Ask Dr. Ads: Truth in Advertising? Really? What Are We, Oxymorons?

DrAdsforProfileWell the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out.

Dear Dr. Ads,

So there I was, minding my own business and reading the Sunday New York Times, when I came across this full-page ad from an outfit called – honest! – Truth in Advertising.


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Seriously? Truth in advertising? This has to be, like, Jimmy Fallon, right?

– David L

Dear DL,

First off, here’s the ad’s body copy for the body-copy impaired . . .

Read the rest at Ask Dr. Ads.


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2 Responses to Ask Dr. Ads: Truth in Advertising? Really? What Are We, Oxymorons?

  1. Bill says:

    Looks to me like the usual “virtue” scam–you set up a foundation for what seems to be a do-gooder purpose, then get grants etc which allow you pay your officers and management big $. I read that Lady Gaga’s “charitable foundation” pays out more to lawyers and staff than it gives out–really, I’m just shocked! And of course, our very own Joe Kennedy is a master of this stunt–via Citizen’s Energy, which pays him and his wife around $600k each while they save the world. The item you cite is probably just another incarnation of the technique–and what the heck, it works over and over again. You get to feel and sound so virtuous, and that virtue is really a cloak which hides what is really going on.

    • Joe Kennedy and Citizen’s Energy have done more good in this world than most other people combined. He could make $600k a month in the private sector if he wanted to. The CEO of Wal-Mart makes $10,000 an hour.

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