Holiday Commercials… Are They For Real?



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Okay, so here it is, January 13th… and no, I’m not chastising homeowners who still have their Christmas decorations up (…and lit every night!).

This year I turn my attentions toward national advertisers…

I mean, the holidays are past, so why in the world are there still so many commercials on TV still discussing the holidays?

Case in point: Pepto-Pismol!

Every time I look up from my computer at the TV screen (on in the background), it seems I’m catching the tail-end of a Christmas-themed Pepto Bismol commercial.

You know, the one where the chubby old guy is wearing a red & green body-tight shirt and he’s trying to dance… or sing… or dance and sing a new theme song about diarrhea.

They also run another similar one that is loaded (excuse the pun) with nerdy guys wearing their ugly Christmas sweaters who are attempting some less-than-attractive dance moves.

So what’s the point, Pepto? Why all the holiday-themed commercials so far into the New Year? And why so many times throughout the day?

Did you get a bad “ad buy” or something? (Like… a lower rate for running multiple repeats after the holidays rather than during them?)

Oh wait, on second thought… maybe I get it. Maybe they’ve achieved their goal exactly as planned, because they got my attention… and yours too — since you’re reading this.

Whatever!…

Pepto-Bismol is certainly not alone in this endeavor. I’ve been typing away at the computer all day long today — and the TV has been on in the background the whole time. I must’ve seen at least 2 or 3 other national advertisers still running holiday-themed ads.

So…

Note to advertisers: It’s time to move on. Hey, I’ve got an idea! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

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Lynnette

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed over 10 years before switching gears to pursue activities that I'm truly passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).

One thought on “Holiday Commercials… Are They For Real?

  1. Well that is the norm today. There’s still a lot of products that are on sale even after Black Friday and Christmas season. Most of these are happening as a clearance sale and advertiser won’t stop their seasonal commercial until the next coming holiday is 2 weeks away. This is also observed for web advertising. I remember I bought a set of Rotiform wheels on sale even after the holiday season.

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