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Offline heisdeadjim

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Avast Survey
« on: March 12, 2015, 11:45:14 PM »
Poorly formed and push-polls.

I just said I update to cloud, and the next page asks me why I don't update to the cloud. Is a mandatory question, but I can't answer it. If I do it gives conflicting responses.

Next question; "Are you aware of the potential risks involved with using cloud services, such as hacks like the recent iCloud hack?"

Bad, that's called push polling.

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Re: Avast Survey
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 04:14:18 PM »
I would have checked #3 in both questions and that would have finished the survey.  :)
I also don't like push surveys or sales attempts to try to scare you into buying anything.  :(



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Re: Avast Survey
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2015, 10:15:44 PM »
Poorly formed and push-polls.

I just said I update to cloud, and the next page asks me why I don't update to the cloud. Is a mandatory question, but I can't answer it. If I do it gives conflicting responses.

Next question; "Are you aware of the potential risks involved with using cloud services, such as hacks like the recent iCloud hack?"

Bad, that's called push polling.

I don't know about others but for me personally whenever I am put upon by intrusive methods of advertising, whether it be in print, on TV and/or radio or like in this case cyber ads, all this kind of rapacious approach to advertising does is work in a way to cause me to not ever have an interest in the product in the slightest even if I may have otherwise been interested at some point in time later on absent the aggressive advertising techniques.

It would seem this intrusive approach to advertising operates within the premise that customers are incapable of investigating what alternatives there might be for themselves.  And that perhaps given enough intrusive ads pushed upon would be customers they will either be convinced of the need for the product as a result of the barrage of ads or perhaps the concept is that the customer will simply acquiesce to the intrusive ads in order to stop them.  There may be some who will do this, but I have an idea there are many more that will flat out refuse to acquiesce to this method of advertising for these or any other reasons and instead hold firm and resolute by simply doggedly refusing to even consider the products out of hand.

For me unless the POPUP is what is appropriate for an AV program, i.e. concerning a VPS update or a notice regarding a blocked threat, all I do is read enough to know that it is not in my view an appropriate POPUP message and close it immediately without reading in detail or considering it in the least.  And it at the same time this irritant imposed upon me actually reinforces my predilection to never at any time consider the product as well.

I think any and all businesses would be better served recognizing that these kinds of aggressive approaches of promoting their products can often harden a customer’s disposition against having an interest in these very same products and at the same time instead of endearing any would be customers that would have otherwise expressed positive opinions to potential customers outside the companies sphere of advertising influence will instead end up doing the very opposite.

The way I see it, the choice to grow a business is to either:

1) Attempt to grow the customer base by targeting the few current customers who might tend to acquiesce to officious pressure ads by trying to convince this very sector of customers to buy a product they might otherwise have not wanted that much and may in the end feel put upon at a later time many of whom might at some point not be very complimentary toward the business as a result.

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2) Provide their perspective customers alternative choices in a far less intrusive manner of advertising hence amicably increasing their customers' proclivity to buy alternative products and at the same time potentially grow a much larger customer base as a result of these same customers promulgating positive personal accounts concerning their satisfaction with the business.
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