Tuesday, May 02, 2006

advertising works - unfortunately

Scary to think how easily ad agencies can control our thought processes and action. They are the scourge of the earth.

Earlier this month, the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine published a report showing that for each additional hour per day that a child watched television an average of one additional request was made for an advertised product. The effect of the commercials on children lasted up to 20 weeks.

This article is all about subliminal advertising. What started out as a stunt apparently ended up a self-fulfilling prophesy.

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