Sounds like a great marketing campaign for the paint companies.
I know it says otherwise on the site, but don't you think some (most) people who partake in this will invariably use spray paint, since it's much quicker, thus sending the message that no advertising is better than global warming caused by CFCs?
And since when does reclaiming the streets have anything to do with grafitti? Why isn't there a cry to paint over that too?
Hold nothing sacred and you'll never be dissapointed. Especially not this statement.
Originally posted by Guru ZimInteresting idea. Sounds pretty illegal.
All right; I'll bite. I see why it's illegal, but I don't see why it's interesting.
Maybe I have an even more interesting idea: If you painted over the signs, then follow up by going into stores and destroying as many of the advertised products as you could, then you'd really be able to reclaim the streets and achieve the "death of branding." Right?
Or, here's another thought (and I really hope it doesn't sound too shrill): If you don't want to see ads on city streets, rather than resorting to vandalism, how about not buying the products that are advertised. Ah, maybe that's just crazy talk.
"Teach children that they have great potential because they are human." -Warrior
I didn't read too much of the site - but the impression that I got was that they meant all advertising.
My personal feeling is that Americans are harmed by the idea of brands - I feel that all items should be judged by the quality they have and not by how well they are marketed. I really don't like that kids are pressured by their peer groups to get expensive clothes and items, because it causes those "have nots" to feel it even more.
America is such a bountiful nation that we have to create artificial distinctions so that people can feel superior to others. I think that marketing is pretty vile, and it really costs us as a species from achieving some goals that we might otherwise. I'd rather see money spent on scientific research than TV ads.
The irony is that I'm the marketer here. Maybe it's my own self loathing coming through.
In any case, I may remove the ads from the site that day as a nod to this group.
If you re-read, or should that just be read, my post, you will see that we are largely in agreement. We have a responsibility, both collectively as a nation, and as individuals, to do all we can for those who genuinely need our help.