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  • Writer's pictureRandy DeMuesy

Death by a thousand cuts

By rough count, there were well over 2000 cuts in yesterday’s Super Bowl commercials (125 in the Hard Rock/J.Lo commercial itself, all laboriously leading up the 'big reveal' of Alex Rodriguez as the thief … ho-hum …).

The effectiveness of advertising messages is dying in front of our eyes.

Creative effort is being replaced by creative apathy.

“No big idea? No big deal … just pump up the beats per minute in the sound track and cut to match … viola! …” Zzzzzzzzzz.

>>>Dear reader, if you’re willing to state your favorite Super Bowl commercial in the comments below, I’m willing to bet it was one with a restrained number of cuts (which served at the pleasure of the idea—to further and enrich it, not hide that fact it was never there to begin with …

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