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:
And In case you don’t do Pinterest, here is some eye candy:
- How to Use Pinterest for Marketing [Video] (blogs.constantcontact.com)
- The Most Popular Phrase in Marketing (thecontentcocktail.com)
- Rock Out With Your Ukelele Out (thenarcissisticanthropologist.com)
- Memejacking: The Complete Guide to Creating Memes for Marketing (hubspot.com)
- The Beach Merch Graveyard For Unfortunate Fads (thenarcissisticanthropologist.com)