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Forum Post: MIC Advertising: Is it just me, or are they running a lot of PR ads?

Posted 7 years ago on Nov. 25, 2012, 4:47 p.m. EST by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL
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Is it just me, or are the army, navy and marines running a lot of commercials that are aimed at making them look like everything they do is for the positive?

This reminds me of those Walmart commercials a couple years ago that only focused on telling you how wonderful they were?

The Marines are running a spot talking about how they help all sorts of people, and the Navy is now using the Global Force for Good.

Usually when organizations start running spots like this its to combat something in the marketplace.



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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 years ago

Yes the MIC commercials are on the rise - they are looking to generate support - But they are also looking for volunteers. That is a reason why the National Guard is being used against the reason it was created ( to serve and protect the public inside the borders of the USA ) - to fill out the ranks of the expeditionary forces.

They want to avoid a draft if possible - as that would ( "WOULD" ) get the public's attention in a major way and finally stir the public into looking at just WTF is going on. This would endanger the ongoing middle east program.

[-] 1 points by LeoYo (5909) 7 years ago

Haven't you noticed these commercials going on since the Bush regime?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

Anytime you see a plethora of military commercials it means that we are going in somewhere.

[-] 0 points by DanielBarton (1345) 7 years ago

they have been running since 2001

nothing new

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 7 years ago

They seem to be more about promoting how they are a moral organization than the benefits one gets from signing up, which is what seemed to usually be.

[-] 1 points by DanielBarton (1345) 7 years ago

yeah in a way the benefits are nice but what they do to you and what you do to others isnt worth it. I have a few veterans as friends and all of them are fucked up in certain ways.