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Confessions of an Advertising Man Paperback – Jan 1 2006


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  • Paperback: 207 pages
  • Publisher: Southbank Publishing (Jan. 1 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904915019
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904915010
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #451,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Ogilvy is the creative force of modern advertising."  —New York Times

About the Author

David Ogilvy (1911–1999), referred to in 1962 by Time as "the most sought-after wizard in today's advertising industry," is considered to have been one of the dominant thinkers in the field. He is also the author of Ogilvy on Advertising. Sir Alan Parker was a copywriter in the 1960s and 1970s and is now a film director and producer. Films he directed include Angela's Ashes, Fame, Midnight Express, and Pink Floyd: The Wall.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James Sadler on March 24 2004
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While not as detailed or colorfully illustrated as his later work "Ogilvy on Advertsing," this is still a classic fillld with great information. The book is clearly a precursor to "Ogilvy on Advertising," as many of the same elements can be found in it.
Ogilvy has a wonderfully casual, yet occassionally pompous, style to his writing, but he clearly knows and understands advertising. He manages that rare combination of managing to teach while entertaining. Sometimes his ego and pride come across too strongly, but given the man's accomplishments, I'll cut him slack. And you may wonder why he starts off discussing his days as a chef in Paris, but he does a great job of analogizing that experience to his experiences with running an ad agency.
Highly recommended for anyone involved in advertising, particularly copywriters. Ogilvy was a copywriter and he clearly has a special admiration for those who write copy for a living. He also has great advice to share for anyone in advertising.
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This book is well written and easy to read. David Ogilvy is recognized as one
of the leading ad. man of the last century.

I highly recommend it to anyone that likes to study the classics.
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By Tyrel on July 25 2015
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Well written book with great content. Even if your not in advertising there is still a lot of sound advice for managers out there. Definitely recommend it.
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ARRIVED AS EXPECTED ARRIVED IN THE CONDITION EXPECTED

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By Roy Semple on June 24 2015
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A classic must read for marketing professionals.
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