Role of Folk Media in Advertising

Q.4 “Folk media can play a vital role in advertising.” Do you agree? Answer with examples.          Folk Media: Besides, print and electronic media folk media also play a crucial role in advertising. Here we will first discuss the salient features of folk media and later give an account of some of the common folk media of the Pakistani society useful for advertising. Folk Media is the creative dissemination of information through cultural and performance arts. In traditional societies, folk media: drama, skits, poems, stories, riddles, songs and dance have been popularly and successfully used to disseminate messages and even to pass on wisdom of older generations to the youth. In different societies the use of folk media as advertisement is seen in circumcision, betrothal and marriage ceremonies and in all forms of entertainment and festivals. Today the same media can be used for community motivation, mobilizing support and participation […]

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