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    Without looking, tell me what is being advertised at the bottom of the Forum Index page. Personally I don't know but I think it contains the number 16. There are 4 ads at the bottom of this 'Post a New Topic" page and I couldn't tell you what's being sold without stopping to look. So how many stop and shop?

    When buying something, do you ever wonder what made you buy it? Necessity aside, did advertising have something to do with your decision? When celebrities are used to hawk products are you more inclined to buy it?

    We are constantly bombarded with ads. I once saw an ad for a ski resort while hiking on a glacier. Does everything need to be advertised? I think the best ad is one that can get you to buy something you don't need. I find some ads humorous and some annoying.

    There's one on right now that I like for Subway Subs where there is an intimation that 2 religious peddlers are on a front porch. One of them grabs a sub from the owner's hand when she opens the door, then runs away with it. I like the irony when the screen flashes that Subway 'makes good people do bad things'. Humor works for me but I still don't buy my subs there.

    Subliminal messages, slogans, jingles, catchphrases etc. all add up to one thing....sell. I suppose advertising works very well or they wouldn't do it. Those Google ads however, have the appeal of undercooked chicken.


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    Whoops. Should have looked first. Didn't notice the thread by ScienCentral before I posted. My apologies. If Admin feels fit then please delete my thread. Thanks


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    I wrote a blog about this recently:

    http://www.problogs.com/Post3695.htm

    They are introducing subliminal advertising techniques in schools.

    Meanwhile, I have no clue what the ads are, never look at them, never clicked on them.

    No one clicks on the ads on my blog pages either! Despite them being topic specific and mainly sex related. But hey ho, one can live and dream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoryofrelativity
    They are introducing subliminal advertising techniques in schools.
    Makes me wonder if the same techniques will end up elsewhere. Sunday School perhaps? :wink: Imagine if the Intel D people designed the system.

    Some advertising is very odd. Take real estate for example. Would you go and look at a house when there is no price attached to the ad? I don't care if I can afford it, if no price then I don't even bother picking up the phone.

    Advertising is not restricted to commercialism.

    We advertise ourselves all the time. Ever been lured into a store only to have sales staff ignore you. I'm very casual and I carry a certain degree of dishevelledness with my persona but I ain't broke. Many times I've been ignored for someone dressed neater than I. How about makeup, tattoos, dress, cars, jewellery, etc.?

    In nature there seems to be a vast amount of animals that advertise sex or gender. Take peacocks for example. I wonder if its something in our past or if its just natural to have adopted sex as the big seller. I don't think anything works better than sex as an advertising ploy.
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    When I was 19 I was Manager of an Opticians and my Saturday boy was 48 yrs old.

    When clients came in I'd greet them and then they'd look over my head and go straight to the bearded older guy in the suit and

    so I'd wait patiently while he said,

    he didn't know the answer and referred them back to me

    Fabulous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoryofrelativity
    Appearances count in many areas, we are all susceptible to predjudice
    I think advertisers play on that. You won't see a teenager hawking Geritol or an octagenarian endorsing pimple cream.
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