I was tired of spotting Squid Game everywhere, so did some research and found this!

Is it just me or is everyone here seeing memes and gifs of The Squid Game everywhere? 🤔

It surely has been happening with me a lot and so I started googling up a little bit only to come across something interesting!

This is precisely what the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon is about. It starts happening after you encounter something for the first time. Every next thing you see in your everyday life is then all about it. You see that product ad while scrolling through Instagram or see that brand’s sale ad on a billboard while crossing the road.

Am I the only one that feels creeped out? Like, have they installed cameras everywhere or what?

Don’t worry. There’s a scientific explanation behind it. This phenomenon is caused by two things:

  1. Selective attention takes over. It means that you unconsciously keep an eye out for that product, brand, or series, and as a result, find it often.
  2. You are blinded by confirmation bias. Each time you look at that product, you feel that it is proof that the thing has gained overnight popularity.

This can be an important lesson specially for marketers. Once someone hops on your website or sees your product, help them start seeing you everywhere. Send them retargeting ads, targeted emails and increase your chances of conversions.

What do you think of it? When was the last time you experienced this effect?

Siddhita ❤️

  1. 2

    Agreed :)
    I'd actually love to do this, but definitely don't have the budget for it.

    I'm actually curious how I could do retargeting - especially on twitter, and on tiktok (haven't started advertising on tiktok yet, but it's on my short todo list😁)

  2. 2

    Great info. Thanks for sharing. I would never have thought that way

  3. 1

    This sometimes happens to me when I notice a special word. And then I really start noticing it everywhere.

  4. 1

    I haven't watched it but my Google Assistant shows a news about squid game every day 😂

  5. 1

    Badder-M phenomenon. Good to know this. Thanks for letting us know.

    Btw did you watch Squid Game. I watched it. It was amazing. 😍

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