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in contrast, has been conducted in secret b firms. It constitutes 'intellectual property' t to outsiders" (Bullock 2004a, 105). This raises if all this is so secret, how does he know a Bullock does address advertising's perspective, ment: "Advertisers deny they use sublimin 107). But the subhead above this statement makes Bullock's slant clear. He first addr rette campaign. The copy on the first ad loo and reads, "If you got bopped doing the bum hard pack" (Bullock 2004a, 107). His little d penises that he suggests have been embedded theme in these ads is overt, not covert. Embed sexual message across. Bullock (2004a) suggests that advertisers ar placing embeds in advertising: "Advertisers are intelligent, creative people faced with a itive pressures of the marketplace force them and at the same time require them to deny the the media into this great conspiracy: "... mar the mainstream media from exposing the us Most newspapers, magazines, and television revenues for survival. They are naturally rel because advertisers provide their income" Even when Bullock (2004a) quotes advertisin they do not use subliminal advertising, he c testing Too Much" (130). He does the same w This content downloaded from 41.33.250.18 on Thu, 20 Dec 2018 10:07:59 UTC All use subject to
400 THE JOURNAL OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS Disinformation" (131) when reviewing the his claims. Bullock is very dismissive of t scientific studies have purported to 'prov techniques don't affect consumer behavior" the Moore (1982) study because the embed Other studies he suggests are "misleading even though these were refereed papers in example, he suggests that the control ads that the author of the study just did not because the 'control' ads probably containe had not detected" [emphasis added] (132). I a gift that has been given only to Key and B accepts what Key sees at face value, even th Bullock (2004a) analyzes other ads on tab ads portray pedophilic fantasies, incest, a women (even though their eyes are open) has homosexual implications. This is B refers to free and uninhibited lifestyles. 'Fou to the two mouths and two anuses involved in homosexual sex. 'Full sized bed' requires no explanation, and 'hangs out' refers to exposed genitalia" (147). It is hard to believe that Dodge would purposefully use homosexual images to sell a vehicle that they have positioned as a "man's truck." But the most offensive analysis is of a news photograph (165) taken of one of the towers at the World Trade Center on September 11. Bullock sees an attacking monster in the billowing smoke. Bullock takes a Freudian turn by suggesting that the real reason no one admits to using subliminal techniques is that we do not want to accept the truth about ourselves. Again, he goes through some classic psychological experiments, including the one where a cohort lies to see if the actual par ticipants would change an obviously right answer to the wrong one. He again talks about the billions of dollars spent studying subliminal perception in psychology since the 1950s (172). With that kind of money he may be con fusing subliminal studies with motivation studies, which have been done.

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