The way I live right now anyway, I certainly wouldn't notice it myself unless someone pointed it out.
I don't watch TV, only shop when I need something, keep my cars (and shoes and clothes) until they're really old, so I'm not really exposed to much advertising. My days are spent learning, trying new projects, loving my family, and I'm really kinda old-fashioned. And I'm happy, so I'm not searching for something. But I realize not everyone is that way.