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  • Influence

    Sara McCorquodale

    Product Code: BZJCN
    Hardback
    Digital influencing is one of the most exciting and disruptive new industries, forecast to be worth over GBP10bn by 2020, but those charged with making this an effective part of their digital strategy rarely understand how this emergent industry works. When it comes to online growth, digital influencers are now consistently outperforming traditional media and brand advertising, even if much of what they do remains a mystery to many people. Sara McCorquodale is the UK's leading authority on the influencer space, and this new book demystifies exactly how digital influence works, interrogates the phenomenon, analyses its problems and forecasts its future. A compelling and deeply insightful book, this will be a must-read for anyone whose business success is dependent on prospering online. Readers will gain a foundation of knowledge into how and why digital communication has become so dominated by influencers, as well as gaining invaluable, never-before-heard insights from the influencers themselves. They will understand how digital trends emerge, the building blocks that make bloggers, vloggers and instagrammers so compelling, and why the context in which influencer marketing emerged is so closely linked to its ongoing success. All of this will be presented alongside take-aways that will instantly improve readers' own work in the digital space. In addition, thanks to Sara's independent analysis of influencer media and marketing, they will finish the book with a clear understanding as to the problems now faced by businesses and brands around the world, and how such issues can be identified, tackled and overcome.
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  • Ultimate Guide to Amazon Advertising

    Timothy Seward

    Product Code: BXKXI
    Paperback
    The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Advertising for Business shows readers how to build an aggressive, streamlined Amazon advertising campaign for their brand, which is proven to increase their search visibility, consistently capture consumer demand, and accelerate the sale of their new products without big-budget national ad campaigns.
    • £15.19
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  • The Fundamentals of Creative Advertising

    Ken Burtenshaw

    Product Code: BWRLL
    Paperback
    The Fundamentals of Creative Advertising 2nd edition provides a rich introduction to the key elements of creative advertising. Burtenshaw, Mahon and Barfoot explore the role of the creative team (comprising art director and copywriter) and examine the ways in which these teams generate ideas and the techniques they utilize. This second edition reflects the changes that have taken place within the advertising industry over recent years and, in particular, the growth of digital media and integrated advertising campaigns. Interviews with leading practitioners, exercises and checklists combine to provide an up-to-date overview of the industry, and to encourage a practical application of the creative ideas explored within the book.
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  • The Art of the Pitch

    Peter Coughter

    Product Code: BWMVY
    Hardback
    Through an engaging and humorous narrative, Peter Coughter presents the tools he designed to help advertising and marketing professionals develop persuasive presentations that deliver business. Readers will learn how to develop skills to create the perfect presentation.
    • £17.99
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  • Madison Avenue Manslaughter

    Michael Farmer

    Product Code: BWIUC
    Paperback
    The advertising industry has reached a critical and dangerous point in its development - agencies destroy themselves by doing increased work for declining fees. So what are the logical consequences of the failure to act? Growing workloads and declining fees have created a "recipe for disaster." For the first time, Michael Farmer offers a solution to avoid this seemingly inevitable disaster. This book offers the world's first effective definition of "the real agency problem." Once the problem is understood, the author offers corrective solutions. Now in its third edition, Madison Avenue Manslaughter has been updated to include industry developments from 2017-2018, plus new material and chapters. This book is a call to action for the 21st-century breed of "mad men," which outlines the industry problems and encourages agencies and their clients to take management actions to keep this disaster at bay. These actions form the basis of a strategic response by agency CEOs as well as corporate chief marketing officers.
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  • The Recommender Revolution

