Advertising Analysis #1 Using Tom Lenon’s Advertising Concept Word List
Summary: (medium, typeface, etc.) Describe the thing.
Billboard in Capitol Hill, Seattle, last seen Monday, October 1st, 2012. Bold colors, sans-serif white font. Photographic approach.
Type Plus Image
Analysis: What approaches? Audience?
Audience: young, culture-driven food product purchasers. Young women who are watching their weight, eating baked chips and are influenced by Katy Perry’s endorsement; PopChips is using the “glittering personality” appeal. A nod to the “pop” in the brand’s name, the brand using the popstar to seem hip and fun. The use of space, the bright red, the use of a geometric font, the styling is also nodding to the mod 60’s and vampire movie culture. The billboard is also using contextualism. A vampire billboard in the month of October is intentional, reminding the viewer of Halloween, a holiday specifically fun for the young crowd, involving dressing up and partying (perhaps at parties that serve chips?).
Visual/ Verbal Cliche
TV/ Movie culture
Pop Music Culture
Age group culture