Saturday, 23 February 2008

Branding , advertsing and searching for a new virtual life

Valerie Williamson, vice-president of marketing and business development at The Electric Sheep Company says: "Before virtual worlds on the web, all they had were 30 second television spots.

"Now with virtual worlds you can integrate the product into the experience so the user wants to voluntarily interact with a sponsor's product," she adds. More from the BBC here.

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I am director of the Media and Persuasive Communication (MPC) network at Bangor University where I also lecture on political-economy of the media. I am currently working on a book provisionally titled Deconstructing Privacy for Peter Lang and leading two empirical projects in connection with privacy perception and the use of new media for smoking cessation. I am author of Creativity and Advertising: Affect, Events and Process (Routledge, 2013); The Mood of Information: A Critique of Behavioural Advertising (Continuum, 2011); and Digital Advertising (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009). Please contact me at if you are interested in Ph.D supervision or consultancy services.