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While I did not feel that the commercial was creative I will say that the job was still completed. References The 25 Worst Infomercials Ever | Business Pundit. (2010, February 10). Business Pundit: Your daily dose of smart business opinion. Retrieved September 18, 2012, from http://www.businesspundit.com/the-25-worst-infomercials-ever/...

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Net Present Value IRR And The

Net Present Value, IRR, and the Payback Period Infomercial Entertainment, Inc. In the good of days—before cable TV, fax machines, and multimedia personal computers—the phrase,"…and now a word from our sponsor…”usually meant just that, Television commercials were continued to thirty-and sixty—second messages, grouped together to occupy only two or three minutes of viewing time. Occasionally, if you stayed up late enough sitting in front of the tube, you'd see thirty minute segments on riveting topics...

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them that annoy me. They advertise things in such a way that everyone feels the need to go and spend everything they have just to make their lives easier or to put them higher on the social ladder. However one thing I hate more commercials are infomercials. On those very rare occasions when I wake up too early and all that is on is teleshopping, I am literally about ready to kill myself. I then have to endure about an hour of a load of crap being advertised to me such as jewellery and vacuums. ...

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Broadcast Media Notes

avoid ads) Cable TV Advantages Selectivity (ie. animal planet, ESPN, food network, etc.) audience demographics (ppl who watch cable are younger & more affluent, aka more attractive to the advertiser) flexibility low cost (relative to broadcast) infomercials shown here Disadvantages audience fragmentation limited reach somewhat lower quality ads zapping Types of TV Advertising Purchases (giving up control for lower cost) Sponsorship: advertiser underwrites the total cost of a program, including content...

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Adjustment Strategies Unit 6 “Resisting Persuasion and Compliance Tactics”

dollars every year due to the fact that they are looking for that quick fix to the obesity problem many face today. Diets fail because the person trying to loose weight is looking for the perfect pill to solve all of their problems. That is why infomercials make so much money. They all promise great rewards. In the end the buyer is left feeling worse than they would have if they simply saved their money and started an exercise routine that they were comfortable with. Conformity, compliance,...

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Types of Media

when fewer people watch TV, as in the early morning hours and gets very expensive during prime timeevening shows. Sometimes advertisers pay a lot of money to get their ads on TV during special programmes, like the Olympic Games or the Super Bowl. Infomercials have become very popular in the last few years. They are normal TV shows that focus on the sales of certainproducts. Details on how to buy the product (telephone numbers etc..) are repeated many times during the programme. Some TV stations also...

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significant portion of the funding for most privately owned television. The vast majority of television advertisements today consist of brief advertising spots, ranging in length from a few seconds to several minutes (as well as program-length infomercials). Advertisements of this sort have been used to promote a wide variety of goods, services and ideas since the dawn of television. Field Advertisement: [1] Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005)...

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Broad Advertising Campaign

existence when used in the public interest. It is too much a powerful tool to be used for commercial purposes only. Infomercials are televisions commercials with a longer format; they are very useful in creating an impulse purchase, so that the moment the consumer observes the presentation, it is followed by immediate purchase of the product through the advertised toll free number. Infomercials describe, display and frequently demonstrate products and their features. They commonly have testimonials from...

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product placement is also possible.[40][41] Infomercials An infomercial is a long-format television commercial, typically five minutes or longer. The word "infomercial" is a portmanteau of the words "information" & "commercial". The main objective in an infomercial is to create an impulse purchase, so that the consumer sees the presentation and then immediately buys the product through the advertised toll-free telephone number or website. Infomercials describe, display, and often demonstrate products...

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Introduction to Mass Communication: Advertising

decide which to use or use them all (more expensive) Distractions - no visual involvement Television Advertising The ultimate advertising medium because it can communicate with sound, action and color Prime time is 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Infomercials - 30 minute commercials (The George Foreman Grill) Advantages & Disadvantages of Television Advertising All elements for creative message Believability More personal & effective Can reach the masses or target specific interests Adaptable...

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