Ogilvy on Advertising
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|Author||: David Ogilvy|
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.
|Author||: Miles Young|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing USA|
From Miles Young, worldwide non-executive chairman of Ogilvy & Mather, comes a sequel to David Ogilvy's bestselling advertising handbook featuring essential strategies for the digital age. In this must-have sequel to the bestselling Ogilvy On Advertising, Ogilvy chairman Miles Young provides top insider secrets and strategies for successful advertising in the Digital Revolution. As comprehensive as its predecessor was for print and TV, this indispensable handbook dives deep into the digital ecosystem, discusses how to best collect and utilize data-the currency of the digital age-to convert sales specifically on screen (phone, tablet, smart watch, computer, etc.), breaks down when and how to market to millennials, highlights the top five current industry giants, suggests best practices from brand response to social media, and offers 13 trend predictions for the future. This essential guide is for any professional in advertising, public relations, or marketing seeking to remain innovative and competitive in today's ever-expanding technological marketplace.
David Ogilvy was an advertising genius. Confessions of an Advertising Man is the distillation of all the successful Ogilvy concepts, tactics and techniques that made the book an international bestseller. If you aspire to be a good manager in any kind of business, then this is a must read. His views are timeless and form a blueprint for good practice in business. Book jacket.
|Author||: David Ogilvy|
|Editor||: Profile Books|
First collected by his devoted family and colleagues as a 75th birthday present, The Unpublished David Ogilvy collects a career's worth of public and private communications - memos, letters, speeches, notes and interviews - from the 'Father of Advertising' and founder of Ogilvy & Mather. Still fizzing with energy and freshness more than 25 years after it was first published, its success outside the private circle of friends and colleagues it was created for was, in the words of one of its editors: 'because so often he spoke out on important matters long before the crowd caught up to him; because all of what he says, he says so well; because so little of what he says in the book had ever before appeared in print'. It includes The Theory and Practice of Selling the AGA Cooker, described by Fortune magazine as 'the finest sales instruction manual ever written', and an interview in which he makes disclosures that even long-standing associates had never heard before. This is a business book unlike any other: a straightforward and incisive look at subjects such as salesmanship, management and creativity, presented in his trademark crisp prose. Whether carefully prepared for a lecture or as a private joke to a friend, his writing always underlines the importance of the rule, 'it pays an agency to be imaginative and unorthodox'.
|Author||: Claude C. Hopkins|
|Editor||: Cosimo, Inc.|
American advertising pioneer CLAUDE C. HOPKINS (1866-1932) is still renowned today for developing such marketing innovations as coded coupons that could be used to track the success of varying offers. His methods are still prized for their efficacy today. In this groundbreaking 1923 work, written after he retired as president and chairman of one of the world's biggest ad agencies, Hopkins shares the secrets of successful marketing that are just as relevant today as they were almost a century ago. Learn: . how advertising laws are established . the importance of just salesmanship . why businesses must offer service . mail order advertising: what it teaches . what makes headlines effective . understanding customer psychology . how to use art in advertising . how to use samples . the best way to test campaigns . the impact of negative advertising . and much more.
|Author||: Adam Harrison|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Ogilvy on Advertising was written in 1983 by David Ogilvy. He was a prominent advertiser who shared his knowledge about how to advertise, how to get a job in advertising, and described changes happening in the world of advertising at the time. One of the most important points of this book is that originality and creativity should not be sought after for its own sake: if a strategy works in advertising, then use it. Advertising is possibly one of the most stressful occupations and does not pay well unless you absolutely love it. The author is forthcoming about many mistakes he made in the advertising industry. Ogilvy opens by emphasizing that good advertising does not just simply make people admire your message for its creativity; it influences people to action. It's a simple adage, yet easy for many advertisers to forget.
|Author||: Joseph Sugarman|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Great copy is the heart and soul of the advertising business. In this practical guide, legendary copywriter Joe Sugarman provides proven guidelines and expert advice on what it takes to write copy that will entice, motivate, and move customers to buy. For anyone who wants to break into the business, this is the ultimate companion resource for unlimited success.
