Phil's Rambling Rants
Marketing is the root of all evil.|
I'm an oddball in that so much advertisement has filled every free space of our free world, that I've learned to ignore most of it. I understand the need to advertise SOME! What I don't understand is the need to put ads on toilets, the backs of cars, in the clouds, everywhere. Beyond a certain level, it's wasting your money because people just tune them out. If you want my attention, have adverts in the Google search engine because that's where I first go when I need to find something. But covering every surface of the globe with ads for products I don't need, don't want, could never use, just makes me ignore them entirely. Doesn't mean I like them because I prefer a noise-free world. But I learned eventually to push out the noise.
I do my best to tune out ads, but I know I'm still affected somewhat despite my efforts. When I shop, I find that I have opinions about products that I've never used or heard any objective evaluation of. I think most people would say that they mostly ignore the ads that flood the environment, but I also think corporations wouldn't be buying them if they didn't think they were working.