Top 10 Misleading Marketing Tactics

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  • Published on Sep 25, 2014
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Comments • 6 268

  • Max Smith
    Max Smith Hour ago +1

    8:28 YO IS THAT FUCKING GIBBY

  • Quintessence 679
    Quintessence 679 2 hours ago

    Is that Gibby at 8:27?

  • Kige Ramsey
    Kige Ramsey 3 hours ago

    The idot at 4:25 🤣

  • Joe Troutt
    Joe Troutt Day ago

    Companies who prey on the desperate with promises of gain with little to no results should be banned for deception of venerable ppl.

  • David B
    David B 3 days ago

    Not discussed, how all of these companies made profits that far exceeded their fines, so they basically just got away with it

  • Jasmine Johnston
    Jasmine Johnston 7 days ago

    Energizer ads made me want my own battery-powered animatronic bass drum playing bunny when I was little, not knowing the bunny is the mascot for the battery brand!

  • Warren Hertfelder
    Warren Hertfelder 11 days ago

    Nobody ‘loves’ Taco Bell unless they’re stoned, drunk or have $5 in their pocket

  • Darren Morgan
    Darren Morgan 12 days ago

    The Biggest Marketing Scam Of All Time!!!Religion

  • Ramaraksha
    Ramaraksha 13 days ago

    Biggest scam running for centuries - Heaven! A magic being has nothing better to do than keep you in nice comfort for eternity! All you have to do is join "his" religion!
    Amazing that people have no shame in mooching off ths entity for eternity!
    Only religion can turn good people into scum buckets

  • mia's world
    mia's world 15 days ago

    With the Braclet commercial you can tell the actors are lying. It's bad. It's awful cause people are looking for pain relief without having to take pills

  • cesar martinez
    cesar martinez 17 days ago

    I met my bf on tinder and we’ve been dating for almost a year now. It’s going well and we both wanted the same thing: a monogamous relationship with something that’s geared towards the future and long lasting. So you can find that on these apps! But I was on many dating apps over 5 1/2 years. (Tinder, okcupid, coffee meets bagel, Grindr, match, bumble, hinge, POF, badoo, zoosk, surge, scruff, growler, you name it I was probably on it.

  • Christine Middleton
    Christine Middleton 17 days ago

    The auto commercials that brag about these awards that no one has eve heard of

  • Jim Jeffcoat
    Jim Jeffcoat 17 days ago

    They should have included those Enzyte commercials with "Smiling Bob".

  • Steve Hunt
    Steve Hunt 18 days ago

    IF SOMETHING'S TO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS!!!!!

  • Steve Hunt
    Steve Hunt 18 days ago

    #4 is OBVIOUSLY SO FAKE!!!

  • FaerieStar
    FaerieStar 19 days ago

    Yeah, the only thing those Sketchers Shape Ups did for me was send me to physio for the pain they caused in my foot arches. Even had the doctor baffled.

  • Satanas
    Satanas 22 days ago

    I'm getting sick and tired of people using a young girl or woman in the thumbnail in a desperate attempt to gain more views. It's really sad and I'm blocking this channel.

  • Dragon seven
    Dragon seven 29 days ago

    5 hour energy sugar and caffeine over does this stuff can induce a heart attack it is trash!!!

  • Dragon seven
    Dragon seven 29 days ago

    Nutrella = sugar flavored excement

  • Dragon seven
    Dragon seven 29 days ago

    which just goes to prove my words " The general public is generally stupid"

  • Dragon seven
    Dragon seven 29 days ago

    POF discriminates against men prostitutes all over pof fake profiles nasty women who respond to hello with insults yet if you a man reply in kind your banned TIME TO START A CLASS ACTION LAW SUITE AGAINST POF

  • Generally General Lee

    Poor MC Hammer, so pathetic, also selling picture frame hooks in Lowe's.

  • Abigail Peña
    Abigail Peña Month ago

    I remember when my mom bought sketchers...

  • Chris Williams
    Chris Williams Month ago

    0:45 "I was skeptical of anything that was on an internet..."

  • shubhrant k
    shubhrant k Month ago

    That is why meditation is soo successful, perception can be wholly based on illusion but perception matters, adver-lies-ment

  • Charles Bailey
    Charles Bailey Month ago

    It’s gibbay!!!

  • Guillermo Platero
    Guillermo Platero 2 months ago

    Do you guys remember BOB. MAKE YOUR THING BIGGER

  • Guillermo Platero
    Guillermo Platero 2 months ago +1

    I have to say that out of all the fast food restaurants burger King's whopper looks the closes to their commercials.

  • Austin Isacson
    Austin Isacson 3 months ago

    Who else believed that shoes with springs on the bottom would make you jump higher like Sketchers 😂

  • Fist Face
    Fist Face 3 months ago

    1:13 I guess they never miss huh 🤔

  • William Blake
    William Blake 3 months ago

    It's Russia again!

