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MC 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Girlfriend, Marketing Mix, Audience Measurement

Mass Communication
Course Code
MC 2000

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MC2035 2/17/16
How Advertising Works guest lecture: Dr. Yongick Jeong
What is your generic term for a sweetened carbonated
o Soda, pop, coke
What words do you use to address a group of two or
more people?
o You guys & y’all
What do you call the miniature lobster that live in
lakes and streams
o Crawfish, crayfish, crawdad
What do you call the long sandwich that contains cold
cuts, lettuce, and so on?
o Poboy, sub
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is
o Sunshower, the devil is beating his wife
Advertising Is…
Any paid form of non-personal communication about an
organization, product, service, or idea by an
identified sponsor
o To be considered advertising, communication
should have the following characterisitics:
Paid for the space or time for an ad
message generally must be bought
Non-personal Delivered through mass
Identified sponsor
Intention to persuade
What People Think
Audiences rationally infer that only high quality
products are able to afford advertising expenditures
o Particularly well-known brands like Apple
For less known brands, people do not entirely trust
their claims
Negative view
o Advertisers should save their money and pass
along savings to shoppers
Key Players in Advertising
Advertisers or manufacturers
Media (e.g., TV, print, Internet)
Advertising agencies
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