The Advertisements of Mercedes Cars

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Coca-cola, Nike, Mercedes, and Levi's... all of them are well known companies. The question that anyone can ask is that « why are all these companies popular? » the answer can differ from one to another, but the best one in my opinion is the use of advertising. Sure, all of them have good products to sell, but the principal factor behind their popularity is advertisement. Almost every one agrees that advertisement is an essential factor behind the success of any product even if it has some inconvenient. To make a product more popular, there are different ways to advertise it such as television, radio, journal... In this paper, I will emphasize on advertisements in magazine and especially Mercedes cars ones. Mercedes cars advertisement's differs from one magazine to another and this depends on three factors. The fist one is the type of magazine; the second is what the advertisers want to reflect as a message; and the third is to which public this magazine is addressed, but this doesn't exclude the existence of some similarities.

Mercedes cars advertisement's differs from one magazine to another depending on which type of magazine is it. To illustrate this difference, I have chosen as example two magazines; the first one HARPERS & QUEEN is a women magazine, and the second one version HOMME is a men magazine. They both advertise "SL-Class" which is a high level car made by Mercedes. In the first ad, they show the beauty of the car by presenting the car and its convertible form (60-61); this can attract the attention of women who love beauty in cars. In the second ad, they show the solidity and speed of the car by showing just its engine which can be used as a symbol of these two previous...