Black Ops Advertising Native Ads, Content Marketing and the Covert World of the Digital Sell
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- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 09/13/2016
- Publisher: OR Books
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Black Ops Advertising dissects this rapid rise of sponsored content,” a strategy whereby advertisers have become publishers and publishers create advertisingall under the guise of unbiased information. Covert selling, mostly in the form of native advertising and content marketing, has so blurred the lines between editorial content and marketing message that it is next to impossible to tell real news from paid endorsements. In the 21st century, instead of telling us to buy, buy, BUY, marketers engage” with us so that we share, share, SHAREthe ultimate subtle sell.
Why should this concern us? Because personal data, personal relationships, and our very identities are being repackaged in pursuit of corporate profits. Because tracking and manipulation of data make likes” and tweets and followers the currency of importance, rather than scientific achievement or artistic talent or information the electorate needs to fully function in a democracy. And because we are being manipulated to spend time with technology, to interact with friends,” to always be on, even when it is to our physical and mental detriment.