|Author||: Patrick Renvoise,Christophe Morin|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson|
How can the latest brain research help increase your sales? Because paople are inundated daily by an average of 10,000 sales messages, selling is now tougher than ever. That's why you need to learn what neuroscience has uncovered that will immediately increase your selling and influencing effectiveness. Unveiling the latest brain research and revolutionary marketing practices, authors Patrick Renvoisé and Christophe Morin teach highly effective techniques to help you deliver powerful, unique, and memorable presentations that will have a major, lasting impact on potential buyers such as: The 6 stimuli that always trigger a response The 4 steps to align content and delivery of your message The 6 message building blocks to address the "old brain" The 7 powerful impact boosters to set your delivery apart from the rest Once you know how the decision-making part of the brain works, you'll quickly begin to deliver more convincing sales presentations, close more deals, crreate more effective marketing strategies, and radically improve your ability to influence others.
|Author||: Kenneth Roman|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Press|
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.
|Author||: Luke Sullivan|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
The classic guide to creating great advertising now covers all media: Digital, Social, and Traditional Hey Whipple, Squeeze This has helped generations of young creatives make their mark in the field. From starting out and getting work, to building successful campaigns, you gain a real-world perspective on what it means to be great in a fast-moving, sometimes harsh industry. You'll learn how to tell brand stories and create brand experiences online and in traditional media outlets, and you'll learn more about the value of authenticity, simplicity, storytelling, and conflict. Advertising is in the midst of a massive upheaval, and while creativity is still king, it's not nearly enough. This book is an essential resource for advertising professionals who need up-to-date digital skills to reach the modern consumer. Turn great ideas into successful campaigns Work effectively in all media channels Avoid the kill shots that will sink any campaign Protect your work Succeed without selling out Today's consumer has seen it all, and they're less likely than ever to even notice your masterpiece of art and copy, let alone internalize it. Your job is to craft a piece that rises out of the noise to make an impact. Hey Whipple, Squeeze This provides the knowledge to create impressive, compelling work.
|Author||: Pete Barry|
Now thoroughly revised and updated, this systematically presented coursebook tells you everything you need to know about advertising, from how to write copy and choose a typeface, to how agencies work and the different strategies used for print, TV or cinema and other media, including interactive. Exercises throughout help the reader judge their own work and that of others. By getting to the heart of the creative process in a way that other guides dont, the book can help anyone produce better advertising. This new edition features a thoroughly revised and updated chapter on interactive advertising, with new exercises and some thirty new illustrations. 'Invaluable' Creative Review 'Enormously encouraging, practical and entertaining. If this book could stand in front of a class (of creative students) and talk, I'd be out of a job.' Tony Cullingham, Course Director, The Watford Creative Advertising Course, West Herts College
|Author||: Rory Sutherland|
HOW DOES MAGIC HAPPEN? The Ogilvy advertising legend—“one of the leading minds in the world of branding” (NPR)—explores the art and science of conjuring irresistible products and ideas. "Sutherland, the legendary Vice Chairman of Ogilvy, uses his decades of experience to dissect human spending behavior in an insanely entertaining way. Alchemy combines scientific research with hilarious stories and case studies of campaigns for AmEx, Microsoft and the like. This is a must-read." —Entrepreneur ("Best Books of the Year") Why is Red Bull so popular, though everyone—everyone!—hates the taste? Humans are, in a word, irrational, basing decisions as much on subtle external signals (that little blue can) as on objective qualities (flavor, price, quality). The surrounding world, meanwhile, is irreducibly complex and random. This means future success can’t be projected on any accounting spreadsheet. To strike gold, you must master the dark art and curious science of conjuring irresistible ideas: alchemy. Based on thirty years of field work inside the largest experiment in human behavior ever conceived—the forever-unfolding pageant of consumer capitalism—Alchemy, the revolutionary book by Ogilvy advertising legend Rory Sutherland, whose TED talks have been viewed nearly seven million times, decodes human behavior, blending leading-edge scientific research, absurdly entertaining storytelling, deep psychological insight, and practical case studies from his storied career working on campaigns for AmEx, Microsoft, and others. Heralded as “one of the leading minds in the world of branding” by NPR and "the don of modern advertising" by The Times, Sutherland is a unique thought leader, as comfortable exchanging ideas with Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman and Richard Thaler (both interviewed in these pages) as he is crafting the next product launch. His unconventional and relentlessly curious approach has led him to discover that the most compelling secrets to human decision-making can be found in surprising places: What can honey bees teach us about creating a sustainable business? How could budget airlines show us how to market a healthcare system? Why is it better to be vaguely right than precisely wrong? What might soccer penalty kicks teach us about the dangers of risk-aversion? Better “branding,” Sutherland reveals, can also be employed not just to sell products, but to promote a variety of social aims, like getting people to pay taxes, improving public health outcomes, or encouraging more women to pursue careers in tech. Equally startling and profound, Sutherland’s journey through the strange world of decision making is filled with astonishing lessons for all aspects of life and business.
