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Media Advertising - Women in the Media - Women in the Media   The Psychological Power of the Media to Trap Women in A Role. The power of advertising to change, shape and mold the public's opinion has had a major impact on the lives of women. Women are the main target for many advertisements and are used in many forms of advertising. The media has historically used propaganda to define who women are and what they should be. The time period following WWII maybe one of the greatest examples of how completely media can control the ideas of the society on a specific group of people....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 891 words
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Advertising to 40+ Women - Advertising to 40+ Women We here at More feel it is time to change the representation of older women in the world of advertising, starting first with our own publication. In order to find answers to the problem of women over 40 lacking a voice and presence in magazine advertisements, we have enlisted the help of several advertising agencies. Each company was asked to devise a unique plan of action to better included mature women in our ads. The following three advertising agencies—GSD&M, Kaplan Thaler, and Dimassimo—have been selected because their individual approaches to our dilemmas were most successful in their accurate portrayal of older women....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Portrayal of Men and Women in Indian Television Advertising - Portrayal of Men and Women in Indian Television Advertising Abstract Although gender role portrayals in advertising have been extensively studied in Western and other Asian countries, very few such analyses have been done in India. The study does a systematic analysis of the role portrayal of men and women in Indian television advertising. 128 male role portrayals and 196 female role portrayals are content analyzed for the years 1996, 1999 and 2002. Results show that Indian advertising depicts men and women in traditionally assigned roles of the culture....   [tags: Advertisements India Culture Media Essays]
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Domestic Violence in Advertising - Domestic abuse is a very important issue. Someone can be abused physically, mentally, and verbally. These 1950’s Ads show woman being abused mentally and physically. Even though the ads aren’t explicitly promoting abuse, they use abuse to help sell their product. The ads argue that women are inferior to men because one shows a woman basically slaving over her husband and in the other one the husband is beating his wife. The image of the husband spanking his wife because she hadn’t been buying the fresh store-bought coffee is in black and white....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Fallacies In Advertising - Fallacies in Advertising According to Bassham et al. (2002), a logical fallacy is “an argument that contains a mistake in reasoning” (p. 140). There are two types of logical fallacies, fallacies of relevance, and fallacies of insufficient evidence. Fallacies of relevance happen when the premises are not logically relevant to the conclusion. Fallacies of insufficient evidence occur when the premises do not provide sufficient evidence to support the conclusion. Though there are several logical fallacies, four logical fallacies commonly found in advertising are amphiboly, appeal to authority, appeal to emotion, and non sequitur....   [tags: Marketing Advertising Fallacies] 969 words
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Bella Dental Advertising - Dental hygiene is a widespread communal need that exists in the marketplace. We have created two great advertisements that will help your company, Bella Dental, increase traffic and raise revenue. As you will see in the print advertisement and internet banner, we combined the basic information you provided with further research we completed to ensure the advertisements created are the best match for your needs. For example, we found that 89% of Americans regularly visit a dentist, more specifically 92% in your area....   [tags: Internet Advertising] 1278 words
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Nudity and Sex in Advertising - Nudity and Sex in Advertising I have chosen to research and write about the controversy of nudity and sex in advertising in the United States of America. Many people oppose advertising that uses sex and nudity to sell products, while others believe that there is nothing wrong with sex or nudity displayed in adverting. For my final research paper I have chosen to argue with the side that believes it is okay to advertise usually nudity and sex. Countries in Europe use full frontal nudity and sex to sell products all the time and not as many people are offended by the advertisements compared to people in America....   [tags: Advertising Advertisements Media Essays] 1571 words
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Advertising Ethics - Advertising Ethics Dittrich, Liz Ph.D. “About-face Facts on the Media”. About Face. 1996-2004. This article talks about how advertising promotes the cultures current for body shape and site and the importance of beauty. It talks about women’s magazines and how they include so many adds for weight loss and how many girls own Barbie dolls. The piece also talks about how all of these adds effect people and to what extent they effect people. The author of this piece is the director of Research and Outreach for About- Face and has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology....   [tags: Article Reviews Essays] 2111 words
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Sex In Advertising - SEX in ADVERTISING – a revealing exposé SEX: an Emotional TRIGGER Sex, in general, is a controversial topic that usually attracts a lot of attention, which makes it highly exploitable for the attention craved advertisers. Sex is a means to “gain consumers’ attention” (Belch & Belch 2007). So then, what makes it so special. Why is it so appealing. At its roots, sexual appeal is an emotional trigger. Brayan (2003) describes emotion as ‘the soul of advertising’. And in terms of advertising, there are countless emotions that an advertiser can tackle to help deliver the message in which he or she so desire to register into the audience’s mind....   [tags: Marketing] 2208 words
