Making Enemies Every 30 Seconds

BBC naturalist and documentarian, David Attenborough shares his disdain for advertising.

I hate advertisements, virulently and with ferocity. If that [TV] set has any damage it’s likely to be because I have thrown something at it when it came to an important point in the drama and they showed a picture of a chocolate bar. I hate advertisements everywhere. I know all the arguments and I know I’m being quirky and that newspapers would die with advertisements, all that. But none the less, I hate them for what they do to the intellectual life of this country, I hate them for what they do to the English language, I hate them for what they do to the coutryside.

[via Big Shiny Thing]

About David Burn

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. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.