Week 7 Discussion: Pros and Cons of Advertisements

The pros of advertisements would be that the company gets more known, and people will support them if they have a good cause.  An example would be Goodwill commercials, which depict people donating to the store.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_U8Zpith38  The store Goodwill runs off of donations, and they help others, so because of that cause people readily support the stores.

Cons of advertisements would be that the advertisements aren’t suitable for all people, or they misinform them.  There could also be fake advertisements created and posted on the internet, such as this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECeK6dxnowE (contains sexual content).  Although I do not know if this is a real commercial by Skittles, or it is a tryout advertisement, it would be inappropriate for young children.  I came across this ad by chance while searching for examples, it caught my interest…


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2 thoughts on “Week 7 Discussion: Pros and Cons of Advertisements

  1. teampenguine says:

    I think that you understand the pros and cons of advertising. Your second example is definitely a new take on skittles. I don’t believe that much of their usual clientele will be buying for a while. Great example. And thank you for the warning I should have listened to it.

  2. I watched the Skittles video with no volume in the library and thought it was hilarious. But I agree that it is definitely inappropriate for TV. These are both good examples of pros and cons of advertising!

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