Friday, February 13, 2009
When I first saw this news piece in an Adfreak post I couldn't tell if it was real or not. This news piece was discussing a newly approved drug for cheerfulness. Can someone actually be too happy? I don't think that such a thing is humanly possible?
But once the doctor being interviewed about the drug used an "F-bomb" I knew this isn't real news. Yes, I know I'm slow. Shoot me. They even gave the drug a "real" sounding name, Despondex. Wouldn't you have been faked out?
And yes, a news piece can fall under the catagory of advertising.