By Mark Tungate
Let's face it: advertisements is a type of industries that make you itch to drag again the curtain and have a look backstage. Adland does simply that. It takes a world view of the improvement of advertisements, and utilizing first-hand debts from key figures it takes a difficult inspect the way forward for ads as well.
The publication contains fresh interviews with a few of the key avid gamers who formed the area of ads from the Nineteen Fifties onwards, together with: Jean-Marie Dru, President and CEO, TBWA; Phil Dusenberry, BBDO inventive legend; John Hegarty, Chairman and around the globe artistic Director, BBH; Maurice Levy, President, Publicis crew; George Lois, Madison street paintings director; Washington Olivetto, South America's most famed adman; Sir Alan Parker, movie director, who talks approximately his early occupation in ads within the Nineteen Seventies; Emanuele Pirella, Italian copywriting guru; Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus of DDB all over the world; Kevin Roberts, CEO around the world, Saatchi & Saatchi; Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP; Cilla Snowball, Chairman, AMV.BBDO.
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Although Ogilvy admired Reeves, he could never fully accept his new mentor’s coldly scientiﬁc approach to advertising, believing like Raymond Rubicam (another of Ogilvy’s heroes) that effective advertising had to be entertaining as well as persuasive. In essence, Ogilvy’s style of advertising was a synthesis of everything that had gone before: the science of Claude Hopkins, the sophistication of JWT under Stanley Resor, and the research-based creativity of Young & Rubicam. As if to continue his advertising education, Ogilvy got a job with researcher George Gallup, and spent the best part of three years travelling across America learning about the hopes, dreams and habits of his adopted homeland’s citizens.
By the time it shared a headquarters with BDO, in 1923, the Batten Company had 246 employees. It merged with BDO in 1928 to form one of the industry’s largest players, with billings of US $32 million. The unprecedented success of agencies like JWT and BBDO demonstrates the extent to which the 1920s were boom years for advertising. In London, the decade had kicked off with an International Advertising Exhibition at White City. The poster for the event showed a London Underground platform crammed with cross-track advertising, while the waiting passengers included many familiar advertising characters: Monsieur Bibendum (better known in Britain as The Michelin Man), the Bisto Kids, Nipper the HMV dog and the red-coated striding man found on bottles of Johnnie Walker Black Label (he was ﬁrst drawn in 1909 by the cartoonist Tom Browne).
But that’s rushing things a bit. Before BBDO, there was BDO. Still with me? The simple fact is that Bruce Barton became the most famous adman of his day. The son of a church minister, in 1924 he wrote a ‘modern’ biography of Jesus Christ, called The Man Nobody Knows, which was the bestselling book in America for two years in a row. In it he described Jesus as the ultimate adman, who had ‘picked 12 men from the bottom ranks of business and transformed them into a world-conquering organization’. Barton advised his clients to get in touch with the ‘souls’ of their companies before they began communicating to the public.