Monday, January 7, 2013

Advertising influences teens

In Rogate we have been learning about advertising and teen culture. I personally
 think advertising influences teens and children. When teens see their favorite actor/actress/artist/singer/musician saying they wear/do/like something the teens are going to want it. Advertising and the media also effects the way teens think about themselves, especially teen girls.

Many times when a teen girl sees fashion magazines with models who are more than likely photoshopped, they want to look like them. They think they have to be photoshopped skinny to be pretty. If companies didn't put girls who were always really skinny in their advertisments, then teen girls may not think this way. When they think this way, they may start to starve themselves. This is an example proving that advertisments influence the way teens act.

If a teen sees their favorite celebrity say/do something, they will probably want to do it too. If their favorite celebrity dresses a certain way, then they may dress that way too. This is a way the media influences teen culture. Lets just say saay your favorite singer is Katy Perry, and you see her on the Proactive commercial, you would probably think, hey I like Katy Perry and her skin is perfectly clear, so I'll do what she does!!! Well...maybe not exactlyl like that but I think you get the point.

As you can see advertising affects teens. It doesn't always just affect teens though. "More and more children spend time online as well. This Marketing to Children paper discusses the fact that marketers are targeting children as young as 4 years old via the internet, often with the parents being unaware." that was a quote from the aticle above. Advertising affects everybody, especially teens.

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