Saturday, April 2, 2011

Depression Ads that Make you Depressed...

Going back to my first post for a second, has anyone else besides me noticed just how bad all the medical ads are? First of all, half of the ads are just spent informing you of all the risks with taking their medicine. This is especially bad with all the ads for depression. I might have been totally happy, non-suicidal and loving life before seeing one of these ads, but by the end of them I am depressed enough to actual need their medicine. I guess that’s a job well done for the advertising company! The worst part is every time I see one of these ads, it is on a channel like Nickelodeon (yes, that means I, 13, still watch those channels). Do these companies really expect there to be a lot of depressed 6 year-olds out there? So, if you can sense that one of these horrible ads are coming on, please do yourself a favor and avert your eyes.
-Scatterbrain Sam


*This depressing picture is taken from http://dailyplateofcrazy.com/page/14/,
and it originated in the ad by Pristiq

3 comments:

Colleen Cuisine said...

What about the Spanish-accented bee in the Nasonex ads? Now THAT is quality pharmaceutical advertising!

T.Barnes said...

Great post! I am shocked that Nickelodeon accepts pharmaceutical advertising. I would love to hear their rationalization for that!

The goddess said...

Depression ads do make me really sad. I wonder why Nickelodeon lets their channel have these commercials. I know that Disney Channel doesn't.