November 9, 2017
What we buy? How we buy? How it inspires us to change our buying decision?Ms. McAlary pointed out the real need of advertisement in the society. Grocery stores do not advertise except when they offer something more to the consumers. The character of an individual reflects in his or her buying style. Advertisement is that mode through which the needs of the society are being created. The advertisement triangle in this regard suggests that a typical Advertising has three elements inside it - The Ethos (Ethics), Logos (Logic) and Pathos (Emotions). Advertisement tries to capture all kinds of personality and character traits to make an impact in the buying behavior of an individual. She also showed certain specific advertisements catering to male, female and non traditional families. The advertisements were shown to the audience to make them understand some basic questions like-
Who are the target audience and what market is being identified by the brand? Whether the advertisement makes money or not? Would the advertisement work with an opposite gender or cast?The advertisements shown during the session include some famous brands like Biba, Hero, Airtel etc. She even told the audience that effectiveness of advertisement can be judged by the parameters of
Strongly defined target audience Evoking an emotion Memorable value of the brand Evoking a societal change Building stories from normative tropesThe session ended with a takeaway assignment given by Ms. McAlary to the audience - finding out advertisements which go by the parameters of-
Defying gender Normative Tropes. Social activism and galvanizing the populace to social change. Abiding by the effective litmus test.