December 16th, 2020

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Advertising

I sometimes play games on my phone and they tend to have ads. I don't understand some of the ads.

I do understand what is being sold in ads for, say, industrial machinery or dentistry for children or a leaf cover for your gutters. I just don't understand why the companies in question think that advertising, say, an 18-in-1 wrench-like multitool on Bejeweled Blitz makes any sort of sense.


The worst ads are the ones for other video games. I assume that all of those that claim you can make lots of money playing some sort of game are just outright scams. The games don't even look entertaining.


Just now I saw an ad for some sort of toy called "Cats vs. Pickles." It looks like there is a multipack of plush toys that vaguely resemble those two things. Apparently, cats are afraid of pickles? But pickles love cats? I am, obviously, confused. I suspect this must be a huge fad among 7 year old girls, because it makes no sense to me. This entry was originally posted at https://fauxklore.dreamwidth.org/480681.html. Please comment there using OpenID.