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Thread poster: willrimmer

willrimmer
Germany
Local time: 08:59
German to English
Jan 15, 2010

I'm a UK DE>EN student translator at the University of Surrey, in the midst of writing an essay on 'persuasive texts'. I've started this thread for a simple reason - I need your eyes!

I've been using Youtube, but I was thinking if I could talk to some people living in Germany currently, it might focus my search much faster.

I'm writing about cultural issues in translating advertising material, using examples centred specifically on advertising targeted at the female market. To be frank, stereotypes are OK - I've already found a Milka ad and a clothing one. I need a few more though, so the question is have you seen any adverts that fit this bill?

So please, have a break, watch some TV, and tell me what you see!

Will


 

Jalapeno
Local time: 08:59
English to German
... Jan 18, 2010

I'm not entirely sure what you're looking for (and I rarely watch TV ads), but maybe these will help:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0_PpQE4sKY

This could also be interesting ... the same ad, but with different dubbing for Austria and Germany:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmniXTmNJbE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=vanish%20oxi%20action&search_type=&aq=f

Another one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSGza7HzuOI

And another one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyuEc3k4zq8

If you search around, you'll probably find other ads for these brands that could be interesting.

Can't think of any other brands right now, but ads for shampoo, washing detergent, cleaning products, children's food and similar products are usually geared towards the female audience.

HTH,

Johannes

BTW, say hi to Margaret, Vassilis, Karen and all the rest of the UniS staff ...icon_smile.gif I graduated in 2005.


 

willrimmer
Germany
Local time: 08:59
German to English
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks! Jan 20, 2010

Cheers Johannes! Those were along the right lines. I'll keep looking around too - I'm only a couple short now...

I will pass on the message to the UniS team!


 


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