Commercials are the means by which profiteering corporations take our money from us and make us feel good about it. They get richer and we get poorer but at least we have stuff that we don’t need. To better convince us to part with our hard-earned cash, they employ many nefarious tactics that allow them to creep into our distracted minds to massage our quivering egos. They’re also often very funny.
TV ads are broadcast into your homes where the companies known that you are most relaxed and therefore most susceptible to their message. They wheedle and cajole and have found that the best method of getting you onside with their brand is to make you laugh. You might find that the most memorable commercials are those that are funniest.
The following video reminds us of 10 of these. The psychological investigation used in deciding upon a particular approach to marketing products is immense. The financial investments are also considerable. It’s all very cynical. But do we care? Clearly not, as the corporations continue to make vast profits from our sweat. Still, at least they try to salve the pain of their taking our money by doing it in the nicest possible way. Rebel Voice wonders what would happen if the global population decided, en masse, that they no longer wanted to be used in this way, especially if, ultimately, the people buying the unneeded products are the ones being laughed at?