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    Goodbye Jared...

    Badvertising: FTC To Require Advertisers Using Testimonials To Show Typical Results

    Finally the FTC doing something to benefit the consumer....



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    Re: Goodbye Jared...

    That's dumb.

    Most people understand that they aren't going to lose as much weight as him. It happened so why can't subway use it?????



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    Re: Goodbye Jared...

    Probably a good thing...though I think I'd much rather watch a "Jared" Subway commercial then have to sit through that obnoxious "$5 Dollar Footlong" jingle one more time.



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    Re: Goodbye Jared...

    Why are you saying good bye to me?



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    Re: Goodbye Jared...

    Well there goes half of nutrisystems advertisements. As well as bowflex. Does this affect infomercials as well? That would really hurt the "work from home for 5 hours a week and become a millionaire" shows. I was just thinking, maybe I could do that.



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    Yay! No more Viagra ads!
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    Re: Goodbye Jared...

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    Oh I think there will still be plenty of those...the typical results are very repeatable for that particular product...



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    Matching bathtubs in the middle of nowhere? Oh, you mean what happens after the commercial is over...
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    Re: Goodbye Jared...

    There goes Butters' career too...




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    Re: Goodbye Jared...

    I don't know how big of a change this would be. It sounds like they'd just have to add "typical results are ___" to their disclaimer.

    I think Jared's results are typical, provided you're a 400-pound fast food junkie who suddenly starts eating nothing but a veggie sub for lunch and dinner.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AIT View Post
    I don't know how big of a change this would be. It sounds like they'd just have to add "typical results are ___" to their disclaimer.

    I think Jared's results are typical, provided you're a 400-pound fast food junkie who suddenly starts eating nothing but a veggie sub for lunch and dinner.
    That's what they are trying to get away from. They won't be able to show atypical results without showing typical ones.

    They won't be able to just make a disclaimer at the end of their ad and make it all better after they show the guy who went from flab to a 6 pack in 3 months.



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    Re: Goodbye Jared...

    Quote Originally Posted by AIT View Post
    I don't know how big of a change this would be. It sounds like they'd just have to add "typical results are ___" to their disclaimer.

    I think Jared's results are typical, provided you're a 400-pound fast food junkie who suddenly starts eating nothing but a veggie sub for lunch and dinner.
    Commercials already have "results not typical" or whatever on the bottom. This would make it so that's not enough from the sound of it.


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    Re: Goodbye Jared...

    So people better not advertise basketball shoes because not everyone who wears them can dunk. People better not advertise baseball bats because not everyone can hit homeruns like in commercials. People better not advertise colognes or any type of clothing because not everyone can attract the opposite sex.


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    Re: Goodbye Jared...

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    So people better not advertise basketball shoes because not everyone who wears them can dunk. People better not advertise baseball bats because not everyone can hit homeruns like in commercials. People better not advertise colognes or any type of clothing because not everyone can attract the opposite sex.
    That's not it at all. They just can't advertise that shows will increase your vertical leap by a foot, or that the bat will make you hit the ball 50 feet further, or that cologne will get you laid if it doesn't actually do it.

    It's just about making it so ads can't just blatantly lie about what their product is capable of and fix it by saying "results not typical" at the end. It's really just a minor adjustment to the existing rules.



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    Re: Goodbye Jared...

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    So people better not advertise basketball shoes because not everyone who wears them can dunk. People better not advertise baseball bats because not everyone can hit homeruns like in commercials. People better not advertise colognes or any type of clothing because not everyone can attract the opposite sex.
    Sounds about right. Stupid ******* federal government.

    Just show a picture of the item with the price. Voice reads, "Buy this, its good." This ad brought you by big brother, because you are such a ******* moron you need to be protected from the big bad marketing people.


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