For an advertisement targeted at moderately insecure women and women with a beauty complex, emotions play a huge role in the success of the ad. The first way the ad does this is through the display of a beautiful woman with perfect hair. When the target audience lays eyes on the advertisement, the first thing that crosses their mind is to look as perfect as that woman. The woman in the ad is saying in a sense, “use our product and you can look like me!” It plays on women’s’ jealousy.
The entire advertisement it is focused on evoking a response of empathy and compassion for the girl. Again, the face of the girl is strongly related to this appeal because the audience feels touched by her suffering. Also, it is very hard to see how the happiness of the girl diminishes and turns into sorrow. For example, the advertisement starts with the girl celebrating her birthday and everybody singing “Happy Birthday”, after that the mother says “Make a wish” and the girl blows the candles of a pretty decorated cake. In contrast, at the end the mother sings her the same song but this time the girl is completely devastated and there is only a lonely candle on top of a metallic plate containing some food.
Emotions and insecurities of women are played with in cosmetic commercials. By the end of the commercial, many women’s only hope is to look as perfect as the beautiful women in the
By using normal people, situations which can happen anywhere, and peaceful tone or music, audiences can be sympathized simply and not be bothered for concentrating on the commercial by background elements. From this characteristic of the commercial, we can realize that pathos functions suitably. This advertisement touches the hearts and enlarges the sympathy of
The pressure to be beautiful is an overwhelming wave that is rushing over the youth of today, particularly with girls. Girls are taught from a young age that in order for them to be worthy they must fit into a narrow, and often unhealthy, mold. Leaving many young girls vulnerable, and searching for a way alter their appearance in order to fit said mold. Covergirl, an American cosmetic brand, capitalizes off of that insecurity. In 2010 Covergirl launched a commercial featuring Taylor swift that utilizes Ethos, Pathos, and Logos; with the goal of persuade makeup wearers to purchase their makeup over other brands.
Using a famous model in their advert tells us that L’Oreal Paris has confidence in the product because a celebrity with high standards uses it. This shows us that L’Oreal Paris doesn’t mess around and take themselves and their work seriously. The advert is aimed towards aspirers as they seek status. Aspires are usually teens and young adults, often between the age group 16-24.
Advertising is a form of propaganda that plays a huge role in society and is readily apparent to anyone who watches television, listens to the radio, reads newspapers, uses the internet, or looks at a billboard on the streets and buses. The effects of advertising begin the moment a child asks for a new toy seen on TV or a middle aged man decides he needs that new car. It is negatively impacting our society. To begin, the companies which make advertisements know who to aim their ads at and how to emotionally connect their product with a viewer. For example, “Studies conducted for Seventeen magazine have shown that 29 percent of adult women still buy the brand of coffee they preferred as a teenager, and 41 percent buy the same brand of mascara”
i) Pathos ii) Logos Explain how the advertisement had used the rhetorical appeals identified in Qn 3 to persuade the audience of its choice. The advertisement uses Pathos to appeal to the reader’s emotions. Many readers are emotionally connected to their pets and upon seeing such an ad, they would be less likely to consider not drinking and driving
These days, advertisements are made with the aid of photoshop which creates an unattainable image of beauty and thus, puts pressure on women to achieve these standards. Photoshop in the beauty industry involves manipulating a picture to make it flawless. Magazines photoshop these images by toning the abdomen, removing every facial blemish, defining the cheekbones, etc. In 2003, actress Kate Winslet criticized GQ magazine for photoshopping her picture saying, “The retouching is excessive, I do not look like that and more importantly, I don’t desire to look like that”. Many women are bothered by the seemingly perfect models they see on the billboards, in television adverts and on magazine covers.
Advertisements have been used throughout generations to persuade the viewer to purchase the product that the company is trying to sell. However, some companies appeal to the emotions instead of trying to sell the product itself. Companies have the ability to persuade the opinions of the reader and make an advertisement that can be mesmerizing. Advertisements have helped the awareness of what a products good for or how it is better than the other retailers product. As Jeremy Bradley states “Advertising can help your business to increase its value and build its reputation” (Bradley, Jeremy.
Watching the commercial, the intended audience for an adult man with a son. I say that because the main character’s are an old man and his son. This commercial instills values like the past meaning reliving what you loved and also family. It’s not effective because it doesn’t use the Rhetorical Appeals like Ethos and Logos but, it does include Pathos which makes it somewhat good. Pathos is a Rhetorical Appeal that the commercial does portray in many forms.
It is believed that emotional appeal can be the most common and effective rhetorical appeal used in advertising. Authors, Tapan K. Panda and Kamalesh Mishra, elaborated on this in an article titled “Does Emotional Appeal Work in Advertising? the Rationality Behind Using Emotional Appeal to Create Favorable Brand Attitude”. They both noted that, “ad-evoked feelings have direct influence on attitudes towards the advertised brand and purchase intention”. By this, the authors are saying that with the help of emotional appeals the ad can directly elicit a certain perception that the audience may now have of the ad.
In 2013, Victoria’s Secret launched a campaign advertisement called “I Love My Body”. When I first heard about it, I was excited to finally see some positive body image promoted by VS. However, the advertisement was the complete opposite of what I had expected. This advert was created to promote and persuade females of middle to high economic status from young adults to middle age to buy the seven styles of products from the lingerie collection Body by Victoria, as well as to promote self-acceptance.