Bernard Shaw and Modern Advertising

Prophet Motives
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 26. Juni 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • IX, 181 Seiten
978-3-319-78627-8 (ISBN)
 
This book charts how promotional campaigns in which Bernard Shaw participated were key crucibles within which agency and personality could re-negotiate their relationship to one another and to the consuming public. Concurrent with the rise of modern advertising, the creation of Shaw's 'G.B.S.' public persona was achieved through masterful imitation of patent medicine marketing strategies and a shrewd understanding of the relationship between product and spokesman. Helping to enhance the visibility of his literary writing and dovetailing with his Fabian political activities, 'G.B.S.' also became a key figure in the evolution of testimonial endorsement and the professionalizing of modern advertising. The study analyzes multiple ad series in which Shaw was prominently featured that were occasions for self-promotion for both Shaw and the agencies, and presage the iconoclastic style of contemporary 'public personality' and techniques of celebrity marketing.
2018
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 8 s/w Abbildungen
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  • 8 schwarz-weiße Abbildungen, Bibliographie
  • Höhe: 216 mm
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  • Breite: 153 mm
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  • Dicke: 15 mm
  • 368 gr
978-3-319-78627-8 (9783319786278)
10.1007/978-3-319-78628-5
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Christopher Wixson is Professor of English and Theatre Arts at Eastern Illinois University, USA. He teaches advanced courses in early modern drama and modernism, script analysis and dramaturgy, and general education courses in writing and literature. He has published widely on twentieth-century British and American drama and is General Editor of SHAW: The Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies.
1. Introduction: "Press as Corrected, G.B.S.".- 2. Prescription and Petrifaction: Proprietary Medicine, Health Marketing, and Misalliance.- 3. "The Shadow of Disrepute": G.B.S. and Testimonial Marