Subliminal Advertising

coderitr

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I just saw this for the first time and think that more people should know about it.

Food Network is allowing McDonald's to run subliminal advertising on their programming. Watch this video.

http://michaelcastellon.blogspot.com/2007/01/food-network-running-subliminal.html

It shows a portion of the program Iron Chef America wherein the narrator of this video noticed something flash on the screen so he used the DVR to back up and see what it was. It was a one-frame-long McDonald's advertisement.

I'm not sure how I feel about this. Do they have the right to invade my subconscious with their pitch?
 
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years ago, back in the 60's I recall this was used by movies, until it was proven to be totally useless advertising. The few tests that showed any influence (show a desert to force a drink, show a party to force popcorn purchase) were all setups by ad agencies to try for advertising dollars.
 

ekim68

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Wow, I just watched that. What disturbs me more, is why did Food Network do that? Do they need the money? What's in the advertising budget for that? Unfortunately in my eyes,
that diminishes them. Their food, as opposed to fast food....
 
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Shame on Food Network...........:(

I don't care how many times my subconscious mind sees that............I will not eat at McDonalds after watching the movie "Supersize Me".......their food is garbage.
 
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hotskates said:
I don't care how many times my subconscious mind sees that............I will not eat at McDonalds after watching the movie "Supersize Me".......their food is garbage.
That movie was pretty wild :eek: the freakiest part was in the extras when he showed how their fries never decompose :eek: (n)
 
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hotskates said:
Shame on Food Network...........:(

I don't care how many times my subconscious mind sees that............I will not eat at McDonalds after watching the movie "Supersize Me".......their food is garbage.
same here I hate Mcdonalds. I like burger king :D
 
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reminds me of the john carpenter flick..."they live"

don't know much about tv production.....are we certain that the food network is responsible for that one frame being inserted into the broadcast?

and what's all those red lights and stuff running across the bottom of the screen?
 

Izme

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well...I watch the food channel quite often and have had no craving for MickyD's

sooooooo :D
 
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lexmarks567 said:
I mean the foods better :rolleyes: :D
Better tasting you mean:confused:Because I don't think the quality is any better(n)
I got a chicken sandwich one time at BK that I thuought was actually pretty healthy ...........until the mayonaise started oozing out of the side of the sandwich:p
 
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izme said:
well...I watch the food channel quite often and have had no craving for MickyD's

sooooooo :D
Me too izme.......:confused: Maybe it doesn't work on intellectuals:D
 

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