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.
Some pros or positives of advertising is it can educate consumers about new products and services that can help them improve their lives, it can increase sales so that companies can produce products at lower costs, it can help the economy and give people jobs. There are also cons or negatives or advertising. It could cause consumers to pay for the ads through higher prices, advertising may cause people to buy products they can’t afford and go into personal debt, and sometimes ads target children. This is a negative because they don’t know what is good for them or bad (example fast food ads could lead to obesity). I am inspired or repelled by ads due to my personal likes and dislikes. Personally if the ad is interesting, short and to the point, has a good message, or is a product I would actually use I am inspired by it. If the ad is out of my lifestyle, price range, boring, or it is unrealistic I am repelled by it. I truly believe that the amount of your feelings that are affected by the words and images of advertising is however much you let yourself be affected. If you can make your own decisions and know what is good for you, very little will be affected by ads. However if you are easily persuaded by people and have a hard time forming your own decisions, ads will affect much of your feelings and lifestyle.
Example of an ad I liked is the new Starbucks ad that says instead of referring to you as your drink name they are going to refer to you as your name. I like this ad because it is personal to me, I buy drinks at Starbucks and the ad is very interesting.
Examples of ads I didn’t like are almost all car commercials. Usually they are very uninteresting, they are not applicable to me life and completely out of my price range. I cannot relate to the ads at all.