What does an ad say about a society? When viewing a product advertisement, many people never stop to think why the ad and product appeals to them. However, when a more critical look is taken, it’s easy to see precisely how ads are carefully tailored to appeal to trending values of a targeted demographic, and how that makes it easy to examine the society of those whom the ad is targeted at. In the analytic writing Advertisements R Us, Melissa Rubin provides an excellent example of this, as she crafts a logical and clear analysis of a 1950’s Coca-Cola magazine ad which thoroughly explains how advertisements can reveal quite a great deal about the society in which they were created.
In the reading Advertisements R Us, Melissa Rubin expands upon her analysis of Coca-Colas’ 1950 magazine advertisement, and brings many points to light about how the company uses cleverly crafted advertising tactics to appeal to a specific group of Americans. By clearly communicating her evidence to back up the analysis of the advertisement, Ruben composes a thoughtful and persuasive paper. For example, Rubin explains how simple details, such as the use of their slogan on the vending machine pictured which reads “Drink Coca-Cola - Work Refreshed”, and the placement of “Sprite Boy” in the ad, all work together to send a message that makes consumers want to buy their product. Consequently, because of the evidence presented in her writing, Rubin has crafted a paper that I find logical and persuasive.
Verizon Wireless is a big time cell phone company in which for years now, has been widely regarded as the top of competition. Which include companies such as at&t, sprint, and T-Mobile. While there are many other companies these are seen as the tops of competition in regards to others. Verizon in many of its commercials use a variety of rhetorical tactics to persuade you to believe they are truly the best in service. These tactics include providing coverage maps, using colorful balls in which compare between the four companies, and using written text stating facts about their coverage and overall service. While verizon may be the top in service all around I do believe some things are a little stretched.
The advertisement created by Emily Dai and I, Marissa Hanzlik, covered the realm of the waverers. We advertised for Virgil Travel to visit the outside of the gates of hell. Emily and I chose to do a commercial because it would give us more of an opportunity to be creative and have fun with the project. The target audience for our ad are sports fans, particularly those who enjoy attending the events in person.
Many ads have been written over the course of time, in hopes of ensnaring the audience into buying their product by informing people of its superiority or even by appealing to the emotions of a person. Ads work as a way to showcase products and their growing enhancements. In the ad shown above by Rick Menard, the product Lottoland is being advertised. This add is designed to persuade buyers into purchasing their ticket through its methods, using a terrifying situation and numbers to prove its point. The add written by Rick Menard is clearly meant to persuade lottery ticket buyers to buy their merchandise by setting the situation of a shark attack and giving statistics to provide a feeling of confidence to the watcher that they will most likely have the chance to win the lottery.
In the Hunter/Gatherer section of Omnivore’s Dilemma, Pollan talks about what it takes to accomplish the task of developing a meal on his own; consequently, the people of today’s society are so used to the abundance of food that they have no idea what all is involved in establishing a full meal. Americans take this great abundance of food for granted, which causes an increased craving for more. This is where the world of advertisement has been the strongest. One of the easiest ways to reach people is through their food; therefore, major food industries try to lure people in at all costs just to buy their products. The Fast food industry is the
“As a leader in communications, Verizon's mission is to enable people and businesses to communicate with each other. We are also committed to providing full and open communication with our customers, employees and investors”
Verizon Communications formed by the merger of two big and successful companies, Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp., is the largest telecommunication company. The company serves large part of the market in United States. However the company faces certain strengths and weaknesses which affect the way company formulate its strategies.
The television commercial was telecasted in November 17, 2008 (11 years ago) through known as banned comedy type commercial. It’s a controversial ad produced by Pepsi co where a kid tried to get drink from vending machine included both Pepsi and coke. He put down 2 cokes under feet and reached the higher button to get Pepsi. At the very beginning this advertisement was telecasted in TV channels but after imposing new advertising law this ad banned.
I will be analyzing two advertisements, stating how effective they are likely to be in achieving their purpose and in selling a renter’s paradise. In my analysis I will include a list of persuasive techniques used in these advertisements. Undoubtedly, the purpose of an advertisement is a strong appeal to the readers. The purpose of the first advertisement; The Grove, apartments is to persuade the audience to experience the pleasurable and joys of living. It strongly reinforces the views through the content of the text and captures the interest of the audiences through multiple eye-catching pictures. When the reader first looks at the advertisement, it makes him or her feel how entertained and amusing this place can be in spite of the all
On May 2014; the Women’s and Health magazine published an advertisement for Sofia Vergara featuring Head and Shoulders. Head and Shoulders is a shampoo product with different kinds of shampoos. This advertisement is selling the green apple head and shoulder shampoo with its conditioner. Who are the targeted audience? Why would any person choose this product not the other? A lot of questions the advertisement must reply on to be considered as a good advertisement. One of the main questions asked would be if this was a persuasive advertisement or not. Such a question is answered through the use of logos ethos and pathos.
“What is technology?” Have you ever marveled about the prominence of technology in our day-to-day lives? If you ever have, you have undoubtedly appreciated its complexity and its capability to make everyday responsibilities easier for yourself. For example, you probably admire how cellphones have completely eradicated the old-fashioned method of communicating, by sending mail to friends and relatives. Or how the invention of laptops and computers have brought up a new, more efficient method to stay in touch with the world, though the internet, rather than the previous method of newspapers. However, all these basic ideas of the importance of technology are ideas of what technology has done for you, and can be completely different for others. Have you ever wondered what technology has done for others, perhaps people not in the same circumstances as you, perhaps of a different age, religion, race, gender, or socio-economic status than you? Maybe you haven’t, but Microsoft, a leading technological superpower, certainly have wondered about this as seen in their “Empowering” ad.
We have decided to deconstruct the advertisement as follows: 1.what tools of persusion have been useds? Need to consider language of advertisement? (modality words, mood/tone) (voice used active)