Monday, 6 April 2009

Whatever happened to Keep Calm and Carry On?

Londoners may have seen advertising that asks them to trust their instincts and report suspicious behaviour to help combat terrorist activity. The Guardian asks how much more surveillance do we need? Do we really need citizens to watch people watching the CCTV? Now it is not just the state that will be watching you, Mrs Jones at number 22 will have you in her sights from behind those net curtains. Will terrorists really behave so transparently? Article 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.