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Advertising is creepy

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A comment I found on Wirearchy under the post about the New Attention Driven Advertising (Part 2):

That’s the big thing for me with advertising. There’s something really creepy – in a dirty trenchcoat and mismatched socks way – about people who are willing to expertly manipulate others, but not come talk to them as though they were human.

I love it. And the main post ain’t bad either:

There will, of course, be much pushback to tho the growth of online advertising by people who just want to avoid, not have to deal with, the advertising crammed into our eyballs and minds by people who are NOT participating in the interaction available on blogs (for example). I will be one of the people pushing back.

It is not about distrust of blogoshpere commercialisation or some kind of purism. It is about etiquette and respecting the people engaging in a conversation using blogs as a medium. There is another way then interrupting that conversation and ’stealing’ our attention for mind-numbing ads…

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3 Responses to “Advertising is creepy”


  1. The Hole
    on Aug 4th, 2005
    @ 10:59 am

    On advertising

    There’s something really creepy – in a dirty trenchcoat and mismatched socks way – about people who are willing to expertly manipulate others, but not come talk to them as though they were human. -quotation found via Media Influencer…


  2. Jon Husband
    on Aug 19th, 2005
    @ 7:34 am

    Thanks for noticing my obscure little blog. I noodled around yours a bit, and noticed we have something in common … escapees from the belly of the beast of big-firm management consulting. I actually used to live in London when working for “it” (Grosvenor Gardens, right across from Victoria Station), and worked all over western Europe … grew to be wildly disgruntled, and hightailed it to Vancouver to live out a life of genteel madness. I visitr europe at least once a year, and will be in London September 21 – 24 … expecting a probable blogger get-together to be arranged by Hugh Macleod.

    Again, thanks for noticing and the discreet mention.


  3. Adriana
    on Aug 20th, 2005
    @ 12:37 pm

    Jon, hope to meet you in September!

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