May 28, 2011 | 26:33Age of Persuasion Ageism In Advertising - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion Ageism In Advertising - Season 5 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.
Jan 15, 2011 | 26:35Age of Persuasion "Luxury Advertising" - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion "Luxury Advertising" - Season 5 Jan 15, 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.
May 21, 2011 | 26:19Age of Persuasion The Sound of Persuasion - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion The Sound of Persuasion - Season 5 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 4, 2011 | 26:34Age of Persuasion Slogans (February 6, 2010 Encore) - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion Slogans (February 6, 2010 Encore) - Season 5 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.
Mar 26, 2011 | 26:16Age of Persuasion Mad Women: The Great Women of Advertising - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion Mad Women: The Great Women of Advertising - Season 5 Mar 26, 2011 | 26:16This week, the Age of Persuasion looks at the Great Women of Advertising. The Hall Of Famers who broke the rules, kicked open the doors and created some of the most famous advertising of our times. We'll meet the first advertising woman ever, the woman who created the first images of wives as Happy Homemakers, the woman who revolutionized the retail business, the female creative director who inspired the "I Love New York" campaign, as well as some of the top ad women of today.
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.
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.
Apr 23, 2011 | 26:33Age of Persuasion The Happy Homemaker (Part 1) - Season 5 Audio
Age of Persuasion The Happy Homemaker (Part 1) - Season 5 Apr 23, 2011 | 26:33This week, The Age of Persuasion looks at how Madison Avenue invented... the housewife. Over 100 years ago, the advertising industry realized they had thousands of household products to sell. All they needed was a customer. So they invented the Happy Homemaker, and for the next 25 years, encouraged women to be stay- at-home moms. That strategy created the biggest business in the world: Housekeeping.
The rest is advertising history.
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.
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.
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?