Subconscious marketing communication techniques and legal implications

Brierley, Gerry, Ozuem, Wilson ORCID logo ORCID: and Lancaster, Geoff (2020) Subconscious marketing communication techniques and legal implications. Journal of Decision Systems, 29 (2). pp. 69-78.

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The efficacy and appropriateness of current advertising laws are questioned as to how customers behave emotionally towards advertising. Contacts were made with world-renowned respondents from the advertising, legal and neuroscience communities. Their responses are documented along with apposite secondary sourced material. Neuromarketing shows that emotive and rational thinking are mutually controlled. The increasing regulatory landscape has forced some advertisers to be more creative and more covert in their communications. Controversy surrounds subliminal perception with some saying it is misjudged and groundless. Suggestions are made as to how the advertising industry should engage with broader application of consumer psychology processes to evaluate regulatory procedures to improve existing laws.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Journal of Decision Systems
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
ISSN: 2116-7052
Departments: Academic Departments > Business, Law, Policing & Social Sciences (BLPSS) > Business
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2020 13:22
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 10:46


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