Why are so many people willing to believe the unbelievable in advertising?
The radio plays 24/7 in my home, and there is a constant inundation of unbelievable ads.
Wipe out your credit card debt!
Wipe out your student loans!
Everyone drives away in a new car!
It’s amazing, and it seems ridiculous to me. I have a couple of theories why it occurs, I’d like to hear yours.
I think the discussion might be a little narrow for General (although I’d like some serious discussion) so I’ll post to Social and let people have some fun with it if they like.
(If you have an extreme example of ridiculous ad overstatement, that’s welcome, too!)