Bad Advertising


(Duration: 29 seconds, Google Video)

I came across this particular advertisement on contraceptives. They depict a few babies being messy (which I find adorable, by the way). A female voice then says, “There’s so much more to look forward to. Get your contraception … at your local pharmacy.”

There are better ways to spread public awareness about contraception and birth control than showing babies, the most beautiful things on earth, in a negative light.
It is NOT good humour.
It is NOT good advertising.

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Comments

4 Responses to “Bad Advertising”
  1. A V N Ravikanth says:

    totally agree with you… these people are crazy and materialistic! [:X]

  2. Divya says:

    hey agree with u one hundred %. babies r the most beautiful things in the world!!!

  3. anubhav says:

    There is a better one which I came across,by durex,goes this way

    “To all the people who use products from our competitors..

    Happy Fathers Day”

    btw i am your junior from navrachna,studying ec at NIT surat.came across ur blog ,through your orkut profile.

  4. Kokonad says:

    Well Anubhav, There is a difference in what the advertisements are trying to convey. Think about it. See what Durex is aiming at, and see what this commercial is doing.
    The former is not demeaning anything, mainly because of the power of the first part of the tag line.
    The latter, I feel, is in poor taste in an overall sense.

    And I do remember who you are. 🙂

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