A Creepy Bank Advertisement Featuring Celebrity Athlete Spokespeople

An eerie and fascinating commercial of the moment from European banking and mortgage giant Santander acknowledges how corporate messages have become a deluge pervading our lives. There is no resistance. Via Potlatch:

It is one of the most unsettling pieces of film that I’ve ever seen, reducing advertising to a set of blank and bland facts, to be recited out of the mouths of an apparently arbitrary collection of sports stars. What are the celebrities doing in other people’s houses?

The ordinary people, trying to go about their days in peace and privacy, exude a sad resignation that capitalism now drops (real? hallucinatory?) celebrities into their bathrooms and kitchens, to talk at them uninvited. Is this a warning of some kind?

5 Comments on "A Creepy Bank Advertisement Featuring Celebrity Athlete Spokespeople"

  1. emperorreagan | Apr 24, 2013 at 2:16 pm |

    Wait, celebrities aren’t all just CGI animations created by big companies to sell us crap? They might be real?

  2. BuzzCoastin | Apr 24, 2013 at 7:54 pm |

    it’s actually a pretty good commentary
    on the ad spam shit storm we all now live within
    if your an average on the grid/on the net Joe
    you’re hit with thousands of drops of spam spray every second of every day

    • Anarchy Pony | Apr 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm |

      I’m sure most Disinfoids have mastered the ability to tune it out.

      • BuzzCoastin | Apr 24, 2013 at 10:24 pm |

        I wish I could share your sanguine observation
        but I see no evidence to that effect

        Disinfo is simply more info, only dised

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