other issues in media and society

Of course it would be somewhat arrogant of me to leave you, my dearest of readers, with only my point of view. Therefore here are some recommendation for other blogs. They have been read by me and I really mean it, when I say (or write, right?) that there is some quality content. First, start…

for further research…

To explore this topic further, it is useful to look at various sources. I highly recommend an article on copyblogger that goes into detail about native advertising issue. It is a wonderful source as it shows examples of various native advertising strategies including the famous Atlantic article about the Scientology religion. It even offers a…

what experts say II

The corporate influence on news stories do not necessarily aim to sell a product to potential customers. News are a very important and powerful tool for opinion manipulation and there is one area, where there are big dollars to be made if the relationship between news story and people’s response to it is understood well….

my view

When one sees corporate influence on news being mentioned, it is oftentimes being connected with adressing the issue of consumers being sold products they do not desire to buy and raising their interest in such a product. Although I would not dare to belittle this issue, as its importance can not be overlooked, I am…

current events II

The word has been spread. Various people have said their share of words against native advertising techniques. Who knows, maybe even the John Oliver video (with almost seven million views on youtube only) mentioned on this blog has contributed to what has happened. What am I talking about? I am talking about days of native…

what the experts say I

You know what’s good about John Oliver? He is honest and precise. Although he is a comedian and his show is made with the purpose of entertainment in mind, he is very informative and refers to various experts and relevant personas to illustrate the problems he talks about. Plus he has a low tolerance for…

current events I

It is good that this blog is anonymous, because I am literally bound by contract not to talk about this stuff. But what the hell, right? Some time ago, I worked for Ceska Sporitelna, the biggest Czech bank, in marketing. The reason I am talking about this is that this blog aims to criticise and adress…

corporate influence on news

News should be a mirror that displays the reflection of the world around us. And although it usually is a mirror, rather than being flat and clear, it is sometimes skewed and mirrors only what has been. These days it does not come as a surprise, that some things we see on TV are not necessarily…