Advertisers Sell Images Not Products Essay

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The definition of advertising is outdated. It was previously, to endorse a product and praise goodness to induce the public to buy. They are now brainwashing consumers to buy their products using images to sell the product. The advertiser’s aim is to make the product look as good as it can through an attractive image. There are statistics, which I obtained from a Dolly Magazine, 16th May 2000, which proves that one out of four people in Australia buy a product because of the image shown in the advertisment. The images are eye catching and mention something important about the product. Ultimately it is true that, “Advertisers sell images, not products.”

The environment plays a very important role in advertising. In an advertisment I found …show more content…

Of course this is just an image trying to sell and endorse phone sex. Their gestures are important because they are referring to be living without a care in the world. The ways they lay in the spas or on the beds indicate they are relaxed and restful, this appeals to men. The symbols in this advert are definitely what they are on, i.e.: spas, pools or beds. This specifies that these girls live in a perfect and carefree world.

This brings me onto the next subject, appeals. Appeals are relating the audience with the product with a story and emotions. The positioning of the advertisements has to be put in spots where they will appeal to a certain audience. 40-50 year old males, teenagers etc. The can be a change from ugly to beautiful miraculously which would appeal to teenagers because at their age they are self-conscious. Statistics are also used to appeal to the audience. If the public hears statistics they are instantly drawn in. A perfect example of appealing to an audience is the notorious Nescafe advertisement. This consists of a man and woman who meet each other over a cup of Nescafe. There is emotion involved and this draws the audience in. There is a sequence of ads in this story and the audience is drawn in so much that when there is the nest sequence they are practically glued to the television to know how it ends. In thee and they get married, Of course every advertisement includes a cup of Nescafe but that’s what it’s there for

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