Folklore and advertising: an examination of traditional themes and motifs in British twenty-first-century television advertising campaigns

Newton, Victoria Louise (2010). Folklore and advertising: an examination of traditional themes and motifs in British twenty-first-century television advertising campaigns. Folk Life: Journal of Ethnological Studies, 48(1) pp. 48–62.

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Abstract

Many current TV advertisements contain folktale material, and valuable research into this material has been carried out by Burns, Sullenberger,and Dégh. However, since the advertisements are constantly changing and evolving to keep pace with the needs of new products and consumer needs, studies quickly become outdated and can never remain defi nitive. The topic therefore is revisited here in order to reveal some ways in which folkloric material is being manipulated in order to appeal to consumer audiences of the twenty-first century.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 39778
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1759-670X
  • Keywords
  • television; advertising; Propp; themes; motifs; folktale
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2010 The Society for Folk Life Studies
  • Depositing User
  • Victoria Newton

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