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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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DONT U MAKE THESE MISTAKE’S

Working in radio does not give us license to trash the English language. After all, we’re supposed to be professional communicators, right?  We radio folks may find it easier to hide our misspellings, grammatical and punctuation errors behind a microphone … Continue reading

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