By Mark Tungate
Let's face it: ads is a kind of industries that make you itch to drag again the curtain and have a look backstage. Adland does simply that. It takes a world view of the improvement of ads, and utilizing first-hand bills from key figures it takes a troublesome inspect the way forward for ads as well.
The ebook contains fresh interviews with a number of the key gamers who formed the area of advertisements from the Nineteen Fifties onwards, together with: Jean-Marie Dru, President and CEO, TBWA; Phil Dusenberry, BBDO inventive legend; John Hegarty, Chairman and around the globe inventive Director, BBH; Maurice Levy, President, Publicis team; George Lois, Madison street artwork director; Washington Olivetto, South America's most famed adman; Sir Alan Parker, movie director, who talks approximately his early profession in advertisements within the Seventies; Emanuele Pirella, Italian copywriting guru; Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus of DDB around the world; Kevin Roberts, CEO world wide, Saatchi & Saatchi; Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP; Cilla Snowball, Chairman, AMV.BBDO.
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All are based on looking at familiar data from a new perspective. These paths challenge the six fundamental assumptions underlying many companies’ strategies. These six assumptions, on which most companies hypnotically build their strategies, keep companies trapped competing in red oceans. Specifically, companies tend to do the following: • Define their industry similarly and focus on being the best within it • Look at their industries through the lens of generally accepted strategic groups (such as luxury automobiles, economy cars, and family vehicles), and strive to stand out in the strategic group they play in • Focus on the same buyer group, be it the purchaser (as in the office equipment industry), the user (as in the clothing industry), or the influencer (as in the pharmaceutical industry) • Define the scope of the products and services offered by their industry similarly • Accept their industry’s functional or emotional orientation • Focus on the same point in time—and often on current competitive threats—in formulating strategy The more that companies share this conventional wisdom about how they compete, the greater the competitive convergence among them.