Enticing viewers’ with two colorful M&M’s that spell out “F-U” is a documentary called “Fed Up”. This documentary was written by Stephanie Soechtig and Mark Monroe in 2014 and it protests the food industry claiming they are to blame for the obesity epidemic seen in America. It suggests that the industry is increasing sugar content in food items, hiding it behind complex names, and heavily advertising products that contain high amounts of sugar. I noted that the documentary relied a great deal on the viewers’ emotions to convey its point that sugar is bad and sway the viewer to believe them.
This commercial essentially claims that, as victims of constant temptation, people of today’s culture and society cannot easily overcome the urge to eat unhealthily. According to the advertisement, this is due in part to the persuasive ability of the food industry, which instills an entitled, reward-seeking mindset into consumers through advertising techniques—for example, “It’s a special occasion,” or, “If you buy more, I’ll cut you a deal.” It also points out that the absence of eating control can be attributed to social influence: “I just want you to have a good time.” Even further, it shows the addictive, drug-like effect food can have on people by portraying the excessive availability of high-calorie snacks and meals and saying, “You’re in control. You can stop whenever you want—well, sorta—I mean, you gotta eat, right?” (“All You Can Eat,” 2015).
After a long period, the advertisers make their advertisements’s implication desalting so that the audiences become easier to accept. But the viewers still feel the goods and brand information and accept the advertising stimulation. Especially, this method efficiently works in the medical commercials. In the Humira commercial called “ A Day at the Fair” , there is a pretty youthful blond female at a fair to talk about her Ulcerative Colitis( UC ) and everything in her daily life which cause it to fortuitously flare-up. Before she talked to her doctor, she thinks that all the anguish from UC flareup is normal. After using Humira, the young woman restarts to have a care-free day and be free of her issues caused by Ulcerative Colitis. Since Humira need to put all the information about the brand, the product and the UC to attract people and help them easily understand , the commercial primarily employs both iconic and indexical sign (mode) to represent the symptoms and inconvenience of owning Ulcerative Colitis via indirectly showing what they are, at the same time, the use of different arrangements connotes the meanings and emotions linked with the conditions, to express that using Humira to treat the Ulcerative Colitis will never go wrong for people who are worry about the UC.
The primary message of all four advertisements is to portray the product as needed in an individual’s life and that it is the superior option for a multitude of reasons. The first advertisement suggests that women, primarily although men may or may not take notice of the product for their own use, cannot achieve youthful skin appearance without the product. The second advertisement installs fear and doubt, with the offer of services to dispel those fears and doubts. The third provides a blend of fear, by focusing on men who may be insecure or who wishes to be more manly or perceived in a different light. Instead of focusing on the product itself, it conveys a sense that smoking Camel cigarettes will help transform the man into a manly outdoorsman. Finally, the fourth advertisement offers choice and, in the form of said choice, relief. By focusing on showcasing two unique flavors per pizza pie offered, it allows those who require significant choice options in their restaurant experience to be assured that Pizza Planet offers that choice. As mentioned in the targeted audience portion, this choice is significant for households with diverse preferences when it comes to selecting a restaurant to eat
Pathos is strongly shown within this film. From beginning to end the commercial uses pathos to persuade the audience towards the film. As Sarah and Juan first lock eyes on each other, they smile. When they first interact with each other Juan helps Sarah pick up her books. She repays him with a piece of gum to thank him. They go onto many “firsts”: first date, first prom, first kiss and many more. At the end of all the “firsts” Juan draws those moments onto a single piece of gum wrapper.
The intended purpose of this commercial advertisement is to try and encourage the audience to drink the product Diet Coke. Connecting, a readily available soda beverage to a popular, well- known singer is a powerful tool used by Coca-Cola. The advertisement persuades the audience to drink diet coke by including kittens and Taylor Swift, both objects that a large population finds appealing. Not only does the advertisement attract new customers, but it encourages
A commercial designed by the duo Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal was published in April 2009. The commercial featured a furniture store located in North Carolina called The Red House. Following the first week of its publication the commercial became a sensation, drawing in viral recognition from million of people due to its satire and comical way of conveying the intended message.
