Week 7 Discussion

Related to the PR debates:  What are pros and cons of advertising? For examples, think about visual communication from an ad you really liked and one ad you really disliked. Explain why you were inspired or repelled by the ads – how much of your feelings were affected by the words, or by the images?

The main pro of advertising is that it’s good for business.  Good business is equated with a good economy and good wages.  The main cons of advertising include clutter, misinformation, and loss of trust.

An example of a good ad would be a movie preview (like this one on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4RK3jY7AVk).  The only motive behind the movie preview is to sell the movie in order to promote future business for other movies created by the same company.

An example of a bad ad would be a political mud-slinging ad (like these two from youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIA5aszzA18 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhQlnx1NSUw).  Both anti-Obama and anti-Romney political campaigns demean politics by providing a screen of deception about the personal stance of each candidate on particular issues and neither side provides specifics to the public.


2 thoughts on “Week 7 Discussion

  1. rochellem5 says:

    Good examples by using the presidential debates as bad advertisement not only is the mud slinging inappropriate all the money they are wasting could be put toward so much good. Good work!

  2. I like the examples but the way you worded the definition was great. The con example that both candidates misinform the public is a good one. It’s a real bummer that everything these two say has to be fact checked. And Rochelle good point that all the money put into mud slinging could be put to a much better cause.

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