  • Marilyn Clark
    Marilyn Clark 3 months ago

    The public is aware. It's not marketing to smart people, it's stupidity. I'd say some "consumers" are buying into getting rich off the lawsuits.

  • Lethal Roses
    Lethal Roses 4 months ago +1

    It got on my nerves so hard when skinny ass girls with boobs hanging out eating a big ass burger. Like bitch, the fuck?

  • touristguy87
    touristguy87 4 months ago

    anyone who walks into the shops where food is sold that is advertized on TV knows the difference.
    did that put Subway, McDonalds and BK out of business? Hell no

  • Rosemary Williams
    Rosemary Williams 4 months ago

    When I shop if it says "Real, Organic, Simple, or Fast" on the description; it's a Whole lot of Crap! So just stick to what I want and don't read too much into it all.

  • kevin
    kevin 4 months ago

    Being lied to just to extract money from the Consumer?, my goodness I’m shocked !!

  • jim stauffer
    jim stauffer 5 months ago

    After years of marketing classes anything that is advertised be it TV, RADIO, POP UPS, Etc. is for their profit and not for your benefit. Remember this and your one step ahead of the got to have it game. just say no

  • Eevee Roxy
    Eevee Roxy 5 months ago +1

    Seriously people? How’d anybody actually believe that a freaking bracelet helps the human body? Smh 🤦‍♀️

  • Pete Nielsen
    Pete Nielsen 5 months ago

    Most of the dating sites use a variation of the Myers-Briggs personality profile test without the details provided by taking the whole thing. I am and INFP...

  • mikebealsrocks
    mikebealsrocks 5 months ago +1

    Of course E-Smarmoney can match you up.
    I once went there just to see exactly what type of women were on there and lo and behold --- I am faced with answering about 250 questions.
    At least I think that's how many, maybe more.
    I BAILED OUT after around question 20 or so.
    I can see how they really CAN match people up.
    They just review the questionnaires and -- VOILA -- perfect matches.
    I'm NOT knocking them, just that I don't have time to do 3 hours worth of paperwork.

  • DannyBeans
    DannyBeans 5 months ago

    10:31
    I imagine the recommendation was something like "look, if you're gonna put that crap in your body, at least go with the low-calorie kind."

  • Stampyfan16
    Stampyfan16 5 months ago

    Anybody else notice that Gibby from iCarly was in the Mini Wheats commercial?

  • Hisch you don't need to know

    An amphetamine prescription dropped 8 inches off my waist the first month I was on it. Pity it plateaus after that.

  • sid williams
    sid williams 5 months ago

    The commercial where the dude raced the bullet... people realize that the shell doesn’t fly through the air like that right? Just the rounded tip. The bullet and shell are two different parts.

  • AM Z
    AM Z 5 months ago

    Honestly, this is maybe the only thing that America does right.
    Here in Europe, you bought a Volkswagen, after the whole diesel scandal Americans got refunds while in Europe nobody got anything, not even a free filter added on a car.
    Apple slows down your phone, Americans get their justice, in Europe you need to pay to fix it of buy yourself a new phone and so on...
    Good job USA!

  • gevansmd1
    gevansmd1 5 months ago

    Biggest advertising lie: "It's all natural so it's safe". Cyanide and arsenic are natural.

  • Generous G
    Generous G 5 months ago

    What about 5 hour energy's bullshit claims showing people tweaking on crystal meth.

  • Matthew Helms
    Matthew Helms 5 months ago

    #1 has a guy with the last name blood that is pretty freaking sweet

  • Craig owen Lindvall jr
    Craig owen Lindvall jr 5 months ago

    Well actually sketchers did exactly what is said just not in the same context. See I bought the shoes and they got me out of the house to run. I wasn't running before but those shoes got me in the mood to run because of the whole fitness thing they represent. Due to that I lost 50lbs. If I didn't buy them I'd never started running an eating healthy

  • Daniel B
    Daniel B 6 months ago

    Fast food: if you're not drunk or under 12 years old there is no reason to eat this garbage. It does taste amazing after shutting down the bar.

  • Retro Games Made Easy
    Retro Games Made Easy 6 months ago

    #1 is that in America you have freedom of speech.

  • hemmojito
    hemmojito 6 months ago

    I'm so shocked. I never heard of those deceptive concepts.

  • joaquim Rodriguez
    joaquim Rodriguez 6 months ago

    date lines replacing asking women out. That's great!

  • Gun Runner
    Gun Runner 6 months ago

    I'm hungry for a whopper now

  • Thomas Fletcher
    Thomas Fletcher 6 months ago

    Flagged fore spam or missleading

  • Chris Blitz
    Chris Blitz 7 months ago

    Back in the day when I was trying online dating I didn't qualify for EHarmony. ???

