Author Gayle Bessenoff has an interesting view on American society today. In her article “Southern Connecticut State University Professor: Americans Overconsume, Overdo Everything”, she states that we as Americans do everything too much. The American dream right now is to own a big house, drive nice cars, and have the latest equipment. The American Dream has transformed from being happy to being rich. We are so absorbed in this materialistic idea of the American Dream that we do not know when to stop buying and eating.
My Response: Yes, I think ads are effective towards teens because you see teens making choice or buying things based off of what they saw from the ad. Especially, when a celebrity is advertising the product that they want to purchase it makes them want that item even more. Ads in today’s society are not that ethical. They are trying to sell their product to everyone not just to a specific type
Laura Moore Professor Hovious English 1001 October 1st, 2014 How Much Does the Old Spice Odor Blocker Really Block? Old Spice commercials are always intense, humorous, outrageous, and much more. They try to persuade the audience to purchase products by getting their attention through their humor-filled commercials, and not much informative about the actual product. They carefully put together their advertisements so that they appeal to a certain audience and promotes the product in a unique way. The producers of Old Spice advertising utilize many rhetorical tools to make successful ads.
These ads have the power to move someone into buying whichever product they see fit for their needs and standards and there’s no better example to talk about than automobile ads. Every model of car has a unique niche to occupy in the world and people buy different models for different reasons. Someone rich who would want to show off would buy a flashy convertible sports car. A worker would use a truck to help move materials around because of how powerful the engines are. A mother with a large family would opt for a minivan for these spacy models can hold a large number of people.
Chambers, Davis, and Oxendine Coach Eason US History 10 1 April 2015 The Hunter and Its Prey Captain John Smith was an English adventurer, soldier, explorer, and author. He was famous for his role in the exploration of the New World; while in the making, he ran into the Powhatan princess, Pocahontas. Smith was responsible for the settlement and survival of Jamestown, England’s first permanent colony. He was known as America’s first hero and led expeditions across the New England coast. Smith was an advocate and promoter for bringing English men to America, thus fore he is important to American history.
This generates commitments to objects instead of people, creating a more separate and powerful sense of self, which turns social relations into competitive interactions. Consumer culture has introduced disposability into the minds of consumers, which means more than throwing away produced goods, but also being able to throw away values, lifestyles, stable relationships, and attachments to things, buildings, people and received ways of being and doing (Harvey, 1990,285). American consumer culture came into being after WW1, when successful American corporations faced the threat of overproduction. Corporations needed to make sure consumers would buy their products and found ways to turn luxury products into functional products. Through advertising, product placement, celebrity endorsement and even social movements, corporations found ways to convince consumers to want things they didn’t need.
As we know the primary function of advertising, is to introduce a wide-range of consumer goods to the public and there-by support the free-market economy. But that is clearly not its only role. Advertisements also assume certain characteristics which are less directly connected to selling. Advertisers try to manipulate people into buying a way of life as well as goods. In this respect it could be argued that advertising fulfils the function traditionally met by art or religion.
I also think the technology exists to boost up the miles per gallon (mpg) a car can have. I believe this because if we have the technology to clone animals and reproduce children without mothers, than we should have the technology to boost our cars mpg. The benefit of a car with a higher mpg will in turn produce a lower carbon emission rating, which means cleaner air with less carbon dioxide. Driving a car is the most common air polluting act a human commits. They commit this on a daily basis with little knowledge of it.
The Efficiency of Cars Nikeisha S. Sandy SCI207: Dependence of Man on the Environment (ABL1146J) Instructor: Walter Lambert December 12, 2011 The efficiency of cars is a major issue. There are several reasons why cars should be more efficient, however, there are many reasons why they should not. The efficiency of a car can affect both the economy and the atmosphere. While cars should not be more efficient, cars should be more efficient because the cost to the consumer may decrease, more efficient cars can save money on taxes, and cars are a necessity. At one point, the idea of using a car that was electric powered may have seemed outrageous.
So that I don’t think in the mind set of I shouldn’t be spending this much and how some car companies don’t look how much a car will cost you in the long run of having it. Which all are some of the parts that matter in the supply and demand of buying a new car. There are many other factors that play into it to like for instance a lot of car makers make their money by the business demand for the car. For instance like police cars and taxis and many other companies that provide a vehicle. The next thing that plays a part is the real income that car buyers have.