Advertising

Author: Chris Wharton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135043574
Format: PDF, ePub
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Advertising: Critical Approaches explores a broad range of critical theories and perspectives to shed new light on the organisation, workings and effects of the advertising industry today. Chris Wharton presents the social, cultural and economic role of advertising across history, with chapters tracking the process of advertising from production to reception. Split into three sections covering Foundations, Frameworks and Applications, the book’s chapters explore a range of areas central to an insight into the development of modern advertising, including: advertising history cultural, critical and political economy approaches to advertising texts in advertising the reception of advertising advertising in the home and outdoor advertising consumer culture. Case studies explore the diversity in the uses of advertising throughout history, from Ostia and the Square of the Corporations in the ancient Roman world to the UK Border Agency’s ‘Go Home’ campaign and contemporary City branding throughout Europe. Assessing the impact of the works of key critical thinkers including Marx, Morris, Lyotard, Barthes, Saussure, Williams and Hall have had on our understanding of consumption and advertising’s societal impact, Advertising: Critical Approaches illuminates and enhances our understanding and engagement with one of the most vital cultural and economic forces in contemporary society.

Explorations in Critical Studies of Advertising

Author: James F. Hamilton
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317232984
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume provides a thoughtful and wide-ranging exploration of approaches to the critical study of advertising. Current and impending practices of advertising have in many ways exceeded the grasp of traditional modes of critique, due at least in part to their being formulated in very different historical conditions. To begin to address this lag, this edited collection explores through critical discussion and application a variety of critical approaches to advertising. Authors address a variety of concrete examples in their chapters, drawing on existing research while presenting new findings where relevant. In order to maintain the relevance of this collection past this particular historical moment, however, chapters do not simply report on empirical work, but develop a theoretical argument.

Rhetorical and Critical Approaches to Public Relations

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1497041570
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Rhetorical and Critical Approaches to Public Relations. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Media cultural Studies

Author: Rhonda Hammer
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820495262
Format: PDF
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This anthology is designed to assist teachers and students in learning how to better understand and interpret our common culture and everyday life. With a focus on contemporary media, consumer, and digital culture, this book combines classic and original writings by both leading and rising scholars in the field. The chapters present key theories, concepts, and methodologies of critical cultural and media studies, as well as cutting-edge research into new media. Sections on teaching media/cultural studies and concrete case studies provide practical examples that illuminate contemporary culture, ranging from new forms of digital media and consumer culture to artifacts from TV and film, including Barbie and Big Macs, soap operas, Talk TV, Facebook, and YouTube. The lively articles show that media/cultural studies is an exciting and relevant arena, and this text should enable students and citizens to become informed readers and critics of their culture and society.

Critical Discourse Analysis of Chinese Advertisement

Author: Chong Wang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811046212
Format: PDF
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This book reflects the chronological changes in Chinese cultural values, social relations, economy and politics by critically analyzing the Chinese advertising discourse. The work is based on research into the ideological values portrayed in Chinese household appliance advertisements in the 1980s – 1990s. The analytical framework covers a variety of methods: critical discourse analysis, chronological analysis, visual and verbal analysis, and qualitative and quantitative analysis. The findings suggest that ideological values consciously or unconsciously manifested by the visual and verbal devices in the Chinese advertisements moved in a pattern from simplicity to diversity, from being politically-oriented to being economically and profit-oriented, from conservatism to globalization and westernization, in keeping with the progression of the Chinese economic reform. The findings further indicate that the ideological values in the Chinese household appliance advertisements are embedded in the advertising language and illustrations. Lastly, the work reveals the reality of Chinese politics, economy and society at a time when China experienced the growth of the market economy and evolution of Chinese mainstream ideologies, and demonstrates the impacts of these changes on the ideological meanings in advertisements. This book will help readers discover the more profound meanings behind the superficial content of Chinese advertisements.

Rhetorical and Critical Approaches to Public Relations II

Author: Dr Robert L Heath
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135465010
Format: PDF
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This volume is the first to illustrate the application of rhetorical theory and critical perspectives to explain public relations practices. It provides a systematic and coherent statement of the critical guidelines and philosophical underpinnings of public relations and as such should guide pedagogy and practice. It also supplies pedagogic and critical standards with which to meet the needs of an increasingly sophisticated society that tends to reject all of public relations as propaganda. With the enormous amount of money spent on product publicity and public policy debates, this book gives practitioners a sense of whether their public relations campaigns make a contribution to the organizational bottom line by means of achieving the timeless standards of the art of rhetoric.

