What are the pros and cons of advertising?
Pro – Advertisement can be used to bring people together or inform people about a great new product that could make your everyday life easier. These are all great uses of advertising. It can also be used to promote nonprofit organizations and other such programs. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTkfNb9o2wU ) I enjoy this christmas commercial from target. It has a simple message that is clearly delivered. Even Santa knows to run to target to get all of his last minute shopping done. This commercial has a great combination of humor and clear message delivery.
Con – On the other side advertisements can be rude or disrespectful to it’s viewers. Many times a poorly put together advertisement can invoke very powerful feelings and opinions among different groups of people. These advertisements can have potentially detrimental affects on the company or product. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmdaB21E2tY ) This commercial has nothing in it about what Go Daddy.com is all about. It does however have a very sexual tone as she is ripping off her clothes and getting her white tank wet. It certainly isn’t a tasteful advertisement and certainly will turn away a large portion of its non-male audience.