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Now Doesn't That Make You Feel All Warm And Fuzzy? :P
the leading vote on this ad-hoc poll is Oh Really?
This is something you may want to discuss with the advertisers MMORPG.
Apparently they're too evolved for your client's base advertisements.
Tits are the playthings of the past.
Originally posted by Helleri that slider going all the way is not age of player dependant, lol... Benjamin Franklin said "Old boys have their toys as well as young. The only difference is in the price."
Words to forever live by.
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Originally posted by ShakyMo You should take this as an insult guys. The adds are basicly saying "us marketing guys think gamers are all awkward nerdy male virgins"
Nope, they're saying "sex sells" as it always has. Why change a running system? After all, it's a business.
I think you may be onto something. Of course I've sampled all that is on the advertiser's menu. Or of course anyone would say that.
Originally posted by ShakyMo You definetly see more boobage on games advert than you do on "non geek" interests. Sure you may see this in a car advert or something but not as many as marketing guys think "hey women buy cars too" or "hey I own a car and have a sex life, lets do a campaign based around how our car can enhance your family life". Basicly advertising works by selling you the thing they want to sell AND another thing they think you dont have. So there us a conception that gamers are mostly male and mostly single.
Or that most gamers like hot chicks.
And on the car issue, most people buying new cars, at least in America, are college students and family people - they are looking for an economical car or a sporty car. Sex doesn't sell that for multiple reasons - one big one being that's hard to sell your Mom or Wife on the idea when the commercial is sex.
However, Mom and Wife aren't often involved in the car show experience, and as a result you have the booth babes all over those.
Is beer a geek activity? How about football? NASCAR? No, it's not about geek or non-geek, but about who the primary and secondary audience are. It's about who's spending the money and who's approving/allowing the expense.
Using sex to sell can sometimes backfire on some audiences. For example, I'm quite sure that most people here have seen and simply rolled their eyes at Evony ads. Conversely, somewhere out there,is a demographic that falls for it.
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Recent ads? Where have you been? It's not just mmorpg though it's the gaming industry and marketing in general. Every once in awhile people make a thread about it like it's something new. We were about do for one.
I made a thread awhile back, over a year ago I think, of some game art advertised here that showed a male characters pubes. To me that was a little much but some people liked the picture. To each his own.
Personally, I don't buy a game based on cover art or flashy marketing ads. I'm more interested in a features list. These ads must work on someone though or they wouldn't use them.
Originally posted by Amana As long as the thread remains clean, in the sense there's nothing bare/NSFW/excessive (use judgment), then it's acceptable enough. Just use judgment.
Can't we use selected videos, instead?
Hmm, no, I suppose not. Harumph.
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I am NOT awkward!!
Im asking, " No im demanding equal Backround Space here "
If in 1982 we played with the current mentality, we would have burned down all the pac man games since the red ghost was clearly OP. Instead we just got better at the game.
I never actually notice the game logo due to the other art on the page. Not sure this advertising strategy is working.
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Originally posted by Roxtarr Boobs have been in marketing since boobs were invented. Its not a recent thing. MMO ads have featured cleavage as long as I can remember.
Yup. The term "sex sells" has been around forever. Pay attention to TV comercials once in a while, folks.
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I dunno, the boob ads just don't work for me. I always watch the videos.
I wonder if they've done marketing polls on how much they'd make if they had advertising geared toward females?
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Originally posted by CreepProphet I dunno, the boob ads just don't work for me. I always watch the videos. I wonder if they've done marketing polls on how much they'd make if they had advertising geared toward females?
Women AND Gay men! We have so much disposable income!
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Originally posted by Maelwydd Originally posted by ShakyMo You should take this as an insult guys. The adds are basicly saying "us marketing guys think gamers are all awkward nerdy male virgins"
Naw, I don't take it as an insult, it's just human nature, sex sells. There are half dressed women in beer comercials and there are shirtless guys on the cover of romance novels.
This goes well beyond selling to nerdy gamers. Using half dressed models to sell products goes beyond any one industry. I mean have you seen some of the perfume commercials?
*And durring sweeps weeks those trusted news programs do hard hitting stories on nudist colonies, apparently they want to get to the 'bottom' of the story*