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Thickey says

Hi everyone, This is something that has been bothering me a little for a while and I just want to get some other peoples perspective on it.

Quite a few slider demos etc that uses images tend to have images of pouting women in various states of undress which personally does nothing for me and would almost convince me to not look further at the item being offered. (Not to single anyone out but [link removed] as an example.. there are many more).

Now the above is something I would consider discussing with the marketing manager but to be honest I would feel uncomfortable showing her a demo with a an image of a lady thrusting her crotch at us. Would it be to much to ask to have a “no half naked woman (or man)” rule for the demos?

Tom

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mordauk says

Tom, I can agree with you that those kinds of images should probably be avoided for many different reasons, but it has also been shown many, many times that using images like those can have a dramatic impact on sales. For some buyers it will turn them away, but for many it actually increases their interest.

I’m not say it’s right or wrong, just pointing out that there are good marketing reasons for doing so.

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VF says

I do work from home and I have to be aware if someone is behind me before opening some pages here! :D

Sometimes I even allocate/postpone special time for viewing particularly few author’s files or even never go through their profiles. (the same is the possibility for an office environment)

Regarding marketing, I think it may help more page views but mostly doesn’t going to convert into purchase.

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WebSmacker says

I agree. We should picket and chant “No More Boobs!” lol

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CodingJack says

The ratio of men to women in this industry is far greater than some others. And if it were reversed, I’m sure we’d see nothing but hot looking dudes :D. But I understand the point and personally try to use classy photos and sometimes even mix in a dude here and there :P

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jwmcpeak says

I couldn’t agree more, Thickey.

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aleluja says

Just check out event flyers at graphicriver, you would puke. Using women body as a tool is disgusting.

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CodingJack says

Just check out event flyers at graphicriver, you would puke. Using women body as a tool is disgusting.

I would argue that there’s nothing shown in event flyers that the average person doesn’t see on television on a daily basis. If the argument is that these photos are offensive to some due to moral reasons I can understand that. And in these cases, buyers can easily disassociate themselves from products and authors they don’t approve of. But aside from blatant nudity, we’re walking a thin line when we start to restrict content. Because then where does it end? Do we ban guns on 3dOcean next? Personally I find violence to be much more offensive than nudity, but that’s just me ;)

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VF says

^ It depends on the context. I mean we may need not take the responsibility of censor board for public, instead atleast we need to think about buyer experience. For me the current trend has potential to drive away some buyers.

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Crakken says

@Thickey Your avatar can express your mood. JK :P

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