Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Show them you care....

Send them a jar of Jiffy peanut butter.

What? Yeah, to show someone you care give them some peanut butter. Jiffy to be exact. That's what their advertisement says. What a bunch of crock. Crock? Peanut butter? I wonder if there's a pun in there.

Emotional advertisement. Pull at their heart strings, that's how to sell crap. I can see it now. The young man, horny as hell, gives the stupid female a jar of Jiff hoping it will do the same as lying the words "I love you".

Another option is to use guilt and pride. If you are a good parent you will give your kids (insert product name here). The logical next step is to know you are a horrible parent if you haven't given your child that particular product. Gasp!

If I stand here with a phone, jar of peanut butter, and a bottle of coke, will you know I care about you? Call me cynical, but I don't think so.

2 comments:

E said...

That's right up there with that damn commercial for paper towels, where the kid spills some brightly colored drink all over the floor and the mom smiles, shakes her head, rolls her eyes and lovingly wipes up the spill - smiling all the while. Like that scene ever really happens in the real world!!! I suppose showing a mom screaming while shoving a wad of papertowels in her kid's hand so they can clean up their own mess doesn't sell paper towels either!

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