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Author Applegate, Edd.
Title The rise of advertising in the United States : a history of innovation to 1960 / Edd Applegate.
Published Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, c2012.
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 Floor3  HF5813.U6 A733 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xi, 198 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Colonial America and advertising -- The first advertising agents in the United States -- P.T. Barnum and his influence on advertising -- Lydia Pinkham and her vegetable compound: the advertising of a patent medicine -- John Wanamaker and retail advertising -- Albert Lasker and the Lord & Thomas Advertising Agency's influence on advertising -- The rise of Procter & Gamble and the advertising of Ivory soap -- Elliott White Springs and the mid-twentieth-century advertising campaign for the Springs Cotton Mills -- Stanley B. Resor and the J. Walter Thompson Company: 1908-1961 -- The development of advertising education in the United States: a brief history.
Summary "Edd Applegate surveys key figures and events that transformed the American business landscape from its colonial beginnings to that Mad Men moment when advertising "went professional." Applegate traces how the explosion of newspapers in the American colonies laid the groundwork for the first advertising agents, leading to America's first class of professional marketers. This entrepreneurial class of white-collar workers thrived on innovation in their quest for more publicity, larger clients, and greater sales. Some of the leaders in what remained a novel, ever-changing form of communication included: P. T. Barnum, master of the advertising gimmick; Lydia Pinkham, queen of the patent medicine cure; John Wanamaker, progenitor of modern retail advertising; Albert Lasker, the formulator of "reason why" advertising; Stanley Resor, the consummate market researcher; Elliott White Springs, the groundbreaking purveyor of the sexual innuendo. Applegate records the achievements of these individuals and others up to 1960, when advertising underwent a remarkable change, becoming a postwar subject of study and scholarship in America's colleges and universities. Written for those interested in learning about a select group of movers and shakers in this key area of American business."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Advertising -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0810884062 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780810884069 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780810884076 (ebook)
0810884070 (ebook)
OCLC number 774500495