  • Erica Robyn
    Erica Robyn 7 months ago

    Lmao I remember smiling Bob commercials

  • ZeRo X
    ZeRo X 7 months ago +1

    2:39 WHERES THE BEEF

  • leon dillon
    leon dillon 7 months ago

    #1, the easiest way for a woman to lose weight is to carry a smaller purse!!!!

  • Omkarz
    Omkarz 7 months ago

    Says they won't narrow it down to specific advertisement. Narrows it down to specific advertisement.

  • Lt. Basil
    Lt. Basil 7 months ago

    There is a reason why I dismiss pretty much all advertisements that I see unless they're for movies or video games.

  • Itsame 43
    Itsame 43 7 months ago

    Da da da can't touch this

  • Cajoboy California
    Cajoboy California 8 months ago

    Boycott Kellogs and their subsidiaries. Evil, dangerous, company.

  • G G
    G G 8 months ago

    "We called because you or a relative recently stayed at one of our hotels. We would like to inform you that you've won a free complimentary stay at one of our hotels! For more information please press 1 now."
    Whoever the little shit is that keeps calling me with diffferent numbers every time, I keep pressing one but it always take me to some Indian perspn who asks for my credit card information. *I thought you said that shit was free motherfucker!*

  • Pamela Mays
    Pamela Mays 8 months ago

    Extenz ads were kinda creepy.

  • Pamela Mays
    Pamela Mays 8 months ago

    Celebrities who did scam product ads must have been desperate for a paycheck.

  • shujinkoMK
    shujinkoMK 8 months ago

    Number 1 should be single ladies near me wanting to hook up :(

  • Guitar George
    Guitar George 8 months ago

    I think male enhancement drugs are the funniest. I'm a male but sometimes I say to myself, "God, men are stupid!" And I think the stupidest thing is doing anything to change yourself for the opposite sex. If they don't like you for who you are, fuck 'em!

  • Wilhelm Taylor
    Wilhelm Taylor 8 months ago

    The people who bought the Q-Ray hype were just plain dumb. Dumbness has a price. The lady in the get-rich-quick ad would make a nice pencil holder sitting next to my desk. Again, dumb.

  • garr0590 garr0590
    garr0590 garr0590 8 months ago

    es, you know that I’ve been looking at you for a long time

    I must dance with you today (DY)

    (Daddy Yankee)

    I saw that the look in your eyes was calling me

    Show me the path that I will take (Oh)

    (Luis Fonsi)

    You, you’re the magnet and I’m the metal

    I am getting closer and making a plan

    Simply thinking about it makes my heart race (Oh yeah)

    (Daddy Yankee)

    Now, I’m already liking it more than usual

    All of my senses are asking for more

    We cannot do this in a rush

    (Luis Fonsi)

    Slowly

    I want to breathe in your neck slowly

    Let me murmur things in your ear

    So that you remember if you’re not with me

    Slowly

    I want to undress you in kisses slowly

    Firmly in the walls of your labyrinth

    And of your body, I want to create a manuscript

    Up, up

    Up, up, up

    I want to see your hair dance

    I want to be your rhythm

    Want you to show my mouth

    Your favorite places (Favorite, favorite baby)

    Let me trespass your danger zones

    Until I make you scream

    And you forget your last name

    (Daddy Yankee)

    If I ask for a kiss come give it to me

    I know that you’re thinking about it

    I’ve been trying to do it for awhile

    Mami this is giving and giving it to you

    You know that with me your heart goes bom bom

    You know that from me that babe is looking for a bom bom

    Come try my mouth and see if you like its taste

    I want to see how much love fits in you

    I’m not in a rush I want to experience this trip

    Let’s start slowly, then savagely

    Step by step, soft then softly

    We come up against each other, little by little

    When you kiss me in that state of distress

    I see that you are malice and delicacy

    Step by step, soft then softly

    We come up against each other, little by little

    And it’s just that your beauty is a puzzle

    But to finish it here I have the missing piece

    (Luis Fonsi)

    Slowly

    I want to breathe in your neck slowly

    Let me murmur things in your ear

    So that you remember if you’re not with me

    Slowly

    I want to undress you in kisses slowly

    Firmly in the walls of your labyrinth

    And of your body, I want to create a manuscript

    Up, up, up, up

    I want to see your hair dance

    I want to be your rhythm

    Want you to show my mouth

    Your favorite places (Favorite, favorite baby)

    Let me trespass your danger zones

    Until I make you scream

    And you forget your last name

    Slowly

    We’re gonna do it on a beach in Puerto Rico

    Until the waves scream Oh Lord

    So that my seal stays with you

    (Daddy Yankee)

    Step by step, soft then softly

    We come up against each other, little by little

    (Luis Fonsi)

    I want you to show my mouth

    Your favorite places (Favorite, favorite baby)

    (Daddy Yankee)

    Step by step, soft then softly

    We come up against each other, little by little

    (Luis Fonsi)

    Until I make you scream