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2 Advertising’s Ages n Part One l Big Ideas l Lasker & Hopkins l Y&R l The “USP”

3 2 Founding Concepts: 1 The Power of Ideas l Creation & “Creative Destruction” Benjamin Franklin Alexander Hamilton Printer, “Idea Person” “The First American” U.S. as Business Partner 2 Government Supports Business

4 3 Very Big Ideas! 1 Big Product Idea - King Gillette 2 Big Media Idea - J. Walter Thompson 3 Big Business Idea - Cyrus Curtis

5 King Gillette’s Big Idea! l Gillette becomes one of first n Make a product that must be re-purchased n Advertise it aggressively “packaged goods”

6 J. Walter Thompson’s Big Idea! n Magazines become a national ad medium! n Sell ad space in magazines n Pocket a commission n JWT becomes key agency n And...

7 Cyrus Curtis’s Big Idea! n Curtis Publishing Becomes Big! n Have agencies sell ad space in your magazines for you n Only agencies can pocket a commission (clients can’t) n Ad Agency Business is Established!!

8 Many Early Ads Were Posters n Soaps n Cereals n Soft Drinks n Cigarettes

9 Ad Evolution n Lasker Hears a Big Idea... n The “Age of Lasker” l John E. Kennedy l Claude Hopkins “Advertising is salesmanship in print.” “Scientific Advertising”

10 Lasker’s Ads n Hopkins’ “pre-emption” n Baked Beans Created by Claude Hopkins n Cereal

11 Lasker’s Ads n Hopkins’ “pre-emption” n Baked Beans n Cereal Created by Claude Hopkins n Shaving Cream

12 Lasker’s Ads n Hopkins’ “pre-emption” n Baked Beans n Cereal Created by Claude Hopkins n Shaving Cream n Orange Juice

13 Lasker’s Ads n Hopkins’ “pre-emption” n Baked Beans n Cereal Created by Claude Hopkins n Shaving Cream n Orange Juice nNote: when products are new, advertising about those products can be very interesting.

14 Early “Pull Advertising” n Elmo Calkins & “Phoebe Snow” l Dressed in white - “Road of Anthracite”

15 JWT’s Creative/Business Team n Helen Resor n Stanley Resor l HS Valedictorian l Strong writing - l Professionalism l Partnership l Suffrage Leader “A skin you love to touch"

16 JWT’s Creative Creative that Combined Reason Why & Emotion (Daring for its time)

17 JWT’s Creative JWT Understood the Power of Testimonials and Celebrity Endorsement.

18 n Pushing Plymouth l Positioning and competing l Works best when times are tough “Pull” vs. “Push” n Example: Jordan l Imagery and “word magic” l Works best when times are good

19 John Caples’ Direct Approach n Father of Direct l l Major awards for direct response marketing n Learned and Shared Lessons of Direct l Initial Involvement l Best delivery of benefit John Caples of BBDO

20 Ray Rubicam ( Y oung & R ubicam) n Creative Control of Advertising n Used Research w. George Gallup n Writer/Art Director Team - New Standard n Ethical Behavior n First Modern Agency

21 Ray Rubicam ( Y oung & R ubicam) n Creative Control of Advertising n Used Research w. George Gallup n Writer/Art Director Team - New Standard n Ethical Behavior n First Modern Agency

22 Ray Rubicam Early (pre Y&R) Rubicam Ad Solved major competitive problem w. image and style.

23 Ray Rubicam This Ad was done in 1939! Power of Words + Visual Still looks contemporary.

24 Advertising Goes to War!! n War Advertising Council n Image Advertising (product shortages) n Part of Social Change - women in work force

25 2 More Big Ideas 1 “Brainstorming” l Interpublic, 1st Mega-Agency l Marion Harper 2 New Way to Organize Advertising Agencies l Alex Osborn, BBDO “Applied Imagination” l Model for Idea Development

26 The New Ad Medium - Television!! n Increased Post-War Consumption n Increased Ad Spending (up 300%!) n Increased Agency Size n “Modern” age of advertising begins...

27 Rosser Reeves & The “USP” n Unique Selling Proposition l Proposition - buy this product and get this specific benefit l Unique - competition does not or cannot offer l Must be strong enough to “move the mass millions.”

28 n Repeat, repeat, repeat!!! l Melts in your mouth, not in your hands. l Build strong bodies 12 ways. l Cleans your breath while it cleans your teeth. l Fast, Fast, Fast Relief! Rosser Reeves & The “USP” n Unique Selling Proposition

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