Do These Belong Together?

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Now, I have worked for promotional marketing companies, do work with advertising agencies in my job now – and know the power of giving shit away for free to get you to buy something.

But to me, as a consumer, why would I be enticed to buy a Schick Quattro just because they are giving me a set of headphones. There seems to be something… just a little off by that. I understand “Free Gas” when you buy a car. I understand “Free Mints” after a dinner. I understand “Free Lube” when you buy condoms. But this? Methinks someone should go back to the drawing board.

schick.jpg

Now, I have worked for promotional marketing companies, do work with advertising agencies in my job now – and know the power of giving shit away for free to get you to buy something.

But to me, as a consumer, why would I be enticed to buy a Schick Quattro just because they are giving me a set of headphones. There seems to be something… just a little off by that. I understand “Free Gas” when you buy a car. I understand “Free Mints” after a dinner. I understand “Free Lube” when you buy condoms. But this? Methinks someone should go back to the drawing board.

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