Food in Ads vs. Food in Reality

Our friends at FinancesOnline.com have created an infographic examining common deceptive advertising practices. While most people are no doubt aware that the visual aesthetic of that burger or sandwich shown in a television commercial will bear almost no resemblance to what gets placed before them in a restaurant, other tricks such as the examples pictured below may nonetheless be eye-opening to some. Such practices aren’t confined to the food industry, either, as reflected in the full graphic, which explores a number of arenas.

Wanting to present one’s product in the best possible manner is understandable, though graphics like this one beg the question, at what point do photo editing and product stand-ins cross the line between putting on a product’s best face and outright dishonesty?

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See the entire infographic here.

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