Hidden messages: Do you feel that your behavior is being influenced through subliminal messages in everyday advertising?
I don't believe so as I hardly watch TV. Just Sports is about it. Everything else I watch is commercial free. But I suppose it could be done without us knowing it like in those dumb KFC commercials.
I find many ads irritating and they make me not want to buy a product. I used to think Lincoln's were nicely styled, but the ads with Matthew McConaughey make me never want to look at a Lincoln again. An ad for Old Navy annoyed my kids so much that we couldn't shop there anymore. I still remember an ad for Snickers that offended me so much I won't even buy Snickers for Halloween.
There have been very few ads that have actually made me want to buy a product. We usually just buy want Consumer Reports recommends or the cheapest brand available for little things.