|Author||: Rosser Reeves|
Rarely has a book about advertising created such a commotion as this brilliant account of the principles of successful advertising. Published in 1961, Reality in Advertising was listed for weeks on the general best-seller lists, and is today acknowledged to be advertising's greatest classic. It has been translated into twelve languages and has been published in twenty-one separate editions in fifteen countries. Leading business executives, and the advertising cognoscenti, hail it as "the best book for professionals that has ever come out of Madison Avenue." Rosser Reeves says: "The book attempts to formulate certain theories of advertising, many quite new, and all based on 30 years of intensive research." These theories, whose value has been proved in the marketplace, all revolve around the central concept that success in selling a product is the key criterion of advertising. Get Your Copy Now
|Author||: Alexey Ivanov|
|Editor||: Ibidem Press|
Why are recommendations like "Think outside the box!" the real killers of creative thought? How do you force competitors to advertise your services? What useful insights can an advertiser learn from a taxi driver? Alexey Ivanov, one of the best advertisers and copywriters in Russia, gives convincing answers to these questions and more.
|Author||: David Ogilvy|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
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.
|Author||: Chase Adams|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
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.
|Author||: Jason Fried,David Heinemeier Hansson|
The classic guide to working from home and why we should embrace a virtual office, from the bestselling authors of Rework “A paradigm-smashing, compulsively readable case for a radically remote workplace.”—Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet Does working from home—or anywhere else but the office—make sense? In Remote, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the founders of Basecamp, bring new insight to the hotly debated argument. While providing a complete overview of remote work’s challenges, Jason and David persuasively argue that, often, the advantages of working “off-site” far outweigh the drawbacks. In the past decade, the “under one roof” model of conducting work has been steadily declining, owing to technology that is rapidly creating virtual workspaces. Today the new paradigm is “move work to the workers, rather than workers to the workplace.” Companies see advantages in the way remote work increases their talent pool, reduces turnover, lessens their real estate footprint, and improves their ability to conduct business across multiple time zones. But what about the workers? Jason and David point out that remote work means working at the best job (not just one that is nearby) and achieving a harmonious work-life balance while increasing productivity. And those are just some of the perks to be gained from leaving the office behind. Remote reveals a multitude of other benefits, along with in-the-trenches tips for easing your way out of the office door where you control how your workday will unfold. Whether you’re a manager fretting over how to manage workers who “want out” or a worker who wants to achieve a lifestyle upgrade while still being a top performer professionally, this book is your indispensable guide.
|Author||: Orison Swett Marden|
Through the examples of successful people in history who all battled their demons and failures, Orison Swett Marden inspires readers to overcome their difficulties too by cultivating positive attitude. Spread over eighteen chapters and a conversational way of writing, this book would surely interest those who are looking to achieve self-confidence, power and success. Excerpt: "Believe in yourself; feel that you are to dominate your surroundings. Resolve that you will be the master and not the slave of circumstances. This very assertion of superiority; this assumption of power; this affirmation of your ability to succeed, -the attitude that claims success as an inalienable birthright, -will strengthen the whole man and give great added power to the combination of faculties which doubt, fear and lack of confidence undermine. Self-confidence marshals all one's faculties and twists their united strength into one mighty achievement cable. It carries conviction. It makes other people believe in us. What has not been accomplished through its miraculous power!" Dr. Orison Swett Marden (1848-1924) was an American inspirational author who wrote about achieving success in life. In his books he discussed the common-sense principles and virtues that make for a well-rounded, successful life. Contents: - He Can Who Thinks He Can - Getting Aroused - Education By Absorption - Freedom At Any Cost - What The World Owes To Dreamers - The Spirit In Which You Work - Responsibility Develops Power - An Overmastering Purpose - Has Your Vocation Your Unqualified Approval? - Stand For Something - Happy, If Not, Why Not? - Originality - Had Money, But Lost It - Sizing Up People - Does The World Owe You A Living? - What Has Luck Done For You? - Success With A Flaw - Getting Away From Poverty