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Advertising Techniques

Subject : business-skills
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1. Occurs when the consumer recognizes a need for a product

2. Fiving us compliments to try to sell a product

3. If you use this product - you will be just like the people in the ad

4. Using images and sounds to appeal to your senses: sight - touch - smell - etc.

5. Need Recognition--> Information Search --> Evaluation of Alternatives--> Purchase Decision--> Postpurchase Evaluation

6. Putting a commercial into the form of a game can be a fun way for you to get to know more about a product and spend more time with it

7. Intentionally do not finish a claim

8. A type of testimonial - usually scientists - professors - and other professionals advocating for a product/idea

9. Identifying the group that might be the most profitable audience and the most likely to respond to marketing communication

10. Delivers numerical data

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

12. Subsegments of a more general market.

13. To show loyalty patriotisim to the country

14. Use jokes or laughter to get you engaged in a commercial

15. Personal behavior and how the behavior reflects the speed with which people are willing to try something new

16. Compile info about the product - the product category - competitors - and other details of the marketing environment

17. Hinders the consumer's reception of the message - includes technical and socioeconomic trends that affect the reception of the message

18. A rhetorical question in which their really isnt an answer

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

20. Refers to lifestyle and psychological characteristics (activities - values - interest - attitudes - opinions)

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

22. Research that actually measures what it says it measures

23. 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

24. A distraction from the real issue

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

26. Showing or announcing a discounted price can make a product look better

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

28. A disonest tatic where they lure a costemer for a bargain but then perswade them to buy something expensive

29. 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

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

31. Many products are nearly identical

32. Out-of-Context Quotations - Exploitation of Fears and Misgiving - Health Fraud - Credit Repair - Get Rick Quick Schemes - Supermarket Specials - Bait and Switch - Product Misrepresentation - Travel Fraud (you got a free holiday!)

33. An appeal that deals with time - creates a sense of urgency

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

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

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

37. Compares the product to its competetors

38. Advertisers realize that we like to feel important - so they tell us that their products will make us glamorous - sophisticated - or macho.

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

40. Meaningless or empty words that dont give specific details

41. Telling only positive things about something or someone - without giving evidence or facts

42. Taking a dangerous and fearful approach to a commercial

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

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

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

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

47. Telling you what to do---"Buy today!" - "Vote now!"

48. More than an exaggeration or hype-tells a complete falsehood (The Energizer Battery can light up the entire town.)

49. More tightly focused on solving a particular marketing communication problem in a specified time.

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