Since I've been having issues with my blog posting, this is pretty much experimental at this point. I've decided to talk about advertising and consumerism.
I would like to say at the outset I find advertising and the business of to be extremely interesting. I am a big fan of AMC's Mad Men and one of the reasons it is so good is to see the process of the coming up with ads that will appeal to everyone. The main character Don Draper is this guru of human emotion. Everything he says blows people away, and all his ideas are simple but are in then ed worth millions to the company he works. The staff of this show works extremely hard to make it authentic, realistic, and as historically accurate as possible.
I have a lot of respect for people who can do this as quite honestly I am willing to bet there are many people out there who underestimate the power of advertisement. It is so powerful it can shape culture. The video in class we saw showed us commercials from the 90s and it was obvious. The topics of the commercials were dated and din't really speak to us. The commercials we have now are of our era and appeal to us. The ad men are always ahead and of us and making keen observances of culture and people all to get us to consume.
I am just in awe of this profession and a little fearful as well.