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2008 Obama Ad: Bringing Home A Friend
2004 Swift Boat Vets – Christmas in Cambodia?

2004 Swift Boat Vets – Christmas in Cambodia?

June 25, 2012 No Comments

One of the famed Swift Boat ads from the 2004 presidential campaign, raising questions about Kerry's biography.

Thai Airlines advertisement 2
Burger King – the big seven incher

Burger King – the big seven incher

July 16, 2011 No Comments

From Summer, 2009, Burger King's highly suggestive ad 'The Big Seven Incher.' This was collected by one of my students at McDaniel in the fall of 2010.

Classic ‘Keep America Beautiful’ PSA

Classic ‘Keep America Beautiful’ PSA

July 13, 2011 No Comments

The classic PSA from ‘Keep America Beautiful’, aired starting in 1971.

This aired starting on Earth Day, 1971 on broadcast television. It’s effect in the US was profound, both on littering behavior as well as reinforcing the simplistic stereotypes …

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy – British Airways

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy – British Airways

May 11, 2011 No Comments

Clips from the show 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy' demonstrating product placement in reality shows - in this case, British Airways

Apple – 1984

Apple – 1984

May 11, 2011 No Comments

The classic ad, which inaugurated the era of heady 'character-based' advertisements, as well as the trend of premiering big new ads during the Superbowl. The ad aired during the Superbowl in 1984.

Heinekin – Sword of Honor

Heinekin – Sword of Honor

May 10, 2011 No Comments

Most ads for American beer are based on humor or scantily-clad women. Imported beers, however, seem to follow the hard-liquor model of advertisements, emphasizing the kind of person who drinks their beer:

Hennessy Flaunt pt. 2

Hennessy Flaunt pt. 2

May 10, 2011 No Comments

Hennessy's 'Flaunt' campaign (aired primarily on Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show') is typical of aspirational luxury character ads.

Hennessy – Flaunt pt. 1

Hennessy – Flaunt pt. 1

May 10, 2011 No Comments

Hennessy's 'Flaunt' campaign (aired primarily on Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show') is typical of aspirational luxury character ads.

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Fake Expert

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