Whenever you drive down the road you see an ad. Whenever you’re on your phone or watching T.V. you will see ads. Ads are all around you wherever you go; it is close to impossible to go a day without seeing one single ad. All ads have one specific purpose, and that purpose is to make viewers intrigued to buy exactly what is being advertised. Advertisers use three strategies to draw viewers to ads, pathos, logos and ethos. These deal with emotions, logic and facts, and credibility. Ads can range anywhere from just words to pictures and if you look hard enough you will be able to locate these appeals within every ad you see. Bauer uses the appeals of pathos, logos and ethos to convince viewers that their hockey stick, the Vapor APX, is far better than any of their competitor’s sticks.
Through the use of a celebrity endorsement, Progressive gains the trust of the audience before even having to mention anything about their company. Many view celebrities as a credible source, so with the use of Michael Buffer in their commercial, Progressive is reaching a wider variety of potential customers. If a viewer wasn’t necessarily interested in the company before and then see an influential celebrity supporting the company, it may be powerful enough for the viewer to consider the use of the company and their
When it comes to the topic of commercials, most of us readily agree that commercials are irritating. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the purpose of the commercial. Whereas some are convinced that commercials are meaningless, others maintain that commercials tell a story. Effective commercials are repetitive and illustrate a story. Marketers use rhetoric marketing, the art of persuasive speaking and writing, when persuading an audience to buy a product. Rhetoric marketing is especially effective through the illustration of a story. It is effective because the marketer is able to relate to the consumer with a story or message. Advertisers also use the appeals of logic, credibility, and emotions to intrigue interest in a company. Coca-Cola’s advertisement, “Falling,” depicts the product as a confidence building companion suitable for young love through a series of logical and emotional appeals that visibly promotes the brand’s credibility.
Logos, ethos, and pathos are essential components used in advertising. By learning to recognize logos, ethos, and pathos in advertising, we are able to understand the message and what is being portrayed. (Albert et al, 2014), suggested that Aristotle postulated that a speaker’s ability to effectively convince an audience is constructed on how well the speaker appeals to that audience in three different areas: logos, ethos, and pathos. These appeals together form what Aristotle calls a rhetorical triangle.
Thus, by creating appeals to logos, pathos, and ethos, companies use advertisements as powerful persuasive tools. This can be done through the careful selection of color, imagery, narration, design, and layout, to name a few significant elements. When used correctly, these rhetorical strategies can make the difference between whether a product or idea is embraced or rejected by the
In Jib Fowles article, “Advertising’s Fifteen Basic Appeals”, he shows us fifteen ways commercials try to appeal to people around our country. The need for sex, need for affiliation, the need to nurture, need to aggress, need to achieve, need to dominate, need for prominence, need for attention, need for autonomy, need to escape, need for aesthetic sensations, need to satisfy curiosity, and physiological needs. These needs are all how companies appeal to our needs to interest us into buying their product. These appeals can be seen in almost every
What captures the attention of people when they view an advertisement, commercial or poster? Is it the colors, a captivating phrase or the people pictured? While these are some of the elements often employed in advertising, we can look deeper and analyze the types of appeals that are utilized to draw attention to certain advertisements. The persuasive methods used can be classified into three modes. These modes are pathos, logos, and ethos. Pathos makes an appeal to emotions, logos appeals to logic or reason and ethos makes an appeal of character or credibility. Each appeal can give support to the message that is being promoted.
Advertisers all have one goal in common, that is an ad that is catching to a consumer’s attention. In today’s fast paced society there are so many selling products and charities. As I exam the advertisement for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty for Animals (ASPCA), I will show how they use the pathos, ethos, and logos – also known as Aristotle’s Theory of Persuasion.
The recent, 3D white Strip ad, advertises their products in magazines, TV commercials, and in the newspaper, where people would most likely stumble upon it. The advertisement is mainly aimed at young adults, where looks are a major factor in finding potential love ones. By looking at the ad, the main objective is for people to get white teeth by using their product. To grab the audience’s attention, Crest places Shakira face in the center of the ad page with her beautiful smile being the point of interest. Her smile displays her white teeth, and that is a direct result of using the 3D crest strips. Under Shakira’s face, Crest places their product with a caption to provide details that their product not only works for Shakira, it can work for everyone with its Flexfit technology. By placing Shakira’s face and the product on their ad, many people will feel motivated to have white teeth because they know by using Crest’s products, they too, can obtain white teeth like Shakira. That includes me, just by looking at this ad, I too, would like to have white teeth just like
The main purpose of commercials and advertisements is to persuade the viewer to purchase the product that is advertised, but not all commercials are successful in this endeavor. Companies, such as Budweiser and Kleenex, appeal to the viewers’ ethos, logos, and pathos in order to influence them to buy the advertised product(s). In order to appeal to each of the categories, companies use different tactics to catch viewers’ attention. The use of ethos, logos, and pathos can make or break an advertisement based on how it is being used.
Over the last few decades, American culture has been forever changed by the huge amount of advertisement the people are subjected to. Advertising has become such an integral part of society, many people will choose whether or not they want to buy a product based only on their familiarity with it rather than the product’s price or effectiveness. Do to that fact, companies must provide the very best and most convincing advertisements as possible. Those companies have, in fact, done
Nowadays, commercial is becoming a major part of mass media. It does not only try to inform people about the availability and attractiveness of industrial good productions but also contribute to build an awareness of resources and alternatives for customer in daily life. There are thousands of commercials, so to attract customer, advertisers use various kinds on their commercial to make people aware of the firm's products, services or brands. Though they use various kinds on the commercial, the main goal of advertising tries to convince customer to buy their products, or do what they want. An excellent commercial will create a deep impression on their customers, or who want to become their customers by using three classical appeals:
Crest, a toothpaste company, is known to be one of the world’s biggest dental hygiene businesses. They sell many products, including floss, toothpaste, toothbrushes, teeth whitening, and mouthwash. Their advertisements are in magazines, on television, and heard on the radio. The most common place one hears promotional Crest advertising is at your local dentist and orthodontist office. These Crest products may even be advertised in one’s own bathroom near the faucet. Crest’s main purpose of this advertisement is to lets its audience know the severity of oral hygiene. Crest’s uses efficient advertising to get its main message across by persuading its audience into buying its product by, explaining necessary precautions, targeting the appropriate audience, introducing credible information, playing on emotions, using strategic devices, and using creative weasel words.
The average person will watch approximately 2 million commercials throughout their lifetime. In this technologically driven environment, it’s the most effective method of appealing to an intended audience. However, there is a lot more to an advertisement than meets the eye. There are numerous methods being used in order to appeal to the audience. Corporations and businesses focus on rhetorical appeal when it comes to creating a successful advertisement.
The programming that P&G used was directed mostly at social networks/sites and television media. 101 days before Sochi they globally premiered the “Raising an Olympian” film series. This film series introduced the athletes to the world. To drive more views to their campaign, the launched a viral video “Pick Them Back Up” one month out from the Olympics. Lastly, in Sochi, P&G hosted a Family Home that catered to both parents and only featured P&G brands. This home was the center of all P&G social media content.