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Some of these heroic figures are show-business personalities—singers, dancers, comedians, actors, and athletes. Identification and imitation are powerful forces that can shape our behaviors in ways of which we are generally unaware. 9). These commercials often feature extremely beautiful women; they are shown as an integral part of the consumption experience. 9. This advertisement for a Brazilian liquor, Cabana Cachaca, is very erotic, but it doesn’t show anything except a woman’s knees and elbows.
They use every editing technique they can think of to make their commercials visually more memorable and every trick of language and narrative structure to gain our attention and divert our attention from the advertising of competitors. One of the problems advertisers face is that of clutter—the enormous number of advertisements we are exposed to on a given day, which leads to information overload and in many cases, paralysis. So advertising agencies knock themselves out to differentiate their campaigns from other campaigns and get the attention of the target audience they are attacking.
12). One aspect of being successful is knowing what to consume—having “product knowledge,” which has replaced regular knowledge in all too many people in America. They don’t know history, are not well-read, have no appreciation of art, music, philosophy . . you name it. But they have incredible product knowledge; that is, all they know is what they can buy. 12. The Movado advertisement plays upon the aesthetic codes of elite classes: Simplicity is tied to upscale taste. For downscale taste, look at supermarket advertisements.