Prepare a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you investigate the role of advertising in a culture of consumerism. Be sure to discuss the following:
Who determines ethical standards for advertising?
In what ways has advertising affected American culture?
What are the key persuasive techniques used in consumer advertising? Illustrate with specific examples, explaining how each technique works.
Discuss some of the critical issues that may arise from the following areas:
Children and advertising
Advertising in schools
Health and advertising
Find one example of a commercial that strikes you as particularly creative and appealing:
What are the elements that are unusual?
What is the target group of the commercial?
How does the commercial appeal to consumers?
Why do you believe this commercial to be effective in brand name recognition?
How are ethical standards met (or pushed to their limits)?