It is almost impossible to turn on the computer, go grocery shopping, watch television, or take a walk, without seeing advertisements for fashion-related products, the latest music video, or something related to entertainment news. Not all of the products, music, people, or news is created equal, however. For every awesome product or project, there are three or four others that can seem like a total waste of time, and deciphering which is which, based on their advertising campaigns, can be difficult.
When it comes to choosing quality entertainment or art, it is sometimes helpful to read an article or interview, and seek out social media content that can give you a larger picture of the items or people you see advertised. Publications like Cliché Magazine can give you the inside story on how projects were put together, why particular artists were chosen, and who is making the decisions behind the scenes. Armed with this knowledge, you can make an “educated guess” as to which movies, fashion trends, tv shows, and artists, deserve your time and attention, thereby ending your reliance on flashy advertisements.