1 INTRODUCTION TO ADVERTISING Advertising messages were delivered across different media television, print, radio, Web and outdoor displays. Recently advertisements are delivered through smart mobiles, tablets, ATMs, and screen displays are made available in airports check in terminals, retail check out machines, information kiosks in stores and malls. Advertising is any kind of non personal presentation and promotion of a product by an identified sponsor using the mass media that is intended to inform, motivate and persuade the target audience. Advertising is the most important element in promotion mix it can create a distinct brand identity, motivate the customer and boost sales. Advertising must create a bond, positive attitude, build
The companies show advertisements of their products to influence consumers towards a brand. Consumer perception of a brand can be in positive or in negative that depends upon the type of advertising appeal used. Most companies choose an emotional appeal in their ad to aim the emotional aspects of consumers like some occasions, family lifestyle, relationships, social gathering etc. Advertisements agencies are more mature and responsible towards society. They now create quality and practical ads and that shows the brand maturity and status.
Because of its influence, it is evident that advertising plays a dominant role in redefining and forming gender roles and gender stereotypes. Overall, advertising can manipulate ideals in society and contribute to the formation and development of gender roles along with gender
Many advertisements are designed to generate increased consumption of those products and services through the creation and reinvention of a “brand image". • It is directed towards increasing the sales of business. • Advertising is a paid form of publicity • It is non-personal. They are directed at a mass audience and nor at the individual as is in the case of personal selling. • Advertisement are identifiable with their sponsor of originator which is not always the case with publicity or propaganda The purpose of advertising is nothing but to sell something -a product, a service or an idea.
Advertising is the fastest and most efficient way to communicate to the customers. Advertisement helps inform the consumers of the brand new products on the markets and reminds buyers of the existing and updated products. Therefore, the presence of advertising in today’s world has made a huge transition over the years. Today’s marketplace is really crowded and the competition for similar commodities in this crowded marketplace has been a tough one. It is vital for the companies to make eye-catching adverts to be able to compete with others, expand the market, increase the sales and enhance the goodwill.
The first part talks about how advertisements give importance to visual media. The second part talks about the power of celebrity in influencing consumers. The third part talks about the reliability of the advertisements. Advertisements give importance to visual media. Visual media is a great help in influencing consumers.
It is also use to target the scatter mass audience. The role of advertising on sales volume is very important. It is proved to be very essential tool in enhancing the sales of brand. Advertisement is directly linked with the sales of the products (Abiodun, 2011). Through advertisements customer behavior shaped and they motivate to buy such products.
Due to such towering saturation, it's not uncommon for most of these promotions to get lost in the clutter. That is why effective communication to a specific target audience is the key to making advertisements stand out and get results. The role of advertising in an organisations communication strategy is to overall be successful by sending out a message to the public persuading them to purchase your product. This is done through successful communication tactics in an advertisement which involves focusing on a specific target audience with information that meets their needs. Firstly an advertising communication strategy has to provoke an emotion in the possible consumer when sending out a message about the product.
Advertising is a goal oriented field that aims at delivering the wanted message to the seeked or wanted audience at the right time. It tries to turn an idea into a message using creativity, as well as, other characteristics such as: relevance, originality, and impact (Wills, Burnett & Moriarity as cited in Baig, 2013). According to Goddard (as cited in Baig, 2013), the word “advertisement” has a Latin root which is the word “advertere”, meaning “to turn towards” or “to change”. The advertising industry started in the 1950s, but did not use subtle strategies at that time. Advertisements try to amuse, inform, misinform, worry or warn people sometimes instead of always trying to persuade them to buy a certain product.
Advertising isn’t journalism, education, or entertainment—although it often performs the tasks of all three. To go back to Albert Lasker’s original definition, advertising is salesmanship in print (or in today’s parlance, in the paid space and time of mass media). As a means of communication, advertising shares certain traits of journalism, education, and entertainment, but it shouldn’t be judged by those standards. Sponsors advertise because they hope it will help them sell some product, service, or idea Depending on the type of product, marketers need to either educate or remind consumers about product benefits and features. Traditionally, companies with established product lines need to have a promotional message that reminds consumers about why they should buy or continue to buy certain