Propaganda

Propaganda

Nicaragua the 80's

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Propaganda

I like the word. It reminds me of Nicaragua’s useless attempts at pulling off perfect trickery.

it is a more honest word . . .

the english - marketing and advertising - don't really get across the scam and deceit for which Madison Avenue are renowned.

For example

The following is from All Business in 2003.
SYRACUSE - As the holidays approach, a familiar visitor appears above Central New York's highways: the Black Velvet Lady. The Canadian whisky brand has used highway billboards in the Syracuse market for more than three decades. Black Velvet uses the 11-by-40 billboard for its "Seductively Smooth"marketing message. Since 1969, Christie Brinkley, Cybill Shepard, Kim Alexis, Cheryl Tiegs, and Kelly Emberg have all donned black velvet dresses for the brand's billboards. Black Velvet is owned by Barton Brands, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fairportbased Constellation brands.

Seen holding a glass of whisky high above traffic along routes 81 and 690, the current Black Velvet Lady is model Carol Grow. Born in Kansas, she has appeared on numerous cabletelevision shows and worked as a fitness model for health magazines.

"She's approachable, yet out of reach," says John P. Kavanagh, vice president of marketing services for Barton Brands.

Is this an example of propaganda? I sure think so. The use of sex to sell alcohol, drugs and cars is all designed to make you think you will become someone else by using their products. I think the big difference is that in the U.S., we use propaganda to apply to government BS and marketing to apply to business BS. In much of the rest of the world there is only one word for both.

lol

the ‘ol u.s. of a.’s expertise, hunh? well, they have been doing it better for longer.

nothing wrong with value

Hmm . . .

Could have fooled me! 1980s or December 2008?

Back to the future!

O quantum est in rebus inane! / A palabras necias, oídos sordos.

I know the answer! The answer lies within the heart of all mankind! The answer is twelve? I think I'm in the wrong building. - Peanuts (Charles M. Schulz)

Re: Hmm...

Hola DXT, this picture was taken and printed in the 80's. It was pulled out of the album and scanned yesterday.

If the memory serves me well, the original was not regular paper, I think(not sure)it was a B&W picture surrounded by a red printed quilt or embroiderment.

But what makes it more special, is that it's completely out of focus.

Thanks,

Al

Irony

I wasn't really questioning your dating the picture as being in the 1980s! My post was simply meant to be a comment on the irony of your choice of the Russian picture of the 1980s with the Russian navy having just paid a visit and Ortega's visit to Russia. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose! (The more things change, the more things stay the same!) :-)

O quantum est in rebus inane! / A palabras necias, oídos sordos.

I know the answer! The answer lies within the heart of all mankind! The answer is twelve? I think I'm in the wrong building. - Peanuts (Charles M. Schulz)

Coincidence

Pure coincidence.."Everything changes but change itself". JFK

Thanks,

Al