Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This

Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This : The Classic Guide to Creating Great Ads

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The classic guide to creating great advertising now covers all media: Digital, Social, and Traditional
Hey Whipple, Squeeze This has helped generations of young creatives make their mark in the field. From starting out and getting work, to building successful campaigns, you gain a real-world perspective on what it means to be great in a fast-moving, sometimes harsh industry. You'll learn how to tell brand stories and create brand experiences online and in traditional media outlets, and you'll learn more about the value of authenticity, simplicity, storytelling, and conflict.
Advertising is in the midst of a massive upheaval, and while creativity is still king, it's not nearly enough. This book is an essential resource for advertising professionals who need up-to-date digital skills to reach the modern consumer.
Turn great ideas into successful campaignsWork effectively in all media channelsAvoid the kill shots that will sink any campaignProtect your workSucceed without selling out
Today's consumer has seen it all, and they're less likely than ever to even notice your masterpiece of art and copy, let alone internalize it. Your job is to craft a piece that rises out of the noise to make an impact. Hey Whipple, Squeeze This provides the knowledge to create impressive, compelling work.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 33.02mm | 666g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 5th Edition
  • 1119164001
  • 9781119164005
  • 13,973

About Luke Sullivan

Luke Sullivan (Savannah, GA; heywhipple.com) is author of the advertising/copywriting bestseller, Hey Whipple, Squeeze This. After 32 years in the advertising business at elite agencies like Fallon, The Martin Agency, and GSD&M, he is now chair of the advertising department at the Savannah College of Art and Design. His clients have included United Airlines, AT&T, Miller Lite, and SunTrust.
Edward Boches, (Boston, MA; edwardboches.com) is an advertising consultant and speaker, writes a popular advertising industry blog (Creativity Unbound) and is a Professor of Advertising at Boston University.. He joined the faculty in 2012 after 30 years as a partner at Mullen. During his tenure at Mullen, the agency grew from a 12-person local shop to one of the most highly regarded agencies in America. Edward has created award-winning advertising and social media campaigns for brands that include General Motors, Google, Lending Tree, Monster.com, Smartfood, Timberland and dozens of others. "When I Grow Up," a commercial he helped create for Monster.com, remains among the all-time top 10 Super Bowl spots.
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"The writing is very informal and easy to understand. The authors' wit and humor are also on display. Anyone interested in learning how to write copy for advertisements should read this book." (Choice Connect 2016) -The writing is very informal and easy to understand. The authors' wit and humor are also on display. Anyone interested in learning how to write copy for advertisements should read this book.- (Choice Connect 2016)
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This is the nearly all-new fifth edition of Luke Sullivan's classic guide to advertising. With assistance from ad veteran and digital expert Edward Boches, this edition is updated to thoroughly cover and explore the new age of advertising. As the authoritative book on advertising in both digital and traditional media, it includes examples, best practices, and how-to advice on everything from social media to mobile, TV, experiential advertising, as well as traditional print media. Part how-to and part exposE, Hey Whipple, Squeeze This is the insider's guide to coming up with great ideas as well as an unapologetic send-up of all that's heavy-handed, dim-witted, and ineffectual in the industry.

Praise for Hey Whipple, Squeeze This

"Luke and Edward will inspire you to create ideas fit for today's digital world and help an entire industry make less spam."
--Gareth Kay, Cofounder of Chapter SF

"Classic must-read Sullivan mixed with innovation master Boches make the perfect duo. This is the book that will help guide new talent to great career starts. Required reading for a new era."
--Deborah Morrison, Carolyn Chambers Distinguished Professor of Advertising, University of Oregon

"Luke Sullivan writes a perfect lesson in advertising for newcomers -- and a familiar and laughably painful reminiscence for those of us entrenched in this noble and often crazy profession."
--Lee Clow, Chairman and Global Director, TBWA\Worldwide

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Table of contents

CHAPTER 1 A Brief History of Why Everybody Hates Advertising
And why you should try to get a job there. 1
CHAPTER 2 The Creative Process
Or, Why it s impossible to explain what we do to our parents. 17
CHAPTER 3 Ready Fire! Aim
Or, What to say comes before how to say. 31
CHAPTER 4 The Sudden Cessation of Stupidity
How to get ideas the broad strokes. 47
CHAPTER 5 Write When You Get Work
Completing an idea some finer touches. 79
CHAPTER 6 The Virtues of Simplicity
Or, Why it s hard to pound in a nail sideways. 105
CHAPTER 7 Stupid, Rong, Naughty, and Viral
Getting noticed, getting talked about. 121
CHAPTER 8 Why Is the Bad Guy Always More Interesting?
Storytelling, conflict, and platforms. 143
CHAPTER 9 Zen and the Art of Tastee-Puft
Or, Managing time, energy, panic, and your creative mind. 155
CHAPTER 10 Digital Isn t a Medium, It s a Way of Life
Ads, media, content, and customers they ve all gone digital. 171
CHAPTER 11 Change the Mindset, Change the Brief, Change the Team
Digital work means the end of us and them. 183
CHAPTER 12 Why Pay for Attention When You Can Earn It?
Or, Advertising so interesting, people go out of their way to see it. 197
CHAPTER 13 Social Media Is the New Creative Playground
It seems like a free-for-all, but there are some basic guidelines. 219
CHAPTER 14 How Customers become Customers in the Digital Age
Be findable, be present, be everywhere. 233
CHAPTER 15 Surviving the Digital Tsunami
Or, How to be a one, not a zero. 247
CHAPTER 16 In the Future, Everyone Will Be Famous for 30 Seconds
Some advice on telling stories visually. 259
CHAPTER 17 Radio Is Hell, but It s a Dry Heat
Some advice on working in a tough medium. 271
CHAPTER 18 Only the Good Die Young
The enemies of good ideas. 299
CHAPTER 19 Pecked to Death by Ducks
Presenting and protecting your work. 327
CHAPTER 20 A Good Book . . . or a Crowbar
What it takes to get into the business. 357
CHAPTER 21 Making Shoes versus Making Shoe Commercials
Is this a great business, or what? 393
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