Mad Men, Hitler, and Head-On Commercials

Flashback to 1933: US ad industry digs Hitler.

The article then goes on to quote Hitler at length talking about something that Americans who worked in advertising at the time already believed: that the masses are morons who respond only to simple messages repeated thousands of times…

You really do see it every day in advertising–a catchy phrase is repeated often and all of a sudden it is part of the vernacular. It becomes an accepted truth of the society.

I certainly hope no politician ever tries to change our political system into one driven by empty slogans.

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