May 19, 2012 | 27:31Age of Persuasion Advertisers as Censors Audio
Age of Persuasion Advertisers as Censors May 19, 2012 | 27:31According to author C. Edwin Baker, "Advertisers, not governments, are the primary censors of media content... today." Terry O'Reilly respectfully disagrees - and this week he'll explain why. He'll review the long relationship between sponsorship and censorship - from early Radio, to Hitchcock's Psycho, through the more recent woes of radio jock Don Imus. Do advertisers really decide what you should see, hear, or think? And if they don't - who does?
Jan 2, 2010 | 27:29Age of Persuasion "Marketing the Unpleasant" - Season 4 Audio
Age of Persuasion "Marketing the Unpleasant" - Season 4 Jan 2, 2010 | 27:29Terry O’Reilly kicks off the 4th season of The Age of Persuasion with an insider’s look at marketing the unpleasant, from the strange-but-true history of marketing menstruation products, to Wal-Mart’s recent decision to sell caskets and urns online.
Aug 29, 2009 | 27:00Age of Persuasion "The Real Deal: Authenticity" - Season 3 Audio
Age of Persuasion "The Real Deal: Authenticity" - Season 3 Aug 29, 2009 | 27:00The secret to Tiger Woods’ success as a golfer is that he can make a golf ball soar, spin, curve- heck, he can make it deal cards if he wants to. But what’s the secret to Tiger Woods as a brand? It’s authenticity. This week Terry O’Reilly explains the importance of a brand living up to its promise- of actually being everything it says it is.
Apr 13, 2009 | 27:00Age of Persuasion "Big and Small" - Season 3 Audio
Age of Persuasion "Big and Small" - Season 3 Apr 13, 2009 | 27:00For more than a century, advertisers have fallen to the lure of hyperbole: over-inflating the importance of their brand. They made cheap currency of claims such as bigger, faster, stronger, better-tasting, harder-working, brighter, softer, newer, more-economical and longer-lasting. As Terry O’Reilly points out, some very small help is on the way. A newer, better, smarter generation of advertisers are finding ways to leverage the ‘smallness’ of their brand, and still get noticed without hyperbole.
Jan 19, 2009 | 27:00Age of Persuasion “Nasty is the New Nice” - Season 3 Audio
Age of Persuasion “Nasty is the New Nice” - Season 3 Jan 19, 2009 | 27:00Is it just us, or has the tone of advertising gotten colder, nastier, more rude? This week Terry O’Reilly shows how the tone of advertising is taking on a new meanness. The humour of some campaigns is taking on a decidedly sharp edge. Broadcast ads are becoming more heavily laden with violence and bodily functions. Ad copy is developing a case of potty-mouth. We’ll trace some of the sources of this trend, and explain why the earnest, innocent ad copy of the 50’s just won’t cut it today
Feb 7, 2009 | 27:00Age of Persuasion "The Human Face of Persuasion" (November 2006 Encore) Audio
Age of Persuasion "The Human Face of Persuasion" (November 2006 Encore) Feb 7, 2009 | 27:00Season 3: Hooda thunkit? For all their flow charts and profit projections, Marketers are re-discovering the true “secret weapon” of persuasion: people. In this episode from Season One of the Age of Persuasion, Terry explains the value of putting a “human face” to a brand: from the fictional Aunt Jemima to the very real Chef Boyardee. And how Radio uses the power of the human voice to say things about a brand… without saying them.