Commercials. Sometimes they show you something that is totally freaking awesome or they are just a waste of time off of your favorite TV show. Personally I have seen some funny commercials and some really bad ones. It made me think about the purpose of them and the reality behind them. Commercials are generally aimed at the emotions that the public (you) have. They mainly appeal to the public through emotions such as happiness, intelect, humor, and every man's favorite sex appeal. Now for me as the average viewer I watch commercials and if they are funny I enjoy them if they are not I tend to not think twice about them. However commercials were designed to keep the product that was advertised into the minds of the viewer. However, how legit is the product? Is it really the number one item out there of its kind? or is it just a gimmick? I think you all have heard about Shamwow. The guy on the commercial demonstrates it and gives the viewer special offers and next thing you now it you have the fake one in your hands. That's what happened when i got Shamwow for my grandma. While we sit there and enjoy certain commercials we don't usually think it is a gimmick otherwise why would they advertise something that doesnt work?
It is because we are very easy to decieve and that is what commercials do. Now I know that everyone is different and I could be all wrong. In some cases I am. Commercials, as I said earlier are designed to make the viewer feel something. For example, the google chrome commercial with the "It Gets Better" movement. That commercial was designed to make the viewer feel inspired to make us think that we could do something as great as that on google chrome. The Super Bowl. The best commercials usually show during the super bowl because of the number of viewers it gets. To appeal to a wide variety of viewers lke that would be very difficult. Which is why most companies resort to the best sense. Humor. Commercials that make people laugh are usually the ones that most people talk about after. It gets people talking which means free advertising. Propaganda works the same way throughout history and it has proven itself useful time after time. What do you think about commercials? my favorite has to be the Volkswagon: The Force.
What is your favorite? Post a video up if you can!