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dxbaileyy t1_j6mxs35 wrote

I was mostly being sarcastic but I do find it strange that the government bans advertising of things that are “harmful” instead of letting us make our own decisions.


PuritanSettler1620 t1_j6myrc6 wrote

The reason companies spend so much on advertising is because it works. By constantly bombarding us with ads for alcohol the alcohol conglomerates normalize alcohol at every occasion and make us associate alcohol with more and more activities in our lives. If you want to consume alcohol that is fine but I don't think being constantly bombarded with ads for it is good for society.

(A similar argument could be made for high sugar products, pharmaceuticals, etc etc)


dxbaileyy t1_j6mz8cf wrote

Thank you for the advertising 101. I also took marketing classes so I am well aware why companies spend money on advertisements.

Like you said, a similar argument can be made about advertising just about anything.