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Ten Principles of Effective
For many years the definitive
source of knowledge for what makes some advertisements
more readable than others has been Roper Starch Worldwide, a research firm that measures advertising readership. Of
course readership isn't the same as response. Then
again, unless your ad attracts an audience and actually gets
enough of that audience to read, there won't be
Written by Roper Starch
Worldwide Senior Vice President Philip W. Sawyer, who kindly
gave us permission to post it, this piece sets forth 10 principles you can follow to create more effective print ads.
Includes detailed research
findings about the readership of specific ads from such
companies as Canon, Principal Financial Group, Entergy, Iams
and others...as well as reproductions of a number of ads that
Sawyer uses to illustrate his ten principles.
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any level, should be allowed to have anything to do with
advertising until he has read this book seven times. It changed
the course of my life. " Advertising Great David Ogilvy
"He allowed himself virtually no
diversions, no sports, music, politics, movies, plays....Hopkins
loved work, he claimed, the way some men loved golf. He seldom
left his office before midnight. He would excuse himself from
bridge games and dinner parties to return to his typewriter....On
a list of the great copywriters of all time, most students of
advertising history would rank Hopkins first."
From The Mirror Makers: A History of
American Advertising and its Creators, by Stephen Fox
Claude Hopkins believed advertising
existed only to sell something and created some of the most
profitable advertising campaigns ever launched. A staunch
proponent of "reason-why" copy he also promoted couponing,
premiums, free samples, mail order and copy testing. Named to
Advertising Age's list of the top 100 people in advertising
Scientific Advertising (off copyright and now in the
public domain), is his timeless classic. First published in 1923,
its teachings are still highly relevant and useful today.