professional rock or pop musicians rather than choirs. On those rare occasions when you'll hear a choral tune in mass-market advertising, it will be done [[SarcasmMode sarcastically]].
** There are exceptions though. In Pittsburgh, the commercials for Century III Chevrolet always feature the EarWorm choir jingle at the end that's been in their commercials since TheEighties.

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* Choir-Sung Commercial Jingles. During TheSeventies and TheEighties, it was very common for commercial jingles to be sung by a choir of (usually middle or senior aged) men and women. This quickly changed once the [=MTV=] Generation came of age and the [[Creator/{{MTV}} corresponding network]] began to seriously influence grownup advertising (it was already influencing children's advertising since about the late 1980s). Before long, choir-sung jingles were perceived as outdated and un-hip. Today, while such jingles are occasionally used in local business advertisements, most mainstream ones are performed by professional rock or pop musicians rather than choirs. On those rare occasions when you'll hear a choral tune in mass-market advertising, it will be done [[SarcasmMode sarcastically]].
** There are exceptions though. In Pittsburgh, the commercials for Century III Chevrolet always feature the EarWorm choir jingle at the end that's been in their commercials since TheEighties.
18th May '16 12:59:47 PM Drcynic24
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** There are exceptions though. In Pittsburgh, the commercials for Century III Chevrolet always feature the EarWorm choir jingle at the end that's been in their commercials since TheEighties.
16th May '16 5:51:51 PM Coolnut
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* Erin Esurance was a highly popular mascot for Esurance during the latter half of the 2000s. As an SpyCatsuit-wearing ActionGirl popular with both young men and women (possibly inspired by works like Series/{{Alias}}), she ''greatly'' helped boost Esurance's brand appeal during that time. So what happened? [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]]. There was so much pornographic fan art of the character -- most of which pops up when people merely searched for Esurance on a search engine -- that Esurance had [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/esurance-axes-erin-after-the-secret-agent-took-on-an-x-rated-life-of-her-own no choice but to axe the character]]. Fans all but dismissed her, and by TheNewTens, she was actually [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-erin-esurance-autopsy-she-was-less-popular-than-microsofts-clippy LESS popular than Microsoft's]] [[TheScrappy Clippy]].

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* Erin Esurance was a highly popular mascot for Esurance during the latter half of the 2000s. As an SpyCatsuit-wearing ActionGirl popular with both young men and women (possibly inspired by works like Series/{{Alias}}), she ''greatly'' helped boost Esurance's brand appeal during that time. So what happened? [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]]. There was so much pornographic fan art of the character -- most of which pops up when people merely searched for Esurance on a search engine -- that Esurance had [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/esurance-axes-erin-after-the-secret-agent-took-on-an-x-rated-life-of-her-own no choice but to axe the character]]. character]], and even scrubbed all references to her from the website. Fans all but dismissed her, and by questioning why you need some kind of spy, even a sexy one, to sell ''auto insurance''. By TheNewTens, she was actually [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-erin-esurance-autopsy-she-was-less-popular-than-microsofts-clippy LESS popular than Microsoft's]] [[TheScrappy Clippy]].Microsoft's Clippy]] (who was often viewed as TheScrappy of corporate mascots).
16th May '16 5:32:38 PM Coolnut
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* Erin Esurance was a highly popular mascot for Esurance during the latter half of the 2000s. As an SpyCatsuit-wearing ActionGirl popular with both young men and women (possibly inspired by works like Series/{{Alias}}), she ''greatly'' helped boost Esurance's brand appeal during that time. So what happened? [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]]. There was so much pornographic fan art of the character -- most of which pops up when people merely searched for Esurance on a search engine -- that Esurance had [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/esurance-axes-erin-after-the-secret-agent-took-on-an-x-rated-life-of-her-own no choice but to axe the character]]. Fans all but dismissed her, and by TheNewTens, she was actually [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-erin-esurance-autopsy-she-was-less-popular-than-microsofts-clippy LESS popular than Microsoft's]] [[TheScrappy Clippy]].
6th May '16 1:52:01 PM Jhonny
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** Public broadcasters in Germany (ARD, ZDF, arte and local stations) may only air a limited amount of advertising and none after 20:00 so they often have a program "presented by" X, Y and Z, which they may do at any hour of the day.
26th Mar '16 7:08:44 PM lizaphile
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* Ads [[ScapegoatAd taking direct potshots]] [[StrawmanProduct at their competition]] (ie. "AT&T vs. MCI", "Sega vs. Nintendo", "ABC Warehouse vs. Highland vs. Fretter", etc.) were very common during the 90's. They fell by the wayside during the TurnOfTheMillennium due to a couple factors: The increased ease in obtaining product reviews making it easier for consumers to simply go on the internet and see for themselves who has the superior product[[note]]And let's be honest: claiming ''directly'' that your product is superior to somebody else's is bound to put you under some heavy scrutiny[[/note]] and the general perception of such ads as being annoying and immature.

