GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 23 Apr 2019, 03:32

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# To suit the needs of corporate clients, advertising agencies

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 29 Oct 2008
Posts: 334
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, Technology

### Show Tags

26 Feb 2012, 16:25
2
00:00

Difficulty:

95% (hard)

Question Stats:

45% (02:18) correct 55% (02:27) wrong based on 110 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

To suit the needs of corporate clients, advertising agencies have successfully modified a strategy originally developed for political campaigns. This strategy aims to provide clients with free publicity and air time by designing an advertising campaign that is controversial, thus drawing prime-time media coverage and evoking public comment by officials.

The Statements above, if true, most seriously undermine which one of the following assertions?

(B) Only a small percentage of eligible voters admit to being influenced by advertising campaigns in deciding how to vote.

(C) Campaign managers have transformed political campaigns by making increasing use of strategies borrowed from corporate advertising campaigns.

(D) Corporations are typically more concerned with maintaining public recognition of the corporate name than with enhancing goodwill toward the corporation.

(E) Advertising agencies that specialize in campaigns for corporate clients are not usually chosen for political campaigns., advertising agencies have successfully modified a strategy originally developed for political campaigns.

Source : LSAT PrepTest7 Q12
Manager
Joined: 12 Nov 2011
Posts: 65

### Show Tags

26 Feb 2012, 16:42
To suit the needs of corporate clients, advertising agencies have successfully modified a strategy originally developed for political campaigns. This strategy aims to provide clients with free publicity and air time by designing an advertising campaign that is controversial, thus drawing prime-time media coverage and evoking public comment by officials.
The Statements above, if true, most seriously undermine which one of the following assertions?
[color=#00BF00](A) The usefulness of an advertising campaign is based solely on the degree to which the campaign's advertisements persuade their audiences.[/color] Not solely but also recognition matters
(B) Only a small percentage of eligible voters admit to being influenced by advertising campaigns in deciding how to vote. irrelevant
(C) Campaign managers have transformed political campaigns by making increasing use of strategies borrowed from corporate advertising campaigns. no true
(D) Corporations are typically more concerned with maintaining public recognition of the corporate name than with enhancing goodwill toward the corporation. not undermine but strenghten
(E) Advertising agencies that specialize in campaigns for corporate clients are not usually chosen for political campaigns.irrelevant

What's OA?
Retired Moderator
Status: Flying over the cloud!
Joined: 17 Aug 2011
Posts: 550
Location: Viet Nam
GMAT Date: 06-06-2014
GPA: 3.07

### Show Tags

27 Feb 2012, 01:28
The advertising agencies make the campaign become controversial. However, choice A states that the success of campaign based on the persuasiveness, so the argument weakens choice A
_________________
Senior Manager
Joined: 29 Oct 2008
Posts: 334
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, Technology

### Show Tags

27 Feb 2012, 05:16
tuanquang269 wrote:
The advertising agencies make the campaign become controversial. However, choice A states that the success of campaign based on the persuasiveness, so the argument weakens choice A
Guys, I have another question apart from the OA here.
The current question stem is (slightly different than normally):
The Statements above, if true, most seriously undermine which one of the following assertions?

If it would have been normal and commonly used question stem like:
Which of the statements below, if true, most seriously undermine the question stem?

Then which choices stand a chance?
Retired Moderator
Status: Flying over the cloud!
Joined: 17 Aug 2011
Posts: 550
Location: Viet Nam
GMAT Date: 06-06-2014
GPA: 3.07

### Show Tags

27 Feb 2012, 23:30
joshnsit wrote:
tuanquang269 wrote:
The advertising agencies make the campaign become controversial. However, choice A states that the success of campaign based on the persuasiveness, so the argument weakens choice A
Guys, I have another question apart from the OA here.
The current question stem is (slightly different than normally):
The Statements above, if true, most seriously undermine which one of the following assertions?

If it would have been normal and commonly used question stem like:
Which of the statements below, if true, most seriously undermine the question stem?

Then which choices stand a chance?

In the original question, the argument will weaken the assertion in 5 choices below. This question is from the LSAT, and its weaken type is reversed.

The conclusion of argument is "To suit the needs of corporate clients". When you change question in the right weaken type for GMAT format, the choice should weaken this conclusion, and I feel that 5 choices in original question are not used to reversed question.

Hope that helps
_________________
Senior Manager
Joined: 29 Oct 2008
Posts: 334
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, Technology

### Show Tags

01 Mar 2012, 06:10
tuanquang269 wrote:
joshnsit wrote:
tuanquang269 wrote:
The advertising agencies make the campaign become controversial. However, choice A states that the success of campaign based on the persuasiveness, so the argument weakens choice A
Guys, I have another question apart from the OA here.
The current question stem is (slightly different than normally):
The Statements above, if true, most seriously undermine which one of the following assertions?

If it would have been normal and commonly used question stem like:
Which of the statements below, if true, most seriously undermine the question stem?

Then which choices stand a chance?

In the original question, the argument will weaken the assertion in 5 choices below. This question is from the LSAT, and its weaken type is reversed.

The conclusion of argument is "To suit the needs of corporate clients". When you change question in the right weaken type for GMAT format, the choice should weaken this conclusion, and I feel that 5 choices in original question are not used to reversed question.

Hope that helps
Guys, Thx for discussion. OA is A.

@tuanquang269, I felt that both A and B would become choices in common traditional GMAT types weakening questions where choices are considered true and Main stimulus comes under suspicion. But, I am not sure which one would have become stronger weakening choice between A and B.
Intern
Joined: 16 Sep 2014
Posts: 10
Lsat:To suit the needs of corporate clients  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Sep 2014, 08:53
2
1
To suit the needs of corporate clients, advertising agencies have successfully modified a strategy originally developed for political campaigns. This strategy aims to provide clients with free publicity and air time by designing an advertising campaign that is controversial, thus drawing prime-time media coverage and evoking public comment by officials.

The Statements above, if true, most seriously undermine which one of the following assertions?

(B) Only a small percentage of eligible voters admit to being influenced by advertising campaigns in deciding how to vote.

(C) Campaign managers have transformed political campaigns by making increasing use of strategies borrowed from corporate advertising campaigns.

(D) Corporations are typically more concerned with maintaining public recognition of the corporate name than with enhancing goodwill toward the corporation.

(E) Advertising agencies that specialize in campaigns for corporate clients are not usually chosen for political campaigns., advertising agencies have successfully modified a strategy originally developed for political campaigns.

Source : LSAT PrepTest7 Q12
_________________
Please Consider providing Kudos If you like my posts
Retired Moderator
Joined: 05 Sep 2010
Posts: 655
Re: Lsat:To suit the needs of corporate clients  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Sep 2014, 10:08
A it is: The usefulness of an advertising campaign is based solely on the degree to which the campaigns advertisements persuade their audiences----->according to the argument the only thing that matters is matters is free publicity . such campaign managers are not really bothered about bad of good image .all they want is some kind of controversy. this concept undermines A
Non-Human User
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 4107

### Show Tags

31 Mar 2019, 09:40
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
_________________
Re: To suit the needs of corporate clients, advertising agencies   [#permalink] 31 Mar 2019, 09:40
Display posts from previous: Sort by