Saturday, March 15, 2008

ttmms: advertising at university

This second posting of my ttmms (short for "things that make me sick") track is again dedicated to advertising. While I previously ranted about "Total Branding" this time 'round it's advertising at university that makes me sick. I mean just look at how the stairs in our university's main-building have been decorated:


Advertising in public statte-run educational institutions such as schools and universities is probably one of the most sickening things ever. I hated the fact that my school started plastering advertisments all over our gym 2 years before I graduated. I mean honestly, how can an educational institution enable companies to start advertising their products to children that still go to school? Isn't the world outside school polluted with enough ads already? Every single day we're exposed to hundreds and hundreds of marketing messages, whether it's online, on the radio, on TV, on the streets, in newspapers and magazines, in subways, buses and trams, basically everywhere. What's next, ads in Church?

Ezekiel 25:17 is brought to you by Coca Cola...

2 comments:

wnagele said...

haha that reminds me: http://news.orf.at/080212-21682

ChristophD said...

Unbelievable... :-D