Jun 23, 2012 | 29:31Age of Persuasion "Leaving Your Mark" (February 2007 Encore) Audio
Age of Persuasion "Leaving Your Mark" (February 2007 Encore) Jun 23, 2012 | 29:31(Originally aired February 15, 2007) The Prime Minister has one. So do Microsoft, the CBC, and the Pope. They've all got a form of logo: a visual symbol, trademark or emblem that distinguishes who they are. Join Terry as he tells the stories behind some of the great logos and trademarks, and shows how today's brand innovators are "translating" them into sound and even attitude.
May 28, 2011 | 26:33Age of Persuasion "Ageism In Advertising" Audio
Age of Persuasion "Ageism In Advertising" 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.
May 19, 2012 | 27:31Age of Persuasion "Advertisers as Censors" (March 2008 Encore) Audio
Age of Persuasion "Advertisers as Censors" (March 2008 Encore) 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?
Jun 2, 2012 | 27:27Age of Persuasion "Do This or Die" (June 2007 Encore) Audio
Age of Persuasion "Do This or Die" (June 2007 Encore) Jun 2, 2012 | 27:27A generation ago, one of the greats of the Ad business, Bob Levenson, wrote perhaps the most remarkable - and least-celebrated - ads in history.
Titled "Do This Or Die", it was both a manifesto and a warning to the Ad Industry.
It was a plea for candour and intelligence among advertisers, and for authentic dialogue with consumers. This week on The Age of Persuasion, Terry O'Reilly explains why today's advertisers ignore this plea at their peril.
Apr 9, 2011 | 26:15Age of Persuasion "Three Foot Marketing: The Battleground In-Store" Audio
Age of Persuasion "Three Foot Marketing: The Battleground In-Store" Apr 9, 2011 | 26:15This week on the Age of Persuasion, we're going shopping. The topic is "Three Foot Marketing." Research shows that 75% of shopping decisions are made in the store, and they are all made within the last three feet - meaning that critical distance between your shopping cart and the shelf.
We'll examine how stores use design, technology and psychology to influence your decisions - from the moment you walk in to when you line up at the cash. We'll also look at the interesting tug-of-war that happens between stores and brands. There's no doubt about it, those three feet have become one of the biggest battlegrounds for your dollar.
Jun 4, 2011 | 26:34Age of Persuasion "Slogans" (February 2010 Encore) Audio
Age of Persuasion "Slogans" (February 2010 Encore) 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.
May 21, 2011 | 26:19Age of Persuasion "The Sound of Persuasion" Audio
Age of Persuasion "The Sound of Persuasion" 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.
Jun 18, 2011 | 26:33Age of Persuasion "Diversity In Advertising" Audio
Age of Persuasion "Diversity In Advertising" 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.
Aug 9, 2011 | 26:35Age of Persuasion "Luxury Advertising" (January 2011 Encore) Audio
Age of Persuasion "Luxury Advertising" (January 2011 Encore) Aug 9, 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.
Feb 24, 2012 | 27:02Age of Persuasion "Selling God" (August 2009 Encore) Audio
Age of Persuasion "Selling God" (August 2009 Encore) Feb 24, 2012 | 27:02This week Terry O'Reilly marches you boldly where the angels of marketing fear to tread: he looks at the delicate, always-controversial relationship between faith and advertising. He'll look into the controversy surrounding recent bus ads, which read "There Probably Is No God. So Stop Worrying and Enjoy Your Life." And he'll explain why not all people of faith embrace the marketing tactics popular in some of today's churches.