Advertising Should Be Judged Only By The Goods It Sells
Advertising Should Be Judged Only By The Goods It Sells.
by Dennis Gartland II
Opinion should be left to politics and religion, Opinion has no place in advertising. Eight percent of the world's people being Protestants believe that both the Buddhists and the Catholics, and all others, are deplorably ignorant of the only true faith, which of course must be their own particular sect of Protestantism. And, neither Buddhist, Catholic, nor Protestant, can convince the 2 per cent of Jewish people that their opinion is wrong and should be changed. I can prove to you which advertisement will have the highest return on investment.
Many Advertisers, seem satisfied to spend their money on mere Opinions about Advertising when they might have invested it on Evidence about Advertising. These are the Advertisers whose business must die before they can be convinced that general publicity (merely keeping the name before the people) is wrong and Salesmanship-on-paper right.
No company would give a salesperson a commission over a report from him that he was "Influencing Sales" for their other salesmen. What the advertising employer would demand from his Salesman would be profitable Orders. He would demand Sales, clearly made by the Salesman himself, each sale carrying a given profit over cost for the employer. That is just what the advertising employer should demand from his advertising expenditure, too-Sales-proven Sales, carrying a satisfactory profit. And, if he insists upon it he can get the kind of advertising which will actually produce sales instead of a vague "General Influence on Sales."
Because, true ads are "Salesmanship-on-paper" after all. When it is anything less than salesmanship it is not real Advertising, but only "Branding." And, "Branding" admittedly claims only to "increase favorable name recognition," to produce a " impression on the Trade," and to "Influence Sales" for the salespeople.
Poor advertising gives the same bad excuses a Salesman who failed to earn his keep in actually selling products or services. Branding, or any other advertising, should be judged by the same standards as the Salesman; by the goods it is clearly proven to sell divided by the amount invested.
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