Sorry about the lack of posts on this blog but you see the reason why I had all that pent up fury and anger was that advertising was ruining my life. I used to watch a lot of television so imagine fifteen minutes in the hour being exposed to the brainwashing of the advertising machine.
We are bombarded by intrusive messages subversively telling you your car is not good enough, your phone is out of date, if you don’t buy our stuff your a failure but buy product-x and it will be the solution to your life. If you don’t take any notice, it just becomes irrelevant. If you buy the products, the reality is that the advert was a lie. Either way there is no reason to watch adverts.
Well, I resolved to stop as much advertising in my life as possible. I got rid of my television and I haven’t looked back. I don’t even know what kind of moronic drivel is coming out of the box these days. I am as isolated from advertising memes as a judge is from hip-hop. I haven’t missed out on television either because everything that has been on television you can watch on the web somewhere. With YouTube, you can find programmes that aren’t available on television from people that just want to create their own programmes.
What is more, I have a young child and it is good to know that he isn’t being exposed to advertising. He is 18 months old and has seen zero advertising messages but he watches children’s programmes on the tablet with Adblock Plus.
I would still be interested in hearing what monstrosities are out there in the advertising world via the comments. I find it difficult to imagine, but advertising is probably even more annoying today than it was. Who knows, one day we might look fondly and nostalgically at the Halifax Bank ads or the Go Compare Ads and think, Ah. Those were far gentler days… Nah. Probably not.