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I can't remember if I have or not, I'm leaning towards it never happening as I've used adblock in some capacity since I was like 16 years old.



Yeah, some fast food restaurants, some soda drinks or snacks and even video games like Zelda Ocarina of Time made me go buy stuff.



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mZuzek said:
Lonely_Dolphin said:

How does that work? I think most lack the attention span for that lel.

Yeah, um, that's exactly how it works.

If I don't remember the ad even existed how could I buy something because of it?

Mnementh said:

I think you underestimate the power of ads on your subconcious. In many cases it is also not so much about prefering one brand over another but instead being aware of a product in the first place.

Anyways, as mentioned before game announcements are ads. I am pretty sure you had lesser games and more money if game companies would not announce their releases on conferences with flashy videos. You wouldn't probably have heard about half the games you own.

What effects do ads have on subconscious? Sure they spread awareness but being aware of a product don't necessarily mean you'll buy it.

I specifically seek those out so I don't count those. Intrusive ads like when watching videos or browsing a site like this have never gotten me to buy product I wouldn't have otherwise. When I need something I do my own research, look over and compare various options n stuff.

JRPGfan said:

Its hot.... your thirsty,.... and suddenly you remember...

(in the old days)
The bottle opener clinking against the glass bottle, the bottle opening, the cap falling and landing and rattleing abit before settleing.
You hear a glass placed before you, and the ice cubes pored in.... and the fizz and crackleing from the ice, as the coke hits it.
You hear the ice cubes running around the glass,...

Then theres that "aaaaahhh" as the guy takes a drink.

Visually theres those sweat pearls along the glass, and it just looks like a million bucks (on a hot summers day atleast), that glass of coke.

Its like one of those AMSR videos or something.
Cola was ahead of the times man.... you watch one of those days 2-3 times a day all year long.... come summer and your thirsty... your thinking
"I could drink one of those cold glasses of cola, right about now"

Hell Santa used to be blue..... but Coke's logo was red, so they changed his outfit to match the logo's colours.
Cola used to be more expensive (compaired to today), so it was something more often used to celebrate with... Cola wanted in on the christmas market. They ran ads, every holiday with Santa in red.


Today everyone "knows" santa wears red.

For real, Coke changed Santa from being blue? All the more reason why I don't drink it then!



Lonely_Dolphin said:
mZuzek said:

Yeah, um, that's exactly how it works.

If I don't remember the ad even existed how could I buy something because of it?

Mnementh said:

I think you underestimate the power of ads on your subconcious. In many cases it is also not so much about prefering one brand over another but instead being aware of a product in the first place.

Anyways, as mentioned before game announcements are ads. I am pretty sure you had lesser games and more money if game companies would not announce their releases on conferences with flashy videos. You wouldn't probably have heard about half the games you own.

What effects do ads have on subconscious? Sure they spread awareness but being aware of a product don't necessarily mean you'll buy it.

I specifically seek those out so I don't count those. Intrusive ads like when watching videos or browsing a site like this have never gotten me to buy product I wouldn't have otherwise. When I need something I do my own research, look over and compare various options n stuff.

JRPGfan said:

Its hot.... your thirsty,.... and suddenly you remember...

(in the old days)
The bottle opener clinking against the glass bottle, the bottle opening, the cap falling and landing and rattleing abit before settleing.
You hear a glass placed before you, and the ice cubes pored in.... and the fizz and crackleing from the ice, as the coke hits it.
You hear the ice cubes running around the glass,...

Then theres that "aaaaahhh" as the guy takes a drink.

Visually theres those sweat pearls along the glass, and it just looks like a million bucks (on a hot summers day atleast), that glass of coke.

Its like one of those AMSR videos or something.
Cola was ahead of the times man.... you watch one of those days 2-3 times a day all year long.... come summer and your thirsty... your thinking
"I could drink one of those cold glasses of cola, right about now"

Hell Santa used to be blue..... but Coke's logo was red, so they changed his outfit to match the logo's colours.
Cola used to be more expensive (compaired to today), so it was something more often used to celebrate with... Cola wanted in on the christmas market. They ran ads, every holiday with Santa in red.


Today everyone "knows" santa wears red.

For real, Coke changed Santa from being blue? All the more reason why I don't drink it then!

The story I remember was he being green. But yes Santa Claus became associated with Red worldwide due to Coca-Cola marketing. Same with diamonds are forever.



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Never made me impulse buy, yet I surely have bought products I had seen advertised, but I either was planning to buy that type of product and was saving up or needed that type of product asap and didn't know that company was in that space before. When I got my first vehicle I had saved up for an aftermarket sound system and I ended up going all Sony because they were good quality for the price and I had seen ads showing they finally were making subwoofers.



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I'm sure a ton of people have said it already but:
Let's say you go to the store and you want a soft drink. You see Coke. You see RC Cola. The Coke costs $1.59 and the RC costs $1.25. You buy the Coke.

Why?

If I put both in separate glasses, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Your thirst would be just as quenched. What convinced you that Coke was the better value? Ads.

Over the years, you were convinced that it was better. It became familiar to you. You're comfortable with the brand. You know it's quality. And that's why it worked.



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d21lewis said:
I'm sure a ton of people have said it already but:
Let's say you go to the store and you want a soft drink. You see Coke. You see RC Cola. The Coke costs $1.59 and the RC costs $1.25. You buy the Coke.

Why?

If I put both in separate glasses, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Your thirst would be just as quenched. What convinced you that Coke was the better value? Ads.

Over the years, you were convinced that it was better. It became familiar to you. You're comfortable with the brand. You know it's quality. And that's why it worked.

For me they taste different =p



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

d21lewis said:
I'm sure a ton of people have said it already but:
Let's say you go to the store and you want a soft drink. You see Coke. You see RC Cola. The Coke costs $1.59 and the RC costs $1.25. You buy the Coke.

Why?

If I put both in separate glasses, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Your thirst would be just as quenched. What convinced you that Coke was the better value? Ads.

Over the years, you were convinced that it was better. It became familiar to you. You're comfortable with the brand. You know it's quality. And that's why it worked.

Ah this makes sense! I have no problem buying lesser known/cheaper off brands, but I can definitely see others being swayed like this.



are teaser and trailers ads? if yes i bought some games because of it and i watched some films



Depends on if it's for something that I might like. If it's for, say, video games, I prefer seeing gameplay first.

This relates to why I don't normally download mobile games, because the commercials and trailers tend to show extravagant acting and set pieces, but only a couple seconds of gameplay at the end, and said gameplay tends to look lackluster or worse.

My brother and I felt we just had to have Banjo-Kazooie back in 1998 when we saw the commercial:



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