What types of public service announcements do you know? What do you think about the usefulness of these announcements? How would you improve them? A public service announcement is a special type of a message, which is aimed at the solution of the definite social problem. Public service announcements are supposed to solve the relevant problems, which bother our society. We can see these messages on TV, in the Internet, newspapers, on the billboards and hear them listening to the radio. Many people question the objective effectiveness of public service announcements, because they do not notice the solution of the existing social problems. I will analyze this topic attentively in order to understand whether these social messages are useful.
To begin with, I would like to pay attention to the history of public service announcements. The first form of the announcements of this kind appeared during World War 1 when people were encouraged to join the army. Uncle Sam was watching at you from every poster saying: “I want you for US army”.