I'm inclined to think that last Sega ad knew exactly what it was doing. Given http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bevJr3Ra84Q , which I've seen 30-second snippets of during cable-tv ad breaks, I don't think a similar ad would be banned today.
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Now that I'm looking at that ad in detail, I have difficulty believing it was ever published in the first place.
I don't know that most of them, maybe any of them, would be banned. Boycotted, yes; banned, probably not.
Well, sure. Only the cigarette ads would be legally prohibited, but I imagine a number of the rest wouldn't be run in many publications.
site is blocked—did "My wife, I think I'll keep her" make the list?
"Banned" might not be the right word, but anyone from the copywriters to the clients to the magazines who would even consider such ads would be fired. Also, the ones depicting violence against women or using racist language might actually be banned in various non-U.S., English-speaking first world democracies.
I love the one that's like "Men are better than women!...So, wear sweaters in public."
Are cigarette ads banned in magazines? Man, it's been a while since I read an actual periodical.
Ones which are designed to appeal to children (like the Santa ad) are banned altogether; others can only appear in publications which don't have large teen readerships, IIRC. IANATL.
I believe that's correct--I've seen tobacco (though in most cases, it's been smokeless tobacco type products) ads in places like Esquire and EW.
I'm with Ted; only the newsprinty black-and-whiteness gives away the fact that it wasn't in this month's Maxim.
They'd never work these days because there are too many words.Who spends that much time reading an ad?
<span>"Belted - attention getting - quite magnificent."That part made me crack up</span>
People who are deciding what pharmaceuticals to ask their doctors about, obviously.