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Old 01-05-2009, 08:38 AM
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I was looking through a magazine the other day. Has anyone seen the cheapbatterypacks.com ad where the guy is holding a limp stick of batteries and next picture he is holding a "straight" set of batteries pack next to a young girl ? Im looking at this ad and thinking to myself that girl looks awful young. She doesnt even appear to be 18. She looks like 14 or 15 tops.
If you want to do a play on viagra and battery packs, by all means do so. But use a woman and not a little girl.
Has anyone else seen this ad ? Does this girl look 18 ?

PS. Ive been looking for this ad but have been unable to locate it online.
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I haven't seen the ad, but...
I guess part of the problem is that some of the mags have gotten ever looser with the advertising they allow as well as the public's perception of what's acceptable, while at the same time most girls that start in modeling are very young (and thus the ones available cheaply, and used in print advertising) are likely going to be amongst the youngest. I don't think there are any laws pertaining to age appropriateness, of ads or participating models' age. And then on top of all that magazine buyers, at least with most RC mags and similar publications, are a younger crowd and growing younger - so it might be that their ad is aimed more at horny teens that would be lured by such an ad.
So I guess your choices are to either ignore the ad, refuse to buy products from the companies whose ads you find offensive, or stop buying the mags whose ads you find offensive.
Your dollar as a member of the buying public is going to have a greater impact than any complaint here.
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I've seen it, and honestly I laughed when I saw it. Then I thought about it and kinda came to the same thought. However, I bet she's older than we think and as a marketing strategy, it worked.
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I laughed as well. It was talking about battery performance and it was a somewhat clever play on viagra or enhancement pills. And yes you were right, their marketing scheme worked as we are now talking about it.

I bet she is probably 18. But she appears to be early teens. I dont know, I was just wondering if anyone else had a problem with their choice of her and the subject matter.
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I saw it as well, but didn't put much thought into it. It didn't appear terribly sexual. If you're too young, you prolly wouldn't get it anyway, so no harm no foul. It looked to me like somebody got their kids to do it, rather than pay a model.
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Take a picture of the ad
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you must not have seen the add that had the Axil crawler in it

wish I would have been at that photo shoot, talk about concurring new terrain
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Originally Posted by whitrzac View Post
you must not have seen the add that had the Axil crawler in it

wish I would have been at that photo shoot, talk about concurring new terrain
+1. Good pull, definitely a sweet ad.
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Originally Posted by wcalaker View Post
I was looking through a magazine the other day. Has anyone seen the cheapbatterypacks.com ad where the guy is holding a limp stick of batteries and next picture he is holding a "straight" set of batteries pack next to a young girl ? Im looking at this ad and thinking to myself that girl looks awful young. She doesnt even appear to be 18. She looks like 14 or 15 tops.
If you want to do a play on viagra and battery packs, by all means do so. But use a woman and not a little girl.
Has anyone else seen this ad ? Does this girl look 18 ?

PS. Ive been looking for this ad but have been unable to locate it online.
That's Chris @ CheapBatteryPacks.com, there was a whole ordeal about this ad in November on rccrawler. I, for one, think it's amusing and she is in fact 18.

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=143978
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Originally Posted by whitrzac View Post
you must not have seen the add that had the Axil crawler in it

wish I would have been at that photo shoot, talk about concurring new terrain


what does agreeing with new terrain have to do with it?








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OK, so I finally saw the ad in question via the link supplied...

and it appears that both here and the other db that the big issue is over the perceived age of the chick in the ad.

So my question would be "So would any of you guys that have a problem with the 'perceived' age of the young woman (who claims to be 18) have had as much of a problem if they'd instead used a 14 year old that just happend to look (you've all seen them) to be of age?"

Probably not!

And my next question would be And would any of you so vehmently questioning age of the participants feel more comfortable with the ad if they'd used people in their 40s or 50s (like half the people in this hobby), so we could see grandma drooling over gramps' enhanced performance abilities?"

No, you'd be half nauseated just like you are over the Viagra commercials on TV every night.
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lol, they should add a line saying something like:

Do you want to enhance the size of your pack?
or
Do you have embarresing problems halfway into a good race?
or even:
Want to impress your ladyfriends with your powerful new stick?
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Rofl, shes hot!
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Originally Posted by whitrzac View Post
you must not have seen the add that had the Axil crawler in it

wish I would have been at that photo shoot, talk about concurring new terrain
Enlighten me?

Was it crawling on her boobies or something?
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