Blatant ‘Subliminal’ Advertising on the Food Network

January 23, 2007

I wish this video was fake but sadly I don’t think it is. It appears that the Food Network has been putting pretty blatant ‘subliminal’ ads into some of their shows. This one is from Sunday night’s Iron Chef. Take a look.


I think it’s sad that some advertisers feel they need to resort to these tactics. I enjoy watching clever ads. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen Guinness’ Evolution ad. I’ve put it below for your enjoyment. Time for me to grab a Guinness from Brendan’s fridge.

– chris

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One Response to “Blatant ‘Subliminal’ Advertising on the Food Network”


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