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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: zanamartin (zanamartin)
Posted at: October 11th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)

I consider most common ads (like toothpaste) to be the best example of terror marketing by using reverse psychological triggers. Every single spot ad is trying to convince you the about the benefits you'll get when buying one or another product. So, when you're thinking of the consequences of not using this or that you've been caught.
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