1. Can TV advertising be a force for good?
  2. Can you buy something and get something for free in your country?
  3. Can you name three different ways of advertising? (For example, different media)
  4. Can you remember an advertising campaign that caught your attention?
  5. Describe an advertisement that you have seen or heard on the TV or radio. What was it about? How long did the commercial last? Did it make you want to buy the product?
  6. Do favorite or annoying celebrities make you want or not want to buy a product?
  7. Do people use coupons where you live?
  8. Do political parties in (country) use TV advertising? If so, should they?
  9. Do you agree with anti-consumerism organizations that the child will have watched 350,000 commercials by the time she graduates from high school?
  10. Do you buy products because of advertising?
  11. Do you find advertising persuasive?
  12. Do you know why some channels have ads and others not? If you do know explain.
  13. Do you often buy a particular brand when you buy clothes?
  14. Do you sometimes want very expensive things which you or your parents can’t afford?
  15. Do you think ads influence the choices you make when you buy clothes?
  16. Do you think ads influence the choices you make when you or your parents buy food?
  17. Do you think advertising is too expensive?
  18. Do you think advertising is too expensive? What are the different methods of advertising?
  19. Do you think advertising should be allowed to interrupt TV or radio programs? What are the alternatives?
  20. Do you think children or young people are easier to influence through ads compared to adults?
  21. Do you think it’s ok to show ads aimed at children on television? Why/ why not?
  22. Do you think that ads create a desire for more and more material possessions?
  23. Do you think that commercials on TV are annoying because they interrupt programs or do you think that many ads are more amusing that the programs on TV?
  24. Do you think that the Internet and cable/satellite TV have become more important than national TV for advertising products?
  25. Do you think the government has he right to ban advertising for junk food and soda during children’s TV programs. What do you think about this? Why do you think they made this decision?
  26. Do you think there are too many ads in magazines? Why/why not?
  27. Do you think there are too many ads in newspapers? Why/why not?
  28. Do you think there are too many ads in television? Why/why not?
  29. Does it give status to wear particular brands like Nike or Lacoste?
  30. How easy do you think it is to influence children with advertising?
  31. How would you advertise something you wanted to sell?
  32. Is it always the same brand? Why do you prefer this brand?
  33. Is there truth in advertising?
  34. Should advertisers be allowed to advertise to children?
  35. Should alcohol or tobacco companies be allowed to advertise? Why or why not?
  36. Should there be advertisement-free zones?
  37. Think of an ad you think is good or funny and tell about it.
  38. What are some effective adverts you have seen lately (on TV, newspaper, etc)?
  39. What are some ineffective adverts you have seen lately?
  40. What are the different methods of advertising?
  41. What are the different types of advertising? (Eg. TV)
  42. What are the harmful and the beneficial effects of advertising?
  43. What brand is the ketchup you or your parents buy?
  44. What brand is the toothpaste you or your parents buy?
  45. What differences can you notice between commercials from 10 or 15 years ago and commercials today?
  46. What do you think is the best way of discovering the tastes and interests of teenage consumers?
  47. What do you think of celebrity endorsements?
  48. What forms of advertising are there?
  49. What gets you interested in an advertisement?
  50. What is the best form of advertising?
  51. What is the best way to advertise to children? Adults? Seniors? etc..
  52. What is the funniest advertisement you have seen? Describe it.
  53. What is the funniest commercial that you have seen? Describe it.
  54. What is the most advertised product in your country?
  55. What is the most popular way of advertising?
  56. What is the most shocking advertisement you have seen?
  57. What kind of advertisements attract your attention?
  58. What kinds of ads do you like and why? What makes a good ad?
  59. What makes an ad memorable?
  60. What types of companies choose each type?
  61. What would make an advertisement more interesting?
  62. When out walking or shopping in the city, do you accept advertising fliers or free samples that are offered to you?
  63. When you watch TV, how much attention do you pay to the advertisements?
  64. Which advertisements do you like most and which least? Why?
  65. Which celebrities advertise which products?
  66. Why do you buy one product over another?
  67. Why do you buy this brand?
  68. Why is it necessary to advertise?

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