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"...he knows more than other surgeons."

Flowers dried up in “The Metamorphosis”

David Ogilvy is one of my role models. For those that aren’t familiar with his name, he is one of the most iconic and influential persons in the history of advertising—often hailed as “The Father of Advertising” actually. 211 more words


Today on Quora: Can you choose my life?

A treatise on how to make a wise decision

Oh to be young and millennial. I kid. It would be great if I could go back to my twenties, but only if I could keep all the wisdom I have earned. 646 more words

Nuggets Of Wisdom

The way people interact with Brands has never changed. How we describe that interaction has changed over and over and over...

David Ogilvy believed in the notion of “story appeal” as a powerful creative strategy that not only effectively engaged a person at the moment of encountering an advertisement, but also served to create a lasting memory of the brand itself.   293 more words

Jeff Drake

Minding the Gender Gap: Is Protesting #Weswap.com's Advertising a Good Use of Resources?

Our Creative Director & CSO recently took the opportunity to reread key sections of David Ogilvy’s classic Ogilvy On Advertising, and so it could be said that he was primed for the scandal that is the talk of the London startup bubble: … 301 more words

Urban Life

Something Wonderful

As soon as this came my way, I knew I wanted to share it. David Ogilvy would have
hired this fellow in a heartbeat! I especially love the last line: … 54 more words

David's Don'ts2

As noted in my previous post (see David’s Don’ts), David Ogilvy was a legendary copywriter known for his pithy, persuasive, and panache-filled prose. In my last post, I listed 1 through 5 of the 10 “copywriting crimes” that he sagely advised aspiring writers to avoid. 415 more words