How media work A critical approach towards political economy

Author: Kim Clay
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656615179
Format: PDF, Docs
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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject Communications - Media and Politics, Politic Communications, grade: B, University of Kent, language: English, abstract: “Text Analysis provides some insight of the media messages but it is the CPE (Critical Political Approach) that truly explains the working of the media in present times.” This essay is about the evaluation of the above said statement in context of the ‘advertising’ that is one of the most popular sectors of the modern media. The advertisements can be portrayed as a medium of communiqué created to reach a large number of audiences with no individual contact between the advertiser and the viewer. This includes several mediums of advertisements like magazines, books, newspapers, websites, radio, cinema and television. Everywhere we get to see loads of advertisements selling one or the other product or service. These advertisements are indeed influencing our lives to a great extent. For example, we are always keen to buy the deodorant or the perfume we last seen in the advertisement without even analyzing its effects on our body. Similarly, our kids become crazy about the new flavored toothpaste advertised last week without taking much interest on its benefits to the teeth and bad breathe. This is the big virtual world where we all are living and we are happy to see these advertisements for both entertainment and awareness. But the big question is: Whether these advertisements are influencing our minds negatively or positively? To find out the answer to this question, researchers have adopted 2 dissimilar approaches; Text Analysis and Critical Political Economy.

The Routledge Companion to Critical Marketing

Author: Mark Tadajewski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317247280
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Routledge Companion to Critical Marketing brings together the latest research in Critical Marketing Studies in one authoritative and convenient volume. The world’s leading scholars and rising stars collaborate here to provide a survey of this lively subdiscipline. In doing so they demonstrate how a critical approach yields an enriched understanding of marketing theory and practice, its role in society, and its relationship with consumers themselves. It is the first attempt to capture the state of Critical Marketing research in many years. As such, this seminal work is unmissable for scholars and students of marketing and consumer research as well as those exploring sociology, media studies, anthropology and consumption scholarship more generally.

Creativity and Advertising

Author: Andrew McStay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135045305
Format: PDF, ePub
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Creativity and Advertising develops novel ways to theorise advertising and creativity. Arguing that combinatory accounts of advertising based on representation, textualism and reductionism are of limited value, Andrew McStay suggests that advertising and creativity are better recognised in terms of the ‘event’. Drawing on a diverse set of philosophical influences including Scotus, Spinoza, Vico, Kant, Schiller, James, Dewey, Schopenhauer, Whitehead, Bataille, Heidegger and Deleuze, the book posits a sensational, process-based, transgressive, lived and embodied approach to thinking about media, aesthetics, creativity and our interaction with advertising. Elaborating an affective account of creativity, McStay assesses creative advertising from Coke, Evian, Google, Sony, Uniqlo and Volkswagen among others, and articulates the ways in which award-winning creative advertising may increasingly be read in terms of co-production, playfulness, ecological conceptions of media, improvisation, and immersion in fields and processes of corporeal affect. Philosophically wide-ranging yet grounded in robust understanding of industry practices, the book will also be of use to scholars with an interest in aesthetics, art, design, media, performance, philosophy and those with a general interest in creativity. Andrew McStay lectures at Bangor University and is author of Digital Advertising, and The Mood of Information: A Critique of Online Behavioural Advertising and Deconstructing Privacy, the latter forthcoming in 2014.

Digital Advertising

Author: Andrew McStay
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137013656
Format: PDF, ePub
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The ever-evolving nature of the digital media is quickly re-writing the rulebook of advertising and marketing. Using technological innovations and our online habits, advertisers have a variety of new promotional opportunities at their disposal that bring products and services to the public's attention. This book examines the cultural, commercial, creative and regulatory practices of advertising in these digital environments. From viral campaigns and in-game advertising, to audience profiling and dataveillance, this book gives a comprehensive exploration of digital advertising. It traces the growth of digital media uses, starting with its use as fringe advertising media and moving beyond the pop-up to become a dominant global advertising media form. Taking a look at the advantages, disadvantages and ethical dilemmas of using digital media, the text encourages readers to consider their own ideas about the field. The chapters combine industry and critical perspectives alongside inspiring example material and interviews with senior figures in the international advertising industry. Analysing key theories and emergent trends in the field, Digital Advertising explains complex ideas in a truly accessible way. Insightful, intriguing and informative, this book offers the big picture on the world of digital advertising today and looks at its possibilities for tomorrow. It is ideal reading for students of Media and Communication Studies, Advertising, Marketing and Business Studies.