Can a clever advertisment for a food product have a placebo effect in a sense that people get convinced that bad food is good food?

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  • 7 months ago
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    In the marketing world, it's called the Madison Avenue approach to marketing.  That is, the promotions say, "Hey look here at this really cool product, you really need one of these."  And then the customer buys one of those because the promos said he needed one.

    And yes clever ads and promos can do exactly that, convince people that e-cigarettes, for example, are good for you when subsequent tests prove that to be wrong.

    Source(s): Madison Avenue in New York City is the site of many large advertising firms. They are renown for making false and outlandish claims in their ads to convince people to buy goods or services that are really not all that good.
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