THE PSUEDO-SCIENCE OF ADVERTS

Posted by | August 2, 2013 | Design | No Comments

Anyone who says that the mid-1950s Creative Revolution (The Big Idea epoch)  was merely a semantic change in the way advertising was practiced, should look below. Try to find the creative in this primer of persuasion.

The advertising industry, which Edward Bernays suggested was the propaganda ministry of the nation, sought whatever scientific means it could to guarantee success. Capitalism runs on commerce, so psychology, as Aldous Huxley has written, was employed early in the 20th century and adopted for better or worse in the postwar era.

Written by: Steven Heller
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