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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

With Thanksgiving over the Christmas season is officially here, and that means the television ads are out of control! It seems like it gets earlier and earlier every year.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned."

HINT: (1894-1984), was an English author, novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, social commentator, man of letters and broadcaster.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The first legal television commercial was pretty simple: a picture of a clock on a U.S. map, with a voice-over saying, "America runs on Bulova time." The 10-second spot on July 1, 1941, aired on the New York NBC station and costs the watch company $9.

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The longest-running TV commercial appears to be for Discount Tire. The 10-second spot, which first aired in 1975, shows an old lady throwing a tire through a store window as the announcer says, "If you're not satisfied with one of our tires, please feel free to bring it back." The woman hired to throw the tire wasn't strong enough, so a man on the production crew named John Staub stood in for the stunt.

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As of December 2011, a law requires a TV ad to be aired at the same volume as the program it's running in. The two-page bill took two years to pass.

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Public service announcements were first created by the Ad Council during World War II. In 1971, on the second Earth Day, the world met "the crying Indian," played by Iron Eyes Cody. The famous anti-pollution ad effectively gave the new ecology movement a huge boost.

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The "I'd like to buy the world a Coke" commercial in the early 1970s was so popular that people called local TV stations to request it. It was reprised with the original singers and their children for a 1990 Super Bowl ad.

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In 1989, Pepsi ran a TV commercial that advertised a TV commercial. An ad during the Grammy Awards revealed that a Pepsi commercial featuring Madonna and her hit, "Like a Prayer," would debut a week and a half later. Indeed it did, but the impact was ruined amid the outrage over the song's racy video.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned."

ANSWER: J. B. Priestly.

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