7. Describe an advertisement that you don’t like
- When did you see it?
- What is it about?
- Where you saw it/how you came to know about it?
- Why you didn’t like it
I remember seeing an advertisement promoting Lay’s chips that I did not like. I saw it a few years ago while watching TV. The advertisement was about the different flavors of Lay’s chips and how they are the perfect snack for any occasion. It showed people eating Lay’s chips at parties, on the beach, and even during a movie.
I did not like this advertisement because it promoted unhealthy snacking habits, which can lead to health problems like obesity and heart disease. In fact, after seeing this advertisement, I started eating more Lay’s chips, which led to me getting addicted to them and eventually having health issues that I am still recovering from.
Moreover, the marketing tactics employed by these companies can be misleading and target vulnerable populations, such as children, who may not fully understand the implications of their food choices. By normalizing unhealthy eating habits, these advertisements can perpetuate a culture that values convenience and indulgence over health and well-being.
Advertisements that promote unhealthy food options can also contribute to the rise of obesity and related health issues, which can have significant economic costs. Obesity-related illnesses can lead to increased healthcare costs, missed work days, and lower productivity.
Overall, I believe that advertisements promoting unhealthy foods like chips and other snacks should not be shown on television. Instead, advertisements should promote healthier food options and encourage people to make better choices for their overall health and well-being.
Speaking part 3 : follow up questions
1. Why do some people hate advertisements?
– In my opinion, some people may find advertisements intrusive, annoying, or irrelevant to their interests. Others may dislike how advertisements use manipulation or stereotypes to sell products.
2. Do people usually buy stuff after watching advertisements?
– It depends on the individual and the advertisement. Some people may be more susceptible to the messages in advertisements and be influenced to buy the product. Others may be more skeptical and not be swayed by advertisements.
3. Is music useful in advertising?
– Yes, music can be a powerful tool in advertising. It can help create a mood or tone for the advertisement and make it more memorable to the audience.
4. What are advantages of TV advertisements? How about internet advertisements?
– TV advertisements can reach a wide audience and can be more effective at building brand awareness. Internet advertisements can be more targeted and personalized to individual users, and can provide more data on their effectiveness.
5. Where usually do we see adverts?
– Advertisements can be seen in a variety of places, including TV, the internet, billboards, magazines, newspapers, and even on product packaging.
6. Are there any advertisements at school?
– There may be advertisements in schools, such as on bulletin boards or in school newspapers. However, there are regulations regarding the types of advertisements that can be displayed in schools.
7. Are there some inappropriate adverts, like that of a condom?
– Some advertisements may be deemed inappropriate for certain audiences, such as those containing sexual content or violence. However, there are regulations in place to ensure that advertisements are appropriate for their intended audience.
8. Why does the government allow such ads?
– In the case of advertisements for products like condoms, the government may allow them in order to promote public health and safety. Condoms are a widely recognized tool for preventing sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies, so promoting their use can have significant health benefits for the general public. However, they also regulate advertisements to ensure that they are not harmful or misleading to consumers.
9. Do you think it is bad for children?
– Exposure to certain types of advertisements may be harmful to children, such as advertisements for condoms may be inappropriate for young children as they may not understand the content or message being conveyed. Some parents may feel uncomfortable discussing sexual health with their children and prefer that they do not see such ads.
10. Do parents complain about it?
– Some parents may complain about advertisements that they feel are inappropriate or harmful to their children. However, others may see advertisements as a necessary part of modern society.
11. What are the most advertised products in your country?
– The most advertised products in a country can vary depending on the current trends and economic conditions. However, some common products that are frequently advertised include food and beverages, technology, and personal care products.
12. Which one is often more effective, newspaper advertising or online advertising?
– The effectiveness of newspaper advertising versus online advertising can depend on the target audience and the product being advertised. Online advertising may be more effective for reaching younger, tech-savvy audiences, while newspaper advertising may be more effective for reaching older or local audiences.
13. What are the benefits of Advertisements?
– Advertisements can help promote products or services, raise brand awareness, and provide information to consumers. They can also drive economic growth and support the media industry.
14. What do you think of celebrity endorsements in advertising?
– Celebrity endorsements can be effective in making a product more memorable to consumers and associating it with a certain lifestyle or image. However, they can also be seen as inauthentic or disingenuous if the celebrity does not actually use the product they are endorsing.
15. Does advertising encourage us to buy things we don’t need?
– Some advertisements may use persuasive techniques to encourage consumers to buy products they may not necessarily need. However, ultimately it is up to the individual to decide whether or not to make a purchase.
16. What role does social media play in advertising?
– Social media has become a critical platform for advertising due to its extensive reach and ability to target specific audiences. Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn offer companies an opportunity to connect with customers and promote their products or services in a more personalized way. With the use of data analytics, social media can target specific demographics, interests, and behaviors of users, allowing for more efficient and cost-effective advertising campaigns. In addition, social media allows for real-time engagement with customers through comments, direct messages, and polls. This level of engagement can provide companies with valuable insights into consumer behavior and preferences, which can help in tailoring future advertising efforts. Overall, social media has revolutionized the way businesses advertise, offering new and innovative ways to reach and interact with potential customers.