Sex and Advertising

Does anyone here think Sex Sells? I watch the Paris Hilton Hamburger commercial and it doesn’t really want me to buy a burger, but I do enjoy the commercial. Do I go to Carls Jr. No. Somethings work. I have taken a shot at a bar because the waitress was really good looking and dress to kill. Thanks to Franky Wedge ( so very hot.) I now have a free trial to Napster Music. I guess I didn’t purchase anything, yet? Do I use Wesson Oil b/c of Mrs. Brady? I have said too much. What I did buy is the the T Mobile. Not so much b/c Miss Zeta Jones is hot, but it seem to fit my needs. And she is hot. Dam it. Needless to say this thing busted shortly after I bought it. Doh! So I now I have to ride it out a year and consider some new options. I would like a provider that supports a blackberry type of phone.
Is it selection? Sex continues to be the most popular marketing tool out there? Does that mean it truely works? Would people be buying products regardless?

Advertising doesn’t work on me anyway. I’m not interested at all in the majority of stuff they have to offer :slight_smile:

But given that 1/2 the population are horny males, yes it works.
Commercials directed at blokes have the message … this product will make gorgeous bikini models want you, or this product saves you time which you will need if you want to date bikini models.

Given that 1/2 the population are horny women, yes it works.
Women are more sensitive & in touch with their emotions, so commercials have to appeal to the broader range of emotions & senses … or more specifically … this product will turn you into a gorgeous bikini model.

Nuff said.

Advertising doesn’t work for me and it won’t until they start selling weed on TV with 800 numbers :stuck_out_tongue:

In the words of the late great Bill Hicks

Supreme Court says pornography is anything without artistic merit that causes sexual thoughts, that’s their definition, essentially. No artistic merit, causes sexual thoughts. Hmm… Sounds like…every commercial on television, doesn’t it? You know, when I see those two twins on that Doublemint commercial? I’m not thinking of gum. I am thinking of chewing, so maybe that’s the connection they’re trying to make.

I guarantee you, if they could, they’d do this, right here. Here’s the woman’s face, beautiful. Camera pulls back, naked breast. Camera pulls back, she’s totally naked. Legs apart. Two fingers, right here, and it just says, “Drink Coke.” Now I don’t know the connection here, but goddamn if Coke isn’t on my shopping list that week. “Dr. Pepper.” “Snickers, satisfying.” (Mouth-guitars “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”) Damned if I’m not buying these products! My teeth are rotting out of my head, I’m glued to the television, I’m as big as a fucking couch. “More Snickers, more Coke!”

Its better watching him tell it :slight_smile:

Of course Sex Sells…but mostly inThe Music Industry(Music Videos)…

The last time I sat down and watched a music video was about 4 years ago.

Since then I’ve been complaining about how crappy the music is … and haven’t bought any albums … I’ve even started questioning some of the earlier buys …

If only the MUSIC industry would concentrate on the freaking MUSIC, maybe their sales would be better.

Agreed, 99% of the music I listen to is pre 1995. Music went really crappy and commercial after that point in my opinion, maybe earlier.

Sex sells, but not with me. Paris Hilton doesn’t attract me, and Zeta-Jones stopped attracting me once she married that old fart Douglas. Bottom line is a sexy woman won’t make me buy something, as I’ll either already be interested because of my own research, someone’s recommendation, or proven results I’ve found regarding it. In fact with me, if a place tries to use the ‘sexy woman’ trick too much, it turns me off to the product in question. A sure way to turn me off to something would be to put “J. Lo’s” face anywhere near something and I’ll be sure not to touch it with a 10-ft. pole.

But is that solely because it would take a 12ft pole to reach her face … thanks to that massive butt of hers?

Ah, it wouldn’t be b/c of her butt–it would be because of the kind of person she is, isn’t and should be. :Z :Z :Z

I think the saddest commentary is that sex is used so much to “sell” because there’s such a lack of creativity in commercials, unlike there used to be. I mean, there’s still some like in the AFLAC commercials, but that’s one of the few intelligent examples I can find. Otherwise, “sex” is put in, because there are so few original ideas anymore, because of fewer and fewer people who really know how to think and analyze things.

So … kinda like China & their Technology products :wink:

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