George Parker: Media Isn’t Advertising, Even Though the Media Thinks It Is. .
George Parker is the perpetrator of adscam.typepad.com. Every Tuesday he shares his opinions on the advertising world with PSFK.
I can understand how the average man on the street considers advertising and media to be one and the same thing. When Joe Six-Pack watches the super bowl, even though for years he’s had it drummed into him that he’s watching the “Super Bowl of Advertising,” he doesn’t give a shit that the non-stop commercials which blow out a sixty minute game to what seems like a long painful week, are produced by ad agencies on behalf of their clients, and apart from station and program promos, have nothing to do with the network they are running on.