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.