Scientific Advertising

Author: Claude C. Hopkins

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517038076


Page: 126

View: 9611

Understand and use the concepts of successful advertising Whether you are considering a career in advertising or trying to find the best way to market your product, start with Hopkins and then move onto the rest. In this powerful book he explains the process to get (and measure) results from your advertising. Claude Hopkins wrote 'Scientific Advertising' in 1923, but his insight into consumer behaviour still holds. The aim was to explain the rules of advertising and what makes consumers buy, so that advertising returns would become a certainty and not a guess. Learn how to use his techniques to write adverts which sell with certainty. Hopkins clearly shows how to write copy, provides methods for testing it and shows how evidence based advertising gets results in a measurable and cost effective way. A must read if you are in business, sales or advertising. Hopkins shows what makes us buy and how you can make it happen. This edition also includes examples of adverts produced by Claude Hopkins through his career. Nobody should be allowed to have anything to do with advertising until he has read this book seven times. It changed the course of my life. David Ogilvy Within this book Hopkins shows a variety of tested techniques which he had used through his successful career in advertising, including: How advertising laws are established - What the professionals in advertising already know and how we can use this knowledge to develop better ads. Just salesmanship - What is advertising and how is it best used? Offer service - The best ways to offer service to increase sales. Mail order advertising - What it teaches us and how we can apply it to our own adverts. Headlines -A lot of headlines get a poor response in email marketing, websites and adverts. Learn how to increase your response rate. Psychology - Use Hopkins experience to direct people to buy and use your product. Being specific - Are you being specific enough in your advertising? Hopkins shows that by using specific facts you can increase sales and out perform your competitors. Tell your full story - How telling your story is important and why some advertisers make the mistake of missing out on this. Art in advertising - Should we use bespoke artwork or tried and tested visuals? Things too costly - What strategies are too costly to attempt in advertising. Information - How to give the consumer the best information to help them buy. Strategy - Rules for directing a campaign. Use of samples - How getting samples into peoples hands can increase sales. Getting distribution - Hopkins lays out how to get national distribution by starting small. Test campaigns - How to test different campaigns on the same audience. Leaning on dealers - Ways to get dealers to help your campaign Individuality - Set yourself apart from competitors and what your tone should be. Negative advertising - Will it help your sales? Letter writing - Hopkins shows how to write a sales letter. A name that helps - How does a product name impact sales? Good business - See how good business impacts on consumer behaviour. Excerpts from the book The only purpose of advertising is to make sales. It is profitable or unprofitable according to its actual sales. I never ask people to buy. The ads all offer service, perhaps a free sample. They sound altruistic. But they get a reading and action. No selfish appeal can do that. I set down these findings solely for the purpose of aiding others to start far up the heights I scaled.

Scientific Advertising

Author: Claude C. Hopkins

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781453821084

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 90

View: 2021

A reprint of the original, unedited 1923 text by Claude Hopkins. This groundbreaking book remains essential reading for anyone entering the copywriting and advertising professions, reminding us that advertising's purpose is purely to sell.Claude Hopkins expresses powerful, statistically tested truths about "salesmanship in print" which remain relevant through the decades and across all media - including today's internet marketing.David Ogilvy once said "Nobody should be allowed to have anything to do with advertising until he has read this book seven times. It changed the course of my life."Read "Scientific Advertising" before you read any other book on advertising or marketing. It may change your life, too.

Narrative Advertising Models and Conceptualization in the Digital Age

Author: Y?lmaz, Recep

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 152252374X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 6875

The ubiquity of technology in modern society has opened new opportunities for businesses to employ marketing strategies. Through digital media, new forms of advertisement creativity can be explored. Narrative Advertising Models and Conceptualization in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source that features the latest scholarly perspectives on the implementation of narration and storytelling in contemporary advertising. Including a range of topics such as digital games, viral advertising, and interactive media, this book is an ideal publication for business managers, researchers, academics, graduate students, and professionals interested in the enhancement of advertising strategies.

