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Activity 2

Activity 2 - What makes an advert persuasive? 


Have you ever seen an advert on TV that makes you want to buy something such as a toy or a game?


Read through the document 'What good adverts need!' to explore how adverts are persuasive.



You will judge a poster competition and decide on the winning poster. The winning poster will be displayed on the school notice board and used to promote the forthcoming ‘Spooky Disco’. 

Remember, a good poster: 

  • puts information across in a clear way 
  • is eye catching and may have writing that will attract the readers’ attention
  • makes the event sound exciting so that people will be persuaded to go. 

Look at the three posters in the competition (below). There are a number of categories to judge which poster is the best, then you have to think of an overall winner.

Poster competition entries

Use the table below to decide the winning poster by answering the quesions about each poster.