Fletcher, Winston.

Advertising : a very short introduction / Winston Fletcher. - Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010. - 140 p. : ill. ; 18 cm. - Very short introductions ; 234 . - Very short introductions ; 234. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-135) and index.

What does advertising do? -- How the advertising industry is structured -- Advertisers: the paymasters -- The media: blowing the advertisers' trumpets -- The creative agencies: creating new campaigns -- The media agencies: spending the clients' money -- Research, research, research -- The good, the bad, and the ugly -- The role of advertising in society.

Advertising is riddled with myths and misunderstandings. It is simultaneously believed to be both immensely powerful and immensely wasteful, to increase economic prosperity, and to be morally questionable. Neither its historic origins nor its modern operations are well understood. Winston Fletcher, a leading authority on advertising, looks at the ways in which campaigns work (or fail to work), and the role of advertising in commerce, in the media, and in society. From the history and structure of the advertising industry to controversial areas such as advertising aimed at children, he highlights the benefits of advertising, and what the future may hold for the industry.

9780199568925 (pbk.) 0199568928 (pbk.)


GBB027494 bnb

015489057 Uk


HF5823 / .F54 2010