Title

Time: The “Silent” Cultural Value in American Television Advertising

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

14 p.

Publication Date

9-1999

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Source Publication

Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

Source ISSN

1077-6990

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1177/107769909907600302; Shelves: PN 4700 .J7 1999 v. 76, Memorial Periodicals

Abstract

The depiction of time as a cultural value has received rather limited attention in the advertising literature, despite its presence in ads either explicitly or implicitly. This study attempts to fill that void by offering a framework for analyzing the many ways that time is depicted in television advertising. The key time elements noted are Limited Time, Marking Time, More Time, Oriented Time, and Sequenced Time. While the framework emerged from a sample of ads in the United States, it can alert advertisers to important differences in time concepts within other cultures and among different ethnic groups.

Comments

Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 3 (September 1999): 419-432. DOI.