All Quiet On The Western Front

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The first person that I have interviewed is Ella, she is an NYU Graduate who is

working as a Web Designer and is earning approximately $45,000 a year. She lives in

Brooklyn, New York for seven years. Ella claims that she liked "Dodge Grand Caravan" as her first choice. First of all, she likes the ad because it's a family car that serves/fits all her needs. Secondly, she likes this ad because the color red is her favorite color. According to Ella's interpretation, she feels that by looking at the advertisement about the "Dodge Grand Caravan" a person will get all the explanation he/she needs. Her second choice was "Volvo" which looks like a very nice car, but does not apply to the need of a customer. She would prefer to know the features that the car is offering. She feels that the name of the brand is hidden because its all the way on top and on the edge that it would not be visible to the eye of the customer. Her third choice was "Ford Expedition", because looking at the magazine ad she feels that it explains the variation of the car. However, she thinks that the ad does not apply why it was advertised for and that there is not enough description to the car. Her fourth choice was "Suzuki", because she claims that the ad itself takes a person attention. Therefore, she also liked that the typeface "S" and "Suzuki" overlaps on top of each other. Her Fifth choice was "Toyota", because she thinks it's a nice looking car, but the theme that was used for this ad is a little bit funny. She feels that way because the theme does not fit to the description of the car. Her suggestion for this ad is to create more ideas, (i.e. the name of the brand should be visible; the slogan should be different in the sense that it should apply to the description of the car).

Svetlana Khanimova                                        

        The second person that I have interviewed is Milana. She is a 22 years old

nurse from Brooklyn, N.Y. Milana earns about $50,000 a year she likes to play

volleyball and read novels in her spare time. Her first choice was the "All new Dodge

Grand Caravan", because of two reasons: First of all she said that's it's a big family

car and it is red color which caught her attention very fast. Second, this model contains

a lot of details that can help her get as much information as she needs. Her second

choice was "Ford Expedition", because it gave her a good impression since she likes

to travel a lot and therefore this appearance fulfills her needs. She feels that this car ad

claims that it can handle traveling. In addition, it has different models and nice logo. She

feels that this advertisement needs to put more information about this model. Her third

choice was "Suzuki", because the liked the comparison between the Suzuki and the

cheetah, which transforms into high speed. In addition, she feels that the car is luxurious

and big enough for the family. Also it gives enough information and has a good

description of the car. Her forth choice is "Volvo"; she claims that it is a powerful car

and can handle all the roads. She likes what it says on the side "Volvo for life", but

she also feels that there is not enough information about the features of the car. Her fifth

choice is "Toyota"; she feels that it is not a very successful ad because it doesn't

convince her to buy the car. She thinks that the car is too far, it needs to be closer

and side wise, so that the customer can see the whole model. She also feels that the

information that "Toyota" provides is very limited.


Maya is the third person that I have interviewed. She is a 21 female that lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is a college student who lives with her parents. Her hobbies include, playing volleyball, basketball, and ice scatting. Maya's first choice was the "Dodge Grand Caravan", because it caught her eyes to the information that she needs. For example, it provides the information that her and her family need. Her second choice was "Toyota" because she claims that it's a pretty white car that does not qualify to the specific descriptions that a consumer might need. She feels that the theme is kind of cute but it doesn't really apply to the car. Her third choice was "Suzuki", because she liked the motion, the ad captured her attention. She also liked the logo of "Suzuki". Her fourth choice was "Ford", because by looking at the ad she feels that the information that is given there is very suitable and reliable. Her fifth choice was "Volvo", because it does not provide so many details like Dodge, it's simple.

        Olga is a 24-year-old pharmacist from Brooklyn, New York. She makes

approximately $60,000 a year and what interest her the most is medicine, design, and

skiing. Olga''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s first choice as her favorite car ad was the "Dodge Grand Caravan",

because she liked the interior and the exterior design of the car that is suitable for the

whole family. In her opinion she states that "it is the best advertisement for the car".

Her second choice would be "Ford", because she feels that the ad portrays the message

that you can drive anywhere and be everywhere. She said that "in order for this ad to

be successful it needs to add more information about the car (i.e. it''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s features, price and

qualities)". Her third choice would be "Suzuki", because you can see the car in motion.

According to Olga''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s opinion she feels that "in order to make the ad more successful the

advertiser needs to change the appearance of an ad. For instance, the name "Suzuki" is

on the side where it is not visible". Her forth choice would be "Volvo", because she

thinks that the ad claims that it can cross roads, cross borders, cross town and cross

country. But she feels that the ad is lacking information about its features and

characteristics. Her fifth choice would be "Toyota"; according to Olga, "if I would see

this ad on a certain magazine it would not capture my attention. "Toyota" is using such a

theme that I think is so bizarre and so not attractive to the customer."

