Many of the same syntagms have been formed from the choice of paradigms. The images are both very iconic in that they both represent live music, one image is tickets from various concerts and the other is a person playing guitar. These have both been used because of their obvious connotations with music and live performances, we associate tickets with paying to see a band live and we associate a person playing guitar with said live band. From the paradigm of the type of images to use, images which have strong connections to youth and a younger more fashionable age group have been used, for example the names of the bands and venues on the tickets are ones that are popular among young people and have connotations with youth culture, for example the singer Harvey, the Rescue Rooms venue and the band The flaming lips. A further example of this is that the second advert also uses a motivated cartoon image of someone young playing a guitar. These images are anchored through the text which explains that people should get involved with setting up live performances and the Oxjam logo to fully denote that this is for the Oxjam charity.
The charity slogan "Make music. Raise money. Save lives" creates cohesion by strengthening the brand identity and making the aim of the charity obvious. The use of bold text with sans serif fonts and the placement of the logo in the bottom portion of the advert also help to create cohesion
The use of language in both of the adverts anchors and strengthens the message which is suggested by the images. In both adverts the strap-line is "Make music. Raise money. Change lives" and in both of the adverts the phrase "Change lives" is emphasised by either being in a different and contrasting letter (the first advert) or being made larger than the other words (the second advert) all of which combine to create cohesion between the adverts.
Further creation of cohesion is evident through the use of a sans serif font helps to keep a formal serious and formal tone of voice, emphasizing the fact that there is a serious agenda at hand, whereas the use of an imperative mode of address is used as seen in the phrase “People of Nottingham – put on an event for Oxjam and raise money for Oxfam”, the purpose of this is to directly address the people of Nottingham and urge them to put on an event in order to raise money.
Furthermore both adverts contain a phrase at the bottom of the page which reads “So, are you in?” this not only again creates cohesion between the two adverts but directly addresses the reader by establishing a direct connection between them and the advert. The details on how to get involved are provided beneath this phrase which further strengthens the adverts’ need for the reader to become involved.
By considering the demographic groups it is possible to identify this campaigns target audience. Although the text in the advert does not ask for donations directly it does ask for money to be raised by putting on an event that would require at least a small amount of money, so the advert would be targeted towards people with a disposable income who would be able to fund it; people in class categories C1 to A would be prime targets of this advert.
In terms of lifestyle, this advert would most likely be targeting young people of no particular ethnic group and possibly more specifically young people in their late teens and early twenties at university or living in popular cities where there are a large amount of clubs, bars and pubs where Oxjams could be held. To reach this intended age group this advert would probably be put on the back on flyers in clubs and pubs or put on posters in student unions.
It is also possible to categorise the target for this campaign through the use of psychographics; if applying the 4c's it can be said that these adverts are targeting reformers. This is because the campaign offers the opportunity to better the lives of others through their own actions; taking part in an Oxjam event.
When applying Maslow's hierarchy of needs we could say that the campaign targets and audience who are not only motivated by the need for self actualization but the need for social belonging because they are taking part in a large social event that also benefits the lives of others.