Today, plastic surgery has become in high demand among males and females, teenagers in order to look their physically best. On the other hand Hassen-Biber talks about a critical illness among teenagers and adults called Bulimia Nervosa. Although the authors approach different situations among teenagers and adults in which they put their lives at risk in different ways, both authors agree that one major reason for this issue is the American media. Blum focuses on make over shows and plastic surgery. “Extreme makeover shows us people being made good-looking enough to be on television.” (pg.
Many alcohol advertisements are placed in different types of media that are popular among adolescent.” They spend billions of dollars in developing an advertisement to capture the publics’ eye, especially the young adolescents. The alcohol industry target a specific group mainly teenagers, but they don’t realize is that all of the colorful effects, the music, and the atmosphere of fun and excitement makes the teenagers want to take a shot or two. At John Hopkins University made a estimate, “the likely effects of several alcohol policies on youth drinking behavior in the U.S. population concluded that a complete ban on alcohol advertising would be the most effective, resulting in 7,609 fewer deaths from harmful drinking and a 16.4% drop in alcohol-related life-years lost.” Banning alcohol commercials can affect the life of young adolescents and adults by not having the influence or the temptation in front of you will decrease the amount of drinking in teens. Commercials have a lot of power over a person’s judgment persuading them to act like different
Irrick Bramlett MC 1143, Reaction Paper January 4, 2012 “Merchants of Cool” “Merchants of Cool” is a documentary by Douglass Rushkoff on which he is investigating what is “cool” and how “cool” is sold in today’s generation of teenagers. Rushkoff talks about the desire of teenagers to be “cool” and the merchants in question to have “cool” things. My first conclusion, was the in depth analysation that “cool” is a feedback loop and that the corporations would study what teenagers like and then try to sell it to them because of its persona of what is “cool” in its normal form. Then the teenager would change their mind of what cool is based on what is being marketed to them by the corporations. Much to the benefit of the corporation and
Flobots became famous by the song called “Handlebars”. This song was a hit among teenagers nationwide. Flobots released this track to tell the nation about the power abuse. Two friends tell about their lives when they take two different paths. One of them chooses the path of a normal person and the other friend takes the path of business.
INTRODUCTION MTV (Music Television), which is now owned by media conglomerate Viacom, was established in 1981, using a simple concept of promoting music videos of recording companies for programming on their TV show. MTV has been known for targeting the youth of American and gauging its programming and content based on the preferences of teenagers. MTV grew along with the baby boomer generation, generating more than $2B in revenues.8 Despite MTV’s ambitions to become a world renowned provider of branded entertainment, it experienced many missteps in its quest of global expansion. MTV entered the industry during its embryonic phase. Consumers were just learning the meaning of music television and coming to appreciate the entertainment it offered.
It makes claims unbelievable and wrong. This may seem logical but words are half facts to persuade teens into believing what the campaign believes. For example, if you drink more than a glass a day you will have strong bones and maintain your youthfulness. What marketers are doing is persuading teens and old alike that whatever advertisement they put out there will make you feel, look and do whatever the celebrity in the advertisement is doing or consuming. [Pathos] Deepest part of advertisement is seeing Taylor Swift’s created emotions towards the campaign.
Prescription Drugs the New High Abuse of prescription medicine is a growing problem among our youth. Believing that because it is legally obtained it’s acceptable. “Each generation typically finds a new illicit drug to make its own: LSD in the ‘70s, cocaine in the ‘80s, and Ectasy and herion in the ‘90s. Today’s middle and high school students are experimenting with prescription drugs.” (Costello, 2005) Over the internet, at a” Pharm Party,” even out of our own medicine cabinet pills are readily available. The question becomes who can help educate, prevent, and treat these teens.
Spencer Colson Dr. Petrovic English Comp 1 November, 21, 2013 Revolution of the Game The sports drink, Gatorade is a popular amongst professional athletes these days and they have said to revolutionize the game with priming, fueling, and recovering athletes to start a revolution for all athletes. Advertisements in this decade are like a planted seed in our minds that grow and grow till we have had enough and buy into their schemes that they throw at us. I am not accusing Gatorade to be lying and cheating us into your wallets but that they persuade us by using pathos, ethos, and logos to lead us into a direction that seems to be the only way in our eyes to become better then your oppositions. Gatorade is a sports hydration company
My Response: Yes advertisement is aimed at teenagers effective because teens are one of the biggest consumers in advertisement. Teens see advertisement easily through social media, television and cellular phones. No there not ethical because people advertise to sell their product. Sources | Title, URL, and Date of Access|Central Idea| https://www.waterloo.k12.ia.us/schoolsites/thespectator/advertising-targets-affects-teens|
These countries are said to have a “culture of tolerance” which is causing the sex industry to become more successful than ever. The United States is daily normalizing the idea of pimping and prostitution to America’s youngest. Through many forms of entertainment, such as music and television, the numbers of children being lured into the sex business is growing tremendously (Kotrla 3). While this business is being portrayed as “fun” or “cool”, the public fails to realize the gruesome reality of this industry. Thousands of victims across the country are being beaten, abused, and exploited as if they were