Pros and Cons of Advertising

 What are pros and cons of advertising? For examples, think about visual communication from an ad you really liked and one ad you really disliked. Explain why you were inspired or repelled by the ads – how much of your feelings were affected by the words, or by the images.

By Katherine Woods

Like anything in the world there are both pros and cons to every aspect of life. In advertising I personally believe that this particular line tends to be blurred. I personally believe that the only positive advertising out there, is advertising that is promoting good or promoting a non-profit organizations. I love advertising for breast cancer awareness, or going green initiatives. This type of advertising is trying to make a positive impact and helps other people. It creates conversations between people and helps raise awareness to certain problems and how easy it is to help out.

At the same time there are all kinds of advertising that are doing more harm than good. I particularly dislike advertising for easy to take pills or quick acting formulas promising fast weight loss. In just a few sentences or pictures they promise to give you the look you’ve always wanted, this goes right along with almost all fashion advertising depicting super skinny women. This type of advertising can lead to quick acting eating disorder which is not at all as pretty as the advertising shows. I do like advertising when it gives a good message to the public and is not skewed or deceptive.


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