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* Ads [[ScapegoatAd taking direct potshots]] [[StrawmanProduct at their competition]] (ie. "AT&T vs. MCI", "Sega vs. Nintendo", "ABC Warehouse vs. Highland vs. Fretter", etc.) were very common during the 90's. They fell by the wayside during the TurnOfTheMillennium due to a couple factors: The increased ease in obtaining product reviews making it easier for consumers to simply go on the internet and see for themselves who has the superior product[[note]]And let's be honest: claiming ''directly'' that your product is superior to somebody else's is bound to put you under some heavy scrutiny[[/note]] scrutiny[[/note]], comparison shopping making the name of the store who sold it much less a factor in a sale, and the general perception of such ads as being annoying and immature. AT&T vs. MCI pretty much was killed when cell phones with built-in nationwide long distance made that market extinct, and video game consoles are happy to outsource their brand fights to people on the Internet who usually are ignored outside the hardcore gaming market.
17th Mar '16 5:56:17 PM dinohunterpat
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* Jared Fogle became Subway's spokesman at the turn of the 20th Century after his success story of overcoming obesity by eating Subway sandwiches and walking rigorously. The ads were so successful, Subway's revenues tripled. In 2015, Jared was revealed to be a pedophile, and the Jared Foundation, his child obesity awareness charity organization, was exposed as a scam, while in November of that year, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since then, Subway has scrubbed all references to Jared from their website and tried to distance themselves from him.

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* Jared Fogle became Subway's spokesman at the turn of the 20th Century after his success story of overcoming obesity by eating Subway sandwiches and walking rigorously. The ads were so successful, Subway's revenues tripled. In 2015, Jared was revealed to be a pedophile, and the Jared Foundation, his child obesity awareness charity organization, was exposed as a scam, while in November of that year, and he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since then, Subway has scrubbed all references to Jared from their website and tried to distance themselves from him.
21st Nov '15 5:44:47 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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** In the UK they were banned in 1965, but loose tobacco and cigars were permitted to be advertised until 1991.

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** In the UK they were banned in 1965, but loose tobacco and cigars were permitted to be advertised until 1991. Cinema ads continued up until 1999, while radio ads were permitted until 2003.



* Jared Fogle. He became Subway's spokesman at the turn of the 20th Century after his success story of overcoming obesity by eating Subway sandwiches and walking rigorously. The ads were so successful, Subway's revenues tripled. In 2015, Jared was revealed to be a pedophile, and the Jared Foundation, his child obesity awareness charity organization, was exposed as a scam, prior to him being arrested in November 2015. Since then, Subway has scrubbed all references to Jared from their website and tried to distance themselves from him.

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* Jared Fogle. He Fogle became Subway's spokesman at the turn of the 20th Century after his success story of overcoming obesity by eating Subway sandwiches and walking rigorously. The ads were so successful, Subway's revenues tripled. In 2015, Jared was revealed to be a pedophile, and the Jared Foundation, his child obesity awareness charity organization, was exposed as a scam, prior to him being arrested while in November 2015.of that year, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since then, Subway has scrubbed all references to Jared from their website and tried to distance themselves from him.
19th Nov '15 12:17:02 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Jared Fogle. He became Subway's spokesman at the turn of the 20th Century after his success story of overcoming obesity by eating Subway sandwiches and walking rigorously. The ads were so successful, Subway's revenues tripled. In 2015, Jared was revealed to be a pedophile, and the Jared Foundation, his child obesity awareness charity organization, was exposed as a scam. Since then, Subway has scrubbed all references to Jared from their website and tried to distance themselves from him.

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* Jared Fogle. He became Subway's spokesman at the turn of the 20th Century after his success story of overcoming obesity by eating Subway sandwiches and walking rigorously. The ads were so successful, Subway's revenues tripled. In 2015, Jared was revealed to be a pedophile, and the Jared Foundation, his child obesity awareness charity organization, was exposed as a scam.scam, prior to him being arrested in November 2015. Since then, Subway has scrubbed all references to Jared from their website and tried to distance themselves from him.
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