Advertising creatives have long lamented ad pretesting. They believe that it inhibits their creative process and results in sameness in commercials. Marketers, on the other hand, believe that ad pretesting provides necessary checks and balances as to whether an ad campaign is being developed in a way that will connect with consumers and be well-received in the marketplace.
Take a position on the issue by supporting one of the following statements:
Ad pretesting in often an unnecessary waste of marketing dollars.
Ad pretesting provides an important diagnostic function for marketers as to the likely success of an ad campaign.