We have a thread going on over in MPSIMS about whether advertising works. This is the link to it: http://www.straightdope.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000567.html
The discussion has to do with whether advertising really makes people go out and buy the advertised item. So, I made the following post:
“My comment probably really belongs in Great Debates (and maybe I’ll go post it there . . . ) but it’s this: Why do advertising execs and the industry insist that advertising has an effect on the buying habits of the American public, while the television industry (which is selling that ad time at the highest possible rates) insists that it has never been proved that what people watch on television shows affects their non-buying behavior? I’m specifically referring to violence on t.v. and in the movies, but other behaviors as well.”
I decided that the topic really belongs over here. So, I put it to you: Whattaya think?
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