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Old 02-08-2014, 05:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Forgive me if this has been discussed here at nauseum, I haven't seen it. Thoughts?

Do you see other kids getting great ideas from this commercial?

And what about the dog playing with the Dorito bag? Dogs die with potato chip bags!

I kind of thought it was irresponsible.

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Old 02-08-2014, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I dunno. It's probably safer than this one 'cause ya shouldn't make babies fly. I could totally see a kid doing that to a little brother. HA!

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Old 02-08-2014, 05:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The kid on the dog was CG. If a kid gets an idea to try and ride a dog it's the parents job to tell them no, the commercial was just pretend. Parents raise kids, not the TV.

I really don't think people are just going to hand their dog a bag of Doritos to eat, so not a big deal to me. It goes back to, it's a commercial not real.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree it is in poor taste.

Nobody should be encouraging children to sit on dogs as that can get them bitten.

It's fine for people to say it's a commercial and it's not real but children are impressionable and might try it.

It is lousy the kid not wanting to help the mother with her shopping and being cheeky. This is negative subliminal messaging to children.

Children remember these adds and associate them with danger and coolness. Not a good image to give people but it sells the product so the company is happy.

This one is pretty low as well. Who wants to 'adopt' the nice pure breed Labrador pup from the puppy farm?
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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A young boy with a big dog has had thoughts of riding him long before seeing a commercial.

I would much rather have seen the mother go over and knock that young man out of his chair but then I presume we might be having a different conversation.
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I liked the budweiser ad. I did not see anything that promoted puppy mills. There are pure-bred rescues out there, and they do sometimes have puppies. Maybe the sign is permanent because it is a permanent rescue. I just can't lose sleep over whether the dogs came from a breeder or a rescue. The lady with the e-bay ad says that two of them were hers. Well, maybe so. Maybe not. People lie all the time. I do not know why a beer company should have to understand the inns, outs, ups, downs, of the animal rights movement so that they do not tread on anybody's ego.

How about this, for letting them use the puppies Budweiser gives the Labrador Rescue a beautiful sign as well as a nice donation. Would that make everyone happy?
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I did not see anything that promoted puppy mills
Do you think ranchers with herds of Clydesdale's have pure breed puppies for rescue?

The add is about cute little puppies. Where is the pups mother. Healthy litter ought to have a mother do you think?

Why do we see so many pure breeds needing to be rescued these days. It is because people want pups not dogs and adds like this encourage the cute pup image. It does nothing to help rescues and may even produce more pups to be rescued.

The animals are used as a marketing tool. Sorry "a beautiful sign as well as a nice donation" won't cut it.
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Uhm, I thought he kept giving the puppy back to its owner who has the litter. But I could have been all wet on that.

Puppies that size do not need their momma right with them all the time. It looked a good 7-8 weeks old.

It did not look like a puppy farm. It looked like someone had a litter of puppies. There is a difference.

I dunno, lots of people who have horses also have dogs. Pretty common really. Even large draft horses. I know this because I run a tack shop. Lots of horse people are dog people, and why would having the one preclude them from having the other?

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Do you think ranchers with herds of Clydesdale's have pure breed puppies for rescue?

The add is about cute little puppies. Where is the pups mother. Healthy litter ought to have a mother do you think?

Why do we see so many pure breeds needing to be rescued these days. It is because people want pups not dogs and adds like this encourage the cute pup image. It does nothing to help rescues and may even produce more pups to be rescued.

The animals are used as a marketing tool. Sorry "a beautiful sign as well as a nice donation" won't cut it.
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My opinion is that, as someone else said, they're commercials. I won't analyze all of them because it's simply not that important.
It is a parent's job to make their child understand that everything they see is not to be emulated. It's not the commercial's job to bubble-wrap the world for everyone. It's not the commercial's job to make a statement (unless you're Cheerios...their Super Bowl spot was pretty much a giant middle finger to everybody who had a problem with the first commercial, and nothing will convince me otherwise, but that was a move by their marketing department and not indicative of all other commercials). The commercial's job is to sell a product by evoking an emotion, by implanting a memory to associate with it, by providing information to make that product seem appealing to a target audience. And nothing more. It will never appeal to everybody, no matter who the marketing geniuses are behind it. So the company should (and often enough DOES) make the commercial that THEY want to make.
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It did not look like a puppy farm.
It looks closer to a puppy farm than a puppy adoption agency.

Litter of pure breed pups out in a pen on front of the barn. 'Parents on the premises', well one of them any ways.

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