• @MotoAsh@lemmy.world
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      215 months ago

      Seriously, I’d rather just ban overt advertisement. Labels on buildings and stylings? Sure, what ever, peacock your actual location all you want. Have tons of info and material available for people? Definitely. Have catalogs for people to look through where you layout your stuff and make it look nice? Sure. Search engines? Duh. But straight up ads? Nah. Such a waste of time. Let peoples’ interest drive the views again.

        • @wizardbeard@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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          15 months ago

          The most basic argument for ads that I’ve heard is that they can inform consumers of options they would not otherwise be aware of. Not unreasonable, competition can only exist if people are aware that alternatives exist.

          But that’s not how ads are used or the psychology and research put behind them. And the modern incarnation of capitalism as infintiely growing profits above literally all else puts too much skin in the game for companies to make “purely informative” ads. Ugh. Fuck ads.