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1 Advertising Techniques
Public Service Announcements

2 Fear, Authority, Argumentum ad nauseaum
Appeal to fear: Appeals to fear seek to build support by instilling fear in the general population Appeal to authority: Appeals to authority cite prominent figures to support a position idea, argument, or course of action. Argumentum ad nauseam: Uses tireless repetition. An idea once repeated enough times, is taken as the truth.

3 Order, Disapproval and Glittering Generalities
Direct order: This technique hopes to simplify the decision making process. The propagandist uses images and words to tell the audience exactly what actions to take. Obtain disapproval: This technique is used to persuade a target audience to disapprove of an action or idea by suggesting that the idea is popular with groups hated, feared, or held in contempt by the target audience. Glittering generalities: Glittering generalities are intense, emotionally appealing words so closely associated with highly valued concepts and beliefs that they carry conviction without supporting information or reason. They appeal to such emotions as love of country, home; desire for peace, freedom, glory, honor, etc.

4 Bandwagon Bandwagon: Bandwagon and inevitable-victory appeals attempt to persuade the target audience to take the course of action that "everyone else is taking." Join the crowd: reinforces people's natural desire to be on the winning side. This technique is used to convince the audience that a program is an expression of an irresistible mass movement and that it is in their best interest to join. Inevitable victory: invites those not already on the bandwagon to join those already on the road to certain victory. Those already or at least partially on the bandwagon are reassured that staying aboard is their best course of action.

5 Slogans, euphoria, patriotism, testimonial
Slogans: A slogan is a brief, striking phrase that may include labeling and stereotyping. If good ideas can be made into slogans, they should be, as good slogans are self-perpetuating. Euphoria: The use of an event that generates euphoria or happiness in lieu of spreading more sadness, or using a good event to try to cover up another. PATRIOTISM The suggestion that purchasing this product shows your love of your country e.g. a company brags about its product being made in America and employing American workers. Testimonial or Star Power: important or well known people testify that they use a product or are part of an institution and so should you.

6 Fantasy, Humor Transfer/Fantasy: Superheroes, white knights, green giants ,super athletes, beautiful people, rich people are featured. Advertisers hope that consumer will tend to transfer these qualities to he products and themselves and purchase them or want to do what these people do. Humor: people tend to remember an ad that makes them laugh and has a positive association. Virtue words: These are words in the value system of the target audience which tend to produce a positive image when attached to a person or issue. Peace, happiness, security, wise leadership, freedom, etc. are virtue words.

7 Matching “Lose weight the way 6 million Americans have. It’s the method 3 out of 4 doctors recommend. A famous actor says that he buys a product and recommends it to everyone. A person falls down a flight of stairs and says, “It’s the kind of soft drink you fall for.” A woman driving in her red convertible runs her hands through her shiny blond hair to show how Shimmer Shampoo works. Humor Transfer/Fantasy Testimonial/star power Statistics

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