Something that drives me nuts is having children doing ads on TV.
I have no problem, whatsoever, when they are hired to advertize a product related TO children. It makes sense as it brings attention to a product that is something you may need or were unaware of at the time. Perhaps the launch of a new item for that brand new Mom or Dad. Maybe an idea for that special gift for yours, a friends or relatives gorgeous child. Maybe being “the voice” of a puppy or kitten.
People creating or buying advertizing does not come cheaply. That is how Channels pay to bring us the programs we so enjoy. It must definitely pay off as the cost of buying an ad space during the Super Bowl is astronomical. Those ads are sometimes better than the game itself!!
When I see children attempting to sell cars, insurance, vitamins, health care etc. I cannot mute the TV fast enough. I understand that whoever is trying to create the ad is thinking about how cute these sweet kids are. They are very talented, maybe they are young actors.
I imagine if this is being made for someone who has a darling grandchild, they cannot see beyond that. That does not translate into relating to their product.
It seems to me that the company creating these ads have totally lost the concept of what it is they are attempting to sell.
But this is a two way street. Someone is giving the tick of approval to these advertizements paying to accept and pay a fortune after likely already securing a spot on a show coming on air in a month or so…no time to create something new but needing to expose the product they wish to promote.
Somehow I do not think I am the only person who thinks as I do. Maybe I am!!
Next time you have the television on and a young child starts telling you the benefits of buying that new car etc, see if it bothers you now.
Just glad there is a mute on my remote.