Advert Analysis and Comparison 1
These two adverts from competing supermarkets
Morrison's and Aldi have both released Christmas
advertisements to draw in customers. The Aldi
advert focuses more on the cheaper prices and
having a cheap but ‘award- winning’
Christmas, which is bringing in the fact that they
were awarded the Which? 2013 award for best
supermarket. Whereas Morrison's has made their
advertisement look more high quality, which will
make the target buyers want to eat this food as
Advert Analysis and Comparison 1
This advertisement is focused on the quality of the image and the food itself. The
advert is made up of dark colours with white writing, which gives the advert a more
classic look and feel. Having the white writing and dark coloured background help to
focus the audience on the more colourful and high quality image in the centre of the
advert. This advert is focused more on the quality of the product, and how it will
enhance your Christmas, more than the pricing of the food sold there. The price of
the product shown is in the centre right of the advert, but is very small and isn’t a
focal point of the advert.
The image takes up the majority of the advert. Featuring yellow and orange
tones, which are brighter than those of the darker background, the image draws in
the audience. The main copy on the page ‘Your one Christmas pud of the year.
Better make it a good one.’’ is relating directly to the image and is implying that this
product, from this store, is going to be the best type of Christmas pudding you are
going to be able to buy. The image surroundings, such as the glass plate and the
hard wood table, look like there good quality and help with the overall tone of the
advert, making it seem more high end, then just a regular supermarket.
This advertisement doesn’t focus on the price of the product its showcasing, the
price is shown but its very small and is not in a main are for the text. As people read
form left top corner to bottom right hand corner, the price of £8 is actually the very
last thing that you will read. Although its not shown to be important, having it be the
last thing that the reader will see could be a specific move to make the person see
that although its good quality, its also inexpensive.
There is no mention of how good a value this product is on the advert, but it is implied by the low cost.
The potential buyers at Morrison's are primarily older people, is an ABC1 demographic, who are not necessarily
concerned about prices but more likely the quality of the products they are buying.
Morrison’s has many competitors in this field, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda. Each of these different
supermarkets are targeting the same type of consumer and each will have different sales techniques at drawing in and
keeping their customers. Morrison’s have focused on the quality of their food rather than the pricing and value of it.
Advert Analysis and Comparison 1
The potential buyers at Aldi are people who are looking for very cheap
deals, but still expecting quality to their food. C2DE are the type of
demographic that are more likely to be shopping there, but more people from
ABC1 seem to be shopping there due to the great deals that are being given
Aldi’s main competition would be supermarkets that offer a similar amount of
good quality deals such as Iceland, Tesco or Asda. More expensive or higher
quality supermarkets such as Morrison’s and Sainsbury's are also competition
as these store have begun to lower prices in order to secure customers.
The value and price of these products are the main focus of the
advert, drawing In the audience to make them realize that they would be
paying very little for quality brands. The value of the products are in plain
sight, as well as the awards and prices given to the products.
The quality of this advertisement is minimalistic, they have focused more on showing the value and prices of their products than
making the advert look of a high quality. The advert features a lot of statements and badges showing how these products, and
Aldi itself have won awards, in the top right hand corner there is a badge that shows how Aldi won the Which? 2013 award for
best supermarket. This in itself is showing how Aldi is of a good quality.
The images takes up the majority of the advert, being the main focus of the advert along with the price. The deep red top
banner is a contrast to the white writing and white background of the main part of the advert. The images are on top of the
white background which helps the colours used in the images to stand out more and look more vibrant, brighter and high
quality. The images used on the advert are of foods that people would typically associate with Christmas, Mince Pies, Christmas
pudding and mulled wine. The images are surrounded by prices, facts and boxes filled with text, so the images help to break up
the text and separate the advert more into different sections. The images themselves rich looking an feature dark and luxurious
This advertisement focuses heavily on the prices of the products being shown. The prices are shown in a bright red downward
facing arrow, with the price written in white, standing out from the red as well as the images surrounding it. The arrow itself is
pointing down to either the product or the award that this product has been given. The prices are used as a marketing tool on
this advertisement, used to draw in and impress the audience, making them want to buy these product, because of the
cheapness of them.
Advert Analysis and Comparison 2
These two adverts are form opposite ends of the fashion spectrum, one is high
fashion and one is high street. New Look, a well know high street fashions store in
which 1000’s of people visit each year and Jimmy Choo, an exclusive designer
brand, initially based in London. New Looks advertisements showcase the clothing
and then the prices, showing they a good value, whereas Jimmy Choo only shows
the clothing and the title of the clothing line, showing how is is an exclusive and
Advert Analysis and Comparison 2
This advertisement is focused solely on the item of clothing and nothing else. The
high quality images takes up the entire page and the only text on the page is the
name of the brand. By doing this, it implies that the brand does not need further
explanation, and that people will immediately know that the brand is exclusive and
high end. There is a very high end fashion and luxurious quality to the advert. The
glamorous look of the advert reflects the glamour of the items of clothing that are
The image is the entire page, which is showing its importance and how the advert
doesn't need any other text or explanation, and that the images can tell the entire
message of the advert. The glamorous images has obviously been taken in a
professional environment and the women in the advert looks to be a high fashion
model. The images features darker more muted colours in order to draw attention to
the bright colours of the dress, bag and shoes, which are clearly the items being
This advertisement doesn’t state the price of the items what so ever, there is not
other text on the advert except for the name of the brand. This tells us a lot about
the brand itself, showing that the people who its aimed at more than likely are
already aware of how much these product cost, therefore don’t need explaining. The
average cost of a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes is around £700, so it could also be good
to not showcase this, as it might put people off from looking further into the brand
as they already think that It could be to expensive. The pricing of the products
reflects the exclusivity of them.
