Kid Scoop looks into advertising

Posted by on September 17, 2012 in Featured, Kid Scoop, Videos | Comments Off

Today’s Kid Scoop studies something that every kid needs more information on: Advertising and how it can affect your opinions on things and how you spend your money (and what you ask your parents to spend money on).

This famous commercial from the 1980s had viewers guessing until the product was revealed. Watch it in the link below!

The business world isn’t a bad thing by any means, but it often wants you to buy lots of things that might not really be important for you to buy. Advertising is the way a lot of these industries convince you to buy their products.

Businesses usually try to make their advertising really interesting, funny or exciting to their the kids they buying their products. The business world has done this since they first started printing newspapers centuries ago.

Now you are more likely to see kid-specific advertising on the television or on the internet rather than in the newspaper.

Some television advertisements are considered to be so good that they actually win awards. These awards are called Clios,

With that in mind, we wanted you to take a look at some of the award-winning TV commercials over the years. Some of them are funny, some are exciting.  Let us know in the comments below what you think of the commercials. Are they tricky? Do they “sell” the product well? Does the commercial make you want that item? How funny are they?

WATCH THIS: This one might remind you of a Disney movie that came a decade later (it’s image is used above).

This one is called “The Art of Shaving.” Even we can’t tell what it’s really advertising.

This one tries to make older people remember their days as a child.

We all have suffered this problem.

And finally, take a look at this compilation of commercials from the 1980s. Chances are your parents will remember a bunch of them!

What is Kid Scoop? It’s a special page that appears every Monday in The York Dispatch and other local newspapers. Aside from its main feature and the Writing Corner, it includes games, puzzles and jokes.

Get your copy of Kid Scoop in today’s edition of The York Dispatch, and be sure to assemble your own Write On! entry and submit it to We’ll run every entry here!

Of course, you can submit those entries, and anything else you want, for publication here on the Junior Dispatch. Send your JD items to Learn about what you can submit here.