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.
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.
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.
The former, and pioneering, advertising executive recalls with gusto and humor his Scottish childhood and his pre-advertising adventures as a chef in Paris, a salesman in Scotland, a pollster in Hollywood, and a farmer in Pennsylvania
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.
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!
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.
From the former CEO of Ogilvy & Mather, the first biography of advertising maverick David Ogilvy Famous for his colorful personality and formidable intellect, David Ogilvy left an indelible mark on the advertising world, transforming it into a dynamic industry full of passionate, creative individuals. This first-ever biography traces Ogilvy's remarkable life, from his short-lived college education and undercover work during World War II to his many successful years in New York advertising. Ogilvy's fascinating life and career make for an intriguing study from both a biographical and a business standpoint. The King of Madison Avenue is based on a wealth of material from decades of working alongside the advertising giant, including a large collection of photos, memos, recordings, notes, and extensive archives of Ogilvy's personal papers. The book describes the creation of some of history's most famous advertising campaigns, such as: * "The man in the Hathaway shirt" with his aristocratic eye patch * "The man from Schweppes is here" with Commander Whitehead, the elegant bearded Brit, introducing tonic water (and "Schweppervesence") to the U.S. * Perhaps the most famous automobile headline of all time--"At 60 miles an hour the loudest noise in this new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock." * "Pablo Casals is coming home--to Puerto Rico." Ogilvy said this campaign, which helped change the image of a country, was his proudest achievement. * And his greatest (if less recognized) sales success--"DOVE creams your skin while you wash." Roman also carries Ogilvy's message into the present day, showing the contemporary relevance of the bottom-line focus for which his business ventures are remembered, and how this approach is still key for professionals in the modern advertising world.
John Philip Jones has compiled a comprehensive guide to the 77 key organizations and publications in the field of advertising and marketing communications. Entries are arranged alphabetically for easy access and include a thorough description of each organization's purpose, activity and contact information. The collection is balanced among industry trade organizations (American Association of Advertising Agencies), research organizations (Marketing Science Institute), academic organizations (American Academy of Advertising), and pro-social organizations (Partnership for a Drug-Free America). With 27 entries from outside the United States, the collection is global in scope. Key publications such as AdWeek, Advertising Age and AdMap are also included.