Hispanic media market: not to be ingnored.

June 30, 2011

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@AdWeek tweeted an article that I found to be interesting: Latin Influence: Meet the executives and icons shaping the massive, and growing Hispanic media market by John Consoli, especially since we recently discussed in class how latin TV is able to target such a larger percent f its audience. It’s true that “America is becoming a […]

Relativism: escape from positiveness.

June 29, 2011

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Here are some interesting sections and quotes from chapter 2 of Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers parts of chapter 2 that I felt were worth dicussing: 1. “We often do forgive, once we understand.” Appiah, Kwame Anthony (2010). Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Kindle Location 430). W. W. Norton & Company. […]

Recycling: fashion crime.

June 23, 2011

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After dicussing “Killing Me Softly” and the high beauty standards that advertising demands in class today, I found an interesting tweet by Nina Dobrev, a popular television celebrity from Vampire Diaries, that caught my eye: @ninadobrev: “Btw loving that Kate Middleton recycles outfits. By recycles I mean she wears them more then once, Which a lot […]

Pilot PR Disaster.

June 23, 2011

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The recent rant of a Southwest Pilot has been all over the radio. His two and half-minute rant about the flight attendants was harsh, but also caught on tape. He ranted about his homosexual, elderly and obese co-workers using profane language and other harmful words. Private discriminatory thoughts became quite public. Now, after a “Diversity Training” session, the Pilot is reinstated and […]

Google goes gay.

June 19, 2011

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While watching Sunday night’s Tony awards, an ad played that I found to be very curious. Although it was made obvious by this year’s host, Neil Patrick Harris, that the Tony Awards are mostly watched by gay men, I couldn’t figure out the purpose of this ad other than to reach out to the gay community. The ad was […]

Violence, Gender and Race in Alcohol Advertising

June 14, 2011

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When I think of alcohol advertising, I think of advertisements that are either sexy, sporty or simply about having a good time. Drinking alcohol is glamourized and glorified in today’s society although it is a habit that has some serious consequences. Common Sense Media made two very good points about alcohol advertising that really makes you think how […]

Growing up genderless.

June 12, 2011

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I heard the term “genderless baby” when watching the TV show Moms and the City yesterday. One of the featured debates was about raising a genderless child: a child who is not held to any gender norms or really shown the difference between boys and girls. I did some research on the term and this is what […]