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2 Persuasion Techniques Propaganda and Advertising

3 What is propaganda? A means of convincing people: to buy a certain product to believe something or act in a certain way to agree with a point of view

4 Common persuasive techniques often used in advertising Bandwagon Loaded words Testimonial Name Calling Plain Folks Snob Appeal Misuse of Statistics Transfer Card Stacking Slogans Avant Garde

5 Bandwagon A statement suggesting that everyone is using a specific product, so you should, too! Being “in the group” makes you feel secure.

6 The bandwagon effect created these fine internet sensations…..

7 Bandwagon Examples


9 Example


11 Loaded Words and Glittering Generalities Loaded Words = Words that will make you feel strongly about someone or something (fear, desire for success, excitement, being part of a group). Loaded Words can also be Glittering Generalities Glittering Generalities=Words that “glitter” but give no details about the product.

12 Loaded Words and Glittering Generalities “NEW IMPROVED FORMULA”

13 Example

14 Loaded Words

15 Loaded Words……

16 Loaded Words Loaded words are used to appeal to ___________.

17 Testimonial A well-known person or a previous customer supports a product or service

18 Testimonials

19 Example

20 Testimonial from customer

21 Example

22 Testimonials work!

23 Testimonials Testimonials are used primarily as an appeal to __________.

24 Name Calling Is used to incite fears and arouse prejudices in the viewers with the idea that the bad names will cause people to construct a negative opinion about a group or product. This technique is used more often in politics than advertising.

25 Example

26 Name calling can be implied through an unflattering image

27 Name Calling….

28 Example

29 Plain Folks When a company tries to show it is “just like you” Persuasive device especially favored by politicians! Target Audience?

30 Example

31 Subway Five Dollar Footlong Advertisement

32 Plain Old Mom Folk

33 Plain Folk Political Ad…

34 Plain Folk Ad

35 Snob Appeal Just the opposite of “bandwagon”. Its message suggests: "Buying our product will make you better than everyone else-- especially since other people can't afford it.“ Target Audience?

36 Example

37 Snob Appeal Ad…

38 Example

39 Snob Appeal

40 Misuse of Statistics using statistics selectively to give a more favorable view of your product

41 Example of Misuse of Statistics

42 This is an ad that riled AT&T

43 AT&T’s replies in an ad that gives their version of the map….. Why the big difference? Hmmmm…

44 Example “Four out of five dentists recommend sugarless gum for their patients who chew gum”

45 Misuse of Statistics Misuse of statistics is an appeal to ___________.

46 Transfer Technique Objects or other people are shown with the product or candidate being “sold” in hopes that your good feeling for those objects or people will transfer onto the product or candidate. THE TRANSFER OF GOOD FEELINGS FROM A BACKGROUND OBJECT TO THE MAIN OBJECT.

47 Transfer Examples:

48 Transfer:

49 Transfer Example:


51 CARD STACKING Card stacking is only telling part of the truth. It is “stacking the deck” in your favor by only giving part of the information. Omitting relevant facts.

52 Card Stacking example

53 Card Stacking

54 Card Stacking!

55 Card Stacking – making the Coke look just a little better for the uninformed!

56 Slogans

57 Slogan A catchy phrase or statement often used to sell a service or a product

58 Example


60 They’re GRRRRRRREAT! And Carlos

61 Avant Garde The suggestion that using this product puts the user ahead of the times. Target Audience?

62 Avante Garde


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