A thoughtful group of artists decided to Occupy! billboards in Britain this summer, because:
Advertising is part of a system which destroys our future to fulfil the demands of the present, a ceaseless expansion of production and consumption. It is a psychological assault on the public carried out through an invasion of the spaces in which they work, rest and think.
The fight against advertising is not a fight against desiring. We should want more from life not less, and we should demand it. The question is more of what?