The Advertising Amateur

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Dove says, I’m “more beautiful than I think”, and I agree!

April 25, 2013 by tsarain · No Comments · Uncategorized

[View the story “Dove says I’m \”more beautiful than I think\”, and I agree!” on Storify] Dove says I’m "more beautiful than I think", and I agree! I was waiting to watch a YouTube video yesterday, and the Dove "Real Beauty Sketches" advertisement began to play. Let me tell you- I did NOT skip that […]

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Positive Advertisement Campaign Stop Bullying

April 21, 2013 by tsarain · No Comments · Uncategorized

[View the story “Positive Advertisement Campaigns Stop Bullying” on Storify] Positive Advertisement Campaigns Stop Bullying Often times advertisements are perceived in a negative light, but there are campaigns out there that spread positive and important messages. Storified by · Sun, Apr 21 2013 21:51:35 965thebuzz My search led me to the “Be More Than A […]

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Facebook Home Advertisement Creates a Buzz

April 8, 2013 by tsarain · No Comments · Uncategorized

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Visual Puns: How Advertising Appeals to Society

March 30, 2013 by tsarain · 14 Comments · Uncategorized

“Say Cheese…” “Reach. For the places your toothbrush hasn’t been to in a long time.” “Get A Tasty New Look” Aren’t these images punny?! Visual puns are puns that involve an image or images in addition to words and language. Many times visual puns are puns through the use of images themselves. Brands, marketers, and […]

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How Spring Break Uses Social Media

March 22, 2013 by tsarain · No Comments · Uncategorized

Spring Break is over and I said I’d record the advertising campaigns that I saw during my camping trip on South Padre Island, but I actually didn’t see many! I did see a vehicles advertising beverages, but that’s not anything new. Usually brands advertise on the beach where all the spring breakers go to party, […]

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Spring Break!: A Plethora of Advertising

February 28, 2013 by tsarain · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Spring break is just around the corner! As a college student, I can already feel the excitement among the student body at school. Everyone seems to be getting last minute papers, presentations, assignments and interviews done like machines. The idea of finally getting sleep, being able to relax and get some sun is what pulls […]

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The Internet is Like A Huge Book of Information. Use Social Bookmarking to Find Your Way!

February 23, 2013 by tsarain · No Comments · Uncategorized

The internet is a sea of information. Due to the information that is added to the internet everyday, you can get lost and drown in it. If the internet wasn’t a sea, and a book of information instead, you’d need a bookmark to sort things out for you and keep your place. Thanks to the […]

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Twitter Scavenger Hunt!

February 18, 2013 by tsarain · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve always loved scavenger hunts.¬†They have the power to make anyone feel like they’re an ambitious adventurer with much to discover. This past Wednesday, in my Social Media for Public Relations class, we participated in a Twitter scavenger hunt on our campus at St. Edward’s University. This was an exciting energy-charged assignment that was quite […]

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Facebook: Social Media King. Is it King for PR and Advertising too?

February 11, 2013 by tsarain · No Comments · Uncategorized

Ever since Facebook came on the scene, people have been talking about the next best thing in social networking and social media. This makes sense, because so many people from all over the world made the transfer from Myspace to Facebook because their friends and contacts were also migrating. After all, the main purpose of […]

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Studying the Super Bowl

February 4, 2013 by tsarain · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

As a student aspiring to work in advertising, learning must start somewhere and with something. For me, my learning is starting this Sunday evening on my couch with the Super Bowl. When I was younger, I remember gathering with family and friends for the Super Bowl, but since I wasn’t a football fan I’d only […]

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