Sunday, May 6, 2012

Pondering jingles.


Alternately titled: Post-Consumer Waste and Impressionable Young Minds

Yes, I was thinking of commercials and slogans and my brain wandered as it tends to do and it ended up here. I know you like to get a ringside seat to the craziness, so I decided to share.

I’ve been stuck on Band-Aids ever since I was a Toys-R-Us kid eating hot dogs, Armor Hot Dogs. I drank Pepsi before and after it became the Choice of a New Generation. I’ve celebrated moments of my life with International Instant Coffees. I filled it to the rim with Brim (of course I would’ve rather had Taster’s Choice, especially if Rupert Giles was likely to show up at my door).

My bologna had a first name. I made things last a little longer with Big Red. I soaked in it because Madge told me to. When I spilled a drink, I reached for the quicker picker upper. A sprinkle a day helped keep odor away! I had it my way at Burger King.

Now I’m tired and rambling. I digress…but WAIT!

Do you ever wonder what marketing executives were thinking when they approved the Juicy Fruit song?

“...Take a sniff, pull it out. The taste is gonna move ya when you POP it in your mouth..."
(That’s pure pervy genius, right there.)

When I think of how simple some of those little song snippets were, I’m certain I have what it takes to be in advertising. After all, it’s probably so easy a caveman could do it.

5 comments:

  1. I never noticed just how salacious that Juicy Fruit song is. Now I want some!

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    1. This is what I'm saying, Stephen. lol.

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  2. I wonder what musical jingles for feminine hygiene products, Preparation H, or Depends would sound like. Brrrr.

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    1. I bet we could make some up. Maybe a song about a menses receptacle to the tune of Red Solo Cup? ♫ Dear Diva Cup...I fill you up...Let's have a party...♫

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