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originally posted by: rickymouse
I can't understand how companies profit off of Facebook. Advertising on these sites does not really work. Everyone ignores the advertising. We have acclimated to ignoring it. Of course, the companies selling advertising are saying it works. That is their job I suppose, to trick the companies into paying them for these ads.
Not here on ATS though, we all watch the ads here. We all support the advertisers.
"If you can't figure out what the product is .... YOU are the product"
originally posted by: nOraKat
I remember when Facebook first came out. Everyone was still using MySpace at the time. I was not exposed to the marketing campaign, but right after it was launched, I remember everyone asking each other if they had a Facebook account, and talking "Facebook".. this and that.
Last year, and certainly a few years ago, I don't remember anyone watching the FIFA World Cup in the US.
“The Marketing of Evil” reveals how much of what Americans once almost universally abhorred has been packaged, perfumed, gift-wrapped and sold to them as though it had great value. Highly skilled marketers, playing on our deeply felt national values of fairness, generosity and tolerance, have persuaded us to embrace as enlightened and noble that which all previous generations since America’s founding regarded as grossly self-destructive – in a word, evil.