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Truth in Advertising: the Eyes have It

Questrade As with all advertising campaigns, this latest one from Questrade is inspired. Because we are so good at reading people’s faces, they gave us a series of television spots that feature individuals with honest expressions on their face, in … Continue reading

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Marshalls MOM$

Just a thought: $WOW in a Marshalls’ ad equates to MOM$ as a subliminal message.

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Sometimes, ‘Scuit Happens

Triscuit Is it just me, or can anyone else hear the hidden message in this advertisement?

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Are You “Fed Up” Yet?

I’m Fed Up to Here… (Draws hand across neck). When I was a child my mother used to ask me if I was CFRB. They were (and still are) the call letters of a radio station in Toronto. When I … Continue reading

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BP: Banana Peel?

In an inspired bit of invention, a recent British Petroleum advertisement follows a discarded banana peel from its first garbage can through its refuse collection to the recycling furnace where it will be turned into energy. It fixes BP into … Continue reading

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Decoding a New Advertising Catchphrase

Bonvoy! Marriott Hotels have created a new rewards scheme. They want it to stand out from the crowd, so they decided to call it something that people can say to each other in a TV advert. Nothing else is said, … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed, Something True

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing This one started out as a Coca Cola advert in 1971.   The advert proved so popular that the lyrics were adapted to a song which the New Seekers then recorded.   … Continue reading

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