There is no mention of how good a value this product is on the advert, but it is implied that the value will be very high
due to the known high cost of the products sold.
The potential buyers at Jimmy Choo are going to be wealthy due to the extreme costs of the products. They will
definitely be in the ABC1 demographic and will most likely be achievers, doing well in their jobs and have a very
Jimmy Choo has a limited amount of competitors due to the exclusivity of the brands. Major competitors would be
PRADA S.P.A, Salvatore Ferragmo Italia S.P.A and Bally international AG.
Advert Analysis and Comparison 2
This advertisement is of a high quality but isn't luxurious or glamorous, it I
showcasing the product in a quality way in order to draw in the audience. The image
takes up a lot of the advert, but the advert also has a yellow border and a banner at
the bottom of the page, which is a way of showing the images importance, as the
banner is framing it. There doesn’t need to be a high quality feel of the advert
because the shop isn't necessarily a high fashion or high-status store. The layout of
the advert is very simplistic and laid back, which is shown again I the pose that the
model In the image is doing.
The image takes up the majority of the space and is framed by a bright yellow borer
and banner, which is showing the images importance. The colours in the image are
very light and simple, which puts extra emphasis on the dark red and blue featured
in the product. The model in the image is smiling and looks very laid back, with her
hands in her pocket. This could be a way of New Look showing that ‘’you too can be
happy and relaxed, where our clothes!’’ this is a great marketing technique because
it is making buyers want to feel like the image looks, making them think ‘ill go buy
that’’. The image stands out off of the page, as does the yellow, framing it and
showing its significance.
The price is a main focal point of this advert, having it be right next to the main
image in black, big and bold lettering, standing out from the muted colours that
have already been shown. The price itself ‘£10’ is the largest text on the page, and I
also one of the first things that you would notice on the advert. The price is low, so
having it be a focus of the advert is a good initial way of getting people drawn into
The value of this product Is shown through the cheap price of of the product, as well as the shops reputation.
The potential buyers at New Look are people who want to wear clothes that look like they are designer, but don’t want
to pay designer prices. They will most likely be In the ABC1 demographic but will still begrudge paying a lot for clothing.
New Look has many competitors on the high street, that all offer similar deals and cheaper prices. River Island, Dorothy
Perkins, Next, Primark, Peacock and clothing companies within supermarkets like F&F and GEORGE at ASDA. They are
all very competitive and each need to build up a loyal customer base.
Quality - This advert focuses on quality of the food. The advertisement features
an image of Yorkshire puddings that look appetizing for the audience.
The advertisement focuses on the image of the food. instead of including
a price on the food it includes a slogan above the image which says
‘everyone deserve quality food’ by using this slogan it gives the
impression to the audience that the brand is about the quality of the
product rather than price. I can tell that the advertisement is focused on
quality from the layout of the advertisement as well as the font used and
the quality of the image.
Image - The image is also a very important factor within this advertisement the
image is a very high quality and it will catch attention as it the only thing
which is in focus on the advert. The image looks like the Yorkshire
Puddings have just come from the oven as they look brown and crisp and
ready to eat. This will appeal to the audience as they will be very
interested. By using a dark background and having a spotlight on the
Yorkshire puddings this emphasizes the puddings as they stand out on
the advert because it contrasts with the background.
Price – The price of this product is not featured on this advert as it is focused on
quality however it does include the name for the website where the
audience will be able to check prices.
Market – The market for this advertisement will be possibly an ABC1 social
profile. As the advert focuses on quality instead of price and value this
suggests that the audience will be higher class people and they will have
more money to spend on better quality food rather than going for cheap
Competition- The competition for this company would be other supermarket
brands that focus on quality instead of price and value. This would
include supermarkets like Marks & Spencer, the Co-Op or Sainsbury’s.
Quality- This poster is a very simple design of advertising. It does show quality however
it is a mix of a good quality image and also a price and value. The image used is a
bright, colorful and bold image which stands out and also fits in with the theme.
The background of the image is just on a normal table which doesn’t show that
it is a high quality image. I think that if the image was taken with a white
background it would look more professional and better quality.
Image- The image used is an image which associates with the idea of being able to feed
4 people for 7 days for only £50. By using an image which looks like an
appetizing meal then this could interest the audience as they will be persuaded
to have a look what the meals include. By including an image of a stir fry it
shows a tasty meal which can be enjoyed by all the family and is also quite
healthy to eat. I think that this is a good method of giving examples of what the
meals can include.
