Politics and marketing

There are things we can probably not alter, for example, marketing strategies based on human emotional responses [h/t reader Toodles at N.O.]:

https://brasco.marketing/9-emotional-triggers-influence-customer-buying-behaviors/

… much as it stinks of manipulation. Where “someone” should probably step in is when it gets into politics at core level, e.g. the things Common Purpose does in “leading beyond authority”. It’s not just CP either using NLP techniques – this is an old post of mine on the topic [scroll down to near the end]:

http://nourishingobscurity.blogspot.com/2008/02/groupthink-gentle-art-of-persuasion.html

https://www.propertytribes.com/nlp-neuro-linguistic-programmming-t-5031.html

https://www.newtonhypnosis.com/new-mesmerists-nlp-nonsense/

There are so many article on it, my takeaway is that it’s a very fine line. When the supermarket rearranges aisles to sell some item which was near the door, is that unethical?

What about when marketers/fraudsters target the elderly?

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1196205/crime-news-uk-elderly-hate-crime

https://www.acfe.com/fraud-examiner.aspx?id=4294997223

Who determines the ethics of all this and the law? Which laws – UK or EU? US?

What of the regulators being part of the scamming?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulatory_capture

https://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/designed-to-fail-why-regulatory-agencies-dont-work/

Perfect example in the UK is the Electoral Commission:

https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/electoral-commission-vote-brexit-voter-id-democracy-steve-bloomfield

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2019/07/20/electoral-commission-looks-biased-inept-time-reform/

In short, the regulators in almost any key field have lost the trust of one half of the argument, most usually the common citizen versus the banksters or govt itself.

And one half sees the problem in capitalism – bollox! It is in every sphere, it is corruption deep within those allowed into high places. Only question is how can a people running around frightened possibly rid themselves of these people and the system of the wrong people getting into key roles?

After all – look how slick that advertising site was in the top graphic – how to counter these bstds?

6 comments for “Politics and marketing

  1. Valentine Gray
    March 31, 2020 at 9:16 am

    Great article, what people in general really suffer from is a lack of “Intellectual Curiosity” . To me it is a Darwinian struggle but on the Psychological level, and we are a little short on the James Higham’s on my side.

    • March 31, 2020 at 10:30 am

      Very kind but kudos to Ms Toodles for this one.

  2. Mark Matis
    March 31, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    On the west side of the Pond, it is the tribe who run the Media. Not sure about the east side of the Pond.

    Over here, the majority of them yearn for the “good old days” of their Messiahs – Lenin and Stalin. And they have now added Mousey Tongue to make it a troika!!!

  3. Mona
    March 31, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Absolute Totalitarianism, perfected by fear and we never had this when threatened with mass nuke annihilation in the cold war, 5 minute warning just hide under your desk kids it will save you from a nuke blast but still go to school. We have now entered an age of mass insanity.

    • April 6, 2020 at 6:01 am

      Spot on!

  4. March 31, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Indeed, both.

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