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Propaganda : 

Propaganda Techniques used to influence opinions, emotions, attitudes or behavior. The purpose is to benefit the sponsor. It appeals to the emotions not the intellect. It is not negative or positive. The purpose is to persuade.

Characteristics of Propaganda : 

Characteristics of Propaganda In advertising the purpose is to claim “superiority” in order to sell product. Weasel Words - modifiers that look substantial but are meaningless. Weasel Words: tackles, comforts, refreshes, fights, helps, virtually… Makes audience believe in something or want to do something.

Recognizing Propaganda Techniques : 

Recognizing Propaganda Techniques Bandwagon Testimonial Snob Appeal Plain Folks Patriotism Evidence Claims Glittering Generalization

More Propaganda… : 

More Propaganda… Transfer Slogan Wit and Humor Rewards Name-Calling Big Lie Scapegoat

Bandwagon : 

Bandwagon persuasive technique that invites you to join the crowd. Everybody’s doing it! Often uses weasel words

Testimonial : 

Testimonial Statement endorsing an idea/product by a prominent person. Product can be inside or outside particular field. Musical artists, Sports giants, Actors/actresses

Snob Appeal : 

Snob Appeal Aims to flatter Makes assumption/ insinuation that this product/idea is better than others… Thus, those that use it are too. “Avant Garde” ahead of the times. The Ultimate driving machine

Plain Folks : 

Plain Folks Opposite of Snob Appeal Identifies product/idea with a locality or country Practical product for ordinary people. Like a good neighbor…

Patriotism : 

Patriotism Purchase will display love of country. Person will financially help the country. …built American tough

Evidence Claims : 

Evidence Claims Facts and Figures – statistics to prove superiority. Magic Ingredients – suggests some miraculous discovery makes product exceptionally effective. Hidden Fears – suggests that user is safe from some danger.

Glittering Generalization : 

Glittering Generalization Weasel words used. Statement jumps from a few cases to all. “Glittering” because it’s falsely attractive Often used by politicians

TransferPositive feelings/desires are connected to a product/userTransfers positive feelings we have of something we know to something we don’t. : 

TransferPositive feelings/desires are connected to a product/userTransfers positive feelings we have of something we know to something we don’t. Sex Appeal Love/ Popularity Fame Wealth Power

Slogan : 

Slogan A catchword or phrase loaded with emotion Often sells through repetition Clever and easy to remember Stays with you a long time Often a melody you already know “Trust Sleepy’s For the ‘rest’ Of your life”

Engaging Techniques: : 

Engaging Techniques: Wit and Humor – diverts audience and gives a reason to laugh often through the use of clever visuals and/or language. Rewards – bonus awarded to consumer for purchase. (Toys, gimmicks, rebates, free payment, etc.)

Name - Calling : 

Name - Calling A way of smearing an opponent Intent is to damage opponent It also arouses suspicion of opponent Intention is to create an uneasy feeling Used by politicians and product companies

Big Lie : 

Big Lie An outrageous falsehood Captures attention because it’s so outrageous Somehow staggers audience into believing it

Scapegoat : 

Scapegoat A person carrying the blame for others Retreats to prejudice rather than reason Mostly used in the political arena Wins audience through association or sympathy

Buyer Beware : 

Buyer Beware Be a conscientious consumer Know what devices are trying to influence you Then… Make an informed decision

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Assignment: Product : 

Assignment: Product Name Claim Audience Advertising Campaign 3 Propaganda Techniques 6 slide minimum

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