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Recessionomics: Now available in bite-sized pieces!

on April 14, 2009

So remember those Hyundai commercials that tried to lure potential buyers with the prospect of three months worth of car payments?  Well, in a new commercial, Saturn sees Hyundai’s bid and raises to nine months of car payments.  Just another sign of economic desperation on the telly.

On a related note, I’ve been struck by the number of ads on tv that use the recession as a way to relate to viewers.  Such as, starting the ad with a knowing, “Times are tough…” voiceover, before pitching the insurance policy or car or cell phone plan.  For kicks, I’m putting together a list of recession-themed commercials. So far, I’ve got Allstate insurance, GM cars, AT&T roll-over minutes, Kmart layaway…. Any others that you all have noticed during your daily television intake?


  1. A on April 16, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Wendy’s has an annoying campaign saying their dollar menu is a “smart choice” and something about “threeconomics” cause there are three things on the menu for a dollar.

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