        Marina is a 26 years old college graduate from Brooklyn, New York. She

works as an accountant and earn approximately $80,000 a year. Her favorite thing to

do is read novels, listen to music, and go shopping. Her fist choice as a customer is

"Dodge Grand Caravan", because she feels that, "by looking at the other ad''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s it caught

my attention directly. It specifies the information that I prefer to buy and would

recommend my family and friends". Marina''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s second choice was "Ford Expedition".

She feels that this magazine advertising is breath taking because the view and the

background is so beautifully captured which takes her attention towards the view, the

car and also the description. Her third choice of the five advertisements was "Volvo".

She liked the view and how they positioned the car being in motion. Therefore, she

feels that there was less description to this car or that this ad does not have the

necessary availability's that she as the customer would want to find out. Her forth

choice was "Toyota". Well, she feels that the name itself sounds very attractive. She

thinks that this ad is very simple, because the ad provides the picture, the slogan, and

the phone number of "Toyota" dealers for people who have questions about the car. Her

fifth choice was "Suzuki", because of how it was captured in the motion between a car

and two cheetahs. Therefore, it gives a direct info of how this car races promptly faster

than the tow cheetahs. She feels that the background caption is really nice and simple

because it in the desert. She also thinks, the typeface/logo that was used to design this

ad is stupendous.

        Roman is a 22 year old college student that is majoring in Accounting. In his

spare time, he likes to play chess, volleyball and do a little swimming. Roman''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s first

choice is "Dodge Caravan", because it''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s a family car and the ad explains every detail of

the car. He believes that this is the car that is suitable for every family. His second

choice was "Ford Expedition", because the ad shows you various models of the "Ford

Expedition" that is available on the market. His third choice was "Suzuki", because it

shows the car in motion and has a lot of information about the car. The slogan that is

used by this ad is "the cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world", but he feels that

how does the cheetah play a role in the ad. His mood about the ad is negative. His

forth best choice is "Volvo", because he feels that the car does not give enough

information about the car, it only says that the car is very strong and it is capable of

everything. He feels that in order for the ad to be successful the name of the car should

be in the middle of the ad not on the edge, where it is hard to see. His fifth best choice

was "Toyota", because the ad doesn''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''t say so much about the car. For instance, the

appearance of the car is so small and the name is way on the bottom which is very hard

for an ordinary consumer to see.

        Alex is a 24-year-old male that lives in Brooklyn, New York. He works as a

barber and he is his own boss. He earns approximately $35,000 a year. He likes

nature, traveling, and theatres. He chose "Dodge Grand Caravan" as his first choice

because it is big and a wide car that can provide with the necessary needs that he and

his family need and want. He feels that this ad describes the necessary ideas that the

customer needs. His second choice was "Volvo", according to Alex "the ad attracts

his attention because the car is shown in a direct perspective. He thinks this ad was

simply done; for example, the background, the logo is simply placed in the corner of the

ad". His third choice is "Suzuki", because the caption between cheetah and this car are

having repetition in racing. This ad was thoughtfully putted together and the fact that they

did a comparison between a Suzuki and cheetah was very clever. His forth choice was

"Toyota". He believes that this ad does not provide the necessary information that

would capture his attention. His fifth choice was "Ford Expedition", because it gave him

more details about the features of the car. However, he feels that the way they

positioned words on the top of an ad confused him because he didn''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''t know where was

the beginning and where was the end.

        Alexander is a 27 year old Physician Assistant that resides in Queens, New

York. His annual income is $55,000. In his spare time he likes to golf, play sucker,

and basketball. His first choice is "Suzuki", because it is a nice family car, not too big

and not too small. He likes the fact that there was a comparison between the cheetah

and Suzuki, because speed is very important in a car. Moreover, he likes the headline

of the ad and the fact that Suzuki won an award shows him it''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s a reliable car. His

second choice is "Dodge Grand Caravan". He feels that it has very luxurious

appearance and a nice logo too. The disadvantage is that this car is too big and

overloaded with the information. He believes that "WE" as Americans say that "Time is

Money". His third choice is "Volvo". To him it looks like this car can overcome every

piece of land and water. Mountains are very strong and nothing can destroy it and so the

ad sets this image that the car is strong like a rock. His forth choice is "Toyota", he

feels that this car is for an average person who can afford it. It gives good information

and the ad uses a little bit of nature which caught his attention. His fifth choice is "Ford

Expedition", because this car is good for people who like to travel a lot. The nature that

was used in the ad captured his attention and make him want to have this kind of a car.

He likes the position that the car is at because he can see everything in a clear view.

