After my previous post about Pride and Prej being used to sell condoms, I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled more than ever. As a result, I stumbled across this advertisement on Facebook (of course, it caught my eye, and I actually “liked” an advertisement, which I have never done before). I screen captured it and cropped it off my profile to put into this post. If you have seen it before, let me know. Obviously, Facebook advertisements work on the basis of key words in your profile (so for us Janeites this tends to appear) as well as on relationship status et cetera, which means that it can be a little creepy when it appears to read your mind.
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For bad advertising, read this post: “Regency Condoms”
In August 2009, Trojan thought it would be a good idea to take our favourite Austen novel, mash together some of the famous lines and come up with a “Trojan 2Go” condom advertisement. I guess the point isn’t to appeal to Janeites, and probably not even to women, and yet it still irritates me more than it should. Perhaps it’s the lack of attention to detail, and the caricatures, but it really doesn’t sit well with me. Nonetheless, it’s interesting viewing: