The Industry Ruling the Country

1356 Words3 Pages
The United States has come to a point where a person cannot go for very long without being greeted with some sort of advertisement. Advertisements are everywhere, no matter how secluded of a life someone may live. They appear on most web pages of the Internet, show up on cellphones during applications, and are plastered along roadways. It has become second nature for most people to tune out the advertisements that are thrown in their faces at practically every turn. Our country is especially ridden with advertisements compared to others, as it has become a multi-billion industry for the country. Fueled by a materialistic frame of mind, the population’s desire for the latest product keeps the advertising field thriving. As a consumer of this materialistic country, I can sometimes feel overwhelmed with all of the advertisements that exist and are thrust at me constantly. While some of them can be cute or creative and occasionally put a smile on my face, the majority of them exasperate me with their stupidity. However, when an advertisement is done correctly and the quality of it astounds the viewer, something amazing can happen. People can start to talk about what they have been impressed by, and word-of-mouth creates further advertising. Advertising is a form of art that reaches millions of people at once and can affect their view on not just the product, but on the entire idea of advertising itself. It is shocking the extravagant amounts of money that companies are willing to pay to advertise their products. From spending millions of dollars a second to have a commercial air during the Super Bowl or hiring a well-known face to support their product, companies are willing to do whatever it takes to get their brand out there. Br... ... middle of paper ... ...any called “Coop’s Paints,” and put their slogan “Life Comes at You Fast” on the third. The paint side had a spilled paint can whose contents actually went to the ground and covered a car, a parking attendant shelter, and much of the parking lot. This display of advertising actually made me want to go into the advertising field a bit. I do not know how I feel now anymore, but such creativity made me want to have a hand in the creation of just really awesome stuff like that. CBS’ “The Crazy Ones” also makes advertising seem like an amazing field to be in with their showing snippets of what the creative side could look like and the stunts that the show’s characters have pulled. It is a whole new world in the life of advertisements just compared to how it was when I was a kid; tomorrow is sure to bring even more astounding surprises from the world’s craziest artists.
Open Document