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O2: Advertising SubliminalS EXposed

You & Me My daughter, Rosanna, sent me the link to this new O2 commercial in the UK. Cute, eh? Rosanna has previously shown me that she inherited my keen awareness of subliminal messages, but this time she put two-and-two … Continue reading

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Different Commercials: Same Actress

Heart to Home Meals Seasons Retirement Communities (No doubt these are Canadian television commercials, and the actress [Eleanor?] may be related to someone in the industry, but there’s no mistaking her personality.) She reminds me of my Mom when she … Continue reading

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“Can I Be Manipulated? Can You?”

The Great Hack (2019) From Wikipedia: The Great Hack is a 2019 documentary film about the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal, produced and directed by Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer, both previous documentary Academy Award nominees (The Square, Control Room, Startup.com). … Continue reading

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Truth in Advertising: the Eyes have It

Questrade As with all advertising campaigns, this latest one from Questrade is inspired. Because we are so good at reading people’s faces, they gave us a series of television spots that feature individuals with honest expressions on their face, in … Continue reading

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Marshalls MOM$

Just a thought: $WOW in a Marshalls’ ad equates to MOM$ as a subliminal message.

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Sometimes, ‘Scuit Happens

Triscuit Is it just me, or can anyone else hear the hidden message in this advertisement?

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Are You “Fed Up” Yet?

I’m Fed Up to Here… (Draws hand across neck). When I was a child my mother used to ask me if I was CFRB. They were (and still are) the call letters of a radio station in Toronto. When I … Continue reading

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BP: Banana Peel?

In an inspired bit of invention, a recent British Petroleum advertisement follows a discarded banana peel from its first garbage can through its refuse collection to the recycling furnace where it will be turned into energy. It fixes BP into … Continue reading

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Decoding a New Advertising Catchphrase

Bonvoy! Marriott Hotels have created a new rewards scheme. They want it to stand out from the crowd, so they decided to call it something that people can say to each other in a TV advert. Nothing else is said, … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed, Something True

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing This one started out as a Coca Cola advert in 1971.   The advert proved so popular that the lyrics were adapted to a song which the New Seekers then recorded.   … Continue reading

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