How many remember these ads?

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How many remember these ads?

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:09 am

Came across this & thought I'd point out how advertising has kind of run our thought process for decades. Some no one knew the truth about back when others there were unheeded warnings that no one wanted to believe, there is even one that features Uncle Ronnie & I don't believe that at that time he had any idea of what smoking can really do. The thing is that sometimes we really don't know but it never stops advertisers from trying to influence us anyway. http://www.takepart.com/photos/old-adve ... ur-toddler
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Re: How many remember these ads?

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:29 am

It was very common for baseball players and movie stars to endorse a particular cigarette.

At medical conventions there would be free cartons of Camels. So they could truthfully say "more doctors smoke Camels".

Politicians, in advertising themselves still say what they think you want to hear rather than what they really intend.

With many modern ads I have trouble figuring out what it is they are trying to sell. Sex is still a best seller.
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Re: How many remember these ads?

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:55 pm

Wake up "gay" in the morning ? Well ok then, there you are.
Apparently 3 percent of the population drinks ovaltine.
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Re: How many remember these ads?

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:36 am

COCAINE DROPS!!! toothy If they dont help your young mother at home then make sure you fill her up with HOPS. These ads were wayyyyy before my time.
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Re: How many remember these ads?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:05 am

Back when, I had a psychologist friend that worked for Reynolds tobacco & he told me how much $$$$ those companies pay MANY psychologists/ psychiatrists, to get to the hearts & souls of we dumb ass consumers--
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Re: How many remember these ads?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:47 am

Must be what's behind all these new designer ailments these days. ADHD for example. Who the hell came up with that one? Brilliant, actually, because I'd bet every man woman and child in America could be diagnosed with this! :roll:

Wonder how we as a country ever survived those days without government, bleeding hearts, and lawyers to sound the alarm and "protect" us from ourselves. :lol:
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Re: How many remember these ads?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:06 am

Happily & peacefully
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Re: How many remember these ads?

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:20 am

Since my long term memory is better than short term, I only remember the ad from 1885.
I did drink Ovaltine a few times but I didn't wake up gay. :(
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Re: How many remember these ads?

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:30 am

SMITTY wrote:Must be what's behind all these new designer ailments these days. ADHD for example. Who the hell came up with that one? Brilliant, actually, because I'd bet every man woman and child in America could be diagnosed with this! :roll:

Very true. And as soon as a drug gets approved for one purpose, the companies start doing new "studies" to find or invent additional ailments for which they can be prescribed. It's startling to look at study results and see how often the placebo provides virtually the same benefit as the actual drug. :x
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Re: How many remember these ads?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:35 am

Just think of the money that has been made off of a former blood pressure medication once they advertised the side effects of Viagra. :o
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Re: How many remember these ads?

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:24 pm

I always wonder about warfarin.

Was it a rat poison first or was it a heart medication?
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Re: How many remember these ads?

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:07 am

As far as I know Jpete it was a rat poison for a few years before someone tried it on humans, I always wonder just who is the one that wonders what will work for other purposes & who they get to try it on first.
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