Take a tour through the history of advertising, and explore the escalation of mind games and marketing mania that has fueled consumerism and the capitalist conflagration, leaving us on the brink of a climate meltdown. B
There are new calls to apply the lessons learned from the successful campaign to end tobacco advertising to ‘high carbon’ products and lifestyles, and to ‘stop adverts fuelling the climate emergency‘.
A flood of recent analysis discusses the abuse of personal information by internet giants such as Facebook and Google. Some of these articles zero in on the basic business models of Facebook, and occasionally Google, as inherently deceptive and unethical. But I have yet to see a proposal for any type of regulation that seems proportional to the social problem created by these new enterprises.
The electric utility sector’s top lobbying group is teaming up with fossil fuel trade associations as part of an effort to intensify the industry’s campaign against citizen and environmental groups opposed to fracking and new natural gas pipelines.
Advertising Shits In Your Head (no author is given), is a pocket-sized book, but it’ll burn a hole in any pocket you put it in. It’s a powerful tirade against advertising and what it does to our minds, to our culture, to our planet.
There isn’t much news in most community newspapers these days.
I have sometimes been asked "if you had a prime time TV advertising slot to promote Transition, what would you put on it?"
We’re all far too sensible to be influenced by advertising, right?
•The Gift of Death •The more we hate it, the more it agrees with us. How advertising turned anti-consumerism into a secret weapon •Should We Prioritize Measuring Happiness?
The thirst for real democracy is a thirst to be free. It is the spirit that drives us to find our true aspirations within.
For billions of people nature and the eco-system have become “out of sight and out of mind”.
Nowadays media feeds are everywhere — on building facades, billboards, hotel lobbies, restaurants, elevators and even gas pumps.