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Cheerios Ad is Met with a Bowl of Racial Outbursts

Commercial advertising has been a game of raising the stakes to near ridiculous levels for some time now. Advertisers tend to straddle the line between good taste and just plain offensiveness that ten…

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How is Coke Fighting Obesity?

If you were to informally poll reasonably informed Americans about what exactly were the causes of the lasting obesity epidemic in this country, more pointedly, who in the world of corporate foods was…

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Yes, Pomegranates Are Good For You, But HOW Good?

How far can a company go in making claims about their product's benefits in order to sell it? In the case of POM Wonderful, the Federal Trade Commission upheld a judge's ruling that the claims their j…

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A Purring Cat the Size of a Room (Weird Video)

Would you want a giant cat—the size of a room—to cuddle up next to, while you drink your morning coffee or tea? Do you think it would be delightful, terrifying, or a little of both? This video (an…

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Is Drinking Soda Worse Than Smoking?

Photo Courtesy Of: Comstock/Thinkstock Soda, which is loaded with sugar primarily in the form of high fructose corn syrup, is a leading contributor to the rising rates of obesity, diabetes, heart di…

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Disney Nixes Junk Food Ads from Broadcasts

If you have the chance, sit down and watch 30 minutes of children’s programming and pay close attention, not to the programming, but to the commercials that make up about 1/3 of the 30 minute viewing …

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You Effed Up Again, Summer’s Eve

I thought last year’s Summer’s Eve campaign was horrendous enough. After they asked me to be their spokesperson (and I said “No freakin’ way - it’s supposed to smell like that!") I was appalled at the…

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Greenpeace Uses Kids and Star Wars in an Eco-Beatdown

Considering the successive generations that have enthusiastically embraced Star Wars as their own (I am counting at least 3 or 4 generations of fandom), it is no surprise that the Star Wars iconograph…

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Can Beer Promote Weight Loss? Advertising and Alcohol

I can understand the claim that a glass of red wine per day can reduce stress levels, aid heart health, and even provide some much needed antioxidants. But the wealth of health claims now being adve…

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Sex, Power and Marketing Jell-O to Monkeys

Adam Smith, famed 18th century economist and author of The Wealth of Nations, asserted that the practice of exchanging goods and services for money was an exclusively human thing to do. ''Nobody ever…

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