Advertisement gone too far…
I think Advertisements are good entertainment. Some of them are funny and too cool. Like by Pepsi, Miranda, Fevicol, M-Seal…. list goes on 😎
But the disadvantage lies in the fact, advertising being indirect expenses, it is passed on to the consumers as cost of the product.
And to some extent, we are ourselves responsible for increasing the advertising costs. As with the increase in TRP ratings, which are based on viewership for a serial, movie, match, etc. the advertising with it goes up.
That means as the viewership increases, so the advertising. And the advertisers charge the same from us.
Therefore indirectly, we pay for good TV programs in this form too in addition to regular cable charges 🙄
So next time, if you like some TV program, don’t tell anybody 😉
Interesting thought and interesting photo. :guitarist:
You see… we are paying more to companies because you like ‘Astitva’, which has generated lot of advertisement…. so now you need to compensate us 😆
even if i didn’t like astitva..it or another show similar to it would be airing on tv..toh that means we would still be paying for the advertisements…
astitva zindabad! rotfl
Whoa…!! Nice thinking.:thumb: That was an interesting post indeed. And that baby…:hyper: Nice!:mrgreen:
Thanks for visiting Aaina :wave:
That baby pic I received through email long time back, with the subject “Advertisement gone too far”.
I like it too 🙂
Poonam, just kidding 😉
This world is a commercial place and the media clearly reflects that.
I agree that advertising is going a way too far – atleast in some instances. Companies are spending millions and millions of dollars to get their product/service across to the consumers. The good part is, most of us enjoy watching these advertisements, but the bad part is that they are actually having bad effect on many of us. How the advertisements are polluting the minds of adults is another problem, what its doing to the minds of the kids is devastating.
Most of the advertisements for the kidâ€™s products are now targeted to the kidâ€™s themselves. Whereas in the good old times, parents were the main target. That was not too bad because parents had the capability to differentiate the right from wrong (in most instances). However, trying to make someone as little as 2-3 years of age a consumer of their products â€“ merely by showing appealing ads is something the companies should restrict. Children now enjoy their own target market in the world of the advertising.
On an average, kids these days are spending around six hours per day becoming the innocents culprits of media.During the time that children spend glued to the TV sets, they are exposed to many products via advertisements which later the kids want to have. Infact advertisements are one of the many modes by which kids are introduced to products like cigarettes and alcohol. Whether this is ethical or unethical is an altogether different issue which is debatable – well, but then the whole field of marketing is debatable (and man, am I not glad that I am in this field).
The bottom line is that the majority of us like watching advertisements. If they do not appeal to us (and that happens when the companies don’t spend enough on advertisements) we usually switch the channel. So going along with the trend, the poor companies have to hire the best advertising firms and spend millions and millions of dollars trying to leave an impact on us.
Very Well Said… :clap:
Really, now-a-days Children have become target for companies, they offer things like tatoos with the product… which children can’t resist :smokin: