Learning From the Legends: The Ronseal Phrase

2021-10-25T17:35:33+00:00By |

Don’t be deceived by the apparently artless, “just tell it like it is” nature of the ad. The slogan even made it into the Oxford Dictionary of Idioms and was repeatedly used by then-Prime Minister David Cameron.

Media’s Dirty Little Secret

2021-09-27T15:02:02+00:00By |

I’m constantly amazed by all of the media reps from all of the different media outlets that can help your advertising to “reach the right people.” Because they all reach the same people.

Everyone You Know (is a liar)

2021-09-09T15:58:20+00:00By |

"NOBODY reads the newspaper." Beware of anybody who speaks in absolutes. Statisticians look for something called a “representative sample.” And you don’t have one (no offence, I’m sure you’re a lovely person).

The Exaggerations that Tell the Truth

2021-09-12T16:47:12+00:00By |

The more we treasure something, the higher our emotions run in relation to it. Tell a mother how ugly her baby really is and you’ll see what I mean. And this is a very useful phenomenon for the ad writer.

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