Posts Tagged ‘subliminal advertising

Your Thoughts & Wants Are Not Your Own

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Duke University did an interesting study on the effectiveness of subliminal marketing.  What they found was that the result of subliminal marketing appears to be a notable effect not only on ones awareness and interest in a marketed brand, but an influence toward the behavior associated with the brand.  The BBC reported on a similar study and offers interesting insights into theories related to subliminal manipulation.


Written by Aaron Nee

April 27, 2010 at 11:06 am

Manipulating the Manipulators

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Derren Brown devises an elaborate demonstration of how subliminal marketing influences even the masters of manipulation.

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Brown performed the same demonstration in his US version of the program.  You can see the slightly modified US demonstration here,

I previously posted an interesting interview with Brown conducted by Richard Dawkins, which is also worth checking out.