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Sex in Advertising - Sex is everywhere in our society. It is on TV, magazines, radio, billboards, and basically anywhere you look today. People cannot get away from sex in advertising because so many companies use it. Sex appeals are used in advertising all the time, and people love to look at it because 'Sometimes people listen better with their eyes' (Steel 137). Sex in advertising is an effective technique that is used today. It helps companies successfully sell their product in our market. Of course it has to be directed at the right audience, and sold at the right places in order for it to work....   [tags: Papers Media Ads Sex Appeal Essays]
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Advertising in the Media - Advertising in the Media It is impossible nowadays to not face one form or the other in our daily lives, whether it is through the television one through fliers coming through our door. It is obvious that had advertising been proved to not work, companies wouldn't spend thousands of pounds worth on them. It is logic unless advertising had some effect- it wouldn't be use. In the past the main industries in Great Britain included car making and steel works. Today, in large capitalist countries this has been replaced by advertising and other related electronic media....   [tags: Papers] 692 words
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Radio Advertising - Radio advertising would be impossible without the radio. Radio waves were discovered and studied by Heinrich Hertz in 1867 (Schoenherr, 2001). Guglielmo Marconi invented a transmitter in 1894 and formed the first wireless telegraph and signal company in 1897 (Schoenherr, 2001). Reginald Fessenden of Canada invented the continuous-wave voice transmitter and sold it to Westinghouse in 1910. Several amateurs began to broadcast information from music to news over the airwaves as soon as crystal radio receivers became available from 1912 to 1921 (Schoenherr, 2001)....   [tags: Radio Marketing Ads Advertisement] 1701 words
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Critique On Advertising In Our Society - Critique On Advertising In Our Society A critique on the impact of advertising in our society. Consider visuals and verbal or written language. (1000 words) The impact of advertising on our society is a fiercely debated topic, and has been ever since the conception of advertising in its most basic form. There are negative and positive social and economic impacts upon society from advertising in its various forms. For instance, advertising promoting public welfare has a positive social impact upon society, whereas advertising portraying women as sex objects has negative social impacts....   [tags: essays research papers] 1025 words
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Advertising business aspects - Advertising business aspects Advertising business aspects. Not in this world. How can advertising be ethical when we live in a society that says sex sells. The less you have on the better the ad is. Then we also live in a time that still portrays most minorities in stereotypical roles. Most minorities are still seen as second-class citizens in some advertisements. I think until advertisements depict women and minorities in a better way, advertising will never be ethical. Women are seen as insurance to an advertiser to sell their product....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 981 words
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Advertising Dissertation Paper - The purpose of this dissertation paper is to explain the ideologies behind advertisements, and to explain the uses of semiotic terms. Ads are deliberately constructed by companies, to connote certain things in order to appeal to their target audience as to sell their products. To understand these connotations it is necessary to deconstruct the ads. Three ads have been chosen for the brand Christian Dior for both fragrance and fashion in order to explore their meanings. The thriving, highly successful designer label Christian Dior opened its main house of couture in 1946 in Paris; by 1958 there were stores in over fifteen countries....   [tags: Advertising Targeting Marketing] 1531 words
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The Oppression of Females in Advertising - Our society is a complex collection of institutions, status, roles, values, and norms, and the best way to understand and learn about them is through the use of cultural artifacts. These can be anything from music to art to literature, or as in the example of this discussion, the modern day creation of advertisement as seen in women's magazines. As Homo Sapiens moved from the hunter - gatherer way of life to industrial society , it was necessary to construct a framework for living so that such a concentrated number of people could exist together....   [tags: essays papers] 3007 words
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Irresponsible Portrayal of Women in the Media - “The foolish human,” Lord Krishma preached in the Bhagvad-Gita (holy book of Hindus), “who forcefully suppresses his or her sexual desire is a hyprocrite.” Between the two genders, does not this saying of Krishna prove true of females. Women are reduced to the status of objects due to the insistence of male dominance and desire in our patriarchal world. They are denied full expression of humanity if, as Lord Krishna preached, feeling desire is a very human “thing.” Society employs many mechanisms that perpetuate patriarchy and maintain the sexual imbalance in our world....   [tags: Portrayal of Women Essays] 936 words
