Category Archives: commercials

Stereotypes in Commercials

It’s funny. The more we change, the more we stay the same, at least in commercials. I am used to the female as sex object role model in commercials, but what’s interesting is how my husband is offended by the usual dumb husband roles in commercials. The typical male who cannot do work around the house, who has to order pizza and sit drinking beer watching sports. I realize it goes both ways when commercials dumb down American families or at least husbands and wives. Hopefully they will wise up and realize that many of us are intelligent creatures who both work, take care of the family, house and each other. And yes, we do enjoy a cocktail or two, but we are respectful to each other and others.

SEXISM IN TV, ADVERTISING, AND MOVIES
http://newmedia.cgu.edu/nardi/projects/a3/

80s Music in Commercials

It is disturbing to see some of my favorite songs from the 80s infiltrating the tv commercial landscape.

The The has sold out to M&Ms which I never thought that I would see. The Cure was featured in a polaroid ad a few years ago, but there are many popping up now.

Our House for Maxwell House?
Don’t You Want Me for Chips Ahoy?

This is getting ridiculous.

Here is a list of songs from the 80s that have been “butchered” by tv commercials:

Songs from the Eighties That Have Been In Commercials, Index

Well, it was bound to happen, and it has been happening now for a while, Commercials bleeding the memory of the eighties, for music. The first one I remember is “Like A Rock” and then “Born in the USA.” Now it’s food items. What’s next? I’d love to hear your recomendations.
http://www.inthe80s.com/adsmusic/

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