Today in Twitterverse: Down with Disney

zeldman_tweet.jpg
Jeffrey Zeldman is a lecturer and author on web design. He also runs his own web design studio, Happy Cog.

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInRedditStumbleUponEmailDiggShare
About David Burn

Native Nebraskan in the Pacific Northwest. Brand builder at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Believer in Gossage, Bernbach and Clow. Doer of the things written about herein.

  • http://adpulp.com Hanna Marlboro

    Well, to answer the tweet, “cigarette ads are banned to protect children” is a mistaken presumption. Cigarette advertising is prohibited from appearing in media appealing to children, and there are certainly laws prohibiting specific depictions (e.g., Marlboro could not depict a child cowboy or cowgirl). But Big Tobacco is certainly continuing to lure children via indirect advertising tactics (product placement in movies, etc.). Additionally, Big Tobacco knows the Number 1 influencer for smoking children is smoking parents. So all they have to do is continue hooking parents in order to hook children. Also, don’t blame Hanna Montana—the advertising industry ultimately created her.

  • veedub

    what’s so bad about Hannah Montana. Other than her dad’s one-time mullet?