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Advertising in the Media - Advertising in the Media For my Media Coursework, I have chosen to look at advertising. This covers a very large spectrum, from small one-off advertisements in a newspaper to gigantic campaigns being advertised on the television and radio all the time. I have chosen to specifically look at television marketing, and have decided to both study the development of commercials and the end product of existing commercials, by giving myself the task of working for a made up advertising agency (i.e....   [tags: Papers] 1541 words
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Advertising's Flaws - Every day, people in America go through each day in their respective different walks of life. While everyone may have their own individual experiences and encounters, almost everybody sees a variety of advertisements every day of their life. In fact, some studies suggest that the average American encounters more than 500 advertisements each day from a number of sources in the media (Fowles 723). Advertising itself has become some of the most pervasive media in our society. Since World War II, modern advertising has evolved to become the single largest contributor of apathy and numbness, lies, and materialistic views to our society....   [tags: Business Marketing] 1577 words
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Sketchers Advertising - Sketchers Advertising Advertising is used to inform people about products for sale and to encourage people to buy them. It is a way of telling people about different products that companies are selling. Things are advertised differently depending on whether they are in the newspaper, on television, on the radio or in magazines. The purpose of advertising is to encourage people to buy that particular product rather than another product. There are different forms of advertising. These are: industry and commerce, to sell goods and services and to give information about a certain product....   [tags: Business and Management Studies] 880 words
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Advertising Today - For Class Meeting Four Advertising Effects Paper For: SOC 105 Introduction to Popular American Culture Advertising Effects Our learning team got together and went through the advertisements in the Sunday paper. We ended up choosing three incredibly different products and advertisements to write on. The first one is advertising Relpax, which is a migraine medicine. The second one is Colgate whitening gel. The third one is Johnson’s Bedtime cream wash and bedtime cream....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 1034 words
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Advertising Analysis - Missing Appendix/Ads Advertising Theory and Practice ASSESMENT 1 Advertising analysis The message of the Ad Background The ad campaign by OPSM is selling contact lenses, but more so informing potential customers of the ability to have a free comfort trial. The magazine ad (appendix A) is 1/3 page size placed on consecutive pages creating a flowing story style. The TV ad (Appendix C) plays for 56 seconds and would be shown in prime time slots. There is also a mail brochure Appendix B); this would be sent to existing contact lenses customers that are on file....   [tags: Business Marketing] 1714 words
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Advertising Analysis - We see them in the subways, bus stops, magazines, and television, but what do they mean. How do they manage to catch our attention. Advertisements often find ways to sell their products by psychologically manipulating people. The advertising industry makes us envious of others and convinces us to be unhappy with what we have (Valko). Steve Madden ads usually feature women with absurdly large heads and hourglass bodies which try to force the audience to wonder what the ad is about. One of these odd ads appears in the March/April 2001 issue of Twist Magazine....   [tags: Adverts, Advertisements] 519 words
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violence and women - Violence and Women I thought that our discussion went well. We had a small group of about six people but three of us were leaders so we had a lot to talk about. Each of us went around and asked one question because we did not have time to discuss them all. But that did not matter because the other leaders had similar questions to mine. I was able to retrieve different responses from the others in the group for three out of my four questions. My first question asked why rape was so much more common among college students than among the whole rest of the population....   [tags: essays research papers] 592 words
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A Critical Analysis of a Piece of Advertising - A Critical Analysis of a Piece of Advertising The piece of advertising that I am studying came from a wholesale booklet, the advert I feel is targeting people that are going to be buying large quantities, for re-sale. The advert is trying to sell a drink, they call a stimulation drink. These have become increasingly popular in recent years, and the same people that make the controversial Red Bull also make this drink, Red Devil. These drinks are usually drunk by teenagers, they are also used by a lot of amateur sports players as they give a sharp burst of energy....   [tags: Papers] 628 words
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Advertising Durex Condoms in Egypt - Advertising and promotion: Egypt ranks very high among developing countries, with 324 radios per 1,000 people, 122 television sets per 1,000, and 40 newspapers per 1,000. However, high costs of broadcast media advertising present a major obstacle, even when regulations prohibiting advertising for pharmaceuticals are waived. Some broadcast contraceptive advertising did appear for government and NGO services, but not commercial services. Pharmacies depend instead on outdoor signs, reaching limited audiences....   [tags: Business Marketing] 817 words
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Advertising Across a Range of Media - Advertising Across a Range of Media Compare the Ways in Which Advertisements are Constructed and Understood on Television and in Magazine I am writing about two different mediums, television and magazines. I am going to write about one advert on each medium. I will also write about the different between the two mediums and the advantages of each. My first medium I will write about is from a magazine, the advert is about the new Subaru four-wheel drive. The next advert I will write about is from the television....   [tags: Papers] 564 words
