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comment by thenewgreen

    I'd gladly give up gaming for the rest of my days if I could trade it for a plague that killed every last person that says they work in marketing
As spoken by someone that clearly has only ever worked with low level shitheel marketers...

Performed at a high level, like all things, marketing is an art form.

cgod  ·  300 days ago  ·  link  ·  

An art form that makes us value things more than people. An art that thrives by making us feel like what we have is not good enough, that we are not think enough, pretty enough, smart enough, rich enough or happy enough. An art that is killing our planet, that promoted depression and manic consumption and desire.

The more artful the marketer who walks away from destroying our minds the better.

I think you totally misunderstand my fears.

psychoticmilkman  ·  300 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Low or high level, they're still trying to sell you something. I understand there's a place for it, but sometimes I just want no one to try and sell me anything for a few minutes out of my day. Unfortunately it can get extremely frustrating once you realize how many ads are shoved at you regularly. Or realizing you can't actually ask the salesman a question about a product/service because he doesn't have your needs in mind, just his commission.

Maybe the issue is with low level marketers is they're too focused on ads and sales and less so on the public relations and company image they're putting out.

The frustration builds up and I also tend to instantly judge and hate people who are "in marketing" or are salespeople. No offense intended, you're pretty awesome....I just don't want you to try to sell me anything.