Most people would agree that advertising provides the consumer with information about a product, but is that all advertising accomplishes? No.
Advertising is used to masterfully engage the mind of the consumer to motivate him or her to buy the advertised product.
Advertising is about more than just selling products, but about branding.
The advertiser simply wants to impress itself on your consciousness. No doubt company's spend a hug eamount of money on advertising to attract customers, but is ti hte only purpose of advertising form teh view point of customer.
Advertising can either be a great slave or a horrible master. How much does advertising influence your purchasing power?