Today in Twitterverse: Down with Disney

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

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. 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.

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