Average number of ads exposed to each day: 3000 Average number of ads exposed to by age of 65: 2 million Average number of brand names memorised by a 10-year-old: 400 Worldwide advertising spend in 2006: $427 billion. In our consumer world, saturated by branded goods, is there any escape from the vice-grip of advertising on all our lives? Neil Boorman, journalist, brand consulatant (and recovering brand addict), draws on his vast professional and personal experience to build a compelling case for change. In Bonfire Of The Brands he assesses the impact of advertising on the individual, the broader implications for society as a whole and the consequences for the near future. If the industry won't give it up, is it time for the individual to take back control?