Research Papers on Advertising Issues

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  • McDonald's and Obesity; A Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at the problems faced by McDonald's and its’ association with unhealthy food and obesity. Answering questions set by the student paper discusses the problems of using a cartoon character to advertise to children, the potential of a law banning fast food advertising to children, whether or not advertising should be banned even if obesity rates in children are not falling in countries which have a ban in place and the problem is that the company has faced in the UK trying to overcome its unhealthy image. The paper ends with some commendations for a short-term and long-term strategy. The paper is based on a case study provided by the student

  • 1990s' Consumer Influence of Fashion Magazines

    This is a 27 page paper discussing the influence of fashion magazines throughout history on consumer society, culture and their status in the 1990s. The history of the fashion industry in relation to cultural influences, consumerism and the projected images of women and men in today’s society has led to a great deal of research in the fields of sociology, psychology and economics. While fashion magazines have changed their format a great deal in the past century as today their pages contain over one third in advertisements, their content has also changed a great deal. Initially the focus of fashion magazines was women’s clothing and the models were portrayed as older elite women who replaced the dolls previously used. Although women models replaced the dolls, there was no emphasis on the body of the woman. Men did not appear in advertisements and no close-ups were taken of the models. The influence of the fashion magazine on the female consumer at the beginning of the 20th century reflected the expectations of society in regards to conservative or opulent looks depending on the decade. Today, fashion magazines tend to reflect the standards, or lack of standards, as now seen in the music and media industries. Models within fashions magazines, both men and women, are seen as the disturbingly images that continuously reflect not necessarily the expectations of society but the unreal and artificial world of the media. Studies in focus groups have found that most women and men feel that they can discern from the images presented in fashion magazines those images which are more “realistic” than others. In addition, it appears that in regards to consumer choice, fashion magazines are considered one of the less reliable sources available to consumers who prefer peer, family and local store recommendations over that of fashion magazines which appear as unreliable and unrealistic in regards to most situations and events. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Cinema and the Placement of Products

    A 9 page paper which examines product placemtn in films. The films examined are "Dawn of the Dead," "E.T.," "Minority Report," and Tim Burton's "Batman." Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Golden Age of Hollywood and Economic Strategy

    A 9 page overview of the economic strategy launched in film production and promotion during the 1930s and 1940s. This strategy, in part, included the dynamics of film production (dynamics of the producer-unit system) and the alliance between studio systems and exhibitors, alliances established through vertical integration. One of the most important inclusions in this economic rationale, however, was the "bankable" star system. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Website on the History of Antique Telephones

    (5 pp) This discussion explores a website concerning antique telephones. Yet the material that is presented at the site (, tells more of a story, and the memories that first telephones bring back to us. Creative visual included of lineman on bicycle.

  • History, Brands, and Product Life Cycles

    This 4 page paper considers why a brand with a long history, or the perception of a long history may not be as successful as a more up to date brand. The paper considers the role of the product or brand lifecycle and the impact historical association may have on a brand and the need for brand renewal. Examples are cited to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • How Women Have Been Depicted in Advertising Copy

    A 13 page paper which examines the history of how women have been portrayed in magazines. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Literature Review and Contemporary Business Sales Strategies

    An eleven page literature review relating to sales and marketing strategies in the modern business environment, with particular reference to the impact of Internet and Web technology, and the changes in marketing which have been brought about by the development of e-commerce. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • The Use of Psychology in the Development and Use of Brands

    This 15 page paper looks at the brands and the way in which they are used and developed in order to support sales and revenue creation with the understanding and leveraging of consumer psychology. The paper looks at the way branding takes place and the way in which consumers relate and identify with brands and then examines a case study that demonstrates the use of psychology in branding. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Marketing and Ethics

