Ads are an essential part of marketing. Without ads, nothing would sell, especially in the car industry. Ads today are such a common part of everyday life that there are new, diverse demands. Ads have been around for years and years. As a seller, if you really want to get attention for your product, the advertisements must be creative! Not just any regular ad will attract customers in our modern society. Included is a picture of an unusual ad for a Mitsubishi SUV. It shows that underneath the shell of the car there is a rhinoceros. This is a creative way mitsubishi is showing how powerful their cars are. The suggestion is that this particular model of car is as tough as a rhinoceros; that the car is built sturdy and the engine is strong. The second ad is very similar. Instead it is showing that underneath the car’s shell there are horses which is a direct correlation to horsepower. Mitsubishi is trying to sell the fact that this car is all about horsepower. The fact that only the shell is removed, to reveal whats underneath, and not the tires shows that the animals represented most likely refer to engine strength. A few words are put onto each advertisement as well. The word “stability” is used in both pictures which is probably why horses and rhinoceroses are underneath the car: two very stable animals. Most of the time, with car ads, it is beneficial to add statistics such as horsepower, MPG, prices and more. Yet, these ads have done a great job describing the power, stability and reliability without using numbers.
Here, in my Multimodal Autobiography, is how my life has been affected by pop culture. It starts at my early years and progresses through my life, broken up into three parts-childhood, teenage years, and undergraduate. It starts with an obsession of batman, then moves to interests that include cartoon shows and finally ends with more sophisticated subjects such as photography, cinema, motorcycles and cars, and memes. Of course, there are many other things that I could have included in this presentation. Yet, I feel like these are the ones that best describe my life as influenced by pop culture.
My name is Justin and after being thrown off my throne at high school I am starting all over again at the bottom; as an undergraduate freshman at WSU studying mechanical engineering. Woe is me, right? Just kidding. Even though I am a mechanical engineer and love taking things apart and seeing how they work inside, I like to write and am pretty good at it, in my opinion. Not a lot of engineers can say they like to write, and it shows because from experience most of them are terrible writers anyway.
I think writing about popular culture is a very refreshing thing to do in an English class. As for my pop culture blog topic, I am torn between two subjects. Although I love sports, basketball especially (option 1), I am a little more inclined to write about cars and/or possibly motorcycles (option 2). This is where engineering comes in. I love working on cars and am intrigued with how they work mechanically, therefore, this subject would be great to write about. I think it would be cool to show how cars designs, for example, have developed over the years in different ways that relate to changing culture, people or whatever it be.
As for finding sources on this subject, it should be a breeze. Cars are used in our everyday lives and are always changing so there should be plenty of sources out there whether that be articles, books, pictures especially, etc. I will try to incorporate as many images into my blog as possible because for such a subject it really helps to visualize what I am rambling on about.
I hope to get a more broad understanding about how cars work and how cars have changed over the years along with factors that influenced those changes. Also, I want to understand how and when motorcycles came into play as a major type of transportation in the world. Most importantly, I want to inform my readers on how much cars impact human life today and also, show them how truly passionate I am about these metal machines!