Monday, January 9, 2017

The ad man

1. Frederick changed the perceived values of potatoes in Prussia by making it a royal vegetable. He made a potato garden and put guards on it. Their instructions were to secretly not guard it very well. Well anything worth guarding is worth stealing, to the peasants. So, the potatoes became a high value vegetable and people wanted them after that. Ataturk made it compulsory for prostitutes to wear the veil. This helped solve the issue at hand.

2. This is perceived value because, Rory said that they should make supermodels walk up and down the track and hand out wine to make the ride better. This is in no way a real change, because it's a rather preposterous idea, and would more than likely never happen. A real change would be something more imaginable, like spending a bunch of money to add on to the track or rebuild it.

3. Changing the way people believe and feel is much more easier than changing reality, because it requires a lot less effort, and if much more easier. It also can be a lot cheaper, because you don't have to pour money into designing new products, and manufacturing them. Also, can be a lot less time consuming, because all you have to do is be persuasive, and think things out.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Ad/Hook blog

          1. When people cite polls and surveys in a study, it's used a evidence to the public's opinion. They use these to support their argument, and it's a good argument supporter because it's what the general public thinks about what they're making a statement about. When people know that the general public, or random people that wouldn't be biased towards the argument are supporting the argument unknowingly through a poll or survey, they will like that as evidence, and believe your statement. If you don't have a survey or poll to back you up, people will be less prone to believing your argument, and you won't be as convincing.

          2. The biggest struggle for me so far has been two things. The first being finding the right advertisements to back up my argument. It's tricky for me to detect the specific hooks in ads, because some ads are very well written, and thought out. Some ads have a deeper meaning in what they're saying, and that can be difficult for me to figure out. The other problem I've been having is getting data from my survey. I didn't word my questions in a very well, or intuitive way, and I ended up with a somewhat lack of data.
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This ad is using rhetorical question as a hook. It's asking an obvious question, that yet sort of has a deeper meaning. This is using emotive language as well. It's using the thought of losing weight, and eating differently to maybe change your views on what you eat. This could play into your emotions by making you think differently, and do things differently. This is using badge value by making fit into a certain group (Vegetarians)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Argumentative Essay Post

          1. It's important to support your argument with data, because if you don't, you could be making stuff up. If people think you're making stuff up with your lack of data or facts, they just won't believe your argument, and not even think it's relevant. If you do have data and proof, people will more than believe you, and that's what you want in an argument. On top of that, if you have facts, data, and proof, you might just sound a little bit more intelligent than if you don't.

          2. An alternate claim would be significant to a researcher or advertising firm. This is because it's a claim different to your initial, more important claim, and it could be important to your advertisement. The alternate claim could be another argument in itself. You alternate claim could also add to your main claim with extra evidence, facts, or data. It could also be significant because it could be a false, or unsupported claim that makes your argument as a whole seem more redundant.

          3. In my argument paper, I'm trying to prove to people in possibly their twenties, middle class families, and possibly even that Emotive language and Tone of voice are the most effective form of advertisement. With Tone of voice, you have to be very good and convincing about it. If not, the advertisement does not tend to be very successful. But, when the Tone of voice is right it can be very convincing and can make a lot of people purchase the product. The same principals some what go with Emotive language, but it's a printed ad.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Persuasive technique blog (Yacht edition)

          A. This product heavily benefits and makes a lot of it's gains and profits through badge value. This make the customer who purchased said product, this being a yacht, feel elevated or special in society. This is aimed at a lot of richer people who can actually afford big and expensive things like this. Using badge value, more people will buy it, making more and more people feel more special, and looked up to. If I had a large surplus of money, personally, I would purchase a large yacht similar to one of these. One to have would not only be very cool to have, but it would get me a lot of attention and popularity. That's the main reason that a lot of people buy these things. 

          B. I believe that the unique claim applies to this the most out of the other two that were listed. This is because they are claiming that the yachts that they sell are luxury items, but also a necessity. As a consumer, the unique claim would have the most effect on me. This is because if one product has this unique feature about it, and is special in it's own way, that will make me want to purchase it even more, and that's because no other product can do or does the same thing. The rhetorical questions doesn't really sell me on a product, mainly because every single advertised product always uses this technique. That's what it seems like to me anyways. If they're all saying that their product is the best, the how am I supposed to know which one actually is the best?! The unfinished claim kind of catches me. This is kind of explains how the product has more of something in it, that their previous product for example. When they say it has more of something, and don't tell what it is, it makes me sort of curious, and I would probably end of purchasing it to see what it's all about. 

