Searches for ‘narcissism’ have spiked in recent years, and some speculate that we're in the midst of an epidemic. But while narcissism is often considered a bad thing, does it have to be? Psychologist Dr. Craig Malkin isn’t sure. He sat down with Canvas8 to explain what healthy narcissism looks like.
The success of ad campaigns is often measured by how many people see them. But The Wall Street Journal’s ‘Ambitious Hours’ campaign took a different route, exclusively targeting people with specific lifestyle choices – meaning the only people who saw it were the people that mattered.
Demographics have long been used to target advertising, but the internet has enabled ‘behavioural targeting’, based on the online behaviour of a user. A new study has shown that being flattered by the reasons we’ve been targeted for an ad may actually make us more likely to open our wallets.
It doesn’t matter what income you’re on, everyone spends in the struggle for status. From make-up to man-bags, protein shakes to plastic surgery, jewellery to private jets – we all splash cash in the name of vanity. And new research shows that these purchases could be worth as much as $4.5 trillion.
Selfies ruin trips to galleries, interrupt nights out, and feed an unhealthy preoccupation with looks. But they’re also being used to champion the individual and non-mainstream beauty. As brands launch selfie campaigns, can they engage audiences in a way that’s helpful, not harmful?