posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 10:32 AM
Editorialized imagery that reflects the general tonality of member discussions and opinions has been used before. One example...
...and also in similar imagery used to promote the new 2012 forum, the new Political Madness forum, and the Katrina Conspiracies forum.
The parody of advertising campaigns and messaging is a rather time-honored editorialization technique for expressing strong opinions in a
quickly-digestible manner. The previous version of the banner utilized several aspects of BP's previous ad campaigns that expressed environmental
concern and a "beyond petroleum" marketing slogan. In my opinion, the original version brought attention to the new forum while highlighting how the
discussion of our members in that forum is contrary and contradictory to the messaging in BP's global marketing efforts... making it a compelling and
It's my firm belief that the only "side" we took in this was that of our members, and calling attention to the overwhelming majority of opinions
expressed by our members, as portrayed in an ad parody.
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