Will Cough Drops Find The Inner Cougar In Any Mom?

Don’t you just wish Don Draper would step out of the TV screen and teach some advertisers a thing or two? This weird cougar mom ad for Halls cough drops (cough drops?!) is a case in point. It gets your attention, but the cougar mom/cough drops connection just doesn’t make any sense. And not in a good, absurdist, this-could-be-an-“SNL” skit way.

Memo to advertisers: just because cougars are “hot” right now doesn’t mean jokes about older women and sex can be made to sell any thing.