Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture: Advertising's Impact on by Arthur Asa Berger

By Arthur Asa Berger

Now in its fourth version, advertisements, Fads, and purchaser tradition bargains with the impression of ads upon American personality and tradition. It bargains a definition of ads, explains the best way ads organizations paintings, discusses the services of ads, and offers a psycho-cultural viewpoint on ads. one of the issues it bargains with are the function of manufacturers in promoting items and the matter of self-alienation and its relation to intake. It additionally analyzes purchaser cultures, locations advertisements within the conversation technique, and considers using sexuality in ads, political ads, and advertising conception. the promoting dialogue bargains with the Values and way of life Typology (VALS) and the Claritas typology. The chapters studying print ads and tv advertisements are detailed good points of the ebook. For print advertisements, it offers an inventory of themes to contemplate in interpreting print advertisements after which presents a close research of a desirable Fidji fragrance commercial that exhibits a Polynesian girl with a snake round her neck. It offers a semiotic, psychoanalytic, sociological, Marxist, mythic, and Feminist research of this commercial. For tv ads, it analyzes the well-known Macintosh '1984' ads in a couple of alternative ways besides. within the final bankruptcy it speculates in regards to the position of advertisements in promoting medicines to humans, teenagers and advertisements, and the issues advertisements organisations have in getting people's cognizance. It additionally bargains a thesaurus to phrases utilized in the ebook and an annotated bibliography.

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If the economic effect is to make the purchaser like what he buys, the social effect is, in a parallel but broader sense, to make the individual like what he gets—to enforce already existing attitudes, to diminish the range and variety of choices, and in terms of abundance, to exalt the materialistic virtues of consumption. (1954:188) Potter makes an important point. Advertising, as an industry, is often quite avant-garde and bold in the techniques it uses but, ironically, its impact tends to be a conservative one—to maintain, as much as possible, the status quo.

One company, Budweiser, advertises a great deal on the Super Bowl. It purchased five minutes of time in 2006 and in 2010, as well, for its various brands—more than any other advertiser for the game. Budweiser prepares for the broadcast by having advertising agencies create something like fifty different spots that might be used in the game. It then pares the list down to the final ones it will use just before the game. It is in a battle with other advertisers such as Burger King and Pepsi to create memorable commercials.

One of the problems advertisers face is that of clutter—the enormous number of advertisements we are exposed to on a given day, which leads to information overload and in many cases, paralysis. So advertising agencies knock themselves out to differentiate their campaigns from other campaigns and get the attention of the target audience they are attacking. A remarkable Honda commercial, made in England, cost six million dollars to make and involved 606 takes and took three weeks, shooting nonstop day and night, to film and three months to make.

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