Tag Archive: advertising

John Oliver on Marketing to Doctors

John Oliver does it again. This video is smart, funny and very important -- it is a MUST watch. Drug companies spend $4 billion a year marketing directly to consumers, and $24 billion a year marketing to health care providers. John Oliver -- and I -- have some issues with that! Please watch and share your comments.

Anna Lappe on Marketing Food to Children

Author and activist Anna Lappe takes on the billion-dollar business of marketing junk food, soda, and fast food to children and teens. With diet-related related illnesses alarmingly on the rise, pervasive marketing of junk food to kids is downright dangerous. The food industry says its up to parents to raise healthy kids. Lappe agrees, that's why she says leave parenting to her--and the millions of moms and dads trying to raise healthy kids. Learn about the dubious marketing tactics of the junk food giants and the ways you can fight back to promote kids' health.

The Story of Stuff

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. It is the original Story of Stuff video ….over 5 yrs old but not dated. It’s the story of all the stuff in our lives, from its extraction through sale, use and disposal, which affects communities at home and abroad, and yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever. An absolute classic!!!

Junk Food Marketing to Kids

John Robbins author of the book, No Happy Cows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Food Revolution  makes the argument for banning Junk Food advertising to kids.