Price – I think that this poster advertisement is mainly created to show the price and
value instead of the quality of the food. The advert includes information on how
many meals, people and days that it will cost to shop at Sainsbury’s. Next to that
information a price of £50 is included to show how much it would cost. Normally
it would cost a lot however with this deal the audience may think that it is cheap
and they may show interest towards the supermarket.
Value – Within this advert it states the value and how long and for how much you can
feed your family for. By giving this information the audience may think that it is
good value than their usual weekly shop and may decided to try Sainsbury's. By
using this technique, the audience will be able to find out how they can achieve
this by clicking on the link or visiting the Sainsbury's website.
Market - I think that the market of this advert is an audience who often do a weekly
shop and have a family to buy for. I also think it could be aimed at middle to
high class people who have the social grade as ABC1. As although that it doesn’t
focus on quality it focuses I think that it is a good price and I think that the
market audience will pay this as it is affordable. I think that the competition
would also be of a similar standard such as Tesco supermarket, or ASDA. As they
also focus on price and value rather than the quality and they are all in
competition with each other. By creating a simple plan and price for the
audience this will mean that Sainsbury's is different and unique compared to
the other super markets.
Competition- As Sainsbury's is a middle to high class super market I think that the
competition will be high against other supermarkets and Sainsbury's this is
because most of the supermarkets will have the same target audience. For
example Tesco, Asda and Morrison's all have a similar target audience. By using
deals and offers and including prices this will benefit the supermarket and make
them stand out from the rest of the competition.
Quality- This advertisement does not focus on quality however there are some features
which reflect the quality of the supermarket. This advertisement focuses on the
meat of the supermarket has stated that the meat is 100% British. By stating
this it represents that the meat is sourced from British farms so you know
exactly what your eating.
Image- There is 3 images which have been used within this advertisements and they all
feature meat as this is the main focus of the advert. The first image includes a
beef burger with the price as ½. It also has the price next to the image which is
45p from 90p. By using this method it attracts the audience to the image and
then persuades them by applying the price next too the picture. From these
pictures I don’t think that much effort has been put into the images as the
advertisement is not focused on quality.
Price- The price of the meat is featured all over this advertisement. By using this price
on the advert it allows the audience to identify which product and which
supermarket is cheaper. Another method which has been used is that the
colour of the price stands out. By using a red colour this contrasts with the
background and stands out against the background. As the audience will read
from top left to the right hand side the first thing which will be noticed will be
the ½ price label. By placing the ½ price sign in the top left corner this will
instantly grab attention from the audience.
Value- I think that this advertisement is based on value. Throughout the advert it states
which meat is good value for money by showing how much the audience could
save. Another technique which has been used is by using appetizing images and
then the price next to the image. The top image is of a burger which looks quite
large and then the price next to it which says 1/2 price, this will be appealing for
the audience as they will get the impression that it is good value for the money
that you pay.
Market- I think that the market of this advert is aimed at people who are not bothered
about quality but interested in the cheap price of products. I think that the
social class of this advert is middle class which is C2.
Competition – From this advert I can tell that one of the purposes for this advert is to
gain interest from the customers who are interested in similar super markets
such as Tesco's and Asda as these are competition. This advert has tried to be
better than these super market by putting cheaper prices on the advert and
using information which will interest the audience such as ‘100% British meat. ‘
Image – Throughout the advert there is many different features which have been used
to show the products which are available and what's on offer from this
supermarket. By using the title ‘Half Price Weekend offers’ this will grab the
attention from the target market as it suggests that most things in the shop half
price. They will also then look at the images of the products to see what's on
offer. Although that the images are not as of high quality I think that the colours
and the layout of the images grab attention. By using large images this gives the
impression that the products are bigger than they actually are. Another aspect
which has also been added within this advert is the labels of the prices. By
adding these prices this gives an idea for the audience of what kind of offers are
on. The first thing which the audience will notice will be the Lidl logo. This
straight away allows the audience to identify which supermarket to go too.
Price – As this advertisement doesn’t focus on quality the way that this advert appeals
to the audience is by showing the prices of products on the advert. I have
noticed that all the prices featured are under £!. This will interest the target
market as the target audience will be a interested a low-priced offer. The words
‘Half Price and Offer’ will catch the attention of the audience which will lead to
them reading the offers which are available. I think that this advert focuses on
the price rather than the quality.
Value – As the audience will be interested in offers I think that they will think that these
offers are good value for money. As the images show quite a lot of food I think
that this will interest them because they will think that the money is cheap for
the amount of produce that you get.
Market - I think that the market for this advertisement and the supermarket would be
lower class people who do not have as much money as middle or higher class
people. This includes the social grade of C1,D& E. I don’t think that the higher
class people would be interested in this advertisement as I think that they would
be going to more higher class supermarkets such as Tesco and Waitrose or M&S.
Competition- The competition between super markets is high however , they have
different competition for different groups of people. The competition between
higher class supermarkets will be different to lower class supermarkets. I think
that the competition for Lidl super market will include others such as Aldi, Netto
and also Iceland. This is because all these super market focus on price and value
rather than high quality foods.