Loc: I am not Big Ben
is not there such a thing as community announcement?<br>these are free... or should be.<br><br>tell me who gets an income from any national form of rememberance day?<br> <br>who in their right mind could advertise that they sponsored such an event and not suffer a huge backlash?<br><br>when people die in such circumstances, they have given their lives for their fellow men.<br> they have attained the status of no "greater love... "<br><br>Any community that does not see such events in this light.. deserves the deepest Contempt!<br><br>
There was much gnashing of teeth for several weeks in ADWEEK and Advertising Age about whether or not the networks would sell ad time during the aniversary broadcasts. First, most said "no ads" Fox, of course said "business as usual" (what a surprise). Then some said, "well we got clobbered last year," (a fair assessment since ads were absent for several weeks following the attacks) "so we'll sell some time just to break even." Then they all said. "Aw heck, bring it on!" So now you have advertisers tripping over themselves to produce and air "the most poignent, compassionate PSAs ever". It's like Superbowl advertisers trying to outdo each other with the zaniest ads. <br><br>Forgive me for being jaded, but I've been in this business long enough, and done enough "deep" PSAs to know that each and every one is being wrtitten and produced with one eye on the Clios and the One Show. And that's just disturbing.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I'm not sure what the media could do that someone would not find objectionable<p><hr></blockquote><p>How about one minute's silence, on all the networks with a simple slate to the effect that it's dedicated to all those innocents who lost their lives and those who lost loved ones during those tragic events?<br><br>I doubt many would find the sincerity in that even remotely objectionable.<br><br>And note that my post is about this mad rush to capitalize on the tragedy for commercial gain, not honest remembrance of the tragedy. These are different issues in my naive view. And I'm relieved that at least some here agree with my belief.<br><br>
And I would add, watch the British 'comics' and check out the 'indies' and the Beeb. I am certain that they will be as guilty as the US media of commercializing the anniversary of the tragedy. Heck, look at the column inches and media minutes they got out of princess Di, 5 years later.<br><br>Contempt? Certainly. But is this a community issue or a media one? My view is inclined toward the latter.<br><br>Greater love indeed. But I also sense 'greater income' in the air. And no, I don't think I'm especially cynical.<br><br>
Loc: I am not Big Ben
:)<br>I agree,<br> but I will not be watching.<br>I did not watch all the Diana stuff either.<br><br>We have the remote control in OUR hands.<br><br>Television was the greatest educational device ever built.<br>It is a crying shame that it has to be used thus.<br><br><br><br>
Xplain's use of MacNews, AppleCentral and AppleExpo are not affiliated with Apple, Inc. MacTech is a registered trademark of Xplain Corporation. AppleCentral, MacNews, Xplain, "The journal of Apple technology", Apple Expo, Explain It, MacDev, MacDev-1, THINK Reference, NetProfessional, MacTech Central, MacTech Domains, MacForge, and the MacTutorMan are trademarks or service marks of Xplain Corp. Sprocket is a registered trademark of eSprocket Corp. Other trademarks and copyrights appearing in this printing or software remain the property of their respective holders.
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.