The debate "Advertising is harmful" was started by
January 26, 2019, 11:20 am.
By the way, masterdebater_312 is disagreeing with this statement.
22 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 37 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
seefus posted 2 arguments, untoyou2000 posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
LeafyMeap posted 1 argument, Inferno posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
Jowana, nativeRepublican, seefus, untoyou2000 and 18 visitors agree.
masterdebater_312, Kronicle, Debate_Wonder, LeafyMeap, Inferno, TD, finthechat and 30 visitors disagree.
we didn't need a speech
Advertising in and of itself is not a bad thing. But! the lengths we go to in order to force feed the public enticements toward our products reaches far beyond the scope of reason. From viral marketing through intrusive pop ups to subliminal messages and product placement, there is hardly a solitary moment left for quiet reflection in an advertising culture that literally hires psychological and neurological experts to increase the impact of their campaigns on a subconscious level. And it isn't enough just to let these companies burrow deep into our brainstems with jingles, false promotional offers, clickbait, and celebrity cameos. Once we finally take a taste of your soft drink or software or soft....um...thing, it has been insidiously designed to be as addictive as possible. Recently, former CEOs of the biggest vehicle for harmful marketing tactics ever devised, Facebook came forward in interviews to talk about how the coders for many social media platforms are instructed to employ psychological triggers in their sites that signal the brain to release surges of dopamine and serotonin in order to make them more addictive. Studies from several notable sources have concluded that people who spend more time on social media suffer from higher incidences of depression and anxiety. By piggybacking advertising on these sites, companies ultimately prey on the chemical dependence created by their hosts in a technological symbiosis. Never mind that Google [a.k.a. Skynet] is constantly collecting every scrap of our essence and converting it to digital nectar to feed to the Matrix in order to custom tailor ads that will influence us with maximum precision. Just keep maxing out your credit cards on stuff you don't need. It's really alright. Just give it 4 to 7 seconds and Samuel L Jackson will tell you how to get another credit card so you can start all over again. ah...the circle of life.
it depends how much would be to much
Advertising is necessary for the developed world and for systems such as capitalism to exist without advertising we would have a significantly quieter world. And a significantly poorer economy.
Honestly, I would say it really depends on the ad. If it were lying, then yes, yes it is harmful. However, it can be said that without ads, we wouldn't be able to find products that could potentially be useful for our daily lives.