Incite by Design

Caustic visions and shared thoughts on design, marketing, creativity, philanthropy, pop culture and business philosophy by Toronto design firm, Ricksticks Inc.

2005-05-31

Woman Offers Cat for Advertising

Okay, that is not really true. Although I envision the bags and bags of free cat food, treats, and catnip filled toys for my favorite cat.

This is actually just my sarcastic reaction to this CNN headline:

Mom to advertisers: Place your ads on my baby

The headline speaks for itself and is causing a bit of expected commotion - ethics, ethics, ethics. I have to ask, being the devil's advocate that I am, what's the difference between this and dressing your infant in visibly branded clothing? In other words, she's asking for remuneration in exchange for what lots of parents pay to do. Where is the ethical line?
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