Dear Cerebral Centurions:
Here is something borrowed from another blog (at tremendous risk and expense) which those of you who are interested in the art of pursuasion will find a bit funny, but quite thought-provoking. I am fascinated with the workings of the Human mind, the ways in which it is manipulated, and the use of language in achieving this manipulation. From a practical standpoint, this represents an interesting twist on the traditional methodology of endorsement advertising for credibility.
I am reminded of an issue of THE NATIONAL LAMPOON from many years ago, which sported a bleak cover with a picture of a sorry-looking mutt with a gun up against the side of its head. The cover title was "BUY THIS MAGAZINE OR WE'LL SHOOT THIS DOG." Tasteless? Yes. Offensive? Yes. Did I buy it? You bet I did!
I have come up with an excellent way to use a "counter-endorsement" (a LINGOVATION!) instead of an endorsement. A counter-endosement can be every bit as powerful as an endosement.
Here's an example (come up close and form a semi-circle everyone):
O.J. Simpson does not read The NATIONAL NETWORKER Newsletter. He'd never click on http://twitlik.com/OK for his free subscription.
Or perhaps this one:
Would you rather get a free subscription to The NATIONAL NETWORKER Newsletter at http://twitlik.com/, or go hunting with Dick Cheney?
A NOTE ABOUT HYPERLINKS:
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