This ad does exactly what its creator wanted. Men, lechers that we are, think: “Heh, heh, I’m going to get a free gander at her privates.”
PT Barnum invented many of the techniques that we employ in advertising today. How many can you utilize in your business? Click here to read my article at adforum.com: P.T. Barnum: The George Washington of Advertising.
Paul Rand is known as one of the most iconic graphic designers in American history, but his contributions are even greater than that. He elevated commercial artistry into graphic design. Previously, art directors were often known (behind their backs) as page decorators. Make it pretty, make it blue, send it through. Rand was one of the best, most articulate, most persuasive practioners to show companies the power of a corporate vocabulary — how their imagery (logo, colors, type, visuals, etc.) established how they were perceived in the marketplace. Other famous Rand logos were for UPS, Westinghouse and NeXT computers (for Steve Jobs).
There are plenty of cliche sayings I could say about graduating from college and finally receiving my undergraduate degree. But I would have to sincerely say that i would like to thank those who helped me along the way.
In 1620: The Mayflower lands at Plymouth [in now Massachusetts] with 102 people. The brutal winter kills half within five months. “Wild beasts and willd [sic] men” are all around them. This was the start of the settling — and then selling — of what became America. 100 years later, here's a drawing of Savannah, Georgia, showing the clean grid format the city still has today. The idea was to make it compelling for people to come and settle there.
Insight Marketing gives priority to your Insights: the rocket fuel to your inbound sales operations. This is advertising, which is an idea business.
Insight Marketing is about the two parts needed to generate leads. First you need a CRM tool — Hubspot is the gold standard — that you actually use and leverage to its full capacity. The other vital half is having something interesting to say: Insights. This is often relegated to the term content, but it's much greater than that. It's big thinking, designed well and uniquely you. It might be funny or profound; text or video; raw or polished. But it will be your voice. Then you go to town with it.
Pizzanar lunch & learn: Wed., 11/30. $10 at The Voice or stream free online at bit.ly/2fRrK9z.
John Wanamaker is known in the biz for saying “Half the money I spend in advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half.” Jumping forward, direct marketing used to be called “accountable advertising”… because you could actually measure ROI, e.g., if AT&T spent x dollars on a mail campaign and got y number of responses, they could measure what was going on. The advertising was accountable to itself.