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Terror marketing
by contraindicated for use with/for/by humans (agent139)
at December 30th, 2008 (12:21 pm)

"Terror marketing, or toxic marketing, is one area of negative psychological triggering that works when the target demographic has developed resistance to mass-marketing techniques. In some sense, all black metal relies on toxic marketing. Most horror films use toxic marketing, and a great example comes from the 1990 film Crazy People, in which an advertising executive places an ad for a film called The Freak with a tagline that states "This film won't just scare you, this film will fuck you up for life."

http://www.publicindividual.com/memetics/page59.html

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Posted by: the artist formerly known as Merkabamystica (bythebootstraps)
Posted at: December 30th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)

Would the pop up ads for Norton Antivirus that come installed on a PC count as this?

"Your computer is not safe! You could be at risk for an attack of a virus!"

Posted by: Nick (sarx_phagos)
Posted at: December 30th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
money here money there
twodollarbill

That sounds like a nasty trojan horse I had earlier this year. I commit money to that sham company that wanted me to pay to get rid of their virus, but I still had to fork over $60 to have some computer guru wipe my hard drive. The moral of this story is: I still spent money. So sad.

~~Nick

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