Suportive Advertising ?

  1. I logged into our forum this morning. One of the Ads that popped up on the right hand side was for "Appallation Sipping Cream" from Sugarland Distilling Co. Great Ad for a Nursing Recovery forum. Jeez!
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  3. by   malamud69
    Well...wether you drink that "kool-aide" or the stuff that comes with the equally disgraceful ads for rehab facilities is of no concern...as a number you are simply expected to spend money...
  4. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    I'll have to get some when I'm done with this farce
  5. by   hppygr8ful
    Quote from Oogie
    I logged into our forum this morning. One of the Ads that popped up on the right hand side was for "Appallation Sipping Cream" from Sugarland Distilling Co. Great Ad for a Nursing Recovery forum. Jeez!
    The pop-up adds are sometimes related to browsing history though I doubt you would be browsing this stuff. I found that when I am looking at buying something my pop-ups take on a theme. Like when I booked a hotel in Palm Springs last year I got a bunch of pop-ups on face book for great things to do in Palm Springs! You can disable pop-up adds if you so desire.

    Hppy
  6. by   dagobah
    Googling "Appallation Sipping Cream" now
  7. by   dagobah
    Ohhh by the way it's Appalachian Sippin' Cream. Chocolate liqueur. Yeah not good for this forum
  8. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    I don't know. You have a bunch of people in here. Some wanna be sober. Some don't. I suppose its like any advertising. When I watch TV or pick up a newspaper not every ad is targeted at me. It's unlikely that I'm going to buy hair dye marketed to women or join the marines at age 56 so I'm not the target so that ad's ineffective for me. This ad is also ineffective for me because chocolate liquor sounds like something they would serve in hell. However an ad for something that I can't drink right now and might like could certainly be effective in the future when I have the power to act as I see fit instead of just doing what I'm told. It's like the car ad. I can't afford the cool convertible right now but in a couple years who knows...
  9. by   hppygr8ful
    Quote from SpankedInPittsburgh
    I don't know. You have a bunch of people in here. Some wanna be sober. Some don't. I suppose its like any advertising. When I watch TV or pick up a newspaper not every ad is targeted at me. It's unlikely that I'm going to buy hair dye marketed to women or join the marines at age 56 so I'm not the target so that ad's ineffective for me. This ad is also ineffective for me because chocolate liquor sounds like something they would serve in hell. However an ad for something that I can't drink right now and might like could certainly be effective in the future when I have the power to act as I see fit instead of just doing what I'm told. It's like the car ad. I can't afford the cool convertible right now but in a couple years who knows...
    Back in the day I used to play at distilling - hated like heck to give it up as I was finally onto a recipe that was getting tasty.

    Hppy
  10. by   Meriwhen
    Website ads are usually dictated by your browsing history. I can go look up a product on Amazon or the product's website...and next thing I know, no matter what website I'm on, I'm inundated with ads for that specific product or a related one. Right now, I'm being flooded with makeup ads (Au Naturale, if you are interested. I need foundation).

    It may be possible that such an ad came up due to this being the holiday season when parties, celebrations--and alcohol use--tend to ramp up. Ignore it.
    Last edit by Meriwhen on Dec 14, '17
  11. by   noctanol
    Ads are generated by what you look for or at. At some point you or someone using your phone searched for alcohol. It's really simple. These are not random ads.
  12. by   Oogie
    Interesting assortment of reply's, sober since 6/15, no need to search about alcohol ...Peace...
  13. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Who care if you were searching for ETOH ads. I personally think that many are entertaining. Besides my reading of the big book (and I'm far far far from a thumper) from memory states that we can have alcohol in our homes, be around alcohol and even go to "whoopee parties" so long as we are spiritually fit (whatever that may mean). People that are alcoholics cannot withdraw from a society that is largely under the influence. Alcohol is pervasive in just about all venues of "normal" peoples lives so we can't hide from it. There is nothing in this universe more vomit inducing than the self righteous ex-drunk who now preaches all manor of prohibition. It comes down to a pretty simple proposition for the individual one either chooses to drink or drug or not. That's perhaps my main criticism of these programs we have no choice right now. If we relapse we face draconian punishment. Is there a place such punishment in actual recovery? I think not. What happens when we have a choice again? I will tell you of the many members I have been through group with in the last year almost all are counting down the time until their next drink.
    Last edit by SpankedInPittsburgh on Dec 15, '17
  14. by   noctanol
    Quote from Oogie
    Interesting assortment of reply's, sober since 6/15, no need to search about alcohol ...Peace...
    Don't post then get mad for honest replies. Anyway, I'm not an alcoholic but isn't alcohol everywhere from every gas station, every wing place, pizza joints, Walmart, grocery stores and so on. If you're sober then you pass this places without any issues. Is there something in particular about an ad that would make you relapse??

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