Americans are swimming in a sea of messages. Each year, legions of ad people, co

Americans are swimming in a sea of messages. Each year, legions of ad people, copywriters, market researchers, pollsters, consultants, and even linguists—most of whom work for one of six giant companies—spend billions of dollars and millions of man-hours trying to determine how to persuade consumers what to buy, whom to trust, and what to think. Increasingly, these techniques are migrating to the high-stakes arena of politics, shaping policy, and influencing how Americans choose their leaders.
Thanks to social media, today’s teens can directly interact with their culture — artists, celebrities, movies, brands, and even one another — in ways never possible. But is that real empowerment? Or do marketers still hold the upper hand?
Pick a video from the links to watch, enter the 1st post your opinions about the video you watched. For the 2nd post, please research to find a related article/video about how business use commercials to brain wash and convince consumers.
https://www.ted.com/talks?sort=relevance&topics%5B%5D=Business&q=advertisement (Links to an external site.)+
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/?q=advertisement%20impact%20on%20consumers (Links to an external site.)
The MINIMUM requirement is to post TWO new posts (or Thread) each Db assignment. In addition, you should post THREE responses (replies) to other students’ writing that you find to be the best or most interesting (provocative) of the group. Each of your commentaries should be comprised of a single STRONG paragraph (initial posting should be at least 250 words in length, substantiated and related to the extent to the assigned readings). This is sufficient as long as it is done well. Each response (reply) posting should be comprised of at least one paragraph of not less than 120 words. It is required that you cite your sources. Db initial postings are due by 11:59pm Thursday and responses (replies) are due by 11:59pm Sunday.