Deconstructing Advertising Podcast

     Each week on CBC Radio, Ad Guy Bruce Chambers deconstructs current ad campaigns, explains how they modify our behaviour, and uncovers the hypocrisy and half-truths.
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Transparency

     In a world of mindless superlatives and fake news, consumers are becoming more skeptical. So brands are admitting to shortcomings in an effort to sound more believable and trustworthy.
     Deconstructing Advertising is a weekly audio podcast from CBC Radio’s Ad Guy, Bruce Chambers. Each week, The Ad Guy deconstructs current advertising campaigns, explains the manipulation techniques being used, and uncovers the hypocrisy and half-truths. To see video of each week’s ads and learn Ad-Proofing Tips, visit theadguy.ca

Cannabis Safety

     Governments and other social marketers are moving away from cannabis ads that say “don’t do it” and toward ads that say “do it safely”.
     Deconstructing Advertising is a weekly audio podcast from CBC Radio’s Ad Guy, Bruce Chambers. Each week, The Ad Guy deconstructs current advertising campaigns, explains the manipulation techniques being used, and uncovers the hypocrisy and half-truths. To see video of each week’s ads and learn Ad-Proofing Tips, visit theadguy.ca

Embracing Stereotypes

     This week: Advertising stereotypes are often negative and offensive. But when it comes to nationality, people don’t seem to mind stereotypes.
     Deconstructing Advertising is a weekly audio podcast from CBC Radio’s Ad Guy, Bruce Chambers. Each week, The Ad Guy deconstructs current advertising campaigns, explains the manipulation techniques being used, and uncovers the hypocrisy and half-truths. To see video of each week’s ads and learn Ad-Proofing Tips, visit theadguy.ca

Performance Gum

     Recent research suggests that chewing gum while shopping increases time spent in stores and number of purchases.
     Deconstructing Advertising is a weekly audio podcast from CBC Radio’s Ad Guy, Bruce Chambers. Each week, The Ad Guy deconstructs current advertising campaigns, explains the manipulation techniques being used, and uncovers the hypocrisy and half-truths. To see video of each week’s ads and learn Ad-Proofing Tips, visit theadguy.ca

Raising Drivers

     By targeting children, auto marketers help ensure that future generations continue to have a passion for driving and owning cars.
     Deconstructing Advertising is a weekly audio podcast from CBC Radio’s Ad Guy, Bruce Chambers. Each week, The Ad Guy deconstructs current advertising campaigns, explains the manipulation techniques being used, and uncovers the hypocrisy and half-truths. To see video of each week’s ads and learn Ad-Proofing Tips, visit theadguy.ca

Ramadan

     Like Christian holidays, Ramadan is a major retail event.
     Deconstructing Advertising is a weekly audio podcast from CBC Radio’s Ad Guy, Bruce Chambers. Each week, The Ad Guy deconstructs current advertising campaigns, explains the manipulation techniques being used, and uncovers the hypocrisy and half-truths. To see video of each week’s ads and learn Ad-Proofing Tips, visit theadguy.ca

Wrongdoer Endorsements

     Several celebrity wrongdoers are still earning revenue from product endorsements, despite their disreputable past.
     Deconstructing Advertising is a weekly audio podcast from CBC Radio’s Ad Guy, Bruce Chambers. Each week, The Ad Guy deconstructs current advertising campaigns, explains the manipulation techniques being used, and uncovers the hypocrisy and half-truths. To see video of each week’s ads and learn Ad-Proofing Tips, visit theadguy.ca

Unboxing Ads

     This week: Unboxing videos have powerful appeal for both adults and children. Which is why marketers are increasingly using them to sell us stuff. 
     Deconstructing Advertising is a weekly audio podcast from CBC Radio’s Ad Guy, Bruce Chambers. Each week, The Ad Guy deconstructs current advertising campaigns, explains the manipulation techniques being used, and uncovers the hypocrisy and half-truths. To see video of each week’s ads and learn Ad-Proofing Tips, visit theadguy.ca

Inspired by Fiction

     Marketers are blurring the lines between fact and fiction so it’s harder for consumers to differentiate between ads and entertainment.
     Deconstructing Advertising is a weekly audio podcast from CBC Radio’s Ad Guy, Bruce Chambers. Each week, The Ad Guy deconstructs current advertising campaigns, explains the manipulation techniques being used, and uncovers the hypocrisy and half-truths. To see video of each week’s ads and learn Ad-Proofing Tips, visit theadguy.ca

Protest Marketing

     This week: Younger consumers prefer brands that take a stand on issues. And thanks to Donald Trump, there are plenty of issues to take a stand on.
     Deconstructing Advertising is a weekly audio podcast from CBC Radio’s Ad Guy, Bruce Chambers. Each week, The Ad Guy deconstructs current advertising campaigns, explains the manipulation techniques being used, and uncovers the hypocrisy and half-truths. To see video of each week’s ads and learn Ad-Proofing Tips, visit theadguy.ca