tags: What Do Disappointed Idealists and Tampon Commercials Have In Common?, social commentary, television, advertising, market research, mass media, manipulating the masses, satire, funny, humor, streaming video
It's rare when I see a video that, in a short 30 seconds, sums up the level of cynicism I currently feel, and leaves me with a smile. Okay, I have a sardonic smile at the moment, but it's a smile, and that's a start.
LMAO that advert is too funny and I can see why you are smiling now--I am too. It actually made me laugh.
Thanks for letting me know you like that commercial... fu#%ing waste of space
be more cynical of yourself
So... is Tim upset because he likes tampon commercials? Or is pointing out the blatant stereotyping in advertising just offensive to him for some reason?
Oh! Troll. Definitely troll.
Love is, especially the 'racially ambiguous' and 'white pants'.
So what? Now I'm supposed to buy your product just because it's "different" and "rebellious" and it points out the commonalities in other tampon commercials?
What the flying f*** is this commercial trying to do?
Of course, the reason that you enjoy this commercial is because you're the target audience. And they are still hoping you'll buy their product -- perhaps after seeing this advertisement, you'll consider them a "better" and "more aware" company. And of course, having a commercial like this running is a great way to take the steam out of your competition's current advertising campaigns (what's the betting that some other companies will be quickly scrambling to get some commercials up that don't have girls in white pants?), so that's a nice side-benefit.
The trouble really is that such advertising campaigns DO work. They're very effective at catching the attention of anyone with a little bit of media/culture studies in their background. Less effective at catching true skeptics and those with a background in advanced critical theory techniques, but still ... it's a bit of an underhanded trick. "Look how different we are; conform with us".