I also want to point out that the original post and his follow up are only 5 days apart, that's some amazing turn around time just to post on social media.
Came here for this - a lot of the comments are calling it out, too. One of my favourites:
Wow, these posts sure make me want to go out and buy some delicious Reese's Peanut Butter Cups™! Who's with me??
Reddit is just a advertising playground at this point
At this point, I have no reason to believe the original post was genuine at all.
Moderator of [subreddit] puts and ad in the sidebar. When confronted with it he uses Whataboutism by claiming nobody complained for nearly a year even though it happend quite recently. he repeats that lie over and over again.
S P I C Y
what poeple care about is the bitcoin cash ad. it is the ad that got added recently and people were talking about that.
what was it before that? How about the many many months of anti-r\bitcoin awareness? anyway, not really related, so removed
/sub/hailcorporate condemns the r\bitcoin moderators for engaging in censorship and deceit to suppress opinions and facts they don't like
was in the sidebar for nearly a year or two before that...
Immediately came here when I saw this post. You expect me to believe 16.4k people found this that mildly interesting lol?
19k upvotes in 3 hours for a bag of steamed vegetables.. lmao
you know what annoys me even more than paid shills? regular non shill users who for some reason decide to side with corporate anyways like "nuh uh I'm not being manipulated, this bag of frozen vegetables actually IS amazing and deserves all my upvotes"
About as subtle as a brick to the face
Feels weird, it's not just the soda, it's also the phone and watch.
Because its this dude. https://www.instagram.com/anckor/
Its Photoshop, There is the possibility that he was paid for it but considering the quality i doubt it.
And it's deleted :(
It’s not even satisfying, it looks like the printer was short on ink
You beat me by literally 30 seconds
I was honestly surprised to see no one had posted it yet. This is so blatant it hurts. If you sort by controversial you can tell op is just a marketing monkey replying to everyone trying to promote the game
Ehhh I might hailcorporate... not completely sold-- OK, I'm hailcorporating!@!@!
Yesterday they also manipulated a le epic Steam review post about how you can use shovels in this game, to the frontpage.
Shill or not it's still an ad. Check the sidebar, this is Hailcorporate through and through
Top comment even says McD is the secret to long life. I honestly hope this is the work of some PR company, I don't like the idea of normal people innocently crafting such a perfect ad for garbage food.
The food being perfectly showcased while still being able to claim it's not. The entire meal is there, including fries shake and sauce, and at top right the 'M' is perfectly in focus. This is called 'subliminal digital marketing 101'
I just assume it is. What kind of person would take their grandma to McDonald's for her 101st birthday?
They should have at least used someone who’s actually 101 or just said this actor’s real age.
“Look my gran is 74 today”
"Those chicken nuggets are really working their magic. Take notes if you want to live this long."
"So McDonald is her Centenarian secret."
Bruh, it's so obviously an ad. The hd pic, the beautifully placed meal with a smoothie in her hand. The McDonald's restaurant with the big "M" behind her. Some people don't even realize it. This shit is sad.
Op proceeds to mention how mcdonalds is her favorite spot..
Posts like that are just why I hate this website
GallowBoob leveraged his position on reddit to promote his friend's marketing company.
Four days ago, GallowBoob posted this picture of his friend and Harold (famous Internet meme guy) at a bar together to /sub/pics. In the comment section, he told everyone to follow his friend on Twitter and to find his youtube and Instagram. The friend instantly shows up to the thread and links a video featuring Harold in the picture. Turns out, the friend works for a marketing company called DugOut, which is posting the Harold video all over their social media channels. The next day, the video is posted to /sub/videos by a different user and gains thousands of upvotes almost instantly.
To put it simply, GallowBoob is leveraging his reddit fame to promote his friend's marketing company. GallowBoob made it seem like his friend organically met Harold at a random bar, when in fact the friend already planned on making a promotional video with him.
Please tell me how this is acceptable.
This is Gallowboobs job. Like, his actual job. He's paid to game reddit for marketing purposes. Dude gets a W2 for it and everything. People like him are the frontline soldiers for "internet strategist" companies. Think Cambridge Analytica, just not politically focused (that would be more maxwellhill's thing).
A big part of his success comes from succeeding in turning himself into a pseudo-meme on reddit to defuse attacks against him by the hivemind, something many other powerusers have fallen victim to over the years.
I doubt the person is actually a friend of his. More likely they paid him to act like they were friends in order to get the exposure they needed.
Probably a 1099 but yeah
Even worse, they found a way to exploit Harold's image without purchasing stock photography.
I couldn’t even understand that post.
One for Americans only, perhaps?
Cheaper than a focus group, I suppose
This one's weird to me because I can recollect 2 situations where people have actually asked me the same question and there's normally a lot of bizarre Ask Reddit questions that don't see the light of day. At the same time, I'm cynical as shit and this is probably marketing.
I go to that place a lot and even I don't have a clue what the hell he's talking about.
17k points in an hour for a battery comparison
edit: somehow this shit got significantly more upvoted than the literal infinity war trailer
Submitted an hour ago, currently number one on /sub/all.
I don't normally come to this subreddit or anything, but that post is so blatantly corporate advertising that I can't believe other people haven't said anything about it.
And somehow the layout, data presentation style and typography selections, along with the brand names & products very clearly presented in the chart, makes the whole thing reek of being an ad. Also, the user has only one other post.
Edit: In the comments of the post, someone even was surprised at the fact that another brand was the lowest performer on the chart even though that brand is the market leader in rechargeable batteries. Funny how the brand being advertised placed that one the last... Nothing to do with making the biggest competitor look bad... 🙄