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Advertising Techniques

Subject : business-skills
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1. Advertisers realize that we like to feel important - so they tell us that their products will make us glamorous - sophisticated - or macho.

2. Dividing the market into groups of people who have similar characteristics in certain key product related areas.

3. Developed for a brand or product line and evaluated annually

4. Delivers numerical data

5. 1) Provide Info 2) Serve as a means of personal comparison 3) Offer guidance

6. Using a chance to win a prize to attract attention

7. Most popular demographic used by advertisers

8. Using superlatives (greatest - best - fastest) - comparatives (better - improved - increased) - and hyperbole to try to hype up the product

9. New brain- science approach to how people think

10. Cheap product that you can afford

11. Builds trustworthyness/credability of product

12. Taking a dangerous and fearful approach to a commercial

13. Claims directly - fully - and or clearly expressing something- the price - the main ingredients - number of items - etc.

14. Suggesting that you must have the product to be happy - popular or satisfied

15. Claims that a product is a simple solution for your life (Using a specific brand will instantly make your life better.)

16. Many products are nearly identical

17. Intentionally do not finish a claim

18. Gives the illusion that if someone else has it then i should have it too

19. How individuals or groups select - purchase - use - or dispose of products - as well as the needs and wants that motivate these behaviors

20. Sensory images to get you interested in their product

21. Appeals to costumers disire to be different from everybody else

22. People devoted to a particular brand. E.g. HOG;Harley Owners Group

23. Advertisers sometimes lead us to believe that we will miss an important opportunity if we don't buy their product right awasy. This techniques might come in the form of a limited-time offer or an indication that only a very limited quantity of the pr

24. Descriptions of the target audience that read like a description of someone you know.

25. A regular person using a product to show how good it is

26. Advertisers assure us that their products are foolproof and easy to use.

27. Tries to persuade by promising to give us something else (Discounts - coupons - free gifts are examples.)

28. Statistics percentages - and numbers to convince you that this product is better than something else

29. To show loyalty patriotisim to the country

30. Background research that uses available published info about a topic

31. Meaningless or empty words that dont give specific details

32. Group of people you use as a model for behavior in specific situations

33. A belief that if you buy this product then your apart of an elite club

34. Primary tool used to evaluate strengths - weaknesses - opportunities and threats

35. Psychological- state of mind - needs - wants - satisfaction - personality Social/ Cultural- Culture - Social class - family - demographic Behavioral- Quantity usage - brand relationship innovation Market Segment- target audience Norms - Val

36. Using symbols to suggest an association with a positive influence

37. A message to the consumer about a brand. It gets attention and provides info - sometimes even a bit of entertainment

38. You can run the test over and over and get the same answer

39. A distraction from the real issue

40. Involves the researcher actually living the life of the people or group being studied.

41. Technique that uses sentimental images - sounds - and words (Using a cute teddy bear to sell your product.)

42. Occurs when the consumer recognizes a need for a product

43. Two-way communication; a dialogue or conversation

44. Where advertisers stress positive qualities and ignore negatives

45. A celeberty or famous fiqure that is endorcing a product

46. Demographic Segmentation - Life stage segmentation - Geographic Segmentation - Psychographic Segmentation - Behavioral Segmentation - Values and benefits based segmentation

47. Using test - statistics - or information that sounds scientific to prove that one product or person is better than another

48. Culture- made up of tangible items (art - lit. - buildings - music) and intangible concepts (history - knowledge - laws - morals) that together define a group of people or a way of life - Corp. Culture- how various companies operate

49. Promoting a special ingredient may make you think the product works better than others

50. People testifying about the value or quality of a product in order to sell it