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Persuasive Advertising Messages - I will use the central route to persuasion because we are providing a high-involvement service. We want to show advertisements with strong, well documented issue- relevant arguments that encourage cognitive processing. The type of source I will use is informal sources because from reading the articles on Curves the formal sources thinks that Curves work-out plan is not effective. So we want opinion leaders to get our name out to the public. For the message appeal I will use factual appeal because for Curves it will be more effective in persuading my target audience....   [tags: essays research papers] 593 words
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The Most Effective Form of Media Advertising - The Most Effective Form of Media Advertising Media comes in many different forms. We use media in our every day lives, from watching the news on television, to listening to adverts on the radio. There are many forms of media such as, television, radio, newspapers, the internet and billboards. Media is every where in our daily lives. Media can be very influential. Adverts are designed by companies to try to get us to buy their products. Companies spend lots of money, to try to get us the viewer and the user to buy their products....   [tags: Papers] 1357 words
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The Ways Advertising Seeks to Influence Us - The Ways Advertising Seeks to Influence Us The definition of media is: The various means of mass communication thought of as a whole, including television, radio, magazines, and newspapers, together with the people involved in their production. When you think of media you automatically think of adverts and as they are a big part of media that is some peoples only thought of it. Yet media is wide and varied from newspapers and magazines to T.V. and mobile phones, in fact anything that allows a lot of people to get the same information will be classed as media....   [tags: Papers] 599 words
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Alcohol Advertising-Under Age Drinking - In researching my report on alcohol advertising, I came across underage drinking and what influences someone under the age of 21 to drink. I today’s society, I don’t believe that the under 21 age group is influenced by alcohol advertisements, such as television and magazines, but more so by their peers as well as how they are raised by their parent(s) as well as how much time the parent(s) spend with their children. After one graduates from high school it usually means that the person will go off to college and the perception being that there will be a lot of parties, drinking and just being away from the parent(s)....   [tags: Parenting on alcohol]
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The Army Advertising Campaign Targets You! - The U.S. Army Advertising Campaign Targets You. The United States Army recruitment campaign slogan of "An Army of One," is reminiscent of the legendary Musketeer's code. These men protected the king and lived by the phrase "One for All and All for One." To the Musketeers this represented the power they found in unity as well as in individuality, combined. This relationship, though somewhat subtle, is simply a play on the recent felt need of many to serve and protect their country and freedom....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 2013 words
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association of kenyan women writers - The Association of Media Women in Kenya, AMWIK, is a national media association whose overall concern is to promote and represent interests of women in the media and women in general, particularly in as far as the media portrays them and in their efforts to participate equally in national development. The association was started in 1983 with the prime desire to promote the interests and advancement of women in the media. The organization is apolitical and is run on a voluntary basis by members who also work in various media houses in the country....   [tags: essays research papers] 750 words
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How are Third World countries depicted in contemporary advertising - How are Third World countries depicted in contemporary advertising. This essay will explore the different ways in which advertisers from the first world or more developed countries have chosen to represent these countries to the Western audiences. I will investigate the three main ways these under developed countries are perceived. Firstly I will look at the perception of the Third world being in extreme need of aid and the impression of “desperation” which comes across from adverts concerning poverty, child labour and other types of advertising like this....   [tags: Papers] 1204 words
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Bans on Cigarette Advertising Does NOT Stop Smoking - Bans on Cigarette Advertising Does NOT Stop Smoking      Since 1971, the cigarette industry has not been allowed to advertise on radio and television. However, the ban has not worked as well as it was planned to work. The reasons are that advertisements are not the primary reason that teens take up smoking. Another reason is that the industry has gotten around the ban by using forms of hidden advertising and corporate sponsorship. The industry has also heavily relied on the print media to advertise its product....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 1612 words
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Free Narrative Essays - Advertising and Personal Values - Advertising and Personal Values I just discovered that I don't know anything about today's society. This of course came as a shock. I had thought that I was an informed citizen but I now know otherwise. this enlightenment came at great cost in time, and effort. The time was spent in watching television for an hour. The effort was to not lose my sanity for unlike any other hour of TV, this time I was forced to actually watch the commercials. The values that TV presents seem to be different than what I was taught as a child....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1266 words