          C. They would use messaging value over branding value to try to really, really appeal to the consumer. When they use this specific technique, it's relating to the consumer's daily life, and making it feel like the advertiser is socially conscious about their life. This would appeal to me a lot because they're basically advertising something that would be very useful to me in my daily life. Something that I would need. Where as branding value doesn't appeal to people in this way because it demonstrates loyalty only to a specific brand, and won't branch out a whole lot in their techniques of advertisement. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Romeo and Juliet's love

1. Romeo and Juliet's love was a romantic love. This was because they only "fell in love" through a physical attraction to each other. They met each other at a party and they both instantly fell in love. They rarely ever talked to each other, but when they did it was very dry conversations and it was only really about how much they loved each other. Romeo only really fell into Juliet because Romeo thought she was deeply attractive, and the same goes for Juliet.

2. According to the article, the best type of love is true love. This is because the love is more based off caring for someone and wanting what's best for said person. This is better than romantic love for example, because all you want in that type of love is them. This is normally because of a strong physical attraction, and not a very strong mental relationship. Family and friends tend to focus on a more caring relationship, and what's better for each other, rather than enjoying the pleasure of their company. I think true love is the best though, because my family has always motivated me to do good and sports and school, and I hope it remains that way.

3. Romeo is way more responsible with his emotions than Juliet. He found the girl attractive, so naturally, he wanted to talk to her and be in a relationship with her. Well, Juliet let Romeo take it way to far, way too fast. She simply let him ravage her in every way and never even considered what anybody thought about. She never even considered the consequences of letting a man do this to her. By no surprise, with no thought she killed herself when Romeo died, not even thinking about how her own family would feel if she did such a thing. All she wanted to do was be with him, proving this is a romantic relationship, and that it was very irresponsible.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Romeo and Juliet.

4:26 - Political story bit

5:40 answer 2

10:00 answer 3

1. Romeo and Juliet is not just a political story. Some of it has to do with the Government of the italian countries he lived in. The prince of his country exiled, or banned him from the country. Meaning, that he had to leave permanently, and could never return. How does this have to do with the government? Well the Prince of the country, second in power to the King being the complete Tyrant and ruler, had banned him from interacting with their country. That's kind of a big deal for a little powerless citizen like Romeo to get noticed, or even acknowledged by someone so high in the power, and control of the country.

2. Romeo and Juliet fits the structure of a tragedy because of how it plays out and how it's written. Romeo had a very tragic love life. He fell madly in love with two women, the first one got killed after they were in a relationship for a while, and Romeo was destroyed emotionally after that. The second girl he met was at a party. He fell in love with her at first sight, and they became married very quickly. Long story short, He found her while she was under a sleep potion and he thought she was dead. He was heart broke and he then killed himself. When she awoke, Juliet found Romeo dead and also took her own life. This is the most tragic story I've ever heard and if it's true, feel bad for them both. Nothing has ever happened to me similar to this, but I hope it never does. I've been through some rough times in my life but not enough to kill myself.

3. Going to the theatre these days is way more different than it was back then. Back then, according to the video if you weren't rich and didn't pay top dollar to sit above everyone, you went into the pit in the middle of the stadium. You had to stand there for hours on end if you wanted to see some of the longer plays. Back then, you didn't have to be quiet in the stadium. You could be as loud as you want, and there would be no consequences for it. These days, there are seats in the whole place, and you have to be quiet. Also, back then you didn't really dress nice, you could be a shirtless hillbilly and go in there with no restrictions. Now, people tend to dress up and try to look nice.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Teens and needing their sleep

1. I normally go to bed anywhere between 10 and 11 o'clock. I normally end up falling asleep around 10:45, and try to go to bed at 10:30. The factors that lead to that tend to what time I finish my homework, or how well I am at convincing my mom to let me stay up later. Most of the time, I do my homework pretty late. I've been starting my homework anywhere between eight and nine o'clock. I know that's not good and that I should start it a lot earlier, or even finish it the moment I get home. But, I like my time to wind down and just relax, and forget about anything that's stressing me out in school. If I do have a lot of homework that has to be done with no exceptions the next day, then I will prioritise getting that done over anything else in my free time.

2. Some of the reasons in the article explain how students do worse academically when they do not get enough sleep. This is very understandable. If I don't get enough sleep I have very hard time focusing in class and it's very aggravating just sitting there in class and not being able to comprehend the content that the teacher is providing. I have never fallen asleep in class myself, and I do not want to, as the consequences would not be pretty. The main reason students shouldn't go to school as early as they do according to the article is, just kids not being fully awake, and not to their full learning potential.

3. As stated in the article, nine hours of sleep is optimal for peak academic performance. I know that not nearly enough teens in my school or even around the world for that matter a getting a whole nine hours of sleep, it's just not happening. I know that students in my school are probably getting anywhere from seven to six hours of sleep. This is a problem, and really emphasizes how sleep is just so important. Many kids are not performing at anywhere near peak levels of academic proficiency and school need to start later to make sure this doesn't happen.