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"Ogilvy is the creative force of modern advertising."  —New York Times


"Ogilvy's writing is pithy, lively and urbane...[Confessions of an Advertising Man] is full of great stories from the world of 1960s advertising." — IndependentMail.com

"Required reading for anyone in business"  —Media Week



"It's a well-written, clean book which breaks out his concepts, tactics, and techniques and is a must-read for anyone in business—and particularly marketing and PR."  —Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR, on his 10 Must-Read Public Relations and Marketing Books, on Business Insider


"I would like to make it mandatory that everyone in advertising read David Ogilvy's first book, Confessions of an Advertising Man at least once a year."—George Parker in Business Insider

"Monumental...there is the kind of good, solid, smart, great-work-inspiring advice that any one in this business – and that includes clients – would be wise to review."  —The Agency Review 


"It's a classic...I tell my students if you're going to read a book about advertising, start with that one." — Investor's Business Daily

"For anyone working in the marketing profession, this is an essential text."  — Financial Times


“. . . Throughout his book Confessions of an Advertising Man you will find deep insights on management, candor, and company culture.” —The Huffington Post


"I'd highly recommend Confessions of An Advertising Man for entrepreneurs at all stages of growth...this book changed my perspective on brand and messaging distillation." —John Furneaux, the co-founder and CEO of Hive

About the Author

David Ogilvy (1911–1999), referred to in 1962 by Time as "the most sought-after wizard in today's advertising industry," is considered to have been one of the dominant thinkers in the field. He is also the author of Ogilvy on Advertising. Sir Alan Parker was a copywriter in the 1960s and 1970s and is now a film director and producer. Films he directed include Angela's Ashes, Fame, Midnight Express, and Pink Floyd: The Wall.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 190491537X
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Southbank Publishing; REV ed. edition (January 1, 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9781904915379
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1904915379
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.5 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.6 x 9.5 inches
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