13 posts tagged with advertising and commercials.
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"Commercials" on NPR

I am looking for data on how many minutes there are of programming in a typical hour of public radio. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Oct 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Does advertising work anymore?

I, and likely most of you reading, consider myself jaded towards advertising. But I've been wondering, have marketers effectively come up with ways to influence people like me who routinely ignore ads? [more inside]
posted by oceanview on Oct 20, 2014 - 43 answers

"Futuristic" 1990s instant soup ad from Latin America

I'm trying to track down a television ad for instant soup that aired in Latin America in the 1990s. A young woman arrives home, prepares the advertiser's instant soup, and sits down to eat in front of a computer. On the screen, a man is waiting to welcome her to dinner, which was science fiction when the commercial aired. [more inside]
posted by quarantine on Sep 4, 2013 - 4 answers

How does one get into commercial writing?

How does one get into commercial writing? [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Jul 6, 2012 - 7 answers

But wait, there's more!

Is there, anywhere, a website or database of actors and actresses who appear in commercials? [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Apr 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Selling with "World" Music

Asking for a student: we're looking for TV commercials that have any kind of identifiably "world music" or more generally non-western musical styles in their soundtracks. [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on Apr 25, 2011 - 24 answers

I don't know why, but I really want to see this ad again

Can you help me find a specific Wendy's commercial? (Not the banned one, and certainly not the "where's the beef" one.) [more inside]
posted by dreamphone on Jan 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Can't...stop...buying...

What would happen if we banned all advertising? [more inside]
posted by greytape on Dec 5, 2007 - 54 answers

Television ad summaries

ResearchFilter: I'm looking for summaries of advertising content at different times of day on different television networks. [more inside]
posted by Kemayo on Sep 27, 2007 - 2 answers

How does DirectTV keep creeping me out?

How the fuck do they make those DirectTV ads? [more inside]
posted by Roman Graves on Aug 4, 2007 - 8 answers

Is the Geico Caveman racist?

The Geico Caveman TV commercial.
Is it racist or just brilliant?
posted by Fupped Duck on Jan 8, 2005 - 24 answers

The most egregious use of a song in a commercial/movie/tv series?

(1) what do you think is the most egregious use of a song in a commercial/movie/tv series, i.e., Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open the Door" during a commercial for J.C. Penney's, and (2) take a product and think of the worst possible song that could be used in an advertisement for it.
posted by lola on Dec 9, 2004 - 72 answers

How would one stop a company from using footage of your property in their TV ad campaign?

How would one stop a company from using footage of your property in their TV ad campaign? [MI] [more inside]
posted by schoolgirl report on Oct 25, 2004 - 13 answers

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