BEST NEW TREND IN ADVERTISING

 

 
 

BEST NEW TREND IN ADVERTISING

"YOU'RE A LOSER AND YOUR DREAMS AMOUNT TO NOTHING"

Link: http://nypress.com/17/39/bestof/mediapolitics.cfm

Dreams of heroism and achievement are so last century. Knowing this, the ad guys figure they'll curry a little favor by not bullshitting you. Whether hawking high-speed DSL, the new Lincoln Navigator or cholesterol-reducing Lipitor, the humor in these spots and others like them proceeds from the premise that you really aren't as great as you think you are. Not by a long shot, buddy. Keep an eye out for humiliation and failure. It's today's unique selling proposition.

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