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Advertising - Advertising There are millions of people in the world, all of whom are potential car buyers in the car companies eyes, resulting in highly competitive advertising. These companies need to appeal to all groups of people, so for certain people, they will advertise a certain car. For another car they have created, they will appeal to another target audience. The most common target audiences are students, business men, women, families, elderly and environmentalists....   [tags: Papers] 1077 words
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The Use of Pathos, Ethos and Logos in Advertising - 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....   [tags: advertising] 681 words
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Misleading Perfume and Cologne Advertising - Misleading Perfume and Cologne Advertising You sit down to watch one of your favorite TV shows one night and you see it, one of those perfume commercials. On the screen you see a beautiful woman walking up a flight of stairs in an elegant dress with diamonds hanging from her ears and neck. Her face is a picture of perfection, with a slight hint of a beautiful smile. Entering on the left of the screen is a man in a black tuxedo he; wraps his arms around her and kisses her passionately on the lips....   [tags: Advertising Marketing Media TV] 796 words
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Advertising and Subliminal Messaging - Advertising and Subliminal Messaging Modern advertising companies rely heavily on subliminal messaging to entice their target audiences. Advertisements are often crafted for the purpose of appealing to specific characteristics in the hopes of drawing the attention and appealing to the senses of prospective buyers. Tobacco companies have become notorious for the implementation of such techniques. The images portrayed in many of “big tobacco’s” ads stimulate a variety of senses and emotions. One common tactic used by Camel cigarettes (a subsidiary of R.J....   [tags: Papers] 645 words
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Connection Between Media, Advertising and Self Image - The connection between media, advertising, and self image has always been around. Be it the idea of being as skinny as the model on TV, or just drinking name brand Coke to be “cool”. Being like the model usually causes more problems than a simple Coke, but it all happens. The model on TV usually affects people in the way that the men or women may want to be tanned, skinny, strong, or all around good looking. The effects of Coke may only have a person have a different label on their drink to afford it....   [tags: Adverstising] 514 words
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Tobacco Advertising - Tobacco Advertising Although the Tobacco Industry recently paid enormous fines to the US Government and Individual states, they continue to promote smoking and influence young human beings world wide to use their products through multi dimensional advertising. For decades Americans were not told the truth about the dangers of smoking. The media stayed silent because it did not want to lose the hundreds of millions of dollars it made from cigarette advertising. The hopeful result of the tobacco lawsuits would be that the advertising target market would not be the young....   [tags: Papers] 609 words
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Advertising Analysis - Advertising Analysis Alcohol is a product that tends to be advertised by sex appeal and social class, although these specific ads factor these components in, they mainly focus on one gender and its superiority over the other. In this day and age, advertisement takes more than a simple "leave it Beaver" appeal; it takes something that will catch your eyes while flipping through the pages of a magazine or through channels on TV. The whole point of ads is to get you to identify with the characters or their actions, either by having the same characteristics or wanting to....   [tags: Papers] 729 words
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Lee Jeans Advertisement - Strength Every woman has gone through heartbreak at least once in her lifetime. Lee Jeans uses heartbreak to convince the audience of this advertisement to buy their jeans. In this Lee Jeans advertisement there are all different claims. The one that stands out the most is the claim of value. The advertisement shows support of this claim through the word usage and the picture representation. Lee Jeans wants to represent the " NEW LOOK FOR LEE" as the women?s jeans. Through the different use of symbols, the advertisement makes women think of times when they need to be strong....   [tags: Advertising Marketing] 997 words
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Women in Bamboozled - Our team chose to focus on representations of women in Spike Lee’s latest joint, “Bamboozled”. This theme was attractive to us because we felt the filmmaker had a powerful message to send his audience after viewing the trailer in class. Despite the fact that there is only one woman in a starring role, a multitude of specific and acute ideas are presented by Spike Lee through the film. We were also eager to take advantage of the opportunity to apply what we have learned in class to the thought-provoking and controversial nature of his work....   [tags: essays research papers] 804 words
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Pushing Products through Advertising: Camera Advertising - There are many ads for different products these days on market. A product needs a good ad to attract many people and make good competition. Advertising has become part of producers’ life to win consumers hearts. All cameras serve the same purpose “to make memories memorable” or it is dead. There are different types of approaches camera advertisers use to attract the buyer to the product. Companies like Canon and Nikon use techniques such as glittering generalities, testimonial, need for affiliation and aesthetic sensation as propaganda methods to attract their buyers....   [tags: Advertisement, marketing] 520 words
