May 5, 2012 | 27:26Age of Persuasion "Branding the News" (February 2008 Encore) Audio
Age of Persuasion "Branding the News" (February 2008 Encore) May 5, 2012 | 27:26Season 2: News is big business. This week, Terry O'Reilly traces the origins of today's news packaging.
Here's a headline you'll never, ever see in your daily paper: "Nothing Happened". Terry O'Reilly describes the ugly circle that drives modern newsgathering: how reporting takes money, how the need from money means attracting advertisers, how pleasing advertisers requires a vast audience, and how the need for a vast audience affects news content, and the way it's presented.
He explores the cult of personality that drives TV newscasts, and traces the history of news gathering to a handful of distance runners in ancient Greece.
Jun 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.
Mar 31, 2012 | 26:59Age of Persuasion "Museum of Persuasion" (June 2009 Encore) Audio
Age of Persuasion "Museum of Persuasion" (June 2009 Encore) Mar 31, 2012 | 26:59Anyone remember subtlety in advertising? Or longform ads with irresistible prose? Or the quaint, old-fashioned jingles that were once the mainstay of national advertising. Terry O’Reilly has collected them in a magnificent new Museum of Persuasion. And he’s just itchin’ to take you on a tour. He’ll offer a nostalgic look at ways advertising has reached people in the past, and show how it points to where the craft of persuasion is headed.
Jun 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.
Mar 17, 2012 | 27:00Age of Persuasion "The Real Deal: Authenticity" (August 2009 Encore) Audio
Age of Persuasion "The Real Deal: Authenticity" (August 2009 Encore) Mar 17, 2012 | 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.
Jan 14, 2012 | 27:00Age of Persuasion "Nasty is the New Nice" (January 2009 Encore) Audio
Age of Persuasion "Nasty is the New Nice" (January 2009 Encore) Jan 14, 2012 | 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