Business: The Smart Sell


ALONG Man hattan's Madison Avenue, admen have long divided life into two philosophical systems: the hard sell and the soft sell. To Charles Hendrickson Brower, 58, the tall (6 ft. 4 in.), shambling president of Batten, Barton' Durstine & Osborn, "there is no such thing as the hard sell or the soft sell. There is only the smart sell and the stupid sell." Charlie Brewer's smart sell, last week, was the hottest sell in the ad world.

Only a few weeks ago, Brower and BBDO hooked Dodge's $21 million car and...

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