Does advertising make you buy the product/service?

October 14, 2008 4:49am CST
Advertisiers spend millions of pounds/dollars trying to persuade you that their product is better/cheaper etc than someone else's identical product. Does this affect your buying decisions? Are they wasting their money? Do you turn over/make a cuppa during the adverts? Do you click on the adverts around the Mylot screen? What about product placement and sponsorship of programmes? Does this affect your buying style? I am sure the advertisers, if they are reading this, would be interested in your comments!
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
15 Oct 08
I have never seen this type of question on the surveys I take. Would you not think it would be of interest to them.
15 Oct 08
I think they would not dare to ask it! You are not meant to question the fundamental principles! I do! I like challenging the stereotypes. Have a look at my other questions and you will see they are gernerally equally controversial!
14 Oct 08
I do not think adverts persuade us to get that product. It seems more like to make us remember that there is such option and we decide ourselves. As for me, i think of adverts as a information. I don't get persuaded by adverts, i remember the names of the product or site and i do some research myself. I generally check on ratings and reviews before i decide on purchasing the product.
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@Random28 (158)
3 Dec 08
Not paticulary I am More likely to buy the product if the advert is memerable.
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14 Oct 08
yes
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@kedves (728)
14 Oct 08
The advert does not make me buy a product but it does help to show me what options there are and what items are out there to buy. basically the advert will always show the product in a good light so you can't use it as a reason to buy as you should check it out yourself.
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@sunniek (286)
• China
22 Oct 08
I have to say sometimes they work for me, when i face lots of items and don't know which one to pick, I will pick the familiar one which i saw in some adverts.
• United States
15 Oct 08
I am a huge sucker for marketing. Not so much online but if I see like a Wendy's comercial or something like that then I want it. Or those stupid infomercials....I want to try whatever product they are selling. Like I said I "WANT" to but next to never go through with it.