I chanced upon a repeat episode of an old TV series that I liked on a commercial channel. Normally I don’t watch commercial channels, or if on the rare occassions I do, I do something while the ads are on.
This time I was washing up, so was stuck with the ads. I became intrigued not so much with what they were selling, but how. I noticed the prevalence of guilt being used. If you want what is best for your child… or do this so you don’t leave your kids with the debt of your funeral expenses… etc.
I thought it might be interesting for people to post ads and identify the strings they are trying to pull to get you to buy their product. I’d like to make this an educational thread rather than a critical one. Forum users, as wise as they are, should be able to pick the tricks and help educate others.
Anyone up for the challenge?