The Media Conditions Us. Always. Completely.

How Is Media Affecting Your Day-to-Day Behaviours And Thoughts?

3 min readApr 26, 2023


Let me ask you. Do you still remember lines from random advertisements that you saw as a child?

For me, I still have countless slogans floating around my head from various British commercials I absorbed while growing up.

Perhaps my British readers might find the following slogans familiar:

We buy any car!… We buy any car! We. Buy. Any. Any. We buy car! (

0800 00 1066! (Hastings Direct)

Confused!!…!…. ( 2002 advert)

Ooohhh Yes! (The Churchill Car Insurance Dog)

Now a 31 year old man, I’ll be walking around the house, minding my own business, only to find myself reciting marketing slogans that I absorbed when I was 12 years old. (That’s right. I walk around the house talking to myself. Do you do this?)

After 19 years, these slogans are still floating around my brain somewhere. Which begs the question: what other messages fed to me advertising are still floating around in my brain?

Is this why I still get a strange sense of comfort when I open a box of Rice Krispies? Is this…