Posts tagged "consumerism"
Post-commercialism - who deserves to earn your money?

Post-commercialism – who deserves to earn your money?

Tom Beckman, executive creative director at Prime, discusses post-commercialism as a consequence of the age of transparency resulting in informed consumers empowered by media to impact businesses and markets. He means that the central question to post-commercialism is the question of who deserves to earn your money, and that consumers reward corporations that take stands...
Promoting conscious consumerism with style

Promoting conscious consumerism with style

Pure Magazine is an illustrated album comming out twice a year. It is distributed among a closed circle of readers. The publication focuses on Finnish design, promotes conscious consumerism and living in harmony with the nature. The newest issue of Pure Magazine has a cover design by Yulia Brodskaya – an artist and illustrator known...

To consume or not

I just read some comments to the latest David Report bulletin called “I shop therefore I am” in “The Marketer Who Went Off Consumption”. It’s a year-long book-as-a-blog experiment in why we choose to consume, or not, written by India based Gaurav Mishra. In a very clear and comprehensible way he is putting together a...

I shop therefore I am

Next Friday, April 4, issue nine of the David Report Bulletin will be released. The title will be “I shop therefore I am” and it will concern future consumerism and consumption culture. Among other things you will be able to find interesting texts from Kristina Dryza, freelance strategist and designer and Sante Poromaa, teacher at...

Buy Nothing Day

Tomorrow November 24th is the international Buy Nothing Day (November 23rd in the US). More than 65 nations around the globe are involved. The first Buy Nothing Day was organized in Vancouver back in 1992 and has subsequently been promoted by the Canadian Adbusters magazine. The describe the Buy Nothing Day like this; “it isn’t...
Is shopping a solution to human suffering?

Is shopping a solution to human suffering?

Buy Less Crap started the other day as an reaction to the RED campaign founded by Bono (as I wrote about here a couple of month ago) and they offer people to donate directly to RED’s beneficiary The Global Fund among others without consuming. Buy Less Crap brings forward that shopping is not a smart...