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.
Mar 12, 2011 | 26:10Age of Persuasion Burn The Boats: The Brands That Risked And Won - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion Burn The Boats: The Brands That Risked And Won - Season 5 Mar 12, 2011 | 26:10This week, The Age of Persuasion looks at the concept of "Risk." We tell the stories of the marketers who took the biggest risks, and reaped the greatest rewards - including how one of the best loved movies of all time only survived because the producer risked his career on it, a board game that dared break the conventions of the category, a watch company that risked all and saved the Swiss watch making industry in the process, a CEO who made a decision that was so unpopular even his board of directors bet against him, and the remarkable story of a entrepreneur who risked everything to start a company, then risked a gamble in Vegas to save it.
Feb 12, 2011 | 26:32Age of Persuasion Still More Remarkable Brands - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion Still More Remarkable Brands - Season 5 Feb 12, 2011 | 26:32This week on the Age of Persuasion, we feature our annual look at Five Remarkable Brands. They may not be category leaders or even things you can buy, but they are fascinating. They include; A certain scientist who is such a powerful brand that he has displaced other great thinkers, a company that makes our world a little more colourful, a comic book that has enthralled teenagers for over 70 years, a honey of a product that was born in the back of a pick-up truck, and the most Emmy-nominated TV show in broadcast history. Best of all, they're not only remarkable brands, they're remarkable stories as well.
Mar 5, 2011 | 26:06Age of Persuasion The Commercials You Grew Up With - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion The Commercials You Grew Up With - Season 5 Mar 5, 2011 | 26:06This week on the Age of Persuasion, we talk to baby boomers and take a look at the commercials they grew up with. From the toy and game commercials that inspired your lists to Santa, to the soft drink ads you can still sing along to 40 years later, to the ad for your first underarm deodorant, to the commercial for your first perfume, to the ads aimed at Mom but were still got burned into your memory bank. So put on your pajamas and gather round the radio.
Apr 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.
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.
Apr 2, 2011 | 26:10Age of Persuasion Dynamic Duos: The Famous Partnerships In Advertising Audio
Age of Persuasion Dynamic Duos: The Famous Partnerships In Advertising Apr 2, 2011 | 26:10Season 5: This week on the Age of Persuasion, we look at "Dynamic Duos" - those rare ad agency/client relationships that resulted in some of the most famous advertising of all time. We'll examine the relationship between Nike founder Phil Knight and his ad agency creative director Dan Wieden, Apple's Steve Jobs and Creative Director Lee Clow, temperamental winery owner Julio Gallo and his legendary creative director and tough guy, Hal Riney, and we'll tell the story of the creative director who created a Hall of Fame campaign around the fact his client looked like a chicken.
Apr 30, 2011 | 26:33Age of Persuasion The Happy Homemaker (Part 2) - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion The Happy Homemaker (Part 2) - Season 5 Apr 30, 2011 | 26:33This week, The Age of Persuasion looks at part two of how Madison Avenue invented the Happy Homemaker. While advertising encouraged women to aspire to be housewives in the 50s and 60s, that stay-at-home stereotype was called out onto the carpet by a best-selling book titled <em>The Feminine Mystique</em> in 1963. That book and others like it helped fuel the embers of Women's LIb - which eventually led the Happy Homemaker to run smack into feminism in the 1970s. Women were now in the workforce in record numbers, but they were still balancing careers with motherhood. That juggling act would eventually create the next powerful archetype - which Madison Avenue would happily co-opt - and it would become the dominant female image to this day.
May 7, 2011 | 26:33Age of Persuasion Genericide: When A Brand Becomes Generic - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion Genericide: When A Brand Becomes Generic - Season 5 May 7, 2011 | 26:33This week, the Age of Persuasion looks at the concept of "Genericide" - when brand names become generic. If a product remains the number one brand for decades, it risks losing control of its trademark. Many pioneering brands suffered that fate. Just ask the board game "Monopoly," who lost the right to their own trademark recently.
As a result, other big brands are fighting to prevent genericide - like Kleenex and Band-Aid.
Their stories are fascinating.