How Hennessy Creates Desire
This paper looks at Hennessy's urban advertising campaign and discusses how the company creates desire among consumers.
# 103041 | 1,028 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Apr 11, 2008 in Business (Management) , Business (Marketing) , Advertising (Industry-Specific) , Business (Consumer Behavior) , African-American Studies (General)
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In this article, the writer notes that Hennessy currently targets young African-American men. The writer points out that a smaller aspect of the campaign is targeted at young African-American women. In both cases, the target audience is urban and professional. The writer maintains that the lynch pins of this campaign are the successful hip-hop performers who have taken a liking to cognac. This essay examines the means by which Hennessy has created a desire for their products among young, urban, African-American professionals.
From the Paper:"This being the case, the campaign's style has kept close to what is already seen among the self-made performers: photo spreads of carefully groomed, well-heeled African-American men. The pictures are distinctly glamorous, sometimes even iconic, yet always masculine, as whisky is a traditionally male drink and hip-hop is a male-dominated form of music. The masculinity of the photos is always balanced with requisite elegance.
"This is because the hip-hop artists who have been popularizing Hennessy's products have become more and more interested in elegance since they hit the big time. Compare Snoop Dogg's original gangster/jock look from the time his became mainstream viewing."
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Winters, Author A., Peggy Fincher Winters, Carole Paul. The Power of Retail Branding: Innovative Marketing Strategies for Achieving BrandPower. New York: Visual Reference Publications, Inc., 2005.
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