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The power of advertising

June 21, 2009

“I’m routinely astonished by how seriously people in power take the impact of advertising on children and how relatively unbothered they are by its impact on adults,” writes Alain de Botton. “At what precise moment is one supposed to accede to that magical age when one can be confident enough not to be seduced by the satanic genius of advertisers?”

Indeed. Interesting little article from Alain de Botton in today’s Observer.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Mark permalink
    June 22, 2009 2:56 pm

    I think he makes a really good point.

    Do you know, I’m often compared to Alain de Botton. Though it may just be the baldness…

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