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The writer of an unsigned 1902 editorial in Printers' Ink spoke for the majority, noting: "More attractive than fine pictures, more potent than fine language, are the Why and Wherefore of the goods-the Reasons.“
July 1, 1941, the first day the Federal Communications Commission allowed TV stations to switch from experimental to commercial broadcasts. NBC New York affiliate WNBT becomes the first of 22 FCC licensees to air sponsored programming.
The president of N.W. Ayer and Son observed in 1941 that advertising "cannot create a single point of superiority in a product or add a single virtue to its manufacturer. What advertising can do is to speed up the process of getting a good product well and favorably known."
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs model was developed between 1943-1954 , and first widely published in Motivation and Personality in 1954 . At this time the Hierarchy of Needs model comprised five needs. Maslow's most popular book is Toward a Psychology of Being (1968), in which more layers were added.
“ What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public. ” Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 1964
In 1968, a creative team at BBDO, New York, slips some marbles into a bowl of Campbell's vegetable soup to keep the vegetables from sinking to the bottom. This seemingly innocent effort sparks a Federal Trade Commission probe and becomes the basis for the FTC's efforts to eliminate false ads with a practice that allows it to demand "corrective advertising" from an advertiser that has made a false claim.
Hal Riney, a creative director for the BBDO agency during the "creative revolution" of the 1960s, stated this point very clearly in 1982: '"Most of the time,' he says, 'the facts haven't done me a lot of good. It seems there's someone already using the same ones'"
Mark Tungate, the Paris-based author of Fashion Brands: Branding Style From Armani to Zara.
"Advertisers today can be more subtle because they are safe in the knowledge that a single image does not have to stand alone. The Web site and the store are equally parts of the brand experience. "
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