promise the impossible. Be sincere and honest with your
Buy U.S. Savings Bonds each payday.
Learn how you can travel the world with the U.S.
These statements invite action and tell the listeners
what they can do. The action step gives the listener a
definite course to follow. The step should be forceful,
combining invitation and demand, and it should compel
the listener toward a positive action. Remember, the
action step is designed to motivate the listener to buy,
join, write or perform according to the action you have
suggested in the message.
The success of any spot announcement as a selling
device is measured by the listeners response to the
product advertised. Figure 13-4 shows an example of a
selling spot announcement.
The information spot is designed purely to inform.
In this type of announcement, you are not trying to get
the audience to do anything or to change attitudes. You
simply want to give them information.
The information spot differs from the selling spot
in purpose and structure. In writing the information
spot, you begin with attention and follow it with
appeal. Because no response is desired from the
audience, you have no need for an action step. Your
job is to compose the message in a clear, concise form
and to get the maximum amount of interesting
information into the brief 10, 20, 30 and 60 seconds
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Figure 13-4.30-second selling spot announcement.