    An 8 page paper. Is the phrase "ethical marketing" an oxymoron? Ethics in marketing have evolved over decades but it was not until the 1980s that an emphasis on ethics began to appear in the literature. The literature notes that from the 1940s until the 1980s, the rule of thumb in marketing was caveat emptor. It still is in many ways but there are more marketers trying to follow ethical practices in today's society. This paper provides examples of unethical practices, a brief overview of the evolution of ethics in marketing and discusses the American Marketing Association's Code of Ethics. Ethics are discussed in terms of marketing research, advertisements, pricing and availability, among other things. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Cross Promotional Advertising Between Sports Brands and Consumer Products

    24 pages in length. Maintaining one's competitive edge while immersed within the local and global marketplace not only takes substance and endurance but also an inherent ability to see beyond tomorrow. Establishing a company's firm grip upon the many variables that are associated with competitiveness is a challenge that most consumer product companies have encountered with a mixture of eagerness, anxiety and anticipation. It is not always an easy venture to maintain one's established position given the consideration of respective infrastructure and labor costs, cultural barriers, as well as monetary fluctuations. The desire to break free of the constraints associated with standard advertising techniques has become all-important to the future of advertising as a whole, which has become quite apparent with the presence of consumer product companies working with sports brands in cross-promotional advertising. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • The Strategy of Marketing at Sporting Events

    This 5 page paper looks at the marketing strategy of advertising at sporting events. There is a focus on the Super Bowl, but there are other sporting events noted. Several companies are discussed including Heineken, Sealy, and Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • David Chu's Nautica International Retailers

    Taiwanese-born David Chu founded Nautica International and created products that appeal to people of all ages worldwide. Nautica not only attracts consumers of all ages, its clothes and accessories range from sport to hip-hop to ski fashion to women’s perfume. It sports the worlds largest distribution of jeans (which includes The North Face, JanSport and Eastpak brands), among others. These products are sold in 1,300 department and specialty shops in the United States and in 82 retail stores in Asia, Europe and Latin America. jvRetMar.rtf

  • Europe, Asia, and Advertising Psychology

    A 29 page paper discussing the effects of cultural differences between regions of the world and the need for advertisers to heed those differences. The differences of the psychology of advertising between Southeast Asia and Europe are more matters of cultural and economic differences than of any real differences among people. Europe is further divided into West and East, which in itself presents cultural and economic differences great enough to affect advertising efforts in each region. The bottom line is that advertisers still must adhere to the basics: identify and learn market targets; know the culture; work within both simultaneously. One caveat to remember is to ensure that at least one native speaker of each foreign language being attempted is involved in developing any new advertising campaign, thereby avoiding some of the advertising faux pas that the paper describes. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Social Psychology and Advertising

    8 pages in length. That the advertising industry and social psychology are integrally related is indisputable. Indeed, the very foundation of advertising is to appeal to the core of one's social association by means of psychological allure. Within the framework of the advertising industry, social psychology represents the study of various components of attitude, motivation, personality and behavior as they reflect an individual's influence upon and by social groups. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Advertising's Power

    This 5 page paper details the psychology behind the sucess of advertising. A brief history of American advertising is included. Early brands such as Coca-Cola, Ivory Soap, and Wrigley's are examined, as well as the psychology behind the Tommy Hillfinger brands. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Advertising's Subliminal Messages

    This 4 page paper discusses the use of psychology in the world of advertising. Specific examples given. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Branding of a New Range of Refrigeration Products

    This 10 page paper considers the way in which a new product may be considered in terms of branding strategy. The example of a new range of refrigeration units for the home, car and caravan are considered. The paper outlines the way in which a branding strategy may be considered, including the name and design of the logo, as well as the psychology behind the brand and the way that it may be utilized in Internet marketing. The last of the paper considers the way in which the brand may be managed in an international environment. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • The Use of Sex in Marketing

    This 15 page paper looks at the way that sexuality and sexual content are present in advertisements for luxury goods and considers the reasons for the success of such adverts by looking at the way that the messages and content can be deconstructed by the audience. The case of Gucci marketing is used as an example. The bibliography cites 19 sources.

  • AboutCountry Web Survey

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of a survey at AboutCountry, a WEB site. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


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