Category Archives: Advertising

Reasons to hate the Olympics, 5: An orgy of advertising

Much more has been written about this elsewhere (I’m going to link to some relevant articles), but some points are worth reiterating and compiling: The Olympic Games are an advertiser’s wet dream, because: 1. The Olympic Act makes provision for … Continue reading

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Reasons to hate the Olympics, 1: the media

First in what could be a conceivably endless series of posts on the smell of bullshit floating around the Olympic Games. Exhibit A is this shockingly inept piece of journalism from the Guardian, who a few months ago decided it … Continue reading

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Fringe/ Logical Conclusion (2)

Tuition fees are between £300 and £1200 a year for forty-five minute classes, and on top of that needs to be added the inevitable splurges on merchandising and software that it all drives towards. The fetishing of new learning technologies, … Continue reading

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Expat weaponry

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Foxconn and Pegatron

 

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International schools whose wikipedia pages may be written like advertisements

Canadian International School of Beijing CISB currently has students from over 50 countries and this number is growing as our enrollment increases The Canadian International School of Beijing develops the whole child in an environmentally sensitive school within a kind, … Continue reading

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Nice architecture, nice atmosphere

A couple of potential trailers… Spot-on building design. Fêtes. Neat flags on wire. “The grounding of planes had itself taken on the smudgy, irritated quality of the skies which created it, as the long-haul lines, the jugular of the school … Continue reading

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