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    Your company is considering the use of television to advertise its product. The CEO has asked you and the other members of the makrketing department (your classmates) to evaluate this option. In particular you are to debate the following issue: Has TV advertising lost power?

    Long deemed the most successful advertising medium, television advertising has received increased criticism as being too expensive and, even worse, no longer as effective as it once was. Critics maintain that consumers tune out too many ads by zipping and zapping and that it is difficult to make a strong impression. The future, claim some, is with online advertising. Supporters of TV disagree, contending that the multisensory impact of TV is unsurpassed and that no other media option offers the same potential impact.

    Compare TV advertising with one other promotional channel.

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    TV advertising has lost its power
    Disadvantages in Television Advertising
    Because TV has such a larger A.D.I., the stations can charge more for commercials based on the larger number of viewers reached.
    The cost of television commercial time is based on two variables:
    1. The number of viewers who watch the program.
    2. The time during the day the program airs.
    One 30 second television commercial during prime time viewing (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.) can cost 10 to 30 times more than one radio spot during drive time (which is considered prime listening time).
    While the newspaper may cover the city's general metropolitan area, TV may cover a good portion of the state where you live. If such a coverage blankets most of your sales territory, TV advertising may be the best advertising alternative for your business.
    Producing a commercial is also an important variable to consider. On the whole, television audiences have become more sophisticated and have come to expect quality commercials. A poorly produced commercial could severely limit the effectiveness of your message, and may even create a bad image in your customer's mind.
    Advertising agencies or TV commercial production facilities are the best organizations for creating a commercial that will be effective for the goods or service you are offering. But the cost of a well-produced commercial is often more expensive than people think. Some TV stations will claim they can put together commercials for "almost nothing." Before agreeing to this, find out ...

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    "Producing a commercial is also an important variable to consider. On the whole, television audiences have become more sophisticated and have come to expect quality commercials. A poorly produced commercial could severely limit the effectiveness of your message, and may even create a bad image in your customer's mind."

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