By David Ogilvy
The long–awaited reissue of the million–copy best–seller that FORBES journal referred to as “A worthy primer on advertisements for any businessman or investor.” With a brand new Foreword through Sir Alan Parker.
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The sector of ads and promoting keeps to dramatically swap because the dominant days of high-powered Madison road organizations. agents needs to glance past conventional media with a view to be successful. so one can top converse with shoppers, advertisers needs to make the most of the myriad of media outlets-print, radio, cable, satellite tv for pc television, and now the web.
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But the long-term problem of the business was growth. It was very much a second division player, with UK grocers becoming more and more powerful in negotiation. The company was American-owned, but the European management were German - neither nationality could understand why we couldn’t make more of our brand portfolio. In fact, we had two largely US brands Mazola and Hellmann’s, and one major European brand - Knorr - which were all sub-scale in the UK when compared with their homelands. Our original - the division now An overview of the pressures on the client 47 British brand, Brown & Polson, was restricted to cornflour and blancmange which one could call mature markets if we were being polite.
A relative share of 45. Products within the company’s portfolio are then positioned on this twodimensional array dependent on how fast their market is growing (versus the company average) and their relative share. Products falling in the high-share, high-growth quadrant (top left) are referred to as Stars. Typically they should attract investment to sustain their position. Products in the bottom left - high share, but low growth - are referred to as Cash Cows which should throw off funds to apply to the stars.
Without it we have nothing. If enough can be spent then presence, sheer advertising weight, regardless of content, can achieve that breakthrough of itself; conquest via attrition. This cannot be denied (and it may well explain the success of some apparently average advertising). But fewer and fewer advertisers have the funds available to do this, certainly when faced with the increasing proliferation, clutter and complexity of today's media environment. Greater and greater onus, therefore, is placed upon the content of what we present.
Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy