i am a professor at the university of oregon in the school of journalism and communication. i have worked in the advertising industry for over 20 years, mostly as a media director and i chose to work with students more than clients about 10 years ago. i realized that most of our moms said to interrupt and annoy people is impolite but i saw that most advertising was (and still does) interrupt and annoy.
i set up this blog as part of a class.
the purpose of the class is to stimulate a deeper curiosity about the societal and cultural context surrounding the planning of advertising.