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Assessment of Levi Advertising Campaign - Assessment of Levi Advertising Campaign Levi's have been around for more than a century. The company was established in 1853. In 2003, Levi Strauss & Co. was 150 years old. In 1873 their founder, Levi Strauss created the first blue jeans. From the mid 1950's onwards, jeans have been especially associated with particular types of male American youth heroes, including James Dean, the young Marlon Brando, & their Sixties followers - heroes who have become symbols of youth & rebellion in almost all areas, spanning over 5 generations of American & global culture....   [tags: Papers] 1193 words
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The Truth Behind Advertising - The Truth Behind Advertising During the first ads of the century, the media has always tried to send hidden messages through the ads telling you to buy their product. However, as times have changed, so too have the methods of trying to manipulate the buyer to buy a certain product. The first ads were originally conservative and not as sexually explicit as they are today. However, today, many ads are very sexually explicit and show both men and women as sexual objects. There are many ads that also contain implicit messages that make the reader self conscious of their looks....   [tags: Papers] 636 words
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Advertising as a Key Part of the Sales Process - Advertising as a Key Part of the Sales Process Advertising is a key part of the sales process. More than £12 billion is spent on advertising every year in the UK, quite a phenomenal amount. So why do people spend out so much on advertising their products. It seems like a terrific waste of money, until you look more closely into the whole process. A fundamental reason behind advertising is the susceptibility of children to adverts. Adults, having developed a slightly more cynical view of the world, are more likely to see through adverts....   [tags: Papers] 1274 words
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The Marginality of Women in the Media - Historically, women have been marginalized and underrepresented in many areas of the mass media, most predominately advertising. Billions of dollars annually are allocated for businesses in marketing schemes and advertising. They include subliminal messages, which most likely are geared directly at a particular gender. With society becoming more aware of the influence of the mass media, and exposure increasing, inaccurate views of gender continue to twist reality by altering viewer perception. These gender stereotypes, both visible and invisible, need to halt the casting of women in traditional and inferior roles, and begin placing them in equal roles comparable to that of their male counte...   [tags: Sociology] 866 words
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Killing Us Softly through Advertising - “Killing Us Softly” through Advertising One of the films that struck me the most was “Killing Us Softly”, the documentary on how advertising and the whole media in general can basically run this entire world. Sounds a bit drastic, but I really believe that this statement is true because of the many horrible incidents that happen throughout the world today. The documentary effectively demonstrated how easy it is for advertising to send across many different hidden meanings that can cause tremendous effects like bulimia, rapes, murders, disrespect towards women and vise versa, and several other things like making a weak minded person go crazy....   [tags: Film Movies] 512 words
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Women in Roles on Television - Women in Roles on Television The quality of American television has become a national disgrace. Young women in America who are displeased with their appearance more likely then not can trace those feelings directly back to images from the mass media on television. The unrealistic representations of women that the mass media bombards young women with indicates that the television has become a source for a distorted understanding of gender roles among adolescent women. These images warp young women’s views of their own gender identity....   [tags: Papers] 662 words
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What women want - The film What Women Want is directed by Nancy Myers. In this film, the issue of the catalyst initiating change is looked at and the affects of this change. This film shows how the protagonist, Nick Marshall, a middle aged advertising agent develops his perception of women and creates strong relationship with his daughter. Nick loves the world he initially lived in. He did not treat women with much respect, yet had no trouble finding dates and was content in living this way. The change initiated is accidental when Nick is electrocuted in the bathtub, allowing him to hear women’s thoughts....   [tags: essays research papers] 715 words
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Thanks for Letting Us Be Your Advertising Agency - On behalf of my global advertising agency, JAM, I would like for thank you for the incredible opportunity to develop advertising campaign for your great company, Andre’s Secret, and its break-through hairstyling product, the Andre’s Secret Styler. Our professional and experienced advertising agency is prepared to offer your company a comprehensive advertising campaign, which will reach your prospective customers in the following media: print, Internet, television and billboards. This is your chance to advertise your product; Andre’s Secret Styler, from Andre’s Secret, to millions of people so that they can know about it and buy it....   [tags: advertisements, ] 531 words
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