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ADVERT REVIEW: ONE OF ALPENLIEBE’S ADVERT “THIS ADVERT IS…”

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Yeah, like I was saying in the caption, this advert is not relatively new and it is not that old either. It has been in the catalog of adverts to be reviewed for a while.

The manufacturers of this sweet need to know that choosing a long and complex name like “Alpenliebe” for a product; doesn’t really favor them in the market. The first time I heard about this sweet was through a foreign advert on the internet. I think it is an Indian advert or so. I would have reviewed the Indian advert on Ogefash Photo Blog, but, there was no translation for the advert, and of the few languages that I understand; no Indian language is part of them for now.

So, as I was saying, I really loved that Indian Advert. It caught my attention and created that “push factor” to go buy Alpenliebe sweet (It literally has more push factor than this particular advert being reviewed today). But on getting to the market, I couldn’t remember the name of the sweet.  I tried describing the sweet and the wrapper to those selling sweets, but no seller had an idea of the sweet I was referring to.  All they wanted to hear was the name of the sweet which I couldn’t remember.

In essence, there may be other buyers out there like me who may want to buy Alpenliebe sweet but possibly opt for another sweet after forgetting the name of the sweet-Alpenliebe. My suggestion exactly; the manufacturers of the sweet should rebrand with a shorter name. What y’all think?

THE ADVERT

The first scene: A  couple while going through a magazine are joined by their two beautiful kids (A boy and a girl). The boy goes on to hug the mother while the girl proceeds to hug the father.  Next, the children are gifted Alpenliebe sweet by the parents.

Next, the father of the house brings out a large bowl containing Alpenliebe sweet and shares with his wife and two children. In excitement, they pick one each.

 

NARRATOR

What’s inside this beautiful house?

Inside, there is a very beautiful family, and in this family, there is a lot of love, and inside this love, there is Alpenliebe, and in the center of Alpenliebe, there is a feeling made with rich milk and creamy caramel.

Alpenliebe; the milk food candy that warms your heart with love.

Alpenliebe; brings heart closer.

 

THE REVIEW

The advert was short using the Narrative method. In essence, those that featured in the advert just did the demonstration while someone else narrated. The narration could have probably been done by the lady (The one who acted as the mother) in the house. What y’all think? Well that’s what I feel.

Moving on

So, about this advert? Hmmm, at least there is a frame that shows that a family of four occupies the house, even though they don’t have a collective picture. The children were in a separate picture-frame while their parents were in different separate picture-frames, about three different picture frames; except they are not the ones in the two other frames hung up. But really, if they are ones, I think it is just a waste of finance. They should have just taken a collective picture to get a family picture frame. It is still okay to have a husband and wife frame though. After all, before the children, it was the couple alone.

But if they are actually not the ones in the frames hung up, then they should have removed the frames and returned after shooting the advert.

Anyway, I love any family advert that has a picture frame to show a family lives in that house.

Also, I noticed that those children did not actually come out from their various rooms like you might have thought. No! There was a backstage where a painting was placed. Those children sprung from behind from various directions; one came out from the left and the other, from the right-hand side.

So, basically, I don’t have a problem with the aforementioned; just an observation. Where I have a problem in this advert may be the latter part of it when the father of the house carried a large bowl containing Alpenliebe sweets and shared with his family. I was not expecting each of them to just take one. For Christ Sake they had so much in the bowl, why still take one? It doesn’t convince viewers out there how tasty the food candy may really be. Nothing delicious is ever taken bit by bit. They should have made the children take more than one sweet; that is the beauty of something that is delicious. Yes, it may seem greedy, but who cares, aren’t people always naturally greedy about good things. Just saying though…

Don’t get it twisted, ain’t teaching people how to be greedy. But then oh, to prove how tasty the sweet is, they should have made the children take more than one sweet. The parents may afterwards give them that scolding look…

Nevertheless, I love the face match. I love the fact that the advert producer was able to look for four people with a similar resemblance. The small boy in particular looks like his father, infact the children look like their father; although I feel the four of them may not be related. The advert brought them together. I noticed the family wearing a touch of yellow/brown/cream and blue, which if you look properly, is the theme color of Alpenliebe, talk about the wrapper of the sweet.; nice, I must say. I love the family connection; they all played their individual role properly.

So does this advert have the push factor to make people buy the sweet? Somewhat

It doesn’t have the 100% push factor. But the good thing about Alpenliebe sweet is that I have tasted it, so I can assure you that you would like it after buying it.

MEANING OF CARAMEL

A smooth, chewy, sticky confection made by heating sugar and other ingredients until the sugars polymerize and become sticky. A yellow brown colour (English dictionary says…)

JUST WONDERING

MUSIC: Just instrumentals; fair.

Costume: The advert basically has one scene; so there was no change of costume. Those that featured in the adverts wore a costume that has the theme colour of Alpenliebe (Cream/yellow/brown and blue). They were not too dressed up; but, they wore the kind of suitable clothing worn in the house.

REMARK: Fair Advert

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ALPENLIEBE SWEET BELOW

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Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, University of Lagos (Unilag). She took it professionally after her university days at the University of Lagos where she graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. She is a writer of several short stories some of which have been published in the magazines. Some of her popular stories are: A Night to Remember, The Special Gift, Haunted, Preparing Ahead of Time amongst others. Her novel "Looming Danger" published in December 2015, was highly recommended by people. She has worked with several media outlets some of which are Spur Magazine and Upcoming Magazine. She is an educationist. With her love for children, she took up the task of supervising and taking care of children at the After School Department of Heritage School before her resignation. Her unique strory telling and song teaching skills endeared her more to the kids she worked with. Ogefash is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way regardless how challenging they may be. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting, editing, social media and other media related works. She is a seasoned writer and very passionate about her work. Interestingly, her blog is the first in Nigeria to start reviewing Nigerian and foreign movies and also write the movies' plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to translate songs, interprete and give a full detailed analysis about music and artistes in Nigeria, Africa and America before other blogs started emulating her style. While other blogs provided just music lyrics alone, we took it higher by not only providing lyrics, but translating, interpreting and analyzing as well. It is also the first blog to give detailed analysis of adverts. Interestingly, Ogefash blog also known as Ogefash Photo Blog is the first blog all over the world to blog with lots of interesting pictures to support all articles. Ogefash says "I don't keep male friends because they always say "sex" is part of friendship. I don't keep female friends because they are always bitchy. I only keep people I can call more than a friend!" Ogefash has an affinity for TV reality shows. In 2018, she represented Nigeria in the PanAfrican TV reality game show "The Maltavator Challenge" powered by Nigeria's number one malt drink packed full of energy giving vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6;Malta Guinness. The show brought together four African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Coted'ivoire who competed for the grand prize of 20,000 dollars. Undaunted by any task in her field, Ogefash is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.