Brands as Stalkers

In an ecstatic essay at Advertising Age today, marketing creep Ben Elowitz can barely restrain his orgasm over how great the new powers of manipulation will be, once Facebook finishes releasing its latest spying tools to the owners of “the brands who spend $540 billion a year on advertising.”

As part of his report, Elowitz includes this rather remarkable little cartoon, which fairly speaks for itself:


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Well, what’s not to love – as you/Braverman often say, every once in a while, somebody comes along that perfectly verbalizes the structure of the system. (In this case: “If you wanna get laid, you’ve got to take ’em on a few dates, wine & dine’em, pretend that you’re interested, and boom! Sexay times!)