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CELEBRITY MEN AS ENDORSERS OF JEWELLERY IN MALAYALAM ADVERTISEMENTS

P , AMRITA. (2014) CELEBRITY MEN AS ENDORSERS OF JEWELLERY IN MALAYALAM ADVERTISEMENTS. Masters thesis, Christ University.

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Jewellery being mainly a woman’s product is largely being sold by celebrity men now in Malayalam advertisements, indicating a shift in pattern from using female models. Mohanlal, Dileep, Suresh Gopi, Vikram and Vijay are some of the celebrities who have been endorsing jewellery. The objectives of this study were to analyse the different elements of the jewellery advertisements using celebrity men, study the reasons for the changing trends (from female models to celebrity men) – audience perspective and study any patterns across the advertisements. A content analysis of some of the advertisements were done based on the following parameters: the celebrity, attire of the celebrity, dialogues, main message in the advertisements, advertising appeal, background setting and objects, use of text, kind of background score or music, and jewellery presentation. A survey was conducted on a sample size of 50 to help answer the research questions from an audience perspective. It was found that all the celebrities were those who have had long standing careers. It was also found that all the advertisements were in accordance with the Match Up theory. It was found that in terms of dialogue delivery there was a mix of both the spokesperson and presenter styles that were adopted in the advertisements. The format of the advertisement and the way in which content is presented seems to be chosen based on the celebrity who is endorsing. It was found that both emotional messages as well as messages that require more logical or rational thinking are dealt with almost in equal numbers by the celebrities, hence breaking this stereotypical notion. From the survey analysis it was found that the on-film personalities of all the celebrities are kept intact in the ads as well; glittering generality is the most frequently used persuasion technique in the ads.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Subjects:Thesis > Masters > MS Communication
ID Code:5878
Deposited By:Knowledge Center Christ University
Deposited On:21 Jan 2014 20:30
Last Modified:21 Jan 2014 20:30

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