The influence of advertising in today’s world

In today’s world, the economy plays an important aspect in our lives, and companies take a part of that economy. For instance, each company does its best to maximize its revenues, and plays a bigger role in the economy. To do so, they use advertising as an effective material, and big amounts of money from their budgets for it. Moreover, the primary reason of advertising for companies is to persuade customers to buy their products or services. However, most companies nowadays do not care about people’s feeling or believes, and use advertising in an offensive way, just to have higher sales. Furthermore, advertising has bad influences in our lives, especially on children, eating habits and the way how people look at women.

First: the manner of children has changed for the worse because of advertising. Children watch television more than before, and they are stick on technology devices such as laptops, IPads and video games. A lot of companies that target children to persuade them to buy their products use violence on their advertisements. Children’s manners changed according to this advertising without knowing this is bad.

Second, The World Health Organization has announced that the number of people around the world who suffer from overweight is increasing. What can be understood from that is our eating habits have change badly. Moreover, there are thousands of food ads everywhere such as television, streets, social media sites and applications and even in metro stations. However, most of these encourage people to eat unhealthy food.

Third and the most insulting of the influences of adverting is that it changes the way in which people look at women. It hard for me to say that but this is what I see in advertising every day. In many ads, companies use women in very offensive situations. They picture women as a product or something that has no value.

In conclusion, I believe that companies have the right to advertise for their products and services. However, they do not have the right to insult anyone or hurt a group of people. Nowadays, advertising impacts our lives in a negative way. Children, eating habits and the image of women are most impacted by advertising. An action needs to be taken in order to have more respectful, safe and healthy advertising.