9 Misconceptions We Believe in Advertising

The modern world is hard to imagine without advertising. Videos with offers of a wide variety of products pop up on TV and on the screens of gadgets all the time. And of course, we would never have known about the existence of some things without advertising. But for some reason, sometimes the authors of selling videos are so carried away by beautiful images that they lose touch with real life.

We believe that any new habits can and should be included in your life only when there is benefit or comfort in it. And those advertising stereotypes, without which it is good and so, have collected in this article.


The adorable girl or handsome guy from the ad is enjoying chewing gum – two records at the same time, for sure – and sparkling with a white smile. And we, too, habitually throw a couple of gum in our mouths to restore fresh breath. Experts also recommend using chewing gum to cleanse the mouth . True, in fact, one gum will do just fine. The effect is the same, but the savings are greater.

Juice or yogurt for breakfast

Some people are more accustomed to starting their morning on an empty stomach. Successful people who do a lot of things in a day are “charged” with fruit juice or yogurt with useful additives – they broadcast to us promo videos. Can a drink give you energy for the whole day? Nutritionists are increasingly agreeing that breakfast should be nutritious and balanced, include not only carbohydrates and vitamins, but also proteins. In addition, commercial juices often contain sugar or artificial additives. And we so want healthy food. Sly advertisers know about this, and therefore sometimes a smiling girl with a juicer appears in the frame – after all, the day should be started on the positive, and fruits just give the feeling of a joyful summer. Only now the creators of advertisements forget that in the early morning they often want to warm up with hot coffee.

Crunching chips in front of the TV

Few people know, but chips were  originally served in expensive restaurants and were considered a gourmet dish that quickly gained popularity. Gradually, they began to cook potatoes in this way on an industrial scale. This cheap and, whatever you say, tasty product turned out to be an excellent solution not only for a quick snack, but also for the evening – as a “snack” for your favorite movie. Remember how chips are advertised: more often than not, a cheerful company sits in front of the TV, then opens the coveted package and – out loud! – is right in the center of events on the screen.

Meanwhile, crispy chips are harmful because they contain a lot of salt, which traps fluid in the body. And their composition, alas, is not always perfect. And chewing chips while watching a movie is doubly harmful, because at this moment the brain is busy with the perception of video information and does not control the amount of absorbed product.

Painting gray hair

Hair dye manufacturers often choose young and very attractive women as the face of their brand. And, scattering a luxurious shock of perfectly shiny curls over her shoulders, the girl in a confidential whisper informs that the paint, they say, perfectly paints over gray hair. Such advertising from the lips of successful and forever young girls can cause complexes in anyone. And now we are in a hurry to hide the most obvious signs of aging by dyeing our hair in a rich color. In fact, changes in hair pigmentation can occur at any age, and for many women it only adds to the elegance .

Shaving and epilation

Women have been struggling with excess hair since the days of Cleopatra. Although there was no TV in those days, the use of some means by the queen was already becoming its best advertisement. And in the modern world literally everywhere we are broadcast the idea that it is the legs devoid of vegetation, not to mention everything else, that is the guarantee of female attractiveness. The cult of smooth skin is so strong that the beauties in advertising shave even already shaved limbs.

Baby food

Commercials, in which the baby eats mashed potatoes and smiles at her mother, motivate many parents to recreate the same picture at home. And somehow the word “complementary foods” begins to be associated with multi-colored jars. It can be difficult to cook at home on your own, and yet experts warn about the possible dangers of purchased baby food.

Robots and electronic toys

Modern parents, as, indeed, at all times, strive to give their children the best. And therefore, they are ready to develop the baby from a very early age. A variety of educational, responsive, almost living toys surround the baby from all sides. And of course, advertisers could not ignore this important topic. Curious children press their finger on the glowing buttons, clap their hands, dance with the robot … We, moms and dads, are moved and run to the store for another novelty. But in fact, scientists have long been saying that the best educational toys are … ordinary ones. Those that do not sing or speak. But they allow the kid to come up with their own world, practicing the most important life skills.


9 Misconceptions We Believe in Advertising

Summer. Heat. Thirst. The main character discovers a refrigerator with the soda. The lid opens with a hiss, a spray of a refreshing drink is flying in all directions … This is how an advertisement for lemonade most often looks. On a hot summer day, you just want to drink sweet sparkling water with ice. However, experts agree that it is best to quench your thirst with water or tea. But if you drink lemonade, you will want it even more because of the sugar and other components.


According to advertisers, there are two types of immunity: a cute creature sitting on a person’s shoulder, or something invisible, which allows you to walk in any frost without a hat, not get cold and not get sick. If, of course, you raise it correctly. Drink some fermented milk product or eat a gummy vitamin – and that’s it, no diseases are scary. The immune system is actually quite complex. It is necessary to develop protective functions in your body in a comprehensive manner. And of course, take care of it by dressing for the weather.

What advertising stereotypes about everyday habits have you noticed?

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