September 27, 2010
Chapter two was a very interesting chapter. It talked about how advertising was everywhere from televisions, newspapers, magazines, the internet, on buses, trains, highway billboards, to clothing, sports arenas and even license plates. It tells us how we are so use to advertising that we hear it without listening and see it without looking. This chapter also shows us how words induce us to buy, how pictures make us imagine, and how the advertising industry tempts us to spend our money. I learned a lot of interesting facts like how the advertising industry is the driving force of out consumptive economy which is accounted for billions of dollars worth of commercials and print ads each year, its more than the gross national product of some countries. Another fact that I found quite interesting was that advertising fills a quarter of each television hour and the bulk of most paper media. Advertising is everywhere people are and its appeal goes quick to our fantasies. By carefully selecting images and words advertising can be the most insidious form of persuasion, yet a lot of people are not aware of its amazing influence on their lives. We took a closer look at the connections among advertisements, media, and our consumer culture. First it talked about how advertisers don’t target a universal audience. Rather, they target specific groups of people. Then it talks about recession and how it has been affecting the health of our economy. The next two articles talk about how television and the internet make it easier to target children and young adults. The following article states how manufacturers have surrounded the youth with all these different logos and labels. The American quest for luxury is discussed in the next article where humans are described as creatures of luxury. Creatures that prefer comfort and style. The main focus of this chapter is on advertising language. The language of advertising is very special one... [continues]
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