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Advertising Tricks: How Much? Too Much

Let’s face it, the world can be a confusing place just as it is. Now put yourself in a young person’s place who is just starting to live in their own home. No problem? We’ll see… A classical look from … Continue reading

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What’s the Best a Man Can Be?

Gillette: The Best a Man Can Get It’s a subtle, and yet not-so-subtle, change. They alter one word, do an advertising campaign about ‘toxic masculinity’ and let the rest of the world (via social media) do their advertising for them. … Continue reading

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ω: Double Ur Fun

Wrigley’s Doublemint Gum We probably all remember the words to this advertisment: Double your pleasure / Double your fun / with Doublemint, Doublemint, Doublemint gum. Well, it’s being recited here because I want to discuss the letter W. Double U … Continue reading

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In Canada, We Agree to Disagree

We Like to be Different Because Canada and the United States have the longest unprotected border (stretching 4,000 miles from sea-to-shining-sea), Canadians feel they must protect their ‘identity’ by providing an alternative to the American way of life. We feel … Continue reading

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Traversing a Memory Bank

Readers of my posts will have noticed over the years that advertising catches my eye. Sometimes the image is so fleeting that if you blink, you’ll miss it. Such is the latest Chevrolet Traverse ad featuring a hockey coach from … Continue reading

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$332.20?

I’ve now seen two advertisements extolling the virtues of being a driver for Uber. The first one shows a short order cook finishing with his daytime job, then picking up a few fares. Then he checks his earnings on his … Continue reading

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The GEICO Gecko

Advertising Star He’s world famous, but modest and unassuming. His accent is English, and his delivery smooth, even in trying circumstances:     Who Does His Voice? Jake Wood was one of the ensemble actors on Eastenders, a BBC evening soap … Continue reading

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