A sucker is definitely born every minute, and that’s what keeps companies from pulling a fast one on us! Here are three marketing gimmicks that the world would be much better off without:
One of my all-time favorite business books (on a topic that often leaves people divided) is Inside Network Marketing by Leonard Clements. There is a section where he posts real recruiting ads that are too hilarious to be true, along with some witty responses. Ads such as “Don’t Call This Number” (there was no number listed), “Ground Floor Opportunity” (for a 125-year-old company), and “Pays 100% on Level Six” (no explanation necessary). While I may not be as witty as Mr. Clements, I’d like to offer up some responses to the slew of internet dating ads that have been cropping up on Facebook more than I’d prefer them to.