“We’d say, ‘Put your number in my phone and I’ll totally call you. With these campaigns, relationships are created as the interactions happen, leading to better penetration of messages from the marketers. Selective perception is how people “perceive what they want to in media messages while ignoring opposing viewpoints[xii].” This process relates to personal beliefs of each individual. We’ll go out on a date!’ But we just wanted them to try the BlackBerry. How would you feel if you have to be suspicious of every message you see, every media you consume, and even every person you talk to? Posts about stealth marketing written by Carolyn Thomas. For example, most audiences would not recognize fake blogging and astroturfing even though they know of the concept. Now, you are exposed to the advertisement, and even paid a good attention to it. On the other hand, stealth marketing is a double-edged sword. Stealth marketing usually works only if the audiences do not realize that it is there, or do not feel intruded by it. Sony Ericsson spent US$5 million on this campaign in an effort to get people talking about their new phones. Retrieved January 31, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selective_perception, Selective Perception. but I've accepted that it's part of our culture now...”. In this kind of circumstances, it is thus easier for marketers to grab your attention and influence your thoughts and behaviors. This is because you trust in the expertise and the intention of the author of your text book, and not so much of your neighbor. You might pay more attention to the messages than you normally would, and you might even be deceived to believe that the messages were genuine and ingenuous. Lechnar’s logic, I would say stealth marketing would be the ultimate way to do marketing; audiences would never recall it as an ad if they do not know that it is an ad. I would imagine if you asked these men afterward how they would feel about it, they would be angry at being deceived. How can you then be sure that the messages are regulated by law and that they are truthful? By having the phone in their hands, the idea was that they would be more likely to buy or endorse that phone in the future. Yet, what about the perceptions from the marketers and the companies point of view. “People will be fooled into thinking this is honest buzz." This is important in how the messages are perceived. The pubic was all for it until they found out that the couple were sponsored by the company[vi]. (n.d.). Retrieved January 31, 2016, from http://adage.com/article/media/marketers-media-trusts/298221/, [xv] Marketing to Children Overview. There is a really good matrix by Roy and Chattopadhyay: It defines the various levels of stealth marketing practises where the “damaging ethical extend” is measured by looking at the perception and awareness of the consumer as well as that of the competitor. (2013, May 19). According to the Cambridge Dictionary, stealth marketing is: “advertising a product in such a way that people are not aware that you are trying to persuade them to buy it.” This definition can span everything from subtle product placement in a movie, to fake customer reviews, to… well, let’s dive right into this infamous example. What if the ad came in a form of a conversation, a movie, or a game? There were two phrases to the campaign: first, the fake tourists; and second, the “leaners” at local bars. The marketing industry as a whole is already seen as the “devil” of the communication and media world. If we were to practice similar regulations for the marketing industry, not a rating system, but informing the audience of what they should be informed of. Hereby, it is important to think about this issue and ask ourselves – when do we draw the line? For example, a way to deal with product placements in movies, especially in those involving more vulnerable audiences, might be to state the presence of product placements in the media prior to or during the show. Retrieved January 31, 2016, from http://mentalfloss.com/article/18383/stories-behind-10-famous-product-placements, Grey, J. August 8, 2002, marked a historical date for the marketing industry when one of the biggest mobile phone company at that time – Sony Ericsson, launched its guerrilla marketing campaign for its new mobile phone model T68i. And yes it was, but not with a new mobile phone model being presented in your face by an extra friendly stranger. Another issue evolving around stealth marketing is the fact that, in many situations like that of the fake tourist, the activity is so granular and it activates in such a personal and discreet level that it is not traditionally being monitored by the regulators. The survey was conducted online through status posts on my Facebook page. These normal-looking posts came from fake personal accounts of pretend-Americans that engaged with different groups, gained a rapport, and then worked on influencing the groups’ opinions. With the little trust the industry has from the public, stealth marketing is not helping at all. If you were one of their blog followers and the blog actually changed your perception of Wal-mart, you might have felt then, from reading the blog, that Wal-mart was an awesome company. I definitely didn’t call anyone.”. (2016, January 31). The Fake Tourists would ask passersby to take their pictures, at the same time, trying to present the features of the phone[iv]. Report: Google's stealthy new ad formats boosted clickthroughs by 20% last quarter. Since law makers cannot step in and confine marketers from their rights of speech, as an industry, marketers have to come together to practice shared code of conduct to prevent unfair activities among themselves. In summary, the practice of stealth marketing has proven to be affective in both delivering results and in being less costly as compared to some other forms of marketing. A survey by AdAge found that “advertising and marketing” had the lowest percentage of trust of all other institutions in the survey with only 4% of the respondents feeling that people in advertising and marketing practice integrity. As a statement stated by a respondent, “in principle, I don't like it, but I've accepted that it's part of our culture now so it doesn't bother me,” set me thinking.

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