As we have proven time and time again on Takeaway Truth, advertisements often have little to no basis in reality. From using fake ingredients to make food adverts “pop” to heavily photoshopped models, there’s nearly nothing an advertiser won’t do to suck you in. This infographic looks at some of the worst offenses.
Model with pizza image from Shutterstock
You’ve probably salivated at the sight of an ice cream advert before — but would you feel the same way if you knew you were looking at mashed potato? This is just one of countless tricks marketers employ to make products look presentable in adverts. The below infographic from FinancesOnline takes a look at common deceptions employed across various industries.
Worryingly, the graph also asserts that some 50% of Americans believe advertisements are honest. (We’re willing to bet we Aussies are a more skeptical bunch. Probably.)
[Via Finances Online]