The Sneaky Psychology of Advertising

Posted By: on June 27, 2011

Hannibal Lecter

Those evil, devious men and women in advertising. They may not be out killing and stealing directly, but the techniques they often use are designed to lead you down the path to purchase. Is it fair to associate them with one of the most horrific fictional murderers of all time? Of course not, but that’s the point.

The sensationalism in psychological manipulation is only one aspect. The infographic below by our friends at BuySellAds takes a deeper look at what makes the advertisements we see every day tick. Click to enlarge.

Sneaky Psychology of Advertising

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