Skip to comments.In Lean Economic Times, Toy Advertising Under Fire
Posted on 11/29/2008 3:36:08 PM PST by Batrachian
NEW YORK In a season that inspires earnest letters about toys, one notable batch is being sent not by kids to Santa's workshop but by parents to the executive suites of real-world toy makers.
The message: Please, in these days of economic angst, cut back on marketing your products directly to our children.
The letter-writing initiative was launched by the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which says roughly 1,400 of its members and supporters have contacted 24 leading toy companies and retailers to express concern about ads aimed at kids.
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I wrote my fair share of commercial ads back in the day, so I have noting against those that do it, including those who write them for toys.
The “toy” catalogs that show up in my mail are not children’s toys, yet our 10yo finds more stuff in them she claims to want than mommy and daddy combined -— and they’re OUR catalogs! Go figger.
No, right now he’s writing travel ads to high end places I’ll probably never get a chance to visit. Of course, he gets to go check out most of them so he knows what he’s writing about.
Speaking of washing machines. I’ve begged for two washers and dryers at the next house if we can pull it off. Wouldn’t that be dreamy? I actually picture a laundry mat in my house instead of a laundry room. Just line the walls with washers and dryers. I could be done with laundry in a couple of hours.
My oldest daughter loves to browse the seed catalogs. She’s a funny girl! I caught my son looking at his dad’s gun catalog. Funny how they gravitate to certain items.
It would be great to be able to wash more than one load at a time. I think I did six loads on Thanksgiving, don’t know where it was all coming from.
If you do get more than one, make sure it’s a ground-floor laundry room, on a slab if possible. The front-loaders shake so hard that more than one would rattle the upstairs to pieces! We just have the one, and it sounds like a helicopter assault when it spins. Anoreth sometimes hums the “Ride of the Valkyries” theme from “Apocalypse Now” :-).
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