    Jan Van den Bergh

    Product Code: BWCPD
    Paperback
    Whose advice do you ask if you are looking for good wine, new running shoes, the latest TV or even the best depilator on the market? How much of what you buy is influenced by the comments of family, friends and colleagues? Who are the consumers who can make or break a brand? And why do they do it? Recommenders are universal. You find them at all times and in all places. Whether asked to or not, they give their opinions about everything. Also about brands. Sometimes bluntly, sometimes with nuance. Since the growth of the internet, their role has become more important than ever before. In this book you can read how this happened and why they are gaining influence daily. Recommenders who praise or criticise products and services based on their own experience are the real advertisers of today. Human media is replacing mass media. Or rather are creating a different type of mass-reach media. More reliable. More convincing. More honest. Stronger. 'The Recommender Revolution' gives an ex-advertising man's vision of the future for the world of marketing and advertising. This new future promises great things for all consumers and for the brands that can truly excel, so that they are praised to the heavens by the collective public.
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  • Agency

    R. Webb

    Product Code: BVRCD
    Hardback
    This book is for young startups and entrepreneurs in the advertising, marketing, and digital services space. It's an A-to-Z guide for young advertising firms, full of advice that ranges from getting funding to how to value the company and sell it to how to hire your first employee.
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  • Creative Blindness (And How To Cure It)

    Dave Trott

    Product Code: BUGCE
    Paperback
    Creativity is all around us. Not in art galleries. But on the train, at work, in the street outside, and in schools, hospitals and restaurants. Creative vision exists wherever people are. In this entertaining collection of real-life stories, Dave Trott applies his crystal clear lens to define what genuine creative vision looks like. It is problem solving, clarity of thought, seeing what others do not see, and removing complexity to make things as simple as you can. The timeless lessons revealed here can be applied in advertising, business and throughout everyday life. By seeing things differently, you can think differently, and change the world around you. Dave Trott shows you how.
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  • The Contagious Commandments

    Paul Kemp-Robertson

    Product Code: BSYEV
    Hardback
    Contagion may alarm doctors but marketers thrive on it. Some concepts are so compelling you have to share them. But what makes an idea so infectious you can't keep it to yourself? And how can brands produce these kinds of ideas intentionally rather than by chance? Contagious, the globally renowned intelligence resource for the marketing industry, is dedicated to identifying and interrogating the world's most exceptional creative trends. And in The Contagious Commandments, Paul Kemp-Robertson and Chris Barth condense this valuable research into ten strategic takeaways for your own marketing revolution. Taking inspiration from disruptive campaigns from the likes of Patagonia, Nike, Safaricom, BrewDog, LEGO, Kenco, and dozens more, The Contagious Commandments explores how companies fuse creativity, technology and behavioural psychology to achieve truly original marketing ideas that have a positive impact on society and profits - and how your brand can too.
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  • How to Get to Great Ideas

    Dave Birss

    Product Code: BSWWO
    Hardback
    The highly practical lessons in How to Get to Great Ideas are based on neuroscience, psychology and sociology. Written by former advertising creative director Dave Birss, this book offers a brilliant new system for conceiving original and valuable ideas. It looks at how to frame a problem, how to push your thinking, how to sell the idea, how to build support for it and how to inspire others to have great ideas. It proves that any organization - and any individual or department within an organization - can create a fertile environment for ideas. Combining a practical research-based system with fascinating insights and inspiring and humorous writing, the book also includes the problem-solving system RIGHT Thinking. This is a tool which enables a more effective way to generate more effective ideas, and is one that anyone can use to transform themselves or their business. Training on this system is also available in person from the author. And will be released soon as an online course.
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  • A Cannes Lions Jury Presents: The Art of Branded Entertainment

