Advertising and the Culture of Consumerism

 

Advertising and the Culture of Consumerism
Resources: Week 5 readings and videos Choose a product or service from these examples: Fast food Class of consumer product Personal care Automobile Research the
Internet to analyze how that product or service has been advertised. Prepare a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you investigate the role of
advertising in a culture of consumerism. Be sure to discuss the following: Who determines ethical standards for advertising? In what ways has advertising affected
American culture? What are the key persuasive techniques used in consumer advertising? Illustrate with specific examples, explaining how each technique works. Discuss
some of the critical issues that may arise from the following areas: Children and advertising Advertising in schools Health and advertising Political advertising Find
one example of a commercial that strikes you as particularly creative and appealing: What are the elements that are unusual? What is the target group of the
commercial? How does the commercial appeal to consumers? Why do you believe this commercial to be effective in brand name recognition? How are ethical standards met
(or pushed to their limits)? Illustrate your findings with specific examples. List any reference-s on the last slide. Format consistent with APA formatting guidelines.

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