Advertising Prescription Medicine: Paging Dr. Spuds MacKenzie

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Prescription medicine commercials are to today what beer ads were to the 90s. Spokespersons and mascots and analogies and magic. My love for them is double bathtub.

Gut_guy_ad_insetSalix Pharmaceuticals thought the “Gut Guy” was a good idea. Probably an entire conference room full of people bought off on it — in writing. It worked for Michelin Tires, didn’t it?

The Salix ad wizards even ran a Super Bowl commercial for Xifaxan in 2016.  Continue reading