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Ads to Icons
How Advertising Succeeds in a Multimedia Age
Ads to Icons introduces new approaches to advertising that go beyond traditional TV/press/billboard communications. It argues that in an age of media saturation and far better customer information, advertising no longer needs to push information at customers. Instead, the book features cases of "pull" advertising -- digital, live events and social networks formed as a response to an advertising brief.
Paul Springer shows how advertising can still rise above the noise and clutter of mass communication to make people take notice. Quoting fifty benchmark cases from five continents, he considers a variety of new advertising methods, including in-game and interactive digital advertising, "flash" stores, and other unified on/offline campaigns. He explains why those campaigns were successful and analyzes their contribution to the field. Examples include campaigns by Nike, Mastercard, Cadbury, Ford, IKEA, and Sony Ericsson.
From Ads to Icons explores the current and future direction of advertising. The book is divided into two parts. Part one comprises 50 international case studies of new and iconic advertising campaigns with profiles, analysis, a summary of essential points that can be learnt from each and suggestions for further reading. Cases include Sibirsky Bereg, YouTube, Singapore Cancer Society and Amex. Part two provides a review and analysis of the changing media landscape. Throughout, the book traces the development of established advertising techniques and traditional media, to experimentation with digital media to respond to the need to create new channels through which to reach customers.