A World without Advertising

Times Square

Did you know Sao Paulo, Brazil has banned all outdoor advertising? I learned this last night after seeing “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”, Morgan Spurlock’s latest movie. Take a look at these pictures of Sao Paulo. Notice, there are no 10 story tall women plastered on the sides of buildings. No taxis with ads for local gentlemen’s clubs. No large billboards telling you to drink the newest beverage. What If... Sao Paulo got me thinking: What if, one day, we lived in a world without advertising? A world that bans not only outdoor ads, but also magazine ads, TV commercials, and … [Read more...]