Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Advertising Annoyance of 2009

Ad. What advertisement made you think this year?

Today's prompt
from Gwen Bell had me combing through the archives of my brain for an advertisement that was positive. Strike one. Perhaps and advertisement that made me laugh? The Superbowl advertisements on TV last February were fun although I can't recall a single one. Strike two.

So, I've turned to something that is a pet peeve in the arena of advertisement.

Every time I see a television advertisement for a prescription drug, I get annoyed. Sixty seconds is not enough time to present the pros and cons of any medication and more than enough time to embed false hopes and misinformation. They're also for the newest drugs approved by the FDA, brand name, and the most expensive.

Cialis, Abilify, Celexa, Plavix, Lyrica, and on it goes. Remember to "check with your doctor to see if so-and-so is right for you!!!!"



  1. I went the way of pet peeves, too. LOL. Great minds think alike?

  2. I agree with you. I tune out ALL drug commercials. The commercials I do tune into, and I laugh out loud every single time, are the ones with the babies who talk about investing (E-trade). They crack me up!


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