Out of the three choices for the rhetorical analysis project I think that the ads are the most effective type of rhetoric. Ads can be posted everywhere; in magazines, on bilboards, on posters, etc. People see ads everywhere and may not even realize it. Ads are simple but stick in your mind through using catchy phrases or pictures. Ads can also reach out to multiple audiences. The post secret postcards are pretty effective because they are very personal, but they are only effective to those reading postsecret.com. The video is also effective because it stands out from the other two. In a video you are watching somebody deliver lines that are entertaining, and often show pictures or video clips to make their piece even more memorable. But, like the post cards a person must choose to watch the video. Ads are the most effective because they are posted everywhere and constantly viewed by multiple people.
If I were to re-do my rhetorical analysis project I still would have chosen the same media source (post secret) because it seemed the most interesting to me. I've never been really interested in making movies or shows so the video wouldn't have been right for me. The ads would have been cool to do, but I've done a few projects similar to that in high school when studying the effects of media. The post secret post card was something different and gave me a chance to act as if I were in somebody else's shoes telling getting something off their conscience which is pretty cool. It may not be the most effective type of media, but it was fun to make.