Last night I purchased a drink at my local grocery store for my cousin who has a cold. It was a very specific type of weird 'hippy' drink full of vitamins and such to make you feel better. Anyway, I gave it to him and he apparently liked it. Today he sent me a message on my phone (basic text messaging, no third party app) with an image of the same brand of drink in a different flavor. A few minutes later I was scrolling through Instagram and there was an advertisement for this brand of drink. I have never googled, or searched in any way for this beverage. The only time this sort of drink was has ever been mentioned in any digital form by me was through the conversation with my cousin. We didn't even mention the specific brand, but the logo was very clear in the photo he sent me. Irritating, and creepy. Anyone had anything similar happen? And, if any tech guys know how to keep this from happening, I'm all ears. This has nearly pushed me to revert to a 'dumb' phone. Also, please don't suggest this is some 'brand bias' phenomenon where I'm just more likely to notice something new after I've been introduced to it. This is wayyyy to specific of a brand, and too coincidental to be anything other than machine learning at work where it shouldn't be.