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BizDaily: Are Adverts "Visual Pollution"?

June 2nd, 2015

Episode 269 of 836 episodes

Billboards, posters and banner ads - does ubiquitous advertising lead to mental overload? Ed Butler investigates. American author Matthew Crawford discusses whether the constant distraction of ever-present commercials leads to "mental fragmentation". The BBC's Daniel Gallas reports from Sao Paulo in Brazil on the city's decision to ban "visual pollution", including all outdoor advertising, a decade ago. And Ed hears from Nick Gill, planning director at advertising agency Doner, why he thinks outdoor advertising is part of the lore of a big city.

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