Corporations taking advantage of “socially responsible advertising”

This is a response to Judith Schwartz’s article “Socially Responsible Advertising: Altruism or Exploitation?” Schwartz asks if corporate advertising with a social agenda is altruistic or primarily a profit-making marketing strategy. There are countless examples of businesses and individuals that are increasing their charitable contributions and committing to making the world, or their community, a better place. […]

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Unrealistic Photoshopped model causes controversy

A heavily edited image of an ultra-thin Ralph Lauren model sparked outrage, recently. Photoshop users beware. Originally commented on at BoingBoing.net, the post was labeled “Dude, her head’s bigger than her pelvis”. Looks pretty ridiculous. So, how does the company explain this look? Ralph Lauren’s official apology was: “For over 42 years we have built […]

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