Category: ads

Delete the mental pop-up ads

June 17, 2013 | 9 comments

A friend shared an enlightening analogy with me the other day that I wanted to pass on… She equated the aggressive suggestions mortal mind pops into our mind on occasion to the pop-up ads often encountered when browsing the Internet.

Branding disease

October 25, 2010 | 2 comments

Here’s a must read article it you’d like to understand better how millions of people decide in a short period of time they have a problem they never thought they had until they started listening to ads telling them they

Do doctors know everything?

June 25, 2009 | 5 comments

While flipping through a newspaper this week, I glanced through an ad for losing weight written by a clinic of doctors who specialized in treating obesity. Half-way through the text I stopped reading, a bit dazed by one of their

McDonald’s advertising and mesmerism

August 8, 2007 | No comments yet

A study just printed confirms the dangerous effect advertising can have on the unguarded thought. Young children were given identical McDonald’s foods in name-brand and unmarked wrappers. They were then asked to identify which food tasted better. The branded foods

0 in 7

November 1, 2006 | 2 comments

Have you ever noticed ads by pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, or health-focused foundations that predict odds of people catching a particular disease? They read something like: “1 in 7 people will get [fill in the illness] by age 65.” These ads