Age of Persuasion | Jan 9, 2010 | 27:29

"Buzz" - Season 4

Originally aired 9 January, 2010. This week Terry explores the ways buzz shapes popular sentiment, while making- and breaking- major brands.

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Age of Persuasion - Genericide: When A Brand Becomes Generic - Season 5May 7, 2011 | 26:33Age of Persuasion Genericide: When A Brand Becomes Generic - Season 5 Audio
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Age of Persuasion The Sound of Persuasion - Season 5 May 21, 2011 | 26:19Advertising has used sound to sell for decades. But sound can be used for more than painting pictures on radio - sound can be carefully created to persuade. The stories behind those sounds are fascinating - from the earliest recorded sound in history, to the first use of sound in radio commercials, to signature sounds on famous TV ad campaigns, and even to the start-up sound we hear on our computers everyday. Each one created specifically to persuade you of something.
Age of Persuasion - Ageism In Advertising - Season 5May 28, 2011 | 26:33Age of Persuasion Ageism In Advertising - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion Ageism In Advertising - Season 5 May 28, 2011 | 26:33For the past 30 years, the advertising industry has worshipped at the altar of youth - because people 18 to 49 have the most disposable income. There's only one small problem with that - it isn't true. People 55+ spend the most money in almost all categories. They buy the most cars, spend the most on electronics, and control the most wealth. Yet advertisers aren't chasing them. Join us this week, as we try and figure out why a touch of grey keeps advertisers away.
Age of Persuasion - The Persuasive Power of StorytellingMay 26, 2012 | 27:31Age of Persuasion The Persuasive Power of Storytelling Audio
Age of Persuasion The Persuasive Power of Storytelling May 26, 2012 | 27:31
Age of Persuasion - "Are People Idiots?” - Season 4Feb 20, 2010 | 24:29Age of Persuasion "Are People Idiots?” - Season 4 Audio
Age of Persuasion "Are People Idiots?” - Season 4 Feb 20, 2010 | 24:29This week, Terry O’Reilly explains why “lowest common denominator” advertising is bad business- and why it remains agonizingly popular.
Age of Persuasion - "Luxury Advertising" - Season 5Jan 15, 2011 | 26:35Age of Persuasion "Luxury Advertising" - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion "Luxury Advertising" - Season 5 Jan 15, 2011 | 26:35Luxury Marketing is a category that is completely different from tradition brand marketing – because it is in the business of selling fantasy. We’ll look at the top 10 most powerful luxury brands in the world (six of which were created at almost the same time in the 19th century) and we’ll analyze luxury marketing techniques. Most of all, we’ll delve deep into our collective psyches to examine why we all desire expensive products in our lives -and what that really says about our inner selves.
Age of Persuasion - Marketing Pioneers - Season 5Feb 5, 2011 | 26:35Age of Persuasion Marketing Pioneers - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion Marketing Pioneers - Season 5 Feb 5, 2011 | 26:35We look at the pioneers who created products that created industries. We talk about the first company to link diamond rings to engagements, how alcohol inspired the very first travel agent, how a brainstorm while ice-fishing ignited a $97 billion dollar industry, how a traveling salesman and his date led to the first car rental, and how an embarrassing moment in a restaurant revolutionized the way we shop.
Age of Persuasion - All Things Being Equal (April 19, 2010 Encore) - Season 5Apr 16, 2011 | 26:33Age of Persuasion All Things Being Equal (April 19, 2010 Encore) - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion All Things Being Equal (April 19, 2010 Encore) - Season 5 Apr 16, 2011 | 26:33This week, the Age of Persuasion features an encore look at Parity Products. It's that strange category where each brand is identical to the other, with nothing unique separating them. Yet, some of the biggest advertisers are parity products, like toothpastes, shampoos, beer and dish soaps. We'll track the history of parity advertising, talk about pioneer Claude Hopkins' ingenious "pre-emptive claim" strategy, and we'll examine the brilliant ways one brand shines a little brighter than the other ... all things being equal.
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Age of Persuasion - "Opportunism" - Season 4May 29, 2010 | 27:30Age of Persuasion "Opportunism" - Season 4 Audio
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Age of Persuasion - Slogans (February 6, 2010 Encore) - Season 5Jun 4, 2011 | 26:34Age of Persuasion Slogans (February 6, 2010 Encore) - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion Slogans (February 6, 2010 Encore) - Season 5 Jun 4, 2011 | 26:34This week, the Age of Persuasion features an encore broadcast of "Slogans." The word comes from the Gaelic, "Slaugh Gairn" which means, "cry of the host." We'll look at the greatest cries of all time, from "Finger Lickin' Good" to "Just Do It" to the phrase "Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride" - which most people don't know started as a slogan for Listerine. We'll examine why a small collection of words can worth millions, and how those words stay stuck in our minds for decades.
Age of Persuasion - Terry's Book Club - Season 5Jun 11, 2011 | 26:05Age of Persuasion Terry's Book Club - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion Terry's Book Club - Season 5 Jun 11, 2011 | 26:05This week, the Age of Persuasion invites you to our Book Club. I'll be telling stories from my favourite advertising books, and I'll examine the incredible lessons within their pages that have served me well over my entire career. By the way, a few of those books aren't even about advertising. In fact, one is a book about science, and another is about theatre actors.
Age of Persuasion - Diversity In Advertising - Season 5Jun 18, 2011 | 26:33Age of Persuasion Diversity In Advertising - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion Diversity In Advertising - Season 5 Jun 18, 2011 | 26:33This week we'll trace the emergence of the minority market, the failure of Madison Avenue to recognize the spending power of that growing consumer base, and the struggles that people of colour had to be acknowledged as valued consumers. We'll also feature the first ads aimed at minorities, the first minority spokespeople, and the pioneers who broke ground.
Age of Persuasion - Ask Terry Again - Season 5Jun 25, 2011 | 26:33Age of Persuasion Ask Terry Again - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion Ask Terry Again - Season 5 Jun 25, 2011 | 26:33It's our final episode of the 2011 season. This week, we turn The Age of Persuasion over to listeners. It's our annual "Ask Terry" show. We asked you to submit any questions you had about the advertising world, and you responded with a record amount of very interesting, very insightful ones that touch on subjects like negative political advertising, why there are so many bad local commercials, and what do background actors really say when their lips move.

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