DayQuil vs NyQuil

Dear makers of Vicks,

I love your new ad campaign, I do. The ads are fun and relatable and there are no half-naked ladies in there which is always a plus in my book. One quick question though: how come Dads get to take NyQuil while Moms take DayQuil? Was this just a random mistake, a faux pas if you will, without any hidden agenda? or was it intentional? Since I love you guys so much, I’m going to go ahead and assume that it’s the former because otherwise I’m left with the frustrating feeling that Dads, even if they are taking a hand in child care and housework, still get to have a good nights sleep while Moms should stick to ‘non-drowsy’ DayQuil since they’ll probably be up with the baby all night regardless of of any cold or flu.

Or maybe I’m reading too much into a 15 second commercial for cold medicine. In which case, just ignore the above and carry on!



… vs NyQuil


18 thoughts on “DayQuil vs NyQuil

      1. Can’t you sue them for squillions? For sexist, patronising advertising, that has demeaned you as a woman so much you’ve had to take time off work? And then you could hire a nanny and go to Barbados.


  1. I thought my husband and I were the only ones actually analyzing commercials! We even started to suspect that the rest of the viewers were “zombied” in one way or another to see the obvious issues with some ads. Especially the drugs commercials. Oh, don’t get me started! I’ll be in your support group if you take them to court 🙂

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    1. Lol! That’s true enough :p I can’t imagine having to wake up to feed the baby after taking NyQuil! I’ll probably give her maple syrup instead of milk in my medicine-induced haze


  2. these are still running years later. can we all take a moment and complain to P&G? They say there has not been enough feedback on this issue for them to consider changes. Let’s hit them with some feedback! #boycottsexistads #NyQuil #Vicks @ProcterGamble @NyQuilDayQuil should be enough to get started.

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