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The Biggest Advertising Fail You'll See All Week

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Noah Hawryshko, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Noah Hawryshko

    Noah Hawryshko Senior Member

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    So I came across this on my news feed a little while ago. Notice something wrong?

    Doesn't it seem to you look like the guy on the right is uhh... lacking a little depth?

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    I've never, ever laughed harder at something on my news feed.

    The person on the right is literally a cardboard/paper cutout, probably of a stock photo, that was placed into a chair.
     
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    The sad thing is, that there are still people that believe this.
     
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    Well, there are many things on the internet, that people still believe. So it's not that rare and surprising.
     
  4. Noah Hawryshko

    Noah Hawryshko Senior Member

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    Proportional bias. In any set of "x" people there will always be some proportional subset that believes a given thing arbitrarily, no matter how irrational the belief.

    That's why people worship tea pots, practice homeopathy, and sacrifice children.
     
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    same for all those gurus and other people who spend on adds their whole income and never make a penny on the internet :D
     
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    Baldy's head looks like a damn jellybean.
     
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    Ok, the curiosity is killing me.

    At the risk of sounding ignorant and possibly clueless, Noah, can you be a good soul and explain what is wrong here. I re-read this thread thrice to make sure I wasn't missing something, but I can't figure it out for the life of me. :|
     
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    Glad to see I'm not the only one.
     
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  9. Noah Hawryshko

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    OP edited. I said left instead of right.

    The person on the right is a cardboard/paper cutout, probably of a stock photo, that was placed into a chair and taken a picture of.
     
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    What is wrong exactly couldn't find it. am i dumb ?
     
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    Thanks! I was so deeply focused on that guy on the left I wouldn't have noticed this fail in a year :D
     
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    Now that makes sense. I kept seeing the guy in the left, even ran a Google Image search to see if he was a known scammer or a charlatan of sorts, but landed on his actual product site.

    Not a cutout, it looks like a really poor webcam image to me. Bad cameras are known to fuck with depths.
     
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    First dominate Amazon, then the WHOLE WORLD.
     
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    hahah yes it is acutally. nice find
     
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    You don't think? I'm pretty sure it is. Look at the top right side of his head, at the light spot that doesn't match any area lighting around him. Even if we assumed that the light to create the light spot was there, it wouldn't make sense that the transitional area from his shirt to his right neckline would be darker than everything else on the right side of his body. Also, can't you see the lack of depth from his neck to his right shoulder, and the way his whole body is tilted a little bit to the left in a way that wouldn't be proportional to a human being who's body takes up a length longer than 1 centimeter?

    The fact that his profile picture is just a mirrored version of the ad photo also doesn't help.

    Maybe I'm wrong. What do others think?
     
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    It looks like a still from a video -

    Dude sits on the same chair, wears the same shirt.

    But who knows, its the Internet. People do all kinds of stuff here.
     
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    Nice chair though
     
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    This is inconclusive. Seems like just a bad webcam and taken midday or with too much background lighting. Bad choice of photo for a marketer though IMO.


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  19. Noah Hawryshko

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    It does look like the same chair.

    Either way, it's still an advertising fail if IM'ers need to look at the picture 10 times to figure out if the poster was using a cardboard cutout :p
     
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    mfkr still looks like a cardboad even when talking :p
     
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