The illusion of free will or why marketing works

Recently, we have written about predictive analytics, which describes, among other things, the essential idea behind Placedise. A major point of discussion there is always the idea of “free will”. Many believe that behavior can neither be influenced nor predicted, since man has a free will. But is this correct? Let’s push this thought a little further. […]

Subliminal Product Placement in movies (study)

Background In spring 2013, we conducted a comprehensive study on the advertising effects of Product Placement. Here, we especially focused on those effects that are only perceived unconsciously. For this purpose, we first produced a short film in order to be able to integrate the placement exactly the way we wanted it to be and […]

Subliminal advertising – myth or chance?

The idea to influence consumers without their awareness about it is not new. The tactic of targeted subliminal advertising has been controversial for many years.   Fraud and myth Special attention was paid to the issue in 1957, when James M. Vicary was able to somehow demonstrate significant success in an experiment with a very […]

Conscious and unconscious stimulus perception as a partner processes

Stimulus processing from the perspective of recent research Research on the human brain, the processes of stimulus perception as well as its processing, and related possibilitys for influencing consumer behavior is still in its infancy. Nevertheless, many new, some breakthrough, findings could been obtained in the past few years (Elger et al. 2004). They are […]