Advertising is violence

“Dad, I know you are going to get this job. I just know it.”

Exhibit A in the Middle Class Recession.

Beneath an intentionally kitsch execution, Just For Men’s advert aggressively undermines its audience’s self-worth. It’s the only language redundant middle aged executives understand.

Time for More Ties

“I explained that advertisements are themselves psychologically violent acts – part of the escalating arms race between public relations and the public.”
from Douglas Rushkoff’s Life Inc

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