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I am starting to get more and more sickened at the levels to which advertisers and editors are sinking. Product placement everywhere, editorial content that is essentially written by advertisers, "viral" marketing firms that pay people to mention certain products to their families. It is utterly disgusting. How can I work in this industry with a straight face? What is happening to American children? How are they going to be able to discern real, factual content from marketing pap? What effect does this have on our culture overall?

Frontline did a piece on this very question a while back. And another one in 2001 about how marketers target teenagers in particular.

It's enough to make a girl want to move to France. Or something like that.

Posted May 18, 2005 9:49 PM | On This Day: 2003 2002

 

2 Comments

i totally agree, i was at regal cinema, the one with the great deals on drinks and popcorn, join the super saver club now and you could receive more than 100 US dollars in free movie passes. But as i sat there in my lacosta shit, availibal at Marshalfield in sizes ranging from S-XL i realized that there were like 10 minutes of commercials before the previews started, i mean i had almost drank my whole cup of ice cold Coca-cola classic, a rich tasting beverage that quenches your deepest thirsts. than i realized what i had to do.....i had to, JUST DO IT.

you are fired.