Mind control in advertising is widespread today. Your best defense against the onslought of media and mind control is to be aware of the techniques used in advertising and social media and to learn how to navigate around them. the invention of mobile devices has given advertisers a way to influence every moment of your life if you allow it. Here are few pointers for recognizing the covert mind control that goes on all around you.
Mind Control in Advertising is Widespread
Some of the biggest advertisers are taking their advertising away from full page ads and television spots and spending up on hidden persuasion. You won't find these secret messages in ice-cubes or flickering film footage like they were in the sixties. Subliminal advertising has gone mainstream – fake news, mind control scripts, propaganda and stealth voicemail are in wide use by corporations, government bodies, and industry groups. Have you spotted any of these?
1. Point of Sale Mind Control Scripts
Clothing store staff and car salesmen use them to close the deal – carefully planned questions and subverbal cues to get you to sign. If you’ve ever walked out of a store, after spending twice as much as you wanted to, chances are you’ve fallen victim to one of these scripts. The GAPACT is used by Gap staff to upsell you. Other salesmen use word techniques to make you buy, even when you don’t have the money – because they make more by selling you 'easy' finance. When a car salesmen takes you on a test drive and asks you “Is this the type of vehicle you would like to own?”, he is using a subtle mental framing trick – it can create an embarrassing distraction while you drive. The technique is called disassociation – which is the ideal state for mental manipulation.
If you haven't been aware of these maddening mind control techniques until today then I want to warn you that you may become hyper sensitive to persuasion techniques for a while. This is usually a good thing because you recognize the influential power these subliminal messages can have and you can avoid falling prey to them.