    PJ Pereira

    Product Code: BSBDR
    Paperback
    Live television viewing is decreasing as audiences choose to stream television shows and films via catch-up, YouTube, Netflix, iTunes and other digital platforms. With that shift, intrusive commercial advertising breaks are quickly losing their power as the leading way in which brands communicate with viewers. For the past five years the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has been grappling with how the entertainment and marketing worlds can collaborate in fresh and innovative ways, rather than unsophisticated product placement. In 2017 twenty specialist jurors considered a wide range of ideas submitted in the relatively uncharted category of branded entertainment, regarded by many as the future of advertising. For days they deliberated on what made an entry more or less successful. This book conveys their comprehensively debated conclusions in a series of essays authored by each juror. Contributors to 'The Art of Branded Entertainment': Monica Chun, President of PMK.BNC; Jules Daly, president of RSA Films; Ricardo Dias, CMO of Anheuser-Busch InBev's Grupo Modelo in Mexico; Samantha Glynne, Global Vice President of Branded Entertainment at TV production giant FremantleMedia; Carol Goll, ICM Partners Global Head of Branded Entertainment; Gabor Harrach, the New York-based film and TV producer and former Head of Entertainment Content at Red Bull Media House; Marissa Nance, Managing Director for Multicultural Content Marketing & Strategic Partnerships at Media Superpower OMD; Toan Nguyen, partner at Jung von Matt/SPORTS; Luciana Olivares, CCO of Latina Media in Peru; Marcelo Pascoa, Head of Global Brand Marketing at Burger King; PJ Pereira, Founder and Creative Chairman of Pereira O'Dell; Misha Sher, Vice-President at MediaCom Worldwide; Pelle Sjoenell, Bartle Bogle Hegarty's Global Chief Creative Officer; Tomoyo Suzuki, CEO of Stories International; Jason Xenopoulos, Chief Vision Officer and Chief Creative Officer of VML.
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  • The Book 2018

    Creative Belgium

    Product Code: BRJEV
    Hardback
    Great ad ideas are all around us. This book honours the greatest Belgian ad men of the past year, those who have succeeded in digging up the most innovative and creative campaigns, in a plethora of different media. The Book 2018 contains the winners and shortlisted projects of the awards given out annually by Creative Belgium. Covering over ten categories, this book is a tribute to the leanest ads, to the most successful ideas, and to the unrelenting creativity of Belgium's finest ad men and women.
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  • Copywriting Made Simple

    Tom Albrighton

    Product Code: BQBQS
    Paperback
    Copywriting is writing with purpose. It's about using words to reach people and change what they think, feel and do. This easy-to-read guide will teach you all the essentials of copywriting, from understanding products, readers and benefits to closing the sale. You'll learn how to... * Write clearly, simply and engagingly * Choose a killer headline and a strong structure * Use 20 proven strategies for creative copywriting * Harness the power of persuasion and psychology * Create a unique tone of voice for a brand Illustrated throughout and packed with real-life examples, Copywriting Made Simple is the perfect introduction to copywriting today. "Tom's put a lifetime of learning into this book... an incredibly thorough briefing on copywriting." - Dave Trott, Creative legend, agency founder, author and teacher. "Educational, entertaining and energetic... prepare to dig deep and enjoy!" - Katherine Wildman, Host, The Writing Desk.
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  • Story

    Robert McKee

    Product Code: BPKKK
    Hardback
    Robert McKee & Thomas Gerace's new book Storynomics translates the lessons of storytelling in business into economic and leadership success. McKee distils a lifetime of narrative insight into the Eight Essential Steps of Story structure. This invaluable wisdom will help you develop the identity of your brand and hold the attention of your audience.
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  • Ogilvy on Advertising

    David Ogilvy

    Product Code: BJLMP
    Paperback
    David Ogilvy is well known and respected as the most successful adman of all time. His bestselling book, Ogilvy on Advertising gives valuable advice to young hopefuls and veterans of the industry wanting to improve their success rate.
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  • The Adweek Copywriting Handbook

    Joseph Sugarman

    Product Code: BJHXB
    Paperback
    Great copy is the heart and soul of the advertising business. In this practical guide, legendary copywriter Joe Sugarman provides proven guidelines and expert advice on what it takes to write copy that will entice, motivate, and move customers to buy. For anyone who wants to break into the business, this is the ultimate companion resource for unlimited success.
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  • Creative Advertising

