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Tue Sep 11, 2012, 02:45 AM

21. You know that campaign has been running for years right?

Seriously, the Mormon Church has been running these types of commercials since the 80s. The Im A Mormon ads started right after Prop 8 passed.

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http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/new-advertising-approach-continues-30-year-tradition-full-story

COMMENTARY — 26 OCTOBER 2007
New Advertising Approach Continues 30-Year Tradition
Thirty-some years ago, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began airing public service radio and television spots in support of the family. Highly creative, thought-provoking and often with a touch of humor, the spots were an immediate success.

A string of national broadcasting awards followed, and the “Homefront” series, as it was called, dominated public service advertising for decades. Nondenominational and identifying the Church only in the closing sign-off, the spots aired not only in the United States but also in other countries where broadcasters allowed them.

Although Homefront ads can still be seen, the Church scaled back the number of spots in the 1990s as broadcasting regulations changed and TV and radio stations began to cut back on public service airtime. In their place came a succession of creative ads that shared the principles and tenets of the Church and were designed to contribute to its missionary outreach. Usually, the new generation of ads offered a copy of the Bible, the Book of Mormon or other materials to people interested in knowing more about the Church. Literally millions of Americans responded.

Today, the Church is announcing details of its new generation of broadcast and print advertising, which invites people to visit one of the Church’s Web sites for answers to basic questions about religion. The advertisements are now being tested in three U.S. regions — upstate New York, the Kansas City area and the region around Las Vegas.....

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