May 14, 2011 | 26:34Age of Persuasion Opportunism In Advertising (May 25, 2010 Encore) - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion Opportunism In Advertising (May 25, 2010 Encore) - Season 5 May 14, 2011 | 26:34This week, the Age of Persuasion features an encore broadcast of "Opportunism in Advertising." Every now and then, marketers throw away the playbook, and create campaigns based on surprising opportunities that suddenly appear. Sometimes it's taking advantage of a news story, or a competitor's ad, or a new economic reality - or even the launch of the Space Shuttle.
It takes courage and ingenuity, but when opportunism works, it can put a brand on the map.
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.
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?
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.
Feb 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.
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.
Feb 26, 2011 | 26:02Age of Persuasion AOP Goes to the Movies - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion AOP Goes to the Movies - Season 5 Feb 26, 2011 | 26:02This week, Age of Persuasion Goes To The Movies. Just in time for the Oscars, we look at great movie marketing, and talk about the landmark movies that completely altered the way Hollywood sells its films (Yes, one of them involves a shark, but the movie that made the shark possible has a little karate in it). We'll also feature some of the most inventive movie ads ever done, and trace the history of movie trailers - which, by the way, were originally created to drive people OUT of theatres, not into them. It's true. Hope you'll join us.
Feb 24, 2012 | 27:02Age of Persuasion "Selling God" (Aug. 8, 2009 Encore) Audio
Age of Persuasion "Selling God" (Aug. 8, 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.