1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The research understudy border on the topic “influence of television advertising on consumer choice of beverage.
Advertising pervades our lives. It is impossible to read newspaper, magazine and journal or watch television, listen to radio or even travel the streets of our cities without being bombarded by commercial message our country derives benefits from information about products and services on the other said of the fenle, companies with product or service to sell, regard advertising as a service to sell. Regard advertising as a valuable and indeed indispensable marketing tool. Approximately 30% of the gross national product is currently devoted to advertisings. So advertising is a large and essential way of doing business.
Research of old see broadcast audience (TV viewer) as passive, hence they propound the passivity theory bullet theory which states the media has a powerful theory and effect it has immediate impact on them . However, later research has proved otherwise.
It is true that “some kind of communication on some kind of product brought to the attention of some kind of people under some kind of effect according to Berelson and Nwosu(2005:4) this does not mean that the audience is not product.
Television advertisement have been found to be of immense benefit business organization involves them with advertisement in order to create awareness about their product and service and boost sales,.
By definition advertising as the advertising, practitioners council of Nigeria (APCON) defines it as a form of communication through media about product services, or ideas paid by an identified sponsor Ozoh (2002:1) Fletcher (2001) opines.” It is the disseminating of sales, message through purchase time and space. The authors of contemporary advertising Bores and Aren (2003) defines it as the non personal communication of information usually paid for and usually persuasive in nature about a product, service or ideas by an identified sponsor through the various media.
Furthermore, advertising is a form of communication through the media about products, services, ideas, personalities or organization, paid for by an identified sponsor. It is also a profession, a body of reminisce involved in the conceptualizations, planning, creating, packaging and placing of advertisement in the media.
Among other vital functions, advertising plays a major information role, making known available product an service to the intending consumer and offering the products and service as attractive possible. Thus enabling the consumer to make a choice.
Wright and Warner (2005:2) opines that “Advertising has the unique function to create differentiation among product brands and service that are otherwise difficult to distinguish.
Advertising of a particular product fails to live up to the expectations of the consumer will be effective and thus will not exert any influence.
How true is the above assertion? To what extent do these television and advertisement influence audience? Hence the relevance of this study’s ? Influence of television advertising on consumers choice of beverage.
BRIEF HISTORY OF NESTLE COMPANY
Nestle food was started by Hemri Nestle in the mid-eighteenth century in his bid to find alternative to breast milk for babies whose mother could not nurse in order to reduce immortality. Nestle Nigeria plc commenced operations in 1961 and was listed on the Nigerian stock exchange on April 20, 1979 the company also began full scale operation in Australia.
It was incorporated as a private company in Nigeria as food specialties Nigeria ltd it became a public company in 1978 they also merged with Henri magi s whose company created powdered soups and bouillon cubes, sources and flavoring using legumes statistic depicts the total number of nestle employees worldwide from 2008 to 2016. In 2011, nestle employed approximately 32000 people around the world. Nestle is a multinational consumer goods company headquarter in vevey.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The primary aim of every business organization is to make profit and this profit is achieved through the patronage of the class of people through business the issues that prompt this research project included.
1. Consumers do not find pleasure in watching television advert.
2. The firm do not make the brand name synonymous with quality
3. The firm has no statistical data of consumers who watch or listen to their advert.