[LINK] Aussie TV network guilty of subliminal ads

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Wed Oct 15 10:51:22 EST 2008


On 14/10/2008 at 8:25 PM grove at zeta.org.au wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Oct 2008, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>
>> On 14/10/2008, at 2:26 PM, David Boxall wrote:
>>
>>> I reckon it doesn't matter if we don't believe it works - nor even
>>> if we
>>> believe it's been proven not to work.  What matters to me is that
>>> advertisers are trying to manipulate people's subconscious.
>> I do believe that ALL advertising is attempting to do this...
>
> And I believe that as a component in a number of combined factors, 
> it works.
>
>
> rachel

Perhaps, but there are ways and there are ways.  Much as one can 
persuade a casual acquaintance into bed or drug their drink.  Bear in 
mind the target audience in the latest example given in the Media Watch 
report.  It could be argued that the advertising industry has developed 
into such an abomination that it warrants orders of magnitude more 
regulation, if not an outright ban.

Think of it: a world without advertising.  Ah, the tranquillity!

-- 
David Boxall                    |  Drink no longer water,
                                |  but use a little wine
                                |  for thy stomach's sake ...
                                |            King James Bible
                                |              1 Timothy 5:23




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