A Chinese company has created an adult-themed ad campaign centering on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to promote its new growth pill. The pharmaceuticals firm has adapted the story for a series of radio ads, which tell how the dwarfs take a pill, grow to normal size and start getting it on in a polygamous relationship with Snow White. Oh, the horror!
Authorities in the east Chinese Jiangsu province, where the ads are being run, say they have not received any complaints about the ads. But, according to the South China Morning Post, some children have been left surprised by the new ending.
God OK With Booty
Apparently, big booty babe Beyonce has permission from God to wear hot clothes however, she says God is not OK with girl on girl kisses like the Britney/Madonna MTV Awards spectacle.
"I have standards. There are things I will not do," says Beyonce. "I always carry myself like a lady. I don't feel like I ever do anything raunchy. It's entertainment and I believe God is OK with that."
Alrighty then. Bring on that big 'ol booty and shake that ass for us in more Pepsi commercials.
Leave Kids Alone
McDonald's is sponsoring "Sesame Street." Ralph Nader doesn't like it. This is a conundrum. On the one hand, kids are fat enough and don't need to be reminded of junk food like McDonald's. On the other hand, PBS needs money to fund worthy programming like "Sesame Street."
When I was a kid, I don't remember any sponsors on "Sesame Street" which isn't saying much other than my memory sucks but there's something that just doesn't feel right about McDonald's sponsoring "Sesame Street." Do kids really need to be exposed to McDonald's at age two? Do already time-starved parents need another excuse not to cook and order fast food instead? There's no real reason why McDonald's shouldn't be able to sponsor PBS programming and despite what that fat dude thought when he sued McDonald's for making him fat, it's people who make people fat, not McDonald's. Sure the marketing engine is huge and hard to ignore but does that mean McDonald's voice should be censored?
There's no right answer here other than what I stated previously: it just doesn't feel right for McDonald's to sponsor "Sesame Street." There has to be some point during their younger years where kids are insulated from the barrage of marketing. A period of peace and innocence should be enjoyed before the marketing engine takes hold and screams at you until you are dead.
A new study confirms the death of telemarketing and potential email as a viable means for marketers to communicate with consumers. The study, sponsored by Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing and conducted by Centris, found 51 percent prefer to receive marketing through traditional mail as compared to five percent via email and just one percent via telemarketing. Sounds like old habits will die hard.