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Ads are destroying the environment.

Discussion in 'Consumer Affairs' started by Nowhere Man, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I especially liked this part:

    That's pretty spot on. We live in "buy, buy, buy" world, and it's fueled by advertisements. People who doubt the manipulative power of ads and that psychology produces studies that produce results should take heed. They are the most apt for getting sucked into these advertisement woes and not realize they are being manipulated.
     
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    I remember tobacco and fast food put under pressure to curtail their advertising habits and tone it down. It goes beyond its message to the realm of advertising pollution where ads just have to fill up every single blank spot left that isn't covered by a graphic, flyer, sticker, or sign for someone's product or service that in most cases no one really cares about, or gives a damn about it.

    We address light pollution and air pollution, why not advertising pollution. The obsession to fill in every nook and cranny, weather it be land, sea, and air, reeks of a type of mental illness to shove those things into everyone's faces weather they like it or not. Literally destroying one's surroundings and environment with redundant physical and mental garbage.
     
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    I totally agree. It's so bad that in all reality we can't even walk through our own homes without having ads invading our personal space.
    And when it comes to advertising to children, we need very strict guidelines and regulations, and scale it way, way back.
     
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    In many high schools, particularly urban ones, there are social cliches based on what brand of shoes you wear. Kids actually get bullied over it, which adds to the pressure of buying the "right" kind. How ****ed up is that?
     
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    Me not getting the "right kind" is one of the reasons school was so hard for me. No matter how hard I tried to fit in, it was the wrong colors, wrong sports team, wrong brand, and it seemed like there was no end in sight to my torments. Over mindless, petty ****. And it deserves to be called nothing other than ****, because that's what it is.
     
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    Yeah, it's **** like that that makes school uniforms seem like a good idea.
     
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    Just on a lark, My single toothpaste box has its name brand printed on the one single package, 7 times.

    Not including the tube.
     
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    Not just children. Look at what litigation lawyers are doing as another example.

    With massive ad campaigns, enticing people via lawyer lottery to get rich by winning court cases. It imo, is and has been progressively devastating to the economy, while with the same stroke, trivializing any real and valid serious court cases where an individual actually does deserve a large settlement award.

    The lawyers actually includes court awards in their public advertising. 1 million, 5 million, 15 million. More than their insurance will pay them.

    Inviting lawsuits for anything and everything under the sun, not to mention our sanity everytime we get those irritating high speed blabbering after almost every advertising plug on the radio and television.

    Of course radio and TV now is just rampant advertising with some actual programming thrown in here and there. Hell, they even got the hosts to plug an a slew of ads and sponsors during the "program" itself.
     
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    Reminds me of some movie I watched, with a scene involving a burning apartment. And in the middle of this on-fire kitchen, so clearly on display, was a box of Special K with just the top part of the box on fire. And that's not even a good example of a cleverly hidden advertisement/product placement.
     
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    Aside from the mental effects brought about by rampant and intrusive advertising, let's look at one of the shocking realities associated with the physical impact.

    This info is just through the marketing that arrives in your mailbox.

    From Hubspot.

    Addum:. Article written by: Mike Volpe
     
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