Valentine’s Day infographics reveal sharp increase in spending and…infographics

In a very meta way, the Romantic-Industrial Complex is putting a lot of time, money and energy into cutesey infographics demonstrating how much time, money and energy we put into cutesy commercial and materialistic expressions of Valentine’s Day. I should do an infographic on it, but I don’t have the time, money or energy to do so. So, I’ll just show you them. presents

Monetate, which brings you “marketing optimization technology and conversion experts enable marketers to deliver the ultimate customer experience with unprecedented agility” also brings you this gem.
V-day Retail Infogaphic, the online marketplace for unique jewelry, bags and accessories from top independent designers around the world, has released an infographic showing the various purchasing habits of its male customers globally ahead of Valentine’s Day.”

MBC online shares the economics of Valentine’s Day:
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Pronto, which searches all the stores “so you don’t have to” knows what women really want

by Pronto.

CreditCardsCanada wants to know how you celebrate love. But more than that, it wants to tell you how you celebrate love.

Antavo, which sells technology tools for online marketers to reach customers, shows marketers how to spend money on Valentine’s Day:

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  1. Posted February 14, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Love these images, so glad love potions don’t exist can only imagine the hang over.

  2. Posted February 15, 2012 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    Some of the ‘Findings’ actually surprise me. Like… 85% of women would end a relationship over NOT getting something for V-Day? (Um… where was that sample taken, I’d like to know?) Out of a poll of 100 women, the second most wanted was a Boyfriend? (Though, seeing ‘More sleep’ come in at #8 did make me laugh) The Far East spends the most money on V-Day? (Still, given that they counted ALL of the Far East as one demographic and went by dollar amounts, I kinda wanna go ‘Duh’. China, alone has the largest population in the world, and it’s at least three times that of the US population. Of course they’re going to have spent more as a demographic. I’m willing to bet if you went by percentage per household, it would have a very different story.)

    But, after all that, I just roll my eyes and go ‘REALLY’? This is what we’re putting time and research and effort into making demographics for? Why not spend this on finding out how many women die from complications in childbirth, or how many women were the victim of assault or violence on this overrated holiday?

    …Shit, I’m getting kinda upset at this…

  3. Posted February 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    My brain is exploding!

  4. Posted February 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Personally, I think the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic episode “Hearts and Hooves Day” struck a tremendous blow against the romantic-industrial complex, and is just the thing to cheer me up when I get decapitated saint’s day blues.

    For example, the blues I get by looking at infographics where companies brag about convincing people they can bottle and sell love.

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