Confessions of an Advertising Man

Author: David Ogilvy

Publisher: No Exit Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

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Confessions of an Advertising Man is the distillation of all the successful Ogilvy concepts, tactics and techniques that made this book an international bestseller. Regarded as the father of modern advertising, David Ogilvy created some of the most memorable advertising campaigns that set the standard for others to follow. Anyone aspiring to be a good manager in any kind of business should read this.

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Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy

Author: Chase Adams

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Page: 28

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Confessions of an Advertising Man is a 1963 book by David Ogilvy. It is considered required reading in many advertising classes in the United States. Ogilvy was partly an advertising copywriter, and the book is written as though the entire book was advertising copy. It contains eleven sections: How to Manage an Advertising Agency How to Get Clients How to Keep Clients How to be a Good Client How to Build Great Campaigns How to Write Potent Copy How to Illustrate Advertisements and Posters How to Make Good Television Commercials How to Make Good Campaigns for Food Products, Tourist Destinations and Proprietary Medicines How to Rise to the Top of the Tree Should Advertising Be Abolished? In August 1963, 5000 copies of the book were printed. By 2008, more than 1,000,000 copies had been printed.

Confessions of an Advertising Man

Author: David Ogilvy

Publisher: Southbank Pub

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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Confessions of an Advertising Man is the distillation of all the successful Ogilvy concepts, tactics and techniques that made this book an international bestseller. Regarded as the father of modern advertising, David Ogilvy created some of the most memorable advertising campaigns that set the standard for others to follow. Anyone aspiring to be a good manager in any kind of business should read this.

The Social Impact of Advertising

Confessions of an (Ex-)Advertising Man

Author: Tony Kelso

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Kelso challenges readers to reflect on the social impact of advertising from multiple perspectives. Topics include but are not limited to: a history of modern advertising in the US, how advertising can privilege or marginalize social constructions of identity, the problematic targeting of children, and the masks behind corporate advertising.

An Autobiography

Author: David Ogilvy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

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A unique personality . . . "Ogilvy, the creative force of modern advertising." --The New YorkTimes "Ogilvy's sharp, iconoclastic personality has illuminated theindustry like no other ad man's." --Adweek. . an acclaimed author. Praise for Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy "A writing style that snaps, crackles, and pops on every page."--The Wall Street Journal. "An entertaining and literate book that can serve as a valuableprimer on advertising for any businessman or investor."--Forbes. "I remembered how my grandfather had failed as a farmer and becomea successful businessman. Why not follow in his footsteps? Why notstart an advertising agency? I was thirty-eight. . . .nocredentials, no clients, and only $6,000 in the bank." Whatever David Ogilvy may have lacked in money and credentials, hemore than made up for with intelligence, talent, and ingenuity. Hebecame the quintessential ad man, a revolutionary whose impact onhis profession still reverberates today. His brilliant campaignswent beyond successful advertising, giving rise to such pop cultureicons as the famous Hathaway shirt man with his trademark blackeyepatch. His client list runs the gamut from Rolls Royce to SearsRoebuck, Campbell's Soup to Merrill Lynch, IBM to the governmentsof Britain, France, and the United States. How did a young man who had known poverty as a child in England,worked as a cook in Paris, and once sold stoves to nuns in Scotlandclimb to the pinnacle of the fast-paced, fiercely competitive worldof advertising? Long before storming Madison Avenue, David Ogilvy'slife had already had its share of colorful experiences andadventure. Now, this updated edition of David Ogilvy'sautobiography presents his extraordinary life story and its manyfascinating twists and turns. Born in 1911, David Ogilvy spent his first years in Surrey (BeatrixPotter's uncle lived next door, and his niece was a frequentvisitor). His father was a classical scholar who had played rugbyfor Cambridge. "My father . . . did his best to make me as strongand brainy as himself. When I was six, he required that I shoulddrink a tumbler of raw blood every day. When that brought noresult, he tried beer. To strengthen my mental faculties, heordered that I should eat calves' brains three times a week. Blood,brains, and beer: a noble experiment." Before marrying, his motherhad been a medical student. When World War I brought economic disaster to the family, they wereforced to move in with relatives in London. Scholarships toboarding school and Oxford followed, and then, fleeing academia,Ogilvy set out on the at times surprising, at times rocky road toworldwide recognition and success. His remarkable journey wouldlead the ambitious young man to America where, with George Gallup,he ran a polling service for the likes of Darryl Zanuck and DavidO. Selznick in Hollywood; to Pennsylvania, where he became enamoredwith the Amish farming community; and back to England to work forBritish Intelligence with Sir William Stephenson. Along the way,with the help of his brother, David Ogilvy secured a job withMather and Crowther, a London advertising agency. The rest ishistory. An innovative businessman, a great raconteur, a genuine legend inhis own lifetime, David Ogilvy is one of a kind. So is hisautobiography.

Ogilvy on Advertising

Author: David Ogilvy

Publisher: Vintage

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Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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A candid and indispensable primer on all aspects of advertising from the man Time has called "the most sought after wizard in the business." Told with brutal candor and prodigal generosity, David Ogilvy reveals: • How to get a job in advertising • How to choose an agency for your product • The secrets behind advertising that works • How to write successful copy—and get people to read it • Eighteen miracles of research • What advertising can do for charities And much, much more.

RickRadio Confidential

Confessions of an Ad Man

Author: Rick Charnack

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Page: 236

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While most listen to radio for its music and personalities, there exists a critical business element: advertising. Radio stations employ salespersons to contact local businesses, where they sometime go to "extremes" to sell ads on their station. As I climbed the ladder of success in the face-paced, cut throat world of radio sales, I encountered and participated in my share of questionable entertainment, which included outlandish clients, drug abuse and shady characters. This provocative behind-the-scenes look at the sordid underbelly of radio advertising offers a titillating perspective never revealed before. You'll howl as you read about how I made a living during my adventures in the South Florida radio biz!

The Unpublished David Ogilvy

Author: David Ogilvy

Publisher: Profile Books(GB)

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 193

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The brilliant, private insights of the bestselling "father of advertising," David Ogilvy.

Fables, Fashions, and Facts About Advertising

A Study of 28 Enduring Myths

Author: John Philip Jones

Publisher: SAGE

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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John Philip Jones, bestselling author and internationally known advertising scholar, has written a textbook to help evaluate advertising "fables" and "fashions," and also to study the facts. He uses the latest trends and cutting-edge research to illustrate their occasional incompleteness, inadequacy, and in some cases total wrongheadedness. Each chapter then attempts to describe one aspect of how advertising really works. Unlike most other advertising textbooks, Fables, Fashions, and Facts About Advertising is not written as a "how to" text, or as a vehicle for war stories, or as a sales pitch. Instead, it is a book that concentrates solely on describing how advertising works. Written to be accessible to the general public with little or no experience studying advertising, it makes the scholarship of an internationally renowned figure accessible to students taking beginning advertising courses.