Marketing That Makes You Go “Hmmm”…

Every now and then (okay more like all the time) as a cultural anthropologist who lives and breathes consumer culture, I run across a product or piece of marketing that makes me stop and think.  Sometimes what I am looking at begs a whole host of questions and I have to spend time pondering and then elaborating on my conclusions…and this is how a blog is born.  😉

Other times, the image is a meme in and of itself, in that it contains a whole host of meaning just upon looking at it and I need not expend the energy: because anyone viewing it (who’s context is even remotely similar to mine) will know where I am coming from immediately.

So, I thought it would be fun to start collecting and storing these images in a single place and going back every six months or so to analyze and elaborate on what consumer products and marketing are telling us about our cultural mindset.

As a start, I have begun a Pinterest board dating back to just a month or so before my first Narcissistic Anthropologist Post:

http://pinterest.com/trendlanta/marketing-that-makes-you-go-hmmm/
And In case you don’t do Pinterest, here is some eye candy:

Advertisements
Categories: Anthropology, Consumer Anthropology, Consumer Culture, Ethnography, Marketing, Participant Observation, pop culture, Trends, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment

Post navigation

One thought on “Marketing That Makes You Go “Hmmm”…

  1. Ha great post! although I do kinda want one of those moustache mood rings 😐

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

mspeachierocks

femdom/adult writings

Punk Rock Anthropology

All things punk rock: music, news, and fashion.

ish ism

Love. Explore. Advocate. Rejoice. Note.

Adventures in Living Abroad

Scintillatebrightly

Abigail S. Holbrook, MSW, LCSW, LLC

Counseling and Consulting in Athens, Georgia

theBeerAuthority

The only authority for all things beer...

Millennials at Work

Coming of Age for the Millennial Workforce

Creativenauts

Personal, design, inspiration, interests.

tumsen

Just another WordPress.com site

Echague

fotografias

ThePopularitéBug

Being a popular kid isn't easy,you have to be cautious about every move of yours because you know that all eyes are on you.Not just the eyes that look up to you but also the eyes that love to see you in pain.You might have your own list of followers but with this list there exists the "popularity starved crowd" who wants to replace you.But when reality bites these morons and they're back to square one,hurt and angry with themselves they try to make you the victim of their moment of high adrenaline,just to make you suffer because you're better.They try to clean their head by ruining your perfect life.What's more is right then you realize that none of your "friends" are what they appear to be.You're broken,depressed .You feel the need to talk to someone of your own kind,someone who won't judge you and that's when you can find me at thepopularitébug,I promise to do anything and everything to help you out of your problem!Amen.

Working Self

Creating Meaningful Work with Rebecca Fraser-Thill

AMERICAN MALE

Often described as a blog, an online magazine, a journal. When examined further the description changes and it becomes a project, an objective, a mission. American Male is one simple thing. It is a collection of different thoughts and experiences so come share yours and be part of the narrative.

nydwracu niþgrim, nihtbealwa mæst

signals, signals everywhere / and not a thought to think

franceleclerc

World travel and photography

entitled millennial

"any man can handle adversity; if you want to test his character, give him power"

%d bloggers like this: