Not letting you unsubscribe

Not letting you unsubscribe to an email marketing list is effectively placing your company on the same level as spammers. Sadly, some companies don't care about that, because all that matters is the next sale.

Capitalism: where manipulating people to make purchases is normal and acceptable

We live in a world where no one bats an eye at the fact that companies manipulate people into spending money, often in subtle ways. Why does this happen, and can we break free of this way of doing things?

Giveaways and raffles exist to buy your data and influence in exchange for the slightest chance of winning

A discussion about giveaways and the why they generally are amazing for companies but typically only bad for people who enter them.

"A Special Gift" that is not special or unique in any way

Advertising deception from NakedWines in the form of fake "special gift cards" — seemingly harmless to many, but in time I hope we come to see this for what it is: deception and manipulation.