sex sells

Diesel "Sex Sells"

Diesel “Sex Sells” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

society seems to be big on marketing
to take advantage of our natural lust
using our most basic desires as a weapon
leaving us with a bad case of mistrust

but there is no denying that sex sells
and that anything looks a little better
when sold by a partially clad beautiful woman
wearing very tight fitting jeans or a sweater


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  1. #1 by omgvivienlopez on September 8, 2013 - 11:59 pm

    rings very true ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #2 by Ronald Kirk House on September 9, 2013 - 12:09 am

      Thanks. At first, I wanted have a line that said something like, “if sex sells, then I’m buying”, but I couldn’t quite figure out how to fit it in to the concept of the poem. The “no denying” line seemed to ring more true to me, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. #3 by gladiuspoeticus on September 10, 2013 - 10:14 pm

    Sadly true, my friend.

    • #4 by Ronald Kirk House on September 10, 2013 - 11:44 pm

      I recently came across a marketing focused blog that had a post about how sex sells which inspired me to write this one. Of course, we see it every day on TV and in various forms of advertising all around us.

  3. #5 by Jiten Kumar on November 11, 2013 - 1:31 pm

    Using sex in advertising especially the use of sexy women as product stand-ins may bring in the shoppers for many products. It is becoming apparent that not all audiences respond well to the โ€œSex sells.โ€ method of advertising for all products.
    But this isn’t really news. Extensive research was done in the 80’s and 90’s on the effectiveness of sex in advertising and it was pretty apparent even then that the results were determined by the audience and the product.
    e.g If you are in the business of making people trust you, be careful that your customers don’t equate the risk of promiscuity to the risk of using your product.
    If you are selling booze or clothes to randy, old men, then go ahead and show a little skin in your ads. But if you are selling caskets or diapers or if you are selling ANYTHING to more conservative buyers, consider covering your models.
    don’t you think that? well check the following link

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