You will design and present an advertising campaign for an imaginary product. Be creative! You will present your campaign to the class via a post in our final discussion (depending on the format you choose, your post will include a video, several print ads, or a link to a website. Consider our final discussion a chance for a “sales pitch”; present the campaign as though you are advertising executives seeking to land a client. In your post, tell us what TV network and time slot, stretch of highway, viewing demographic, or magazine is the ideal place for your ad. Then post your ads.
You may choose ONE of the following ad formats. Whichever format you choose, make sure the ad(s) informs us about the product (what it is and does.)
This project is designed to make you think critically about what cultural products have to say about our culture(s). While inventing your product and planning your campaign, consider cultural mythologies you or your viewers may hold, either consciously or unconsciously. You may choose to incorporate and enhance one of these worldviews in order to zone in upon a certain audience.
Hint: The more manipulative your ad, the more you will have to analyze in your final essay. Your campaign does not have to be corrupt or manipulative, but this is an easy way to have an arguable thesis! (see below).
You will post the ads to our final discussion, on the next page.
Along with your presentation, you will submit a four-to-five-page essay as the last essay assignment for the course. This essay will interpret the “signs” of your own ad, much in the same way you practiced in the first two essays for this course.
VERY IMPORTANT: When you write the essay, you are NO LONGER “SELLING” THE PRODUCT. Instead, you are critiquing an ad campaign (that you designed) like you did in Essay #1. Refer back to the “two rules” of semiotic analysis from our first two essays in order to arrive at a thesis: “Everything is Connected” and “Question Authority.” What social or political trends appear in the campaign, either overtly or subliminally? What subversive, manipulative, or even disturbing elements appear in the ad, elements to which you, the advertisers, would resist admitting? Or, simply, to which trends or beliefs is this campaign “connected”? You may also find the following questions helpful in supporting your thesis; you are not required to answer all of these!
Above all, create a project that interests and engages you!
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