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English 1A MW 4-515
November 13, 1994
HOW ADVERTISING EFFECTS WHAT YOU BUY
Thesis: Advertising has different effects on consumers, it changes their prospective on what is, and what is not, worth buying, what they buy and when they buy it.
1. How advertisers target a certain background or area for their product, and how they get your attention.
2. What advertisers use to get you to buy their product, such as symbols or slogans.
3. Description of five key points of their strategies; what makes advertisers good or bad.
4. What people used before nylons; what advertising did for the new Nylon product.
5. What advertising did for a new type of car; how people reacted to the early advertising. Why the original idea was changed and how that effected the desire for one of these cars.
6. What advertising did to get rid of left over war goods. How the people reacted to the stars when they were confronted by the idea of using what they do. How the company went about changing their product, and how it changed. What inventions made the transition easier.
7. What makes advertising effective for public relations; direct advertising; public relations themes; advertising to consumers.
8. Criticisms of advertising; who the advertisement appeals to, is it biased, conflicting claims, is it vulgar.
9. How advertising developed; what the first one was doing; what lured people to doing it; and what advertising people do.
"Advertising has developed and supported great industries, bulwarked-"or increased- "entire economies, and changed a sufficient number of human habits" (Wood 3). Like that paragraph says, advertising effects people in what they do and how they do it. It has effected the Kleenex company, the Nylon manufacturers and a company of a new type of car, the Tucker Corporation, from the 1940ís. Advertising has changed due to these people by their ways of making people notice their product. Preston Tucker advertised his new car early, and received many replies on what the car was about; the Nylon company advertised a day in which their product would start selling and the country ran out of stockings to sell; and the Kleenex company used advertising to decide which of two products they should sell. Advertising has different effects on consumers, it changes their perspective on what is, or is not, worth buying; what they buy, when they buy it and how much are bought. Advertising "symbolizes and concentrates in its image all that is considered good and bad in present day commercial and industrial capitalism in America." (Bensman 9).
When advertisers plan their strategies for the sale of a certain product, they look at who would use the item. If the product was make-up, the type of person that would use it would most likely be a woman, around the age of thirteen and up. The advertisers would then find an ideal looking woman to model for ads to show the makeup on a person and try to get women to use it. The way that the advertisers describe the model will also get your attention; they might say that she is not really beautiful until she puts on the makeup, or something along those lines. Advertising is an effective method of public relations communication for several reasons. It is economical, making it possible to carry out a public relations message to a large number of readers at a relatively low cost per reader. It can be highly selective and concentrated on a particular segment of the public such as stockholders, suppliers, or opinion leaders. Intensive community coverage may be secured through the use of local newspapers, radio, or television advertising. Which will provide enough space to tell a complete story and inform and educate people. The advertiser can control the timing and space given a public relations message by buying a certain amount of time on the air, or space in a specific article or paper (Canfield 493). Advertisers grab your attention with funny, or serious, statements and pictures. They aim at getting you to at least look at their article to see a picture or name of the product they are trying to get you to purchase.
Sometimes advertisers use just the product itself trying to get you to notice it, and maybe
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Marketing, Hosiery, Advertising, Communication design, Product design, Slogan, Television advertisement, Stocking, Targeted advertising, Advertising to children
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