TV advertising continues to promote products that are either harmful or unnecessary. These ads play on consumer concerns about their health and wealth preservation
Big Pharma leads the charge with a ton of ads peddling pills they want to sell us. But the disclaimers are scary enough to make us not buy these pills and the maladies they purport to cure are not widely enjoyed. Big pharma needs to cut their advertising budget and transfer the money to reduce the costs of their most expensive drugs. Medicare supplement policies come in second
Big Finance comes in second with ads for those who like to worry about the economy. They are peddling gold and silver coins for those who haven’t noticed the stock market rally.
Reverse mortgage ads tie for first place in the ad money-wasting category for folks who want to spend all of their children’s inheritance. The auto insurance ads are close in second place, suggesting that insurance should cover more than your car is actually worth.
Other ads include: Adopt a pet, Send money to sick children, Call an attorney.
I avoid buying anything that is over-advertised.
Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party