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By Judith Williamson

Judith Williamson doesn't easily criticize ads at the grounds of dishonesty and exploitation, yet examines intimately, via over 100 illustrations, their undoubted popularity and allure. The overt fiscal functionality of this allure is to make us purchase issues. Its ideological functionality is to contain us as 'individuals' in perpetuating the tips which suggest the industrial foundation of our society. If fiscal stipulations are those that make ideology worthy, it's ideology which makes these stipulations look priceless. in an effort to switch society, the vicious circle of 'necessity' and concepts needs to be damaged. deciphering ads is an try and forge, in our popularity not just of the pictures and values of ads, yet of the 'transparent' types and buildings during which they're embodied. It presents a 'set of tools' which we will use to change our personal pereptions of 1 society's subtlest and most complicated different types of propoganda.

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Why? Because they are visible brands. And logically, some of us might try to follow in their footsteps and try to copy them. In my opinion, however, these are the WRONG folks to emulate—because big brands are very different from scrappy entrepreneurs like us. Not better or worse, just different. Big brands have their own ways of doing things. They use expensive tactics, report to big boards, and keep huge advertising and marketing firms on retainer. They have lots of checks and balances. We don’t.

P1: TIX/XYZ P2: ABC c02 JWBT378-Garland 22 October 13, 2010 8:2 Printer Name: Yet to come Smarter, Faster, Cheaper The perfect storm for marketing smarter, faster, cheaper includes three qualities: 1. Passion 2. Personality 3. Knowledge And these qualities go together like a full outfit; if you are missing a piece, it just won’t work. They go hand-in-handin-hand and are the basis for everything in smarter, faster, cheaper. You hold the power to create expertise. You hold your own destiny to become the go-to person in your niche.

Why? Because they are visible brands. And logically, some of us might try to follow in their footsteps and try to copy them. In my opinion, however, these are the WRONG folks to emulate—because big brands are very different from scrappy entrepreneurs like us. Not better or worse, just different. Big brands have their own ways of doing things. They use expensive tactics, report to big boards, and keep huge advertising and marketing firms on retainer. They have lots of checks and balances. We don’t.

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