This week’s topic “Have you ever been swayed by the appeal/cleverness of an ad for one particular brand to switch from another that you generally used?” My answer is no. In order to be swayed by an advertisement I’d have to see one. I don’t get any television channels; we watch our shows on Prime where there are no commercials so I’m not bombarded with commercials trying to convince me to buy their product.

Of course I get those Facebook ads that pop up but typically the ads are nothing I would really want to purchase. Something that just popped up because I was researching something related to it.

I’m not even sure that I have specific brands that I use. I tend to purchase whatever is cheaper at the moment or when it comes to food what my kids can eat (shopping with food allergies in mind can be a pain so when we find something all the kids can have I do tend to stick with that brand, and no clever marketing would sway me from that). When I find something that works for us like a laundry detergent or body wash that doesn’t irritate sensitive skin I stick with that.  I’m not against trying new products but I won’t switch to something new simply for the marketing that the company used.

About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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4 Responses to Unswayed

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    Good for you — staying clear of those awful, dreary — or hyper — commercials is the best thing for you and for your kids.
    As far as FB pop-ups — I totally despise them and consider them a true “invasion” of my life. [That said, I’m mindful of what everyone says when I complain about FB, which is: “Well at least you’re not paying for it.” Yet.
    Like you, I’m slow to try new items (or new brands of the same item) — and I really dig in my heels if “everybody” else is running to that item or brand. Stubborn, I guess.
    Oh well. I guess I have brand loyalty to some extent and we’ll explore that on Hound day.

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  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    When I worked full time and had two busy kids, I didn’t pay much attention to brand names either. Unless you’ve got an unlimited budget, price is definitely a concern.

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  3. I was hoping that someone would bring up an amusing or clever ad that MAY have swayed them. I suppose that most people don’t really critique ads
    I hope thst you take a look at my post this week and get an idea of what I meant.
    Good for you !

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  4. Elaine Cantrell says:

    Food allergies are awful to work around. My daughter-in-law is allergic to nuts, shellfish, tomatoes, pepper, and pork.

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