Oscar Mayer presents two arguments of it being natural and not artificial. In the WomensHealth magazine, Oscar Mayer uses parts of nature to present that it’s natural, but the Hollywood sign in the background projects it to be artificial. Oscar Mayer has a lot of additives that make it a good product for the consumers, like the descriptive details of what’s in it. This advertisement challenges the socio economic status including gender and age. Also this advertisement shows different ideas for the consumers to figure out, that can sometimes be elusive when you analyze it.
Pathos plays a large role in this commercial, as it manipulates the audience’s emotions. Both a juxtaposition and pathos is shown to the audience when the couple begins to fight about bills. Then, Sarah looks at Juan and gives him some Extra Gum. Since the gum brings back good memories, Juan hugs Sarah and everything is okay again. This is appealing to pathos because the rhetor evokes emotions such as sadness and sympathy; the audience is feeling sympathetic due to this conflict in the story. When everything got better again, the audience remembers that every time the gum was exchanged, it had a positive effect for Sarah and Juan. This element works to achieve the rhetor’s purpose by evoking sadness in the audience, and then making the Extra gum by association the “savior” in each situation they encounter. Through their long distance
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.
This Chihuahua has the stereotypical representation of Mexicans eating tacos. As the commercial is running, it seems that the Taco Bell Chihuahua is going after a beautiful Chihuahua girl dog but at the end of the commercial, he is going after a Taco Bell meal. This is part of the characteristic of the stereotypical representation of Chicano. However, this Chihuahua gave a face for the Taco Bell franchise because of their south of the border meals that made it appealing for customers. However, Nericcio states that Mexicans are always looking for a free hand or free food because of the combination of food and animal (Nericcio, 2011, 131). Yet, the animal Chihuahua and Mexican food give a feel for the stereotypical representation of Mexicans because of the combination of the two gives a view of what Mexicans stereotype is presented in
The advert “Hostesses unafraid” published in the TIME magazine, is filled with figurative language. The advert about Campbell’s Tomato Soup persuades the customers throughout the advert to make a purchase of it. It uses a hostess to get its message across and has pictures of the soup to further clarify to the readers the product Campbell is selling.
Food advertisements, if focused at the right people and in the right places, are a complete success. These features, some of which are commercials, seduce society into buying food that we necessarily do not need. Many advertisement companies, especially those about food, are directed to children because they know that if you grab the kids you have their parents. While brands are using fun cartoons like “Trix Rabbit” and “Toucan Sam” (Green, 2007, p. 49) supermarkets are taking these items and placing them right in front of the children, at their level, advertising the “Fun foods” (Elliot, 2008, p. 259-273). They do this so the kids will use their, “pester power” (Scholsser, n.d., p. 2) to get what they want. A series of studies have been performed on children and television advertisements. An article states, “These studies have generally linked children's television viewing to negative health effects” (Korr, 2008, p. 451). Amongst these negative effects is a higher level of childhood obesity (p. 451). Similarly, in another study performed by a group of researchers, kids were asked to explain the television commercials that they remembered the best. The answers given were then compared with their diets. Interestingly, the items those children remembered best, chips, sweets, and sodas were a huge part of what they ate (Hitching & Moynihan, 1998, p. 511-517). However, some authors argue that television producer’s, even though their
The most effective advertisement that I saw during the last-half hour would have to be the United HealthCare TV, “Our Song” commercial. The commercial includes a couple dancing to “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” and preformed the infamous lift scene from the movie “Dirty Dancing.” The ad includes the components of Logos and Pathos. The Pathos relates to the couple’s nostalgia and their “moment.” The Logos refers to the major fall the couple had and the possible need for the healthcare provider in case they sustained any injuries. Also, the humor displayed within the passage makes the experience more relatable and persuasive
Advertisers create commercials to connect the viewer to the product, through psychological appeals and further persuade them into believing the health food scam of the fast-food chains (Bovee 360). Subway has mastered the art of appealing to consumer emotions when regarding health. Their commercial “Friend of Jared”, proves Subway promotes the healthy food image but deceives the public with its actual product. The commercial is set in a baseball field on a nice day. The actors are participating in an amateur game and appear happy and full of energy. They quickly introduce the characters by flashing their name and amount of weight lost in the middle of the screen. While this is taking place the background jiggle sings, “join the Subway family now… it’s not too late the only thing that’s missing is you!” (YouTube Video). Once the jiggle concludes it flashes to pictures of Subways product, showing a rather large sandwich. They advertise the Subway sandwich having only 6 grams of fat, however, in tiny print at