Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Tiny Women

BBDO, now a subsidiary of the Omnicom oligopoly, made this shining gem in 1961:

Marketing, by its very nature, is always a cultural straggler, discreetly recycling all the prejudices and hoary excuses that serve power and privilege.

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Posted by Michael Dawson | Filed in A Culture of..., advertising trends, Hall of Shame, Sexism


4 Responses to “Tiny Women”

  1. September 13th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Mark Lovas said:

    I would like to hear a sociolinguist comment upon her accent—or, perhaps, I mean the abscence (to my ears, anyway) of a discernible regional accent. I don’t think, e.g., she has a Boston accent.

  2. September 13th, 2013 at 2:55 am

    Martin said:

    Class markers indicate that she is from the upper class – her family from the Back bay, the father an alcoholic, the mother manic-depressive, her husband a golfing stockbroker, the whole dreary Richard Yaes scenario. Actually, sit this ad in front of today’s harried soccer mom/human resoruces VP, she envies the hell out of this layabout dunce.
    And, by the way, substitute “law,” “literature,” localvore,” “education,” in the “(Blank), by its very nature, is always a cultural straggler, discreetly recycling all the prejudices and hoary excuses that serve power and privilege,” and you’d be correct. So Ms. Tiny World is actually in the vanguard of Resistance in having the time to inhale her drug of choice without a boss or whining child to serve.

  3. September 17th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Marla Singer said:

    Oh, my. This is so primitive, so old school. Spelling out the reasons why you should buy.

    Things are miles ahead these days. I give you this masterpiece of a Thai commercial currently going “viral”. If this does not make you buy phone service, I don’t know what will:

    http://mashable.com/2013/09/16/thai-ad-true-corp/

  4. September 18th, 2013 at 1:05 am

    High Arka said:

    http://www.ibtimes.com/your-facebook-friends-could-hurt-your-credit-score-1399997



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