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WHAT ARE THE HISTORY, LAWS, PROFITABILITY, AND RESPONSIBILITES TO THE CONSUMER OF ADVERTISING HARD LIQUOR ON TV IN THE UNITED STATES?
The goal of this report is to inform the reader of the recent events that prompted hard liquor advertising on TV. In addition, the laws associated with advertising across this media, as well as recent legislative endeavors to control such advertising. Furthermore, the report also focuses on the potential profitability the distilled spirit's industry will gain from advertising across this media and the industries social responsibilities to the consumer.
Sources and Methods
Research for this report is gathered mainly from information found on the World Wide Web. Some information was gained through newspaper articles obtained by using the InfoTrac system in the Ruth Scarborough Library on the Shepherd College Campus. Refer to the bibliography for specific information references.
Research by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) found that 30 to 50 percent of Americans think that distilled spirits are being advertised on TV. Since Prohibition the hard liquor industry voluntarily agreed not to advertise their products, first on radio in 1936, and of TV in 1948. However, the industry is being faced with declining sales. Their competitors such as the beer and wine industries have grown. The sales of beer and wine have increased dramatically, leaving the hard liquor industry behind. The main reason for this occurrence is due to the fact that these industries have tapped into the resource of advertising on TV.
Consequently, this has prompted the hard liquor industry to reevaluate its current marketing situation. The first company to take the leap to TV is Seagram. The Seagram company began advertising 30-second Crown Royal whiskey commercials in Corpus...