32 Ways Advertisers Have Learned to Get in Your Head and Pilot You Like a Megazord

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32 Ways Advertisers Have Learned to Get in Your Head and Pilot You Like a Megazord

The most insidious thing about marketing and advertising is that it actually works. There’s an army of people being paid to figure out how to get us to buy items we’ll never use and food we could make at home. They’re already lodged firmly in your brain — and in the case of subscriptions, your credit card. Resistance is futile.

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CRACKED.COM Do not be square and rude! Get an éclair, my dude! The rhyme-as-reason effect spits rhymes to persuade you. This is a bias your brain has, which makes you think of a statement as more true or accurate if it rhymes.

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This phone costs you $70 per megapixel. It's a bargain! The disrupt- then- reframe technique is meant to derail your train of thought. You're told something unusual, even nonsensical, that makes you go huh?- then you're helpfully given something rational- sounding that you'll be happy to cling to. GRAGKED.COM

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GRAGKED.COM Ifyoucallinthenextfiveminutes yougetaspecialbonus.. Talking fast gives an appearance of competence. The stereotype of the fast-talking salesman exists for a reason. Someone running their mouth on full throttle looks like a confident person who knows what they're talking about.

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GRACKED.COM Love bombing showers you with affection. Love bombers give you a huge amount of promises and attention to open you up to their influence. This tactic is used to sell you seedier things than a used car r-cults, for example.

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CRACKED.COM This will be very beneficial for people like us. Inclusive language makes you a part of the cool crew. Someone trying to get you onboard will use we or you and me to include you in the in-group. That way, you're given a sense of solidarity or responsibility.

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Will you risk losing everything for skimping on a few bucks? Fear is a powerful motivator. Often, salespeople won't tell you what you stand to gain with what they're selling-they'll tell you what you stand to lose without it. Sensing a threat is sure to loosen up your wallet. CRACKED.COM

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Fun-Tac clay is often used to hold silverware on the spot wanted by the photographer-instead of, you know where the gravity should have placed it. CRACKED.COM

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HAiR: IT'S FAKE! IN SOMETHING LiKE 80% OF FASHiON SHOOTS. THE MODELS' HAiR iS ENHANCED WiTH EXTENSiONS. GRACKED.COM

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