Come On, It Makes Perfect Sense to Use Skin to Sell Skin.


Adfreak pointed us to news of a virgin ad campaign for Apligraf, a kind of magic band-aid that uses living cells from the foreskins of baby boys to heal foot sores and leg ulcers.

Apligraf is generating lots of noise because it's the first product in its industry to start promoting its wares to consumers via advertising. (Granted, it's also the first product in its industry to get FDA approval.)

Adfreak surmises that the product is young, but it won't be long before it or similar offerings are promoted with bikini-clad sexbombs promising new-you salvation (It's Not Just for Foot Sores Anymore!).

Tough to play devil's advocate on this one. How long did it take post-legalization before controlled botulism injections became the stuff of slumber party play? A week?

by Angela Natividad    Feb-19-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Campaigns, Magazine, Opinion, Strange   

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This may be the first time that the foreskin of baby boys, foot sores and leg ulcers appear in the same article with bikini-clad s__bombs.

Can't wait to get my invitation to the next Apligraf party...

Posted by: John Gillett on February 19, 2008 2:07 PM

I was going to prank the company by asking for their "Tauter, Toned 20-Something Special." But that wouldn't be very professional. Bennigan's hot dog buns, left refrigerated overnight, can also serve as "neuSkin." It all reminds me of Rock Hudson in Seconds, which is an obscure reference if there ever was one. My point is: Thanks to Steve for spelling my name right!

Posted by: daveg on February 19, 2008 2:45 PM

hahahahaha. This reminds me of an old joke about a magic wallet that turns into a briefcase if you rub it. It was made of foreskins. hahahahahahaha.

Posted by: pat smith on February 19, 2008 3:00 PM