Some people say that advertising encourages us to buy things we don't really need. Others say that advertisements tells us about new products that may improve our lives. Which viewpoint do you agree with?
In today's world, advertisement has become an effective tool for marketing a product. I firmly believe that advertisement increases awareness about products that may improve our lives.
To begin with, through advertising we learn about new products. For example, many grocery stores now sell prepackaged lunches. These are very convenient for busy parents. They can give these lunches to their children to take to school. Busy parents do not have time to look at every item on the store shelf, so without advertising they might not know about such a convenient new product.
In addition, even products we are familiar with may be improved, and advertising lets us know about this. For instance, most people use cell phones, but new types of cell phone service become available all the time. There are different plans that give you more hours to talk on the phone, you can send text messages and photos, and next week, some even newer type of service will be available. By watching advertisements on TV, it is easy to find out about further improvements to all kinds of products.
Moreover, advertisements keep us informed about prices. Prices change all the time, but everyone can look at the ads in the newspaper and see what the latest prices are. Advertisements also inform us about sales. This is clearly seen through the fact that some people buy the newspaper only to check the prices and plan their weekly shopping. Furthermore, advertisements inform consumers about the environmental impact of products. In other words, people indeed become aware of ecological sustainability.
In conclusion, it can be said that advertisements improve our lives by keeping us informed about the latest products developments and the best prices. Advertisements serve a useful purpose.