Shady Marketing Tricks Used to Trick Your Kids to Eat Junk Food

Marketers are now creating promotional content that viewers pay more attention to than commercials that can be ignored or muted. Children today can log onto commercial Web sites and create avatars, play with virtual pets and interact with their favorite TV characters.

AlterNet reports:

“On the McDonald's site alone, they can connect with their friends, enter contests, download coupons for McDonald's products, play interactive games and provide McDonald's with valuable market research by saving their favorite activities in a customized profile and even voting on the name of new products or marketing tools.”

Marketers are using sophisticated psychology to help children nag their parents into buy them desired item. Brand loyalty can develop at age 2, and last a lifetime.

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