Mommy Daddy Plllllease!? Plllllleasse?!

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 19, 2010
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“This outtake from ‘The Corporation’ shows an interview with Lucy Hughes, explaining the rationale for marketers to manipulate children to nag their parents to influence purchasing decisions.”

Generation Diabetes. Toys with Fast Food. Where’s the Corporate Conscience?

Corporations are actively studying how to more efficiently manipulate children, and through them, access their parents’ wallets. Surprised? Me, neither.

With thanks for the tip to Alex Bogusky.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “Mommy Daddy Plllllease!? Plllllleasse?!”

  1. Lance says:

    diana, this video was terrifying. i cant imagine what kind of person loses so much focus on humanity that they execute a research project to figure out how to get children to nag their parents for more crap. what is wrong with these people?

  2. diana says:

    P.S. I don't have any kids – not even bratty ones.

  3. As a mother, with try-to-nag-me kids, you know what I say, is NO… We started this concept pretty early on. It's really quite effective…