In Defense of Advertising
by Jerry Kirkpatrick
Publisher: TLJ Books 2007
Number of pages: 203
In Defense of Advertising is a theoretical defense based on the philosophy of Ayn Rand and the economics of Ludwig von Mises. It argues that the proper foundations of advertising are reason, ethical egoism, and laissez-faire capitalism. Its theme is that the social and economic criticisms of advertising are false because they are based on a false philosophic and economic world view. Only an alternative world view can refute the charges and put forth a positive moral evaluation of advertising¿s role in human life. The author defends advertising because it appeals to the rational self-interest of consumers for the rationally selfish, profit-making gain of the capitalists.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by M. Solomon, L. D. Cornell, A. Nizan - Saylor Foundation
This book is written for advertising and promotions courses taught to students in the business school. The book is the first of its kind to teach advertising concepts by reverse engineering a real advertising campaign from beginning to end.
by Richard F. Taflinger - Kendall Hunt Publishing
This is the text to Taking ADvantage, a book on the physical and cultural evolution of human beings, how that evolution has affected human subconscious processing of stimuli, and how advertising takes advantage of that processing by creating stimuli.
by Herbert Kaufman - George H. Doran Company
Newspaper advertising is to business, what hands are to a clock. It is a direct means of letting the public know what you are doing. In these days of intense commercial contest, a dealer who does not advertise is like a clock that has no hands.
by Ira Berkowitz - Vault Inc.
Are you addicted to commercials? Do you love to make up catchy slogans? This guide offers a look at professional careers in advertising, at the industry's history and trends, and advice on marketing oneself to potential employers.