We Are What We Sell: How Advertising Shapes American Life. . . And Always Has [3 volumes]

Author: Danielle Sarver Coombs,Bob Batchelor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313392455

Category: Social Science

Page: 1004

View: 2622

For the last 150 years, advertising has created a consumer culture in the United States, shaping every facet of American life—from what we eat and drink to the clothes we wear and the cars we drive. • Includes original essays by noted cultural and advertising historians, commentators, and journalists • Provides analysis from experts in advertising and popular culture that places American advertising in historical and cultural context • Supplies a comprehensive examination of advertising history and its consequences across modern America • Presents an extensive analysis of the role of new media and the Internet • Documents why advertising is necessary, not only for companies, but in determining what being "an American" constitutes

Advertising and Anthropology

Author: Timothy de Waal Malefyt,Robert J. Morais

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 100018949X

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 9784

Examining theory and practice, Advertising and Anthropology is a lively and important contribution to the study of organizational culture, consumption practices, marketing to consumers and the production of creativity in corporate settings. The chapters reflect the authors' extensive lived experienced as professionals in the advertising business and marketing research industry. Essays analyze internal agency and client meetings, competitive pressures and professional relationships and include multiple case studies. The authors describe the structure, function and process of advertising agency work, the mediation and formation of creativity, the centrality of human interactions in agency work, the production of consumer insights and industry ethics. Throughout the book, the authors offer concrete advice for practitioners.Advertising and Anthropology is written by anthropologists for anthropologists as well as students and scholars interested in advertising and related industries such as marketing, marketing research and design.

My Life in Advertising - Masters of Marketing Secrets: A Copywriter's Journey to Success

Author: Dr Robert C. Worstell,Claude C. Hopkins


ISBN: 1312099909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

View: 827

This book is not written as a personal history, but as a business story. I have tried to avoid trivialities and to confine myself to matters of instructive interest. The chief object behind every episode is to offer helpful suggestions to those who will follow me. And to save them some of the midnight groping which I did. My only claim for credit is that I have probably worked twice as long as anybody else in this field. I have lived for many years in a vortex of advertising. Naturally I learned more from experience than those who had a lesser chance. Now I want that experience, so far as possible, to help others avoid the same difficult climb. Every pioneer should blaze his trail. That is all I have tried to do. I set down these findings solely for the purpose of aiding others to start far up the heights I scaled. Then, with the efforts I here describe, I hope you can now attain some peaks in advertising beyond any of us to date. - Claude C. Hopkins

Phishing for Phools

Author: George A. Akerlof,Robert J. Shiller

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400873266

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9740

Why the free-market system encourages so much trickery even as it creates so much good Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. In Phishing for Phools, Nobel Prize–winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us. As long as there is profit to be made, sellers will systematically exploit our psychological weaknesses and our ignorance through manipulation and deception. Rather than being essentially benign and always creating the greater good, markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps and will "phish" us as "phools." Phishing for Phools therefore strikes a radically new direction in economics, based on the intuitive idea that markets both give and take away. Akerlof and Shiller bring this idea to life through dozens of stories that show how phishing affects everyone, in almost every walk of life. We spend our money up to the limit, and then worry about how to pay the next month's bills. The financial system soars, then crashes. We are attracted, more than we know, by advertising. Our political system is distorted by money. We pay too much for gym memberships, cars, houses, and credit cards. Drug companies ingeniously market pharmaceuticals that do us little good, and sometimes are downright dangerous. Phishing for Phools explores the central role of manipulation and deception in fascinating detail in each of these areas and many more. It thereby explains a paradox: why, at a time when we are better off than ever before in history, all too many of us are leading lives of quiet desperation. At the same time, the book tells stories of individuals who have stood against economic trickery—and how it can be reduced through greater knowledge, reform, and regulation.

Strategic Advertising Management

Author: Richard Rosenbaum-Elliott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0198835612


Page: 504

View: 4126

With strong foundations in theory and featuring a wide range of current and international examples, Strategic Advertising Management presents an overview of how advertising works and what is required from a manager's perspective, in the development of an effective communication plan.