Strange Red Cow

Author: Sara Bader
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN:
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Chronicles three hundred years in the evolution of the United States through an unusual compilation of personal ads, from the colonial period's earliest printed advertisements to today's Internet website postings.

Zag

Author: Marty Neumeier
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132798123
Size: 25.87 MB
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"When everybody zigs, zag," says Marty Neumeier in this fresh view of brand strategy. ZAG follows the ultra-clear "whiteboard overview" style of the author’s first book, THE BRAND GAP, but drills deeper into the question of how brands can harness the power of differentiation. The author argues that in an extremely cluttered marketplace, traditional differentiation is no longer enough—today companies need “radical differentiation” to create lasting value for their shareholders and customers. In an entertaining 3-hour read you’ll learn: - why me-too brands are doomed to fail - how to "read" customer feedback on new products and messages - the 17 steps for designing “difference” into your brand - how to turn your brand’s “onliness” into a “trueline” to drive synergy - the secrets of naming products, services, and companies - the four deadly dangers faced by brand portfolios - how to “stretch” your brand without breaking it - how to succeed at all three stages of the competition cycle From the back cover: In an age of me-too products and instant communications, keeping up with the competition is no longer a winning strategy. Today you have to out-position, out-maneuver, and out-design the competition. The new rule? When everybody zigs, zag. In his first book, THE BRAND GAP, Neumeier showed companies how to bridge the distance between business strategy and design. In ZAG, he illustrates the number-one strategy of high-performance brands—radical differentiation. ZAG is an AIGA Design Press book, published under Peachpit's New Riders imprint in partnership with AIGA. For a quick peek inside ZAG, go to www.zagbook.com.

How To Write An Inspired Creative Brief

Author: Howard Ibach
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450249874
Size: 57.48 MB
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"All of the above in a charming, personable, tongue-in-cheek style that makes How to Write an Inspired Creative Brief not only a pleasure to read, but a well-nigh essential foundation on which to build a successful advertising career." -Dave Butler, Creative Director (retired ), TBWA/CHIAT/Day, Los Angeles "Howard Ibach has written the essential brief for the briefers, a simple, memorable, enoyable book for those who need to practice the art of strategic reduction for a living. He expounds several oft-forgotten principles: simplicity, clarity, collaboration." -Steve Wehrenberg, CEO, Campbell Mithum Advertising, Minneapolis

30 Second Seduction

Author: Andrea Gardner
Publisher: Seal Press (CA)
ISBN: 9781580052122
Size: 74.91 MB
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Offers insight into the numerous ways in which advertising targets women to influence their decisions, purchases, and everyday life, in a report that draws on interviews with women from all walks of life and shares strategies for making informed and objective choices. Original.

Advertising Language

Author: Keiko Tanaka
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134640463
Size: 24.42 MB
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Keiko Tanaka offers an analysis of the linguistic devices that are used in advertisements, looking at the strategems which advertisers employ to gain and retain the attention of their audience. Using relevance theory as a framework, she sets out its key aspects and applies them to the language of written advertising in Britain and Japan. Particular emphasis is placed on `covert communication', puns and metaphors, and the book contains a unique chapter on images of women in Japanese advertising. It is fully illustrated throughout with recent contrasting advertisements drawn from the two countries. The book provides a compelling analysis of the language of advertising, and an exploration of Relevance Theory that will be of interest to scholars in many fields.

Truth Lies And Advertising

Author: Jon Steel
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN:
Size: 43.91 MB
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"Account planning exists for the sole purpose of creating advertising that truly connects with consumers. While many in the industry are still dissecting consumer behavior, extrapolating demographic trends, developing complex behavioral models, and measuring Pavlovian salivary responses, Steel advocates an approach to consumer research that is based on simplicity, common sense, and creativity--an approach that gains access to consumers' hearts and minds, develops ongoing relationships with them, and, most important, embraces them as partners in the process of developing and advertising. A witty, erudite raconteur and teacher, Steel describes how successful account planners work in partnership with clients, consumer, and agency creatives. He criticizes research practices that, far from creating relationships, drive a wedge between agencies and the people they aim to persuade; he suggests new ways of approaching research to cut through the BS and get people to show their true selves; and he shows how the right research, when translated into a motivating and inspiring brief, can be the catalyst for great creative ideas. He draws upon his own experiences and those of colleagues in the United States and abroad to illustrate those points, and includes examples of some of the most successful campaigns in recent years, including Polaroid, Norwegian Cruise Line, Porsche, Isuzu, "got milk?" and others. The message of this book is that well-thought-out account planning results in better, more effective marketing and advertising for both agencies and clients. And also makes an evening in front of the television easier to bear for the population at large."