Advertising: As Long As You're Up, Get Their Attention

"The trade of advertising," Samuel Johnson said, "is now so near perfection that it is not easy to propose any improvement." Run that statement up any flagpole along Madison Avenue and a thousand admen will haul out their double-barreled Purdeys from Abercrombie & Fitch and pepper it to pieces. Not improve! The hallmark of advertising is improvement: bigger, better, brighter, newer, whiter, faster, cleaner. That goes for the advertising industry as well as for the products, and 1965 is unfolding for U.S. agencies as a bigger, better and brighter year than any...

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