13 Myths Created And Spread By The Marketing Industry

"Military grade" actually kind of means "bottom of the barrel."
13 Myths Created And Spread By The Marketing Industry

It's no secret that marketing has been around since the dawn of time. From the ancient Egyptians to the modern day, marketing has been used to influence our decisions and shape our beliefs. But what many people might not realize is that the marketing industry has created and spread many myths over the years in order to make money. In this list, we'll explore 13 of the most common myths created and spread by the marketing industry. 

From the two minutes it takes to pour the perfect pint of Guinness, to the idea that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, to the notion that military grade equipment is reliable and durable, these myths have been around for years and have been used to manipulate our emotions and our pocketbooks. From the clever marketing ploy of J.K. Rowling, to the Pledge of Allegiance, to the manipulation of fear by drug companies, they've also shaped our society and our beliefs. 

So read on to learn more about these myths and how they've been used to influence us over the years.

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Breakfast: Not as important as cereal companies say.

CRACKED BREAKFAST IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY It's been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it's important for our health. In actuality, this phrase was created by cereal companies in 1944 to help sell more cereal. Club FREE 399 Price! MILK 1000 OLE GRAIN NUTRICIAN HELLODGS - FREE 1000 FIBER 10°° = = que S - Kellogg's FREE WIN INSTA FIBER GRAIN Kellogg's Kellogg's Kellogg's Kellogg's Kello - Kellogg's HONEY FROOT FROOT HO Raisin FROOT LOOPS LOOPS SMACKS LOOPS SMA Bran S SAM the Two Scoops! BAAS ... FREE 4- Club

The Atlantic 

De Beers: Manipulating hearts since the 1800s.

CRACKED DIAMONDS = COMMITMENT The diamond engagement ring seems like it's been around forever - but actually, it was created in the late 1800s by diamond mining company De Beers as part of a clever advertising strategy.

The Atlantic 

Exploiting fear for profit.

CRACKED YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF HERPES ASAP In the 1970s and 1980s, drug companies made people think really badly of herpes in order to make more money from selling their antiviral medications. Actually, herpes is a pretty minor nuisance. TODAY'S SCARLET LETTER H201


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