Human beings have always been attracted to images. From early cave paintings to traveling displays of giant canvases by the Hudson River school of painters to TV and on now into the ubiquity of images in the digital era, we pay attention. Marketers have known this and exploited it to --->> read more -->>
The New York Times published this video 12/8/2019. Over 90% of “recycleable” plastic materials in the consumer marketplace end up in landfill dumps. A fraud fomented by the plastics and retail marketing industry. Note: There is a ten second ad before the story begins.
In our continuing effort to find varied sources to illustrate the power of marketing and the costs of unregulated capitalism we return to John Oliver’s show Last Week Tonight for his segment on sugar in food. The food industry continues to put sugar in nearly every processed food and fights --->> read more -->>
Modern marketing began in the 1920s when mass circulation newspapers were joined by radio as regular parts of most people’s days. Some of the early practitioners of marketing were quite open about their function in the capitalist market system. They referred to themselves as “demand managers”. Today we have “attention --->> read more -->>
The American food industry led the way in the 20th century with the introduction of processed foods that feature lots of salt, sugar (including refined white flour) and fat converted into products that launched us on the earliest mass experiments with obesity, diabetes, hypertension and other chronic illnesses. The promotion --->> read more -->>