Michael Schudson Quotes

13 Michael Schudson quotes:

"If there are signs that Americans bow to the gods of advertising, there are equally indications that people find the gods ridiculous. It is part of the popular culture that advertisements are silly."
"Sales may lead to advertising as much as advertising leads to sales."
"It is very likely that many firms spend more on advertising than, for their own best interests, they should."
"Advertising generally works to reinforce consumer trends rather than to initiate them."
"Advertising is much less powerful than advertisers and critics of advertising claim, and advertising agencies are stabbing in the dark much more than they are practicing precision microsurgery on the public consciousness."
"Chances are that neither the client nor the agency will ever know very much about what role the ad has played in sales or profits of the client, either short-term or long-term."
"If advertising is not an official or state art, it is nonetheless clearly art."
"Advertisements ordinarily work their wonders, to the extent that they work at all, on an inattentive public."
"American advertisers rely on 'essentially illogical' approaches to determine their advertising budgets."
"Most criticism of advertising is written in ignorance of what actually happens inside these agencies."
"The effectiveness of advertising depends on the amount and kind of product information available to consumers... advertising will be more successful the more impoverished the consumer's information environment."
"Buy me and you will overcome the anxieties I have just reminded you of."
"The power of ads rests more in the repetition of obvious exhortations than in the subtle transmission of values."

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