Derren Brown Advertising Agency Task

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Derren Brown wields his powers of perception and mind manipulation over the unsuspecting and the sceptical.

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Slave2PaperWithInkOn says:


Jenny Brayton says:

This is both fascinating and incredibly scary. It almost makes me sick to my stomach to think of what my children are subliminally exposed to without my knowing!

MrZappy101 says:

Wow this is completely fake! subliminal marketing does not exist! This video is completely fake and its obvious to see. Watch it again and stop where it shows all of the images. The two aren't even facing the same direction most of the time so would never even see it if they tried. For the image to actually influence the individual they must have ample time to actually process it. The entire video is all BS, Derren Brown is an entertainer, and it definitely fooled a lot of people…

dcs002 says:

Believe this video or don't, but marketing research is extremely sophisticated, and product placement and branding within stores and outside the stores is very well studied and a very reliable technique to boost sales. For example, the optimal height above ground level of the product on display is known down to the centimeter. Traffic is routed through aisles in stores where the items the store wants to sell most are on the outside of a turn because customers always look the opposite direction to where they're turning. Even the design of floor tiles will route customers in the direction the business wants the customers to go, and customers are unaware that they are being influenced. Billions of retail dollars are at stake. People have no idea how easily persuaded we are in general. You might think these methods have no effect on you, but they have a general effect on the general population. That's where the money is.

arik sin says:

There's a movie scene in Will Smiths FOCUS very similar to this. 

zq wang says:

derren's beard was kind of funny. he looks so much better now.

TheMrKlassy says:

I'm calling BS on this video and Derren's apocalypse episode.  

Royce Jarrett says:

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MusicZone says:

start from 2:53…. subliminal message…

Marc Allan Feldman says:

Advertising is a technology.  As with any technology, there are innovations, improvements in effectiveness, and eventual obsolescence.  Technological innovations usually start with the businesses, but eventually spreads to use by individuals.  The revolution will come when individuals can use advertising technologies on themselves.  People will be able to control and filter the images they see and the stimulus they receive to generate the demand that they want to generate, not the corporations.  People who want to want to eat healthier, exercise regularly, lose weight, be less materialistic, more spiritual, more compassionate.  It will be a new age.

JAY RICH says:

Darren needs to hook up with the guy on reno 911 you no the gay cop that where's short shorts hes been in a few movies as well i could see them getting along I wonder how many hundreds of Derren Browns are working in the CIA? Lol I also wonder if he was Born into this life What I mean it is from birth he was taught these things And subtly talk more and more Basically I wonder if he was brainwashed into this lifestyle? If so I'd know if he'd have to have dealt with a lot of demonic People But if like this not by his choice not a bad gig to have

Agencja Reklamowa CzART says:

Awesome case 🙂 

Eleanor Goulding says:

Lmao. The guy on the right is genuinely pissed off. 

saynah007 says:

I highly doubt that they could see the last hint, the wings at the door. Anyway, it was pretty fun to watch.

mickjen says:

None of you have commented on the use of that standing image, overlaid on the video?…. Lmfao

TheColaGoodfellow says:

This isn't mind manipulation or subliminal messaging, this is advertising guys doing their jobs.
Not only were they almost bound to use the funny impressionable bear as lighthearted way of advertising it in only half an hour, their job is to look for things for inspiration, they had highly likely willingly got inspiration from the stuff they saw.

Sorry Derren, not convinced that it is as potent asy ou are claiming.

Nurasake says:

In my graphic design classes, we were taught to always keep your eyes open and find inspiration in the world around you. We were supposed to keep cameras and sketchbooks at all times to keep track of ideas, source material, interesting things.

This particular occurence doesn't surprise me, but I'm curious to see what else this guy does!

ben coates says:

Derren, you are the type of person that the world needs more of :3

Jack Offer says:

I would like to see Derren sell a salesperson their own product

Duggy James says:

its fun to play the guessing game at the pub with strangers because every once in a while i guess a few things correct and the people are amazed.

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