Banned Commercials

We watched an example of a banned condom commercial in this class. What I find interesting is how the internet has undermined the ability of censors to regulate media consumption, not only in industries like cinema but also in advertising. Companies now produce ads that they know cannot be shown on television but will attract millions of hits online. Nissan has an ad with bouncing breasts. Levi’s produced this commercial that has gotten over 24 million views and has probably sold more jeans than their mainstream advertising campaigns.


Eric Sobel



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