Sure Sex Sells … BUT …
Sex Sells, but Death Sells Even better You don’t believe that? Try looking up the sales statistics for tobacco products. The subliminal messages that cigarette companies put in are mostly of death but with just enough sex thrown in to throw off suspicion of what their really trying to say.
Death Sells Even Better
‘Smoke and die!” There is a good reason for that advertising ploy and it’s stated boldly in this post’s title. “Sex Sells, but Death Sells Even Better.”
The Big Tobacco Lobby Know the Death Statistics
“Hey!” Someone might say. “Didn’t the anti-tobacco lobby fight hard to get those death messages? Didn’t the tobacco lobby protest each step of the way?”
Death Sells in Advertizing better than even sex sells in advertizing.
What better way to get what you want entrenched than to make it appear that you’re being forced. The tobacco companies had enough resources to fight the legislation if they REALLY wanted to. Sex sells, but death sells even better. Take a look at the statistics on how many young people are smoking. The death messages have done the work they were intended for: to sell cigarettes. And the death messages in advertizing have worked even better than sex oriented advertizing would.
Sex and Death Both Sell
“People are afraid of death: How could death sell products?” I don’t really dwell on that subject on this blog. A better place to look to understand death better would be deathpro.com. But I will explain the concept of using death for marketing purposes.
Each of us have a ‘death wish’ hidden deep inside. The subconscious mind wants to die. That is likely where the fear of death comes from too: we all know their is something inside that wants to die and we are afraid of it succeeding. The internal death wish is what the subliminal ads geared to depicting death are appealing to. And when you buy the product, or when you disobey your ‘will-power’ to keep smoking, you’re proving just how much control that deep, dark side has over your actions. Death sells incredibly well — as long as you have a product like tobacco or alcohol that can legally offer and sell packaged death.