As reflected in the readings of Reading Popular Culture: An Anthology for Writers 3rd Edition, present-day advertisements expand far beyond the endorsement of a product. While the initial intent for various corporations surround the operation of selling and marketing products, many companies also find success in promoting masked messages. According to Jean Kilbourne in her article pertaining to the study of advertisement, she reveals the underlying tactics of commercialized business. As stated in the article “’In Your Face…All Over the Place’:
The last way the writer persuades the audience to make the commercial effective is through logical reasoning and well-thought-out situations. The writer did not exaggerate advertising. However, the writer used a logical situation that would keep the audience’s attention and allow them to see the product multiple times within the commercial. For example, if the writer of the commercial stood in a room and said buy our Chevy truck there would not be many people interested in the product. However, the writer used a logical situation, a dog and a young boy, to interest the audience and keep them guessing what the commercial is about.
Ellen and Sofia’s commercial uses humor to sell their product. Queen Latifah tells her audience that they can save time and money by using the product she is advertising because it can save them time and money (Queen). They also use the tagine “Department store beautiful for less” (Drew). They are trying to convince the audience to buy the product by saying that it is just as good as department store brands, and it is cheaper than the department store brand. It is good quality makeup for less.
These tools are utilized in the commercial for persuading the viewers of its reason, creating an image of credibility surrounding its name, as well as generating an emotional response. “Aristotle’s ‘ingredients for persuasion’ – otherwise known as ‘appeals’ – are known by the names of ethos, pathos, and logos.
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.
There are so many types of abuse including physical, psychological, sexual, verbal and so many more. This particular one shows a Muslim woman who wears her veil, but the thing that sticks out the most is her bloody eye. Physical abuse is something that, unfortunately, anyone can go through. Whether it be a woman or a man, no one should have to suffer through the pain. Sadly, it doesn’t matter what race, gender, sex, or age someone is because there is someone waiting to intimidate or control them. This advertisement is one of many that sends a message of a tragic doing that happens all over the world. Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner. 1 in 3 women have been victims of some
During Super Bowl Sunday, millions of people across the globe tune in to watch the game while also gawking at some of the most popular commercials of the year. Coca-Cola presented its commercial “Love Story” during this past Super Bowl. They are known for having memorable and popular advertisements, this past one was no different. “Love Story” persuades the average person to drink a Coke with any meal along with the ones they cherish.
For many years, companies have utilized advertising as a useful tool to promote their brands, convey a message, or sell their products. In today’s world, advertisements can be seen almost everywhere from enormous billboards along highways to a diminutive ads on a phone. But not all advertisements are successful. To convey a message, advertisements must contain rhetorical devices such as pathos, logos, and ethos. A good example of how rhetorical devices are used to persuade an audience is the Edward Jones “Nine Days” commercial.
In Advertisements R Us by Melissa Rubin, she analyzes how advertisements appeal to its audience and how it reflects our society. Rubin describes a specific Coca-Cola ad from the 1950’s that contains a “Sprite Boy”, a large -Cola Coca vending machine, a variety of men, ranging from the working class to members of the army, and the occasional female. She states that this advertisement was very stereotypical of society during that decade and targeted the same demographic: white, working-class males- the same demographic that the Coca-Cola factories employed.
Our perceptions of the world is largely dictated by the most important thing surrounding our environment. For example, experienced advertisers realise that choosing when and where to air a television advert is an extremely important choice because of priming effects. When viewers watch the last scene before an advert break, that last scene can activate a certain schema, which can then influence how people perceive the next advert. Consider the television show, Grey’s Anatomy. Nearly every scene before an advert break in Grey’s Anatomy ends on a depressing cliffhanger. A likeable main character just discovers the terrible news that she has cancer and is going to die within three months. The programme is then paused for an advert break. Choosing
In the “Squatty Potty” infomercial, the ad makers are trying to convince the audience to buy their product by explaining to them how using it helps prevent health problems. In the beginning of the ad the prince shows us how the unicorn is going to teach us how to use the squatty potty and how the squatty potty is going to give us the poop of our lives. The ad makers carefully crafted logos and ethos appeals to give reasons and knowledge for their audience to buy their product. They also used humor and comic to make the audience watch and feel more comfortable thinking about the proses of pooping.
Targeted Advertising: Helpful or Hurtful? Technology has challenged the rules of privacy, and people are questioning if privacy is a necessity anymore. Technology, specifically apple products such as iPhones, is a need in many people’s lives, and they cannot imagine not being able to check their phones for the weather or to ask Siri to find the closest restaurant. Unfortunately, people do not realize companies use technology for targeted advertising, which is an invasion of privacy. An invasion of privacy is when people’s private information is used to influence them and is given to other people or companies unknowingly.
In Eric Schlosser‘s essays, the author shows how the social media are targeting children by their ads and advertisements. He exposes the negative side of advertising especially when children are implicated. The author explores children’s cooperation with these companies whether consciously or unconsciously through their behavior and ways of convincing their parents to get them what they want. He mentions how these same parents by lack of spending enough time with kids pamper them and don’t refuse their desires. Schlosser gives more explanations by introducing several examples of these companies such as Disney, McDonald, clothes, oil, and phone companies, too without openly blaming neither of them. The diction used throughout the essay exposes
Olay Advert The ad makes meaning by applying semiotic styles articulately to appeal to the target audience. In the selected photo, a beautiful woman is wearing a smile and with eyes half closed. There are also words in the photograph to bring out the emotional expression in the photo to ensure it makes senses to the targeted audience. The advert designer applies signifiers to creating symbolic meaning that will appeal to the market targeted by the skin product.