• henfredemars@infosec.pub
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    1 month ago

    I believe it’s actually true however. Monkey brain not so good at math. One penny changes all three digits. Big penny.

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      1 month ago

      Yeah, this is like saying “ads don’t work on me”. It fundamentally misunderstands pretty much everything about the topic.

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        1 month ago

        Some ads definitely have the opposite affect on me. I will never buy anything from Shane Co. I never want to hear another ad of theirs in my lifetime.

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          It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t work on you. People have studied it, and the number don’t lie. It increases sales, and profits over the general population.

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                1 month ago

                I’m not talking about ads in general, or even their effectiveness on me. I’m talking about an outlier. That it’s possible to overdo ads and have the opposite effect. That’s it.

                It’s not evidence to refute the effectiveness of ads.

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                  1 month ago

                  If I have a structured settlement but I need cash now, I’ll probably just ask a friend for a loan.

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        1 month ago

        this has always just felt like propaganda from marketing people to sustain their business of selling ads to companies lol, like no most ads don’t fucking make me buy their stuff.

        SOME ads make me buy their stuff, ads that are just “here’s our product, our product is good for these reasons, also here’s a cute cat”.

        But ads that make me cringe with force enough to crack my spine do not fucking inspire me to buy anything from the company, they make me go out of my way to never ever support the company if i can at all help it.

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          The point isn’t really about the conscious level of advertising so much as what worms its way into our subconsciousness. The layers of psychology run far deeper than most of us would like to admit. Check out this clip of Derren Brown manipulating 2 guys in the ad industry to create pretty much the exact ad he forced them into

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyQjr1YL0zg

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            that’s vague at best and doesn’t make sense, if i’m going out of my way to not buy their stuff how the fuck would that make me somehow subconsciously buy their stuff anyways?

            No, the ads that work are the ones that don’t fill you with disgust, the ones that just remind you that a product/brand exists.

            And even then, an ad that actively makes me want the product is just obviously going to be the best one, you can’t make me believe that an infuriating ad is somehow better than “oh wow that’s great, i’m putting that on my shopping list right now!”