Things that should be banned from adverts indefinitely

– Children talking
– Children singing (should be banned from everything ever)
– Children whispering
– The word “lovely” (also “loveliness”)
– The theme from The Great Escape
– Movie ad voiceovers containing “This summer…” or “In a world where…”
– “Just got” (as in “Burgers just got sexy”)
– Flashmobs
– Nouns as adjectives (“The Science of sexy”, “Gorgeous is easy”)
– That bloody song about “I got my blah, got my blah, got my blah, got my blah…” (they always miss out “got my boobies, got my sex” sadly, and the fact that it’s actually a depressing song)

Any more?

Edit:

Can’t believe I forgot this one:

– Piggy banks in financial services ads/brochures/POS etc. Is this seriously the only thing anyone can think of? Still?!

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One thought on “Things that should be banned from adverts indefinitely

  1. bigendian says:

    I think you’re too lenient. Children should be banned in public altogether, accept in well marked off areas far from ear-shot. Children should not be allowed on any public transportation service other than taxis, and restaurants should be required to have a sound-proof, sealed-off “children dinning area” where the children (and their dotting, drooling parents) can eat.

    B.E. (Just stepped off a two-hour train ride with a train car full of screaming kids of vacation…)

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