In the video, Kevin Garnett overcomes critics from basketball analyst and rival fans by using Dr. Dre headsets at his preparation. It creates a feeling of enhancing conviction in one'e inner strength
In-depth analysis of the technique, the advertising word "hear what you want with adaptive noise cancelling" with visual cue in the video helps decode the conceptual metaphor " overcoming critics and self doubt to strive our best. Conceptual metaphor effectiveness in advertisement has been widely used to attract attention in order to promote sales (Zhang & Gao, 2009). An statement from Koveces (2002) has been extensively quoted which well explained why conceptual metaphor plays paramount role in presenting advertisement. "Part of the selling power of an advertisement depends on how well-chosen the conceptual metaphor is that the picture and the words used in the advertisement attempt to evoke in people." ( Koveces, 2002:59)
To conclude, this blog reviews the pragmatic function of "high social status admirer altercasting and metaphor" techniques in presenting advertisement.
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