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The Reaganettes, brought to you by Tab

I am looking for TV commercials from the 1980s that feature mothers, women and girls conforming to yuppie, conservative, WASPy ideals of beauty and behavior. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Feb 25, 2014 - 20 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

Bang Bang

What sub-culture is depicted in the Sonos speaker commercial with the nicely dressed women and men dancing in their living room? [more inside]
posted by thylacine on Oct 24, 2012 - 7 answers

I'm not a fluffer, thanks for asking.

Help me, a 30 year old TV production assistant, make a career switch. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on Sep 26, 2012 - 21 answers

Can you think of Sci–Fi films where people are bombarded with Advertising?

Can you think of Sci–Fi films where people are bombarded with Advertising? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Aug 20, 2012 - 31 answers

Typical TVCs

What are some TV commercials of the past couple of years that showcase some of the cheesy tropes of American television advertising? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Jun 18, 2012 - 10 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

Sometimes I want to be a PBS kid again

Hivemind, please help me find a PBS commercial that stuck in my impressionable kid brain! This would have been mid-1990s, probably on WGBH Boston and likely right before or after Bill Nye. My Google/Youtube-fu is failing me. [more inside]
posted by Wretch729 on Apr 17, 2012 - 3 answers

Promoting TV shows during the Super Bowl

Why do TV networks do promos for their shows (like for Glee or House last night) during the Super Bowl? [more inside]
posted by John Frum on Feb 7, 2011 - 9 answers

How Much Should We Charge for Rights to Celebrity Interviews?

TheGlitz&GlamourOfHollywoodFILTER: I’m part of a small start-up that films celebrity interviews and slaps sponsor’s logos on them. Well, in theory, anyway. Up till now, we haven’t had any sponsors. Now we’ve finally gotten our foot wedged into an advertiser’s door, but we don’t know how much to charge! [more inside]
posted by MexicanYenta on Apr 30, 2010 - 5 answers

A chocolate cake you won't regret! Examples of choice/regret in mainstream media.

A decadent chocolate cake you won't regret? Help me find examples of choice and regret in popular/mainstream media, including advertising/marketing, but also on the magazine stand, in sitcoms, etc. [more inside]
posted by soviet sleepover on Apr 26, 2010 - 14 answers

Total TV ad dollars in 2009 vs 2008?

What are the total ad dollars spent on TV advertising in 2009 vs 2008? If it hasn't been really totaled up yet, is there a projection? I'm trying to get a sense of the difference due to the economic problems and general trends away from TV advertising. If you can site a reference, all the better!
posted by moedym on Jan 27, 2010 - 2 answers

Do you need to get licensing agreements for these things?

Image licensing and advertising on the Colbert Report [more inside]
posted by Submiqent on May 14, 2009 - 7 answers

Question regarding the way TV commercials are aired on local cable systems

Question regarding the way TV commercials are aired on local cable systems. [more inside]
posted by adamgreenfield on Dec 22, 2006 - 10 answers

How much do TV shows really cost?

Imagine a world with no TV advertising, and no sponsorship with TV shows being view on demand and funded by pay-per-view by the viewer. How much would (or should) a TV show actually cost? [more inside]
posted by nielm on Dec 14, 2006 - 21 answers

Random question: where is this commercial?

Has anyone seen this commercial? [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Oct 4, 2006 - 37 answers

Why does PBS have commercials?

Is public broadcasting really public if it has commercials? How and why did this happen?
posted by swift on Mar 8, 2005 - 19 answers

Big Mac jingle, when did it stop airing?

I've searched and searched, and can't find an answer to this simple question: What was the last year in which McDonalds used the "two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed bun" jingle in a commercial?
posted by jammer on Feb 8, 2005 - 3 answers

Who made this PBS commercial?

I love some of the commercials for PBS. There is one playing currently that is constructed around the story of Little Red Riding Hood's wolf. Philip Glass' music from The Hours is throughout, a father is reading the story to his daughter, then gets interrupted by Lara Spencer, Charlie Rose ("In my interview with the wolf, he said he does his own stunts to add more realism to the story"), Jim Lehrer, Bernadette Peters and a couple others who I don't know, who all have comments about the wolf. Is this commercial available online? Does anyone know who made this?
posted by scazza on Jan 31, 2005 - 4 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

Why do car companies advertise so heavily in proportion to other companies?

Tonight I am watching my daily dose of the Simpsons and Seinfeld. At least 50% of the commercials are for automobile companies. My Marketing 101 question: Why do car companies advertise so heavily in proportion to other companies? The average American buys a car once every few years, and a traffic jam can give you all the brand recognition you need. Why the hard sell on tv and in magazines?
posted by tlong on Oct 19, 2004 - 10 answers

Non-spammy ways to spread the word about an auction?

Help me figure out this auction marketing thing.

I'm thinking about selling some items from a defunct tv show. Since the current market for the show appears slow on eBay, and its fanbase seems to be pretty scattered. Fanfic, episodes guides, FAQs, etc. but not much in the way of communities. So I'm not confident an auction would be noticed by interested collectors without spreading word of mouth. Is that how this works? And if so, are there generally-accepted ground rules for (tasteful, non-spammy ways of) putting the word out?
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Aug 7, 2004 - 17 answers

Why do some drug advertisments not include the function of the drug whils others do?

In the U.S., some televised prescription drug ads tell you exactly what the drug is for. Others only allude cryptically to the drug's function. Still others just show a middle-aged, sweater-clad couple enjoying a sunset on a beach. Or Mike Ditka. Why?
posted by stonerose on Feb 16, 2004 - 10 answers

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