    Mario Pricken

    Product Code: BISTE
    Paperback
    What makes an advertisement hard-hitting and memorable? Unravelling the creative processes behind some of the most effective campaigns of recent years, this new edition of "Creative Advertising" showcases over 200 examples of international advertising from a wide range of media. All brilliantly demonstrate a fascinating range of approaches, including ways of visualizing concepts, the art of illusion and paradox, the use of metaphor and analogy, and the deployment of shock tactics and humour. Entertaining and inspirational, this remains a vital book for all designers, art directors, copywriters and students of advertising in fact, for anyone who makes a living from good ideas and for whom creativity is the key qualification.
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  • The Attention Merchants

    Tim Wu

    Product Code: BHAQA
    Paperback
    Attention merchant: an industrial-scale harvester of human attention. A firm whose business model is the mass capture of attention for resale to advertisers. In nearly every moment of our waking lives, we face a barrage of advertising enticements, branding efforts, sponsored social media, commercials and other efforts to harvest our attention. Over the last century, few times or spaces have remained uncultivated by the 'attention merchants', contributing to the distracted, unfocused tenor of our times. Tim Wu argues that this is not simply the byproduct of recent inventions but the end result of more than a century's growth and expansion in the industries that feed on human attention. From the pre-Madison Avenue birth of advertising to TV's golden age to our present age of radically individualized choices, the business model of 'attention merchants' has always been the same. He describes the revolts that have risen against these relentless attempts to influence our consumption, from the remote control to FDA regulations to Apple's ad-blocking OS. But he makes clear that attention merchants grow ever-new heads, and their means of harvesting our attention have given rise to the defining industries of our time, changing our nature - cognitive, social, and otherwise - in ways unimaginable even a generation ago.
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  • Creative Strategies

    Mario Pricken

    Product Code: BHDLX
    Hardback
    An invaluable sourcebook for all designers and advertising creatives, this book showcases 230 amazing ad campaigns from all over the world. Mario Pricken identifies the keys to their success and demonstrates how brilliant ideas can be used to forge more fruitful relationships between creatives and clients. He also asks provocative questions, challenges stale routines, and suggests exercises that will stimulate discussion and kick-start the imagination. From client briefs to office spaces, this book explores the strategies that can turn an agency into a creative powerhouse.
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  • Hegarty on Advertising

    John Hegarty

    Product Code: BGSUD
    Hardback
    What makes a great idea? How do you make the best pitch to a prospective client? What effect will new technology have on advertising? Written by one of the world's leading advertising creatives, Hegarty on Advertising contains over four decades of wisdom and insight from the man behind hugely effective and influential campaigns for brands such as Levi Strauss, Audi, and Unilever.The book is both an advertising credo and a brilliantly entertaining memoir, divided into two parts. The first offers John Hegarty's personal insights and advice on the advertising business: Ideas, Brands, The Agency, Briefs, Pitching, Storytelling, and Technology. In the second, Hegarty talks about his own career and experiences, from his early days working with Charles Saatchi to the founding of Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) in 1982 and its rise to global renown with offices in London, New York, Singapore, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Sao Paulo. This essential addition to any advertising executive's shelf is now fully revised and ready to inspire a new generation of marketers.
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  • Show Sold Separately

    Jonathan Gray

    Product Code: BFHAS
    Paperback
    It is virtually impossible to watch a movie or TV show without preconceived notions because of the hype that precedes them, while a host of media extensions guarantees them a life long past their air dates. An onslaught of information from print media, trailers, internet discussion, merchandising, podcasts, and guerilla marketing, we generally know something about upcoming movies and TV shows well before they are even released or aired. The extras, or "paratexts," that surround viewing experiences are far from peripheral, shaping our understanding of them and informing our decisions about what to watch or not watch and even how to watch before we even sit down for a show. Show Sold Separately gives critical attention to this ubiquitous but often overlooked phenomenon, examining paratexts like DVD bonus materials for The Lord of the Rings, spoilers for Lost, the opening credits of The Simpsons, Star Wars actions figures, press reviews for Friday Night Lights, the framing of Batman Begins, the videogame of The Thing, and the trailers for The Sweet Hereafter. Plucking these extra materials from the wings and giving them the spotlight they deserve, Jonathan Gray examines the world of film and television that exists before and after the show.
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  • Digital_Humanities

