The *Epic Fail* of pharmaceutical advertising on TV

Over the years, I’ve noticed some fairly egregious logical fallacies, half-truths, outright borderline-deception, and other ridiculousness in the arena of pharmaceutical drugs advertised on TV (“Direct-to-Consumer” advertising, or “DTC”).  The slipperiness and spin are atrocious.  I thought I’d point out a few examples.  The rhetorical retorts that follow the bolded phrases are almost exclusively the … More The *Epic Fail* of pharmaceutical advertising on TV

Badvertising Part II

In this blog’s (much) younger days (as in, 7 years ago), I wrote about ridiculous advertising practices.  In that post, I mused about how ironic it was that I was writing a post slamming various advertising tactics when we had just gotten finished approving the final draft of our own very first advertising campaign. And … More Badvertising Part II

Never buy anything advertised on television 

If I could identify one “Rule” To Live By, this would be it.  As far as I’m concerned, it’s the one “hold-back” Robert Fulghum left out of his literary classic, “Everything I Needed To Know, I Learned In Kindergarten”.  And it should be known that every accomplished master never reveals all; they usually keep a … More Never buy anything advertised on television 

7 Annoying habits of highly-defective websites [May 2017 Edition]

It’s been a long-arse time since I’ve written a post like this (try 4.5 years since the last post lol, which had come 2.5 years after the first edition), and so much has changed since then, giving me that much more material to pick apart, so I thought a more current edition of this phenomenon was in … More 7 Annoying habits of highly-defective websites [May 2017 Edition]