Category Archives: Covert Marketing

Cialdini Social Proof or Hotchkiss Imitative Suggestion?

In 1924 a George Burton Hotchkiss copywriting book suggests that people use social proof in ad copy but calls it “imitative suggestion”. Are imitative suggestion and social proof the same and are they a form of hypnosis? Continue reading

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Frank Kern’s Character

Frank Kern went business-mano to surfboard-daddy-o in an overnight transformation that enabled him to cash in for millions of dollars. What happened and why did he create this virtual or perceptual character for himself? Read this article to understand character creation and Dr. Sulo’s concept of the Perceptual Character. Continue reading

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