I will say I think there's a grain of truth to what advertising does, but it's buried beneath waste, nuisance, and lies.
If you hate the ad industry, take things into your own hands. Promote your own work, and promote the work you enjoy!
@alcinnz So true! I realised last week that what we call "marketing" is actually a subversion of genuine community creation. It takes our inherent nature to form bonds and help each other then turns it into something that's a pale shadow of what it could and should be.
It's just close enough in form to trick us.
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