USV – Messages Sages and Ages


My paper deals with dramatic transactions (as identified in advertisements), with a special focus on the roles of the Persecutor, the Victim and the Saviour, in different ego states (Parent, Adult and Child). These are present in many circumstances in people’s everyday life and are also used by ad makers in order to influence and seduce the receiver. We use a multidisciplinary methodological approach which combines various fields, such as communication, psychology, psychotherapy, semiotics, rhetoric, transactional analysis and linguistics. We intend to define each of the three statuses, their roles and the mechanisms that govern their dynamics in the discourse of advertising. These are part of a game that triggers the attention and the desire of the receiver towards a certain product or service, which ‘is meant’ to improve his life. In order to determine the most important dramatic transactions in the advertising messages, we will investigate a few printed commercials from the interwar period, published in the Romanian weekly magazine Realitatea Ilustrată (The Illustrated Reality).

Iuliana Apetri


  Iuliana Apetri, Ph.D., is an Associated Lecturer at the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations, University of Suceava, Romania. She is working in the fields of Public Relations, Communication Sciences, Advertising and Life Sciences. She is an expert in neuro-linguistic programming, psycho-emotional research and the science of consciousness. In her researches, she combines the elements, the mechanisms and the relations between the cognitive, the psycho-affective and the behavioral aspects of the human being in order to understand and to explain people`s actions and reactions.

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