Knowing our planet is on the brink of breaking down isn’t new information anymore. The effects of the Industrial Revolution have caught up with us through current affairs. Articles about scientific articles about climate change, its causes and effects have crept up in daily news feed. Consequently, since we all inhabit this planet and as humanity as a whole; wish to continue to exist; the topic of sustainability has entered our conversation as well. Companies and our long-continued harmful practices are being called out by scientists as the threat of annihilation is closing in. Greenwashing Greenwashing happens when a company

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Disabled or ‘differently-abled people’ as they are called; are often looked down on with either contempt or sorrow. The representation of differently-abled people in advertisements is more or less the same. Disability is only represented when the subject of the advertisement is as such. Sometimes, disability-related advertisements cast actors that don’t have any such disability in real-life. Just like Vogue Brazil in 2016 who photoshopped abled people to look like the ones without them. Of course, this wasn’t received well. Apart from the misrepresentation, it was argued that the post set unrealistic body standards for disabled people. Not only did

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Dangerous stunts are usually associated with automobile ads. Skirting in the dirt, on racetracks, along horses or any other fast-moving animal to display the vehicle’s rigidity, strength and power. Sometimes, with the occasional inclusion of human beings; these ads seem like a mid-fight sequence of a badly scripted action movie. Truthfully assessed, these seem more fitting, more appropriate and grander in the advertisements than the movies. Volvo Trucks and Mahindra Furio 7 The argument’s value can be gauged best with truck commercials of Volvo and Mahindra Furio 7. Akin in its stunt execution, the two ads carry different vessels of

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The nature of adverts from e-learning companies

It is should be taken as a sign of deterioration of our education system that a whole new industry of tutoring and coaching have cropped up beside it. The intolerance to admit and accept so-called mediocrity and a burning hunger for excelling at everything; even in education has brought us to this point. A point where even learning has to be won. It might seem like an exaggeration; since tutoring courses, can be for students who lag in school but the true nature of deployment of the educational courses can be experienced by those who still currently are in schools

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Reverse psychology is a communication tactic that, if done right, does hold the power to achieve the desired result for the doer. Strategic self-anti conformity is seemingly so effective because it takes advantage of human nature: reactance. Reverse psychology aims at the fault lines of a person; i.e., threatening their sense of freedom in an indirect way. When a perceived threat is received, the person is inclined to do what the doer was telling them not to do and thus will do what the doer actually wanted to be done. There exists a simpler word in the English dictionary word

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Choosing to become a parent means accepting a drastic change in one’s life. If a female ever chooses to be a mother and isn’t adopting; it means diligently accepting the uncontrollable drastic physical and emotional changes. And as if becoming a mother wasn’t a tough decision on its own; the confined definitions of the roles and responsibilities of being a mother compounds the difficulties even more. The conservative notion in any patriarchal society defines that a mother is solely responsible for the child,  except for financial responsibility sometimes. Being singly responsibly for a newborn can be taxing for any person.

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From research conducted, it has been shown that customer engagement, loyalty and expenses spent on a brand significantly increase with friendly social media management from the brands’ end. Developing a Brand Personality In August 2012, professors at the University of South Carolina explored brand-customer relationships. In this research, they meant to find out answers to 4 main questions: Does social media affect consumers’ emotional attachment to the brand? Do these interactions humanise the brands? Does humanisation increase the quality of the brand-consumer relationship? and, Does the stronger relationship; obtained only through social media; amplify the brand outcomes like satisfaction? Image

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Lately, a few ads have been garnering attention for their nature. To hammer the point home; let’s talk about the specifics of the advertisements that are going to be covered in the article. Same-Sex Karwachauth Dabur and FemIndia’s collaborated ad had been taken down due to a threat by a minister for legal action. The advertisement is a breakthrough in the traditions of the Hindu festival called Karwachauth. And, it is because the advert is different from the normal celebrations of Karwachauth. Usually, a wife keeps a fast for her husband’s well-being but in the advertisement; 2 wives fast for

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Diwali; popularly known as the “Festival of Lights” in Hinduism; mythologically speaking, is a homecoming celebration of Lord Ram. The decked-up interiors and exteriors were and still remain an exhibition of the happiness one experiences on his return from the 14 years of exile. This message is hard to translate in advertisements for Diwali. But, Vivo tried to do so this year with their ad that is titled “Joy of Homecoming”. Vivo Busy lives don’t allow assimilation with our loved ones; even on holidays. Holidays are spent catching up on the things that we missed out on when we were

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The desire to appear youthful at all times has been a long-existing passion; especially for women. This is because worth; for a long time; had been assigned to physical appearance. Make-up and its earlier counterparts were invented to achieve that look. Recently, as recent as 2012, skincare has caught the attention of the masses. The desire of appearing youthful hasn’t disappeared but transformed. The horrors of regular application of make-up have finally caught up.  Instead of abandoning the love of appearing youthful forever; a wish to maintain and perhaps improve one’s skin has taken place. This has allowed people to

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Halloween has its origins in Irish culture, dating back to the Celts who resided in Brittany, Wales, Ireland and the Scottish Highlands. The day actually celebrated as Samhain (pronounced sow-in); was a mark of the day when summer and the harvest ended, and dark, cold winters began; often associated with death. The night of October 31st was observed as the night before the new year. This is when the boundary between living and dead became blurred and ghosts entered the human world. People dressed as ghosts to blend themselves among the other-worldly beings. This Irish traditional festival was bought to

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In recent times, betting or gambling apps have gained more popularity. Dream 11 ads for IPL last year is perhaps a good example to offer. The popular meme “Yeh mai kar leta hu… aap tab tak Dream 11 pe team banao” (I’ll do that…you can select a team on Dream 11). The series of short ads featured cricketers who interrupted people in boredom to encourage them to make a team on their app. A long-running habit Gambling isn’t a new practice. It needn’t nor ever was limited to sports. Betting on players behind the scenes isn’t an uncommon practice though.

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