UtneCast: Lucas Conley on Good, Bad, and Unethical Advertisements

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“We will always have brands,” <a title=”Lucas Conley” href=”http://www.lucasconley.com/” target=”_blank”>Lucas Conley</a> writes in his new book <a title=”Obsessive Branding Disorder” href=”http://www.lucasconley.com/” target=”_blank”>
<em>Obsessive Branding Disorder</em>
</a>, but some brand marketing campaigns are just wrong. In this week’s episode of the UtneCast, Conley sits down with <i>Utne Reader</i> assistant web editor Bennett Gordon to listen to a few advertisements and to talk about how brands and marketing are creating a more jaded society.</p>
<p>To read an excerpt from the book about how branding is eroding trust in people, <a title=”click here” href=”https://www.utne.com/media/word-of-mouth-campaigns-poisoning-the-grapevine.aspx” target=”_blank”>click here</a>.</p>
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