Saturday, October 18, 2008

Ad of the Week

This ad isn't ad of the week because I think it's a great commercial (in fact I find the use of the little girl and the alphabet blocks incredibly cheesy and out of place with the tone of the ad), it is ad of the week because ABC refuses to air it.

I've seen it run on TV stations and was shocked to hear that a station was refusing to be paid to run this ad. It follows the FCC's rules and George Carlin's words you can't say on TV, nor is it lewd. Can you dispute it based on science? Maybe, I don't know I'm not a scientist -- but then again I dispute the science claimed in diet pill commercials so I don't really see the issue.

So I'm still confused. Unless it's "sponsor politics" but ... come on guys, do you really believe censoring a particularly bad ad is going to give you an edge?

Highly Recommended