        Khia is a 30-year-old male who works as a caseworker and earns

approximately $35,000 a year. He is from Brooklyn, New York and his hobbies

include listening to music, playing basketball, baseball and seeing the beautiful effects of

nature. His first and foremost choice is "Suzuki", because it the ad provides information

that is breath taking to every customer because it describes every detail of the car.

Moreover, the design of the ad is marvelous and eye catching. His second choice

would be "Dodge Grand Caravan", because it also describes in detail about the features

of the car but he thinks that an ordinary customer wouldn''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''t want to read all this

information because simply its time consuming. His third choice would be "Volvo",

because the words that they use to describe the cars features are not clearly seen. He

would like to suggest to the "Volvo" producer to try to use a different texture design of

the car. Moreover, he would make the name "Volvo" a little bigger and visible to catch

the readers attention. His forth choice would be "Toyota", event though it has little

information the ad is clear and simple which some people like himself like. He would

like to suggest that the name "Toyota" should go on the top of the ad rather than on the

bottom because to him it was hard to tell what was the brand name of the car. His last

but not least choice was "Ford Expedition". By showing different samples of the car

they are creating preferences which would be most suitable for the customers needs and

wants. He suggests that by making the car more visible and maybe more towards the

center it would help a customer visualize the whole car rather than just the front.

        Elena is a college student from Staten Island. She works as a clerk and earns

about $20,000 a year. She likes to hang out, play volleyball and likes pets. Her first

choice is "Dodge Grand Caravan", because the ad offers a small television that is inside

the car which is good for parents who have children. The disadvantage of this ad is

that it has too much information and that there is just not enough time for busy parents

to take time to actually read it. Her second choice is "Volvo", because she likes the

form of the car. She would like to know the price and the features of the car. She feels

that this ad portrays the massage of reliability and safety. Her third choice is

"Suzuki", because it informs a person the stating price of the car. She believes that the

background of the ad is suitable for this type of an advertisement. Moreover, the award

shows that the car was approved by other people. Her forth choice is "Ford

Expedition", because the ad creates this image that it can take you anywhere, under any

condition. She believes that it''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s a family car but she feels something is lacking from this

ad, like the features inside the car. Her fifth choice was "Toyota"; she feels that there is

not enough information (i.e. how many miles will the electricity last; how far can you go

with the car). She believes that this type of a car is good for the environment because

there is less pollution.

        The ad that I like the most is the "Dodge Grand Caravan", because its a family

car and it is in red which catches my attention very fast. Moreover, the ad contains a lot

of details that explains the cars features and expectations. Unlike the "Toyota" ad, I

think that "Dodge Grand Caravan" will sell the most. In the "Toyota" advertisement, the

car is too far, it needs to be more closer and side wise so that it will catch the eye of the

consumer. Second, I think that it would help to put the name of the car on the top

rather than on the bottom so that the customer should know what brand name he/she is

looking at. Furthermore, it would probably be a good idea to change the theme or the

slogan of the ad because to me it doesn't make any sense. The reason why I feel that

"Dodge Grand Caravan" would sell the most is because the ad provides adequate

information about the car. But at the same time I feel that "Dodge Grand Caravan" has

given a lot of information about the car that is unnecessary and time consuming. In my

opinion a good ad needs to be clever, original, that should also sell. We can make a

good advertisement work if we create a suitable theme/slogan, background that will set

off this image in the consumer eye that it''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s one of a kind and that there is no other

product like it. If the advertisement for a particular product is small and has small print

with wrong use of colors and textures then the ultimate consumer wont even notice the

ad. I think that the appearance of a product does play a role in advertisement.


 Make every day good to the last drop

        (Maxwell House)

 Water, Reborn


 Once you pop you can''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''t stop


 Think Light

        (Merit cigarette)

 Open up to complete relief

        (Claritin D 24 hours)

 Pleasure, cleverly disguised as business

        (Northwest Airlines)

 This could cause you to shave a good 30 seconds off your shower.

        (Honey Nut)

 Come to where the flavor is


 How to relax and unwind after sawing the world


 The force that pulls you together

        (Gravity, fragrance for men)

1. Which of the 5 ads received the most favorable rank (lowest average)?

The lowest favorable ads were "Toyota" and "Volvo".

2. Which of the 5 ads received the least favorable rank (highest average)?

Within the 5 ads consumers preferred the advertisement on the "Dodge Grand

Caravan", "Suzuki", and "Ford Expedition".

3. Which themes had the highest association scores?

The themes that had the highest association scores are as follows: Once you pop you

can't stop; How to relax and unwind after sawing the world; Come to where the flavor

is; Water, Reborn and Make every day good to the last drop.

4. Which themes had the lowest association scores?

The themes that had the lowest association scores are as follows: The force that pulls

you together; This could cause you to shave a good 30 seconds off your shower;

Pleasure, cleverly disguised as business; Open up to complete relief and Think Light.
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