Marketing Effects on Children
Marketers used many different themes and techniques to make sure that children remember and ask for their products. During two hours of Saturday morning programming for children over forty ads are shown for different commodity type products.
Various techniques are used to advertise these products and each ad have an underlying message. Different commodity type products are advertised to children. The ads that we observed fall into the categories of food, health and beauty products, movies and public service announcements. In the category of food items such as, cereal, candies, fruit punch, potato chips, frozen threats, hamburgers, French fries and chicken nuggets are marketed in intriguing and appetizing ways. Barbie dolls and other animated toys from the movie Tarzan were frequently advertised. Hair shampoo was also marketed to children. Most of Disney's movies were advertised during this time and public service announcements to stay off drugs and sign up for volunteer work were also feature in the two hours that we watched.
The ad for each of these products used various techniques. …
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