Questions tagged [advertising]

The process of deliberately making something known publicly. Can also refer to any of the methods used in this process, or directly to the business of advertising products or services for profit.

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Are some laundry detergents better than others?

As we were looking for laundry detergent yesterday, I noted that my wife was quite swayed by brand reputation/impressions than price. She stated that she didn't think one type of detergent really ...
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Is sun protection clothing a real alternative to sunscreen?

I was reluctantly dragged along to do clothes shopping in Singapore today and all over the place they advertised clothing that has supposedly been coated with some form of UV protection. As far as I'm ...
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Are 1 million people a year date raped?

This article claims: Every year, an estimated 1 million people are date raped, and many of them are victims of date-rape drugs, potent mixtures that disrupt the central nervous system. I ...
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Is “Your Baby Can Read” effective and helpful?

I have seen these videos advertised online and on TV, and they make some pretty fantastic claims, showing kids as young as 2 reading complicated words. From what I can find online, it uses a ...
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Is this a photo of an actual ad posted by sex traffickers?

This image has been cited as an example of a 'sex traffiking ad' in facebook & twitter posts here: Was this picture actually used by sex traffickers to find victims?
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If I buy "flushable" wipes, can I flush them without problems?

I know they say "Flushable" right on the package, but are they? Do they break down fast enough to not cause problems in septic/sewer systems?
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Does objectifying women in advertisement cause violence against their gender?

While watching a trailer to a video on advertisement's image of women the following statement is made: It creates a climate where there is wide spread violence against women. I am not at all saying ...
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Is Beckham's Pepsi beach commercial real?

There is this commercial which David Beckham did for Pepsi where he kicks three soccer balls into three different cans at a considerable distance on the beach. The video went viral and we can see ...
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Do scare tactics in advertising succeed in reducing the number of people who smoke or take illegal drugs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are anti-smoking advertisements actually promoting smoking through use of reverse psychology? Most people agree that tobacco is harmful to health, but many people still smoke (...