    Peter Lunenfeld

    Product Code: BEKEJ
    Hardback
    Digital_Humanities is a compact, game-changing report on the state of contemporary knowledge production. Answering the question "What is digital humanities?," it provides an in-depth examination of an emerging field. This collaboratively authored and visually compelling volume explores methodologies and techniques unfamiliar to traditional modes of humanistic inquiry -- including geospatial analysis, data mining, corpus linguistics, visualization, and simulation -- to show their relevance for contemporary culture. Written by five leading practitioner-theorists whose varied backgrounds embody the intellectual and creative diversity of the field, Digital_Humanities is a vision statement for the future, an invitation to engage, and a critical tool for understanding the shape of new scholarship.
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  • Remaking the News

    Israel Rodriguez-Giralt

    Product Code: BDMUF
    Hardback
    The use of digital technology has transformed the way news is produced, distributed, and received. Just as media organizations and journalists have realized that technology is a central and indispensable part of their enterprise, scholars of journalism have shifted their focus to the role of technology. In Remaking the News, leading scholars chart the future of studies on technology and journalism in the digital age. These ongoing changes in journalism invite scholars to rethink how they approach this dynamic field of inquiry. The contributors consider theoretical and methodological issues; concepts from the social science canon that can help make sense of journalism; the occupational culture and practice of journalism; and major gaps in current scholarship on the news: analyses of inequality, history, and failure. ContributorsMike Ananny, C. W. Anderson, Rodney Benson, Pablo J. Boczkowski, Michael X. Delli Carpini, Mark Deuze, William H. Dutton, Matthew Hindman, Seth C. Lewis, Eugenia Mitchelstein, W. Russell Neuman, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Zizi Papacharissi, Victor Pickard, Mirjam Prenger, Sue Robinson, Michael Schudson, Jane B. Singer, Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Rodrigo Zamith
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  • Advanced Google AdWords

    Brad Geddes

    Product Code: BBGBH
    Paperback
    The ultimate guide to Google AdWords is fully updated for its third edition This is the ultimate guide for those who want to quickly get beyond AdWords basics to learn and apply the advanced techniques and tactics that are used by Fortune 500 companies. The book provides insight into AdWords' functionality and advanced features, explaining how they work and providing tips, tactics, and hands-on tutorials, which readers can immediately use on their own PPC campaigns. The third edition features more than 50 pages of new material and has been completely revised to cover all the changes to Google's system, including changes to the campaign structure, bid modifiers, new quality score analysis techniques, and the latest ad extension updates. Expert author Brad Geddes gives advanced insight, direction, and strategies for every aspect of using AdWords to create and manage a successful pay-per-click marketing campaign, and also shows you the best tools and techniques for keyword research, including negative keywords. In addition you'll: * Discover how to craft winning ad copy, and explore advanced PPC campaign optimization techniques, including how to optimize for a good quality score * Explore the intricacies of the Display Network and learn how to interpret reports * Learn how to use the AdWords Editor to create thousands of keywords and ad copy configurations * Understand advanced bidding strategies, and how to best organize and manage an AdWords account * Learn how to best test everything from landing pages to ad copy The book concludes with detailed chapters on understanding, interpreting, and acting upon the detailed AdWords reports so you can confidently make decisions to positively impact your campaigns. Advanced Google AdWords is detailed, in-depth, and full of insights, techniques, tips, tactics, and fascinating real-world case studies, making it the ultimate step-by-step guide for developing advanced AdWords expertise.
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