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Your Call: What are the consequences of living with non-stop advertising?

Biometric scans, automated online spies, and facial recognition software were featured in the 1999 science fiction film The Minority Report. Today, they are becoming embedded into the fabric of our daily lives.

In his new book Adcreep: The Case Against Modern Marketing, Mark Bartholomew details how advertisers are invading our homes, parks, schools, and digital lives. What happens when advertising never stops? And what can we do about it? 


Mark Bartholomew, professor at the University at Buffalo School of Law, and author of  Adcreep: The Case Against Modern Marketing 

Web Resources:

Adcreep: The Case Against Modern Marketing

The Conversation: Look what is being sold to kids when they are in school

Washington Post: There’s a cost to Metro naming rights

New York Times: How Companies Learn Your Secrets

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.