Bag’s Take-Away:

Just another fleeting cringe instant for web advertising (movie ad on top of Middle East distress in creating a “share” link). 

via NYT: Fighting Escalates Between Israel and Hamas

(photo: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Just another fleeting cringe instant for web advertising (movie ad on top of Middle East distress in creating a “share” link).

via NYT: Fighting Escalates Between Israel and Hamas

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Bag’s Take-Away:

On the positive side, both of the below ads were pulled by their respective companies.

On the less than positive side, is there something about today’s atmosphere that leads advertisers to believe this kind of ad is acceptable? Women in at least ten states (pdf file) want to know.

via The Jane Dough and AdWeek

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Talk about geo-political history, mass murder and web marketing which pulls at the heartstrings. Paired with WAPO’s Joseph Kony slideshow, I encountered this ad for a “Band of Brothers” tour package hitting the emotional touchstones of the Great War for those of all religious and cultural backgrounds. The ad is a classic, isn’t it, for the way it plays on guilt and remembrance? 

Here’s a snip of the ad copy:

Return to 1944 as the Allies prepare for the invasion of Europe on our Beyond Band of Brothers tours. These all-inclusive historical tours visit iconic sites such as the beaches of Normandy, the Ardennes forest and Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. Or join our Holocaust and Central Europe tour for a challenging yet rewarding experience. The end of the 11-day Beyond Band of Brothers tour overlaps seamlessly with the beginning of the Holocaust and Central Europe tour, a unique, 19-day trip that is the ultimate World War II tour.

To really seal the deal, though, how about a stop through Uganda first?



(photo: Jahi Chikwendiu / THE WASHINGTON POST caption: Sept. 15, 2004: Children gather at the children’s shelter called Noah’s Ark in the northern Uganda town of Gulu. Every night, more than 25,000 children leave their villages or camps throughout the district and walk to Gulu to escape being killed or abducted by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), which is waging war against the Ugandan government.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Talk about geo-political history, mass murder and web marketing which pulls at the heartstrings. Paired with WAPO’s Joseph Kony slideshow, I encountered this ad for a “Band of Brothers” tour package hitting the emotional touchstones of the Great War for those of all religious and cultural backgrounds. The ad is a classic, isn’t it, for the way it plays on guilt and remembrance?

Here’s a snip of the ad copy:

Return to 1944 as the Allies prepare for the invasion of Europe on our Beyond Band of Brothers tours. These all-inclusive historical tours visit iconic sites such as the beaches of Normandy, the Ardennes forest and Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. Or join our Holocaust and Central Europe tour for a challenging yet rewarding experience. The end of the 11-day Beyond Band of Brothers tour overlaps seamlessly with the beginning of the Holocaust and Central Europe tour, a unique, 19-day trip that is the ultimate World War II tour.

To really seal the deal, though, how about a stop through Uganda first?

(photo: Jahi Chikwendiu / THE WASHINGTON POST caption: Sept. 15, 2004: Children gather at the children’s shelter called Noah’s Ark in the northern Uganda town of Gulu. Every night, more than 25,000 children leave their villages or camps throughout the district and walk to Gulu to escape being killed or abducted by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), which is waging war against the Ugandan government.)

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Matthew’s Day Off

Broderick CR V In the Super Bowl ad nostalgia of 2012, corporations and advertising people they employ are working hard to convince us that things in this decade aren’t so different from the past fifty or so years. …Funny why that is.

See: Matthew’s Day Off: Or, Why 2012 Super Bowl Ads Drowning in Nostalgia by contributor Prof. Brent Cottle

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And, more political Super Bowl coverage at The Bag:

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An Extra Point on New Yorker Obama Campaign ‘12 Super Bowl Cover

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Perhaps the NYT would argue the print ads were necessary to subsidize their impressive special 9/11 section, “The Reckoning,” but the commercialization of the tragedy by way of full-page “remembrance” ads, especially by defense contractors, such as Lockheed Martin and Boeing, which profited so handsomely from the “War on Terror,” is really disturbing. 

If the Lockheed Martin ad copy is also a little ambiguous, no surprise. It reads: "September 11, 2001 changed us forever. We carry on, but our hearts will never forget."

I guess “carrying on” is another way to describe the $3 trillion dollar tab for the Iraq adventure, in particular. (For checking figures, look no further than the article in “The Reckoning” insert on the cost of 9/11.)

The Boeing ad here
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Perhaps the NYT would argue the print ads were necessary to subsidize their impressive special 9/11 section, “The Reckoning,” but the commercialization of the tragedy by way of full-page “remembrance” ads, especially by defense contractors, such as Lockheed Martin and Boeing, which profited so handsomely from the “War on Terror,” is really disturbing. If the Lockheed Martin ad copy is also a little ambiguous, no surprise. It reads:
"September 11, 2001 changed us forever. We carry on, but our hearts will never forget."
I guess “carrying on” is another way to describe the $3 trillion dollar tab for the Iraq adventure, in particular. (For checking figures, look no further than the article in “The Reckoning” insert on the cost of 9/11.)

The Boeing ad here .

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Media links cellphone use, cancer to sexy advertising.
(via LAT)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Media links cellphone use, cancer to sexy advertising.

(via LAT)

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