Companies use commercials to reach those who view television shows or watch videos on TV or online. Because it is easy to turn a channel, skip through recorded commercials or close a Web browser, those who make commercials must try to make their advertisements as compelling as possible. Advertisers employ a handful of techniques to reach target audiences and promote products
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