I’m going to say it, something nobody ever says.
I don’t think everything is a medium.
I don’t think everyplace is a place for advertising.
I don’t like brands taking over baseball stadiums. I don’t like to hear how a bank that almost took down the world’s economic system is “bringing me” Shakespeare in the Park. I don’t like logos on uniforms, or sunglasses, or restrooms or museums or Broadway theaters.
I don’t like “official sponsors of Summer,” and the official dog food of Nascar. I don’t like concerts logo-raped by credit card companies and commercials on the TV they mandate to be in the back of taxis.
I don’t like bikes with bank logos on them.
I do understand ads when I’m getting something for free—the ads pay for the freeness. But I don’t understand ads when I’ve already paid for something.
I don’t want ads on my phone. On my operas. On my public broadcasting.
I don’t want ads when I go to a museum. Or when I vote for a Senator. I don’t want ads when I go to the park or see a parade.
I can’t be the only one who when he sees such placements gets angry.
We readily say to people, “you’re getting into my space.”
We need to say it to brands.
Not everything is a medium.