“Greatest Marketing Campaigns” Analysis
Most consumers are exposed to voluminous flow of advertising messages. In the past ten years, the Internet has created an entirely new venue for advertising as well. Today social media is ubiquitous; we cannot get away from the latest product message. In addition, the reason for the vast number of ads we are exposed to daily? Ads are used to urge the viewer to take an action usually to purchase the product or service shown in the ad. After all, a company must sell its product or service to customers in order to be profitable.
This assignment requires us to select five (of your own favorite) advertisements from each of the traditional media outlets: radio, television, newsprint, magazine, and outdoor advertising (a total of 25 ads). Create and post an analysis for each ad on your blog. Each of these five types of traditional media outlets will be aligned with a given week during this course
T.V. Add: Maria Sharapova ESPN TV Commercial
Description: Maria Sharapova (famous tennis player) walks past Stuart Scott’s (ESPN’s Anchors) cubical while he is typing away. Stuart stops Maria and refers to a can of tennis balls on his desk indicating that he received the tennis balls from a supplier. He offers the can to Maria but she initially refuses them because she feels that she is being tricked. Stuart uses reverse physiology and the guilt technique to persuade Maria into accepting the can. Maria picks of the can opens it which launches the snake in a can prank. Maria walks away while Stuart laughs hysterically. At the end the there is a ESPN, Sportscaster imporsed in the on the screen.
Watch: Maria Sharapova ESPN TV Commercial
Technique used: ESPN uses the celebrity technique along with the wit and humor.
- To portray a fun organization that has famous athletes that function like common folks.
- To show that ESPN is a organization that has the best athletes walking throughout their spaces and work center and that these athletes closely interacts with the anchors.
The description of the individual makes you think that if I were to drink dos equis then you would be interesting too.
Target Market: The target market for ESPN is all sports fans.
Action for consumers to take is to watch ESPN. Side note, ESPN has some of my favorite commercials.