1001 Advertising Tips

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1001 Advertising Tips explains what works and what doesn’t in advertising. Written in how-to terms, this book is a step-by-step guide to create advertising that sells.

Using dozens of examples of advertising campaigns and marketing strategies, it offers you the insight, tools and techniques you need to market any product or service. The...

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Overview

1001 Advertising Tips explains what works and what doesn’t in advertising. Written in how-to terms, this book is a step-by-step guide to create advertising that sells.

Using dozens of examples of advertising campaigns and marketing strategies, it offers you the insight, tools and techniques you need to market any product or service. The book covers:

— the types of words that persuade
— the images that grab consumers’ attention
— how to write copy that sells
— the colours that optimize your message
— the kinds of headlines that get the best results
— ways of making your advertising more credible
— the number of repetitions needed to sell your product
— how to launch promotions that really work
— the kinds of slogans are the most effective
— the types of layout that best attract attention
— when to use comparative advertising, humour and sex
— the importance of positioning your product or service
— when to use testimonials and endorsements
— why the choice of typeface is so important
— what to think about sponsorship and product placement
— the impact of zapping on TV ads
— the power of corporate and brand logos
— the choice of a product name

Each chapter is a well-researched mix of scientific knowledge and concrete examples. Sources include Advertising Age, Adweek, Harvard Business Review, New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Many of the names will be familiar, such as Ogilvy, Caples, Bly and Hopkins, but other lesser-known figures are also cited.

The writing is direct and the book design is spacious, with lots of subheads. 1001 Advertising Tips contains a collection of the most effective ads dominating the market in the past ten years.

Whether you use print, billboard, television or radio advertising, this book offers proven strategies. It outlines everything you need to know to create advertisements that will make your sales soar, regardless of your budget.

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Editorial Reviews

Jeff Wong Young & Rubicam
The marketing/advertising practitioner will find this book a useful resource, a user friendly reminder of things to remember while working on their next campaign. The ideas are organized in points supported by examples from past advertising campaigns and illustrated throughout with actual ads to supply a visual example and make ideas clear and memorable.
From the Publisher
"Dupont’s book is one of a kind. It’s a ready reference guide full of expert advice on how to advertise effectively. To my knowledge, there is no other book which compares to 1001 Advertising Tips. This is a book I wish I had written."
—Claude Cossette, Founder of Cossette Communication-Marketing

"Marketing/advertising practitioners will find this book a useful resource, a user-friendly reminder of things to consider while working on their next campaign. The ideas are organized in points, supported by examples from past advertising campaigns, and are illustrated throughout with actual ads; all these visual examples make the ideas clear and memorable."
—Jeff Wong, Young & Rubicam

"Tip after tip after tip on advertising. I use this book as an ideal stimulator. Great sections on headlines that get results, copy that sells, effective typefaces, comparative advertising, and effects of repetition."
—John Kremer, author of The Complete Direct Marketing Sourcebook and High-Impact Marketing On A Low-Impact Budget

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780969983408
  • Publisher: White Rock Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 11
Chapter 1 Fifty Ways to Position your Product 13
Chapter 2 What Kinds of Illustration Are the Most Successful 51
Chapter 3 What Types of Headline Get the Best Results 91
Chapter 4 How to Write Copy that Sells 111
Chapter 5 What Kinds of Typeface Are the Most Effective 161
Chapter 6 What Kinds of Layout Work Best 169
Chapter 7 The Hidden Meaning of Colors 189
Chapter 8 Comparative Advertising: When to Use it, When to Avoid it 213
Chapter 9 The Six Effects of Repetition 223
Chapter 10 Advertising: Art or Science? 237
Chapter References 241
Bibliography 271
Index 275
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