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Amplifying The FUD

Customers are often pushed towards a particular product due to marketers amplifying the FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) state.

  1. They claim the product is backwards compatible, or is fully compatible with a variety of hardware, implying that the competitor's product isn’t.
  2. They claim that their product requires minimal training of employees.
  3. They try to sell the worth of the product by claiming that millions of customers use it.
  4. They try to hasten the decision by giving limited time discount offers.
  5. They play the ‘limited stocks’ game or suggest how others have benefited from the same.

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  • FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) is a collection of feelings and emotions that influence our thinking.
  • It was coined by Gene Amdahl, who worked at IBM and later founded his own company.
  • Business, media, politics and even some religions use FUD intentionally, as they under...

  1. Be clear and objective about your product or service and what the features are.
  2. Answer common questions through a collection of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
  3. Offer demos so that customers can themselves make up their minds about your service or product.
  4. Havin...

Various tech companies use fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) to control customer behaviour. They plant fake news, confusing press releases and benchmark tests to influence the decisions of prospective customers.

We first need to identify the various fears, uncertainties and doubts (FUD) we have in ourselves, trying to resolve them when we know what they are and from where they are coming from.

Instilling fear, uncertainty and doubt in the minds of people isn’t new. Governments and political groups have been fearmongering for centuries.

Spread intentionally and unintentionally, FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) techniques are quite common. Some of the most utilized techniques to create or amplify FUD among people are:

FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) techniques use various belief patterns and cognitive biases already present in people.

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