Just to show you that I know what I am talking about: I have a degree in business, I have worked in sales and marketing for several years, more recently I have done a lot of selling online.
People like to complain about commercials and the borderline unethical methods they use. The truth is: the commercials pay for that show you are watching or the web page you are reading.
To me marketing is all about getting people to try new products and services. Without marketing people would not try new options, then the market could not reward value and punish the lack thereof.
In this article I will discuss some of the top techniques marketers use to persuade people to try something new.