How does advertising media influence our sense of self-image?
Popular advertising media makes everyone self conscious of their image because it brings up points in peoples minds that they care about. Advertisements are meant to make society think something bad of themselves so they can sell products to people. For example acne companies (Like for example proactiv) have some ads that talk about not looking good because u don’t feel good about your acne. And then they give in the pitch of proactive for example and they say that it could make you feel better because you are going to look better.
People in America and all over the world have come to the conclusion that like acne looks awful on your face and that you have to get rid of it immediately. We as human being must have a good sense of esteem. If we don’t we don’t ever feel good, we don’t look good. And advertisements get at exactly those points. They make of think of topics that we know we are vulnerable and just attack our minds to make us think things that we wouldn’t really worry about if it was not for them.
Popular media like television or Facebook are full of advertisements. They put this type of things in very strategic places where they know that people would see them. All they are there for is to grab attention and influence our self-image by touching points that we would normally not even think about. They influence us a lot even if you don’t think about it. We hear them on the radio, we look at them on T.V. and we see them also in social networks like facebook or twitter.
For example this website is proof of another person agreeing with the fact that we cant really do anything about advertisements and they are there to influence us in everyway possible for us to buy their product. http://www.unenticed.com/english.php?title=influence+of+advertising§ion=advertising