Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Wasted Money

Thanks to Molly's Blog  for this info.
http://mollymew.blogspot.com/

Crumbs From The Table of Advertising
(or why you don't want "more gruel please")
A few little factoids:
A. The Trinity. The top three advertisers by
expenditures in the world are 1)Proctor and
Gamble ($7.922 billion), General Motors
($3.918 billion) and Unilever ($3.462 billion).
The list goes on and on through the billions
through to item # 20, GlaxoSmithKline at a
mere $1.303 billion. The additive expenditure
of the top 20 advertisers in the world as of
2004 is $$47.57 billion. This has to be listed
as "found money" in Mollymew's little quest
to eliminate world poverty. Not that it will do
everything, but it will go a good way of the
distance. I expect my Nobel Peace Prize at the
earliest convenience of the Swedish Parliament.
B. The Greatest Sinners. The top advertisers by
country are the USA ($141.0 billion), Japan
($38.0 billion), the UK ($18.4 billion), Germany
($18.3 billion) and France ($11.1 billion). All told
the top national advertising spenders in the top 10
countries spent $270.4 billion in 2004. Once more
"found money" that goes much further towards
establishing economic justice in the world than
even the corporate picture does.
Many sources are available as to the fraction
of this expenditure that would provide for many
of the world's needs today. Anyways, if you want
to punch out a little at the advertisers or learn
more look to the following:
a) http://www.freemagazine.org
b) http://www.prwatch.org
c) http://www.contagiousmedia.org
d) http://www.sourcewatch.org
e) http://www.ethicalconsumer.org
f) http://adbusters.org
g) http://www.areyougeneric.org

2 Comments:

Blogger mollymew said...

Thanks for the mention Larry. See Molly's Blog for more on "fun with the site meter".
Pat the M.

8:29 PM  
Blogger mollymew said...

The blog title "wasted money" realy says it all. From a real "conservative" point of view waste should be considered as something to avoid. It goes against the conservative ethic of "frugality". All this goes to show how much "conservatives" have strayed from their origins.
Pat the M.

6:08 PM  

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