The Truth (And Value) In Advertising

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Sometimes, it is not about creating something new for an existing brand, because it should be more about ensuring that the true value of that band, product or service is ever-more obvious to the consumer.

Advertising is not dead. That’s the amazing message from Rory Sutherland in this fascinating TED Talk from 2009 titled, Rory Sutherland: Life lessons from an ad man.

Do yourself a favor and take sixteen minutes to watch this amazing presentation on Marketing, Advertising and Communications from someone who not only does it on a day-to-day basis, but can also talk about it in such an eloquent, humorous and impactful way:

(hat tip: Christopher S. Penn).


  1. There’s something about the english delivery method combined with the accent that makes even the most intelligent talks that much more enjoyable.
    Perfect way to spend 16 1/2 minutes.
    And I didn’t realize Shreddies were so geographically exclusive… who knew?

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