Tag Archives: David Ogilvy

Campaign Outsider Gets No Love From ThirdLove Press Room

Yesterday the headscratching staff wrote about some puzzling ads that have run recently in major daily newspapers, including this one from Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal.     About which we commented thusly: First of all, a bra ad in the … Continue reading

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Very Strange Ads ‘n’ Ends From This Week’s Daily Papers

As the hardworking staff diligently perused its costly home-delivered newspapers the past few days, we’ve encountered a number of full-page ads that have left us, well, bemused. Start with this two-page spread in the Sunday New York Times Pride 2017 … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘The Best British TV Spots’ at the ICA

Well the Missus and I trundled down to Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art last night to catch the museum’s showing of the 2014 British Arrows Awards and say, it was . . . brilliant! The Brits have long produced smart, engaging … Continue reading

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Native Is the New Bleak

Marketers Flock to Ads in Sheep’s Clothing First, an introduction: For the past four years, the hardtracking staff at Sneak Adtack has chronicled the explosion of stealth marketing, which attempts to trick out advertising as entertainment or editorial content. From … Continue reading

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Travels With The Missus On The Côte d’Azur

Well the Missus and I trundled over to the French Riviera for our 30th wedding anniversary (and to walk in the footsteps of Alicia Markova in advance of the Missus’ forthcoming book), and here’s how it went . . . … Continue reading

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Blue Rondo à la Turk(ey)

From our Late to the Jam Session desk Sunday’s New York Times featured this full-page ad: Here’s how the body copy begins: Rumor has it that during his visit to Istanbul, the Jazz legend Dave Brubeck heard a street musician … Continue reading

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To Tee Or Not To Tee

In his book Ogilvy on Advertising, Madison Avenue macher David Ogilvy wrote: “Whenever you can, make the product itself the hero of your advertising.” Nike’s advertising, though, has always been about the hero as product. Now, with its latest Tiger … Continue reading

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