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A Modest Proposal for Radio

 Do Most Radio Ads Suck? Jeff Sexton is an ad writer, and a damn good one. He occasionally teaches ad writing at Wizard Academy and is himself one of the Wizard of Ads® Partners. I subscribe to Jeff’s blog and … Continue reading

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Thoroughbred Radio Ad Campaign Races into Hall of Fame

One of my very favorite advertising campaigns of all time has to do with horse racing. And life, laughter, and modern culture. It’s DeVito/Verdi’s brilliant “And They’re Off…” campaign, winner of multiple advertising awards over the years, including their induction … Continue reading

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Testimonial Ads Earn High Marks from the Wizard of Ads®

Most people reading this blog know who Roy H. Williams is. The Wizard of Ads®, founder of Wizard Academy and the American Small Business Institute, author of the best-selling Wizard of Ads® trilogy and co-author with partners Jeffrey and Bryan … Continue reading

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Penetrating the Consumer Brain

The goal of all advertising is simply to penetrate the human brain*, the seat of all our thoughts, emotions, and choices. My goal as an advertising professional – and yours as a business owner – is to make your company the … Continue reading

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Cremo of the Crop

Some time ago I heard Michael Savage reading a commercial for a men’s shaving product called Cremo and boy, did he sound excited. Now because I shave regularly and, like most guys, occasionally nick myself, his message caught my attention and the name of … Continue reading

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“How to Write Good” – Help for Ad Writers from Federal Employees

Many resources are available to assist aspiring ad writers, but who’d have thunk that Employees of the Federal Government of the United States would be among them? Meet PLAIN, the Plain Language and Information Network, a group founded in the … Continue reading

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Sometimes the Client Wins the Award

On the same day the Radio Mercury Finalists were announced (my lone entry not having made the final cut), I received word that one of my favorite clients, a local supermarket, had won top honors in a recent marketing competition … Continue reading

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Advertising Slogans We’d Love to See – Any Mass Retailer

Lowest Prices of the Season* *and by that we mean “until the next time we say ‘Lowest Prices of the Season.’” Ever ask yourself what all these stores mean when they advertise “lowest prices of the season” or “biggest sale … Continue reading

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Freebie for an Independent Florist

I was hired recently to write and produce a radio spot encouraging folks wanting to send flowers to do business with a local florist in the recipient’s neighborhood, rather than going through one of the “1-800”  number services. The client, owner … Continue reading

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Jim Williams on Using Demo Tapes to Sell Radio Advertising

HIS NAME WAS JIM WILLIAMS. He was radio’s first serious sales trainer. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of radio advertising salespeople across America acquired their unshakeable belief in the power of radio advertising from Jim. By way of introduction, this post is … Continue reading

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