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December 14, 2006

Powers of Persuasion

Here is a Utube video about the power of persuasion and subliminal messages. I found it on Design Verb. You have to watch it the whole way through to understand the point. I know, I know, it's hard not to hit the stop button when the narrator is British, but just bear through it (no pun intended).

I'm adding this in, post a couple comments: The other day ago Kyle and I were talking about how we are visual people, constantly banking images and color schemes into our minds for future use. I think most artistically-minded people do this. Does that mean that artists are more susceptible to persuasion? Or maybe artists are less susceptible because instead of taking entire images in they break images down into components? Are visual people more influenced by visuals?

Posted by audrey at December 14, 2006 3:11 AM


WOW! that is incredible (if its real)

Posted by: docbeezy at December 14, 2006 10:02 AM

My first instinct was that the video was fake, so there might be something to that. Even before I got to the end it seemed a little shady, still interesting none-the-less.

Posted by: audrey at December 14, 2006 10:11 AM

that's really awesome. and i'm just guessing, but i might say that visual people are more susceptible (but less-negative sounding...) to visuals. you take in more visuals and let them influence you.

Posted by: kevin at December 14, 2006 10:31 AM

Wait are bears British? I wasn't aware of this.

Posted by: kyle at December 14, 2006 2:48 PM

some of the things they show on their taxi ride the 2 advertisers never even looked at, or walked by.

i am suspicious.

Posted by: docbeezy at December 14, 2006 3:08 PM

It has to be fake.. I mean, those wings that they passed in the cab don't even look like wings. I kept wondering how they were going to incorporate an octopus (which is what I thought they were).

Posted by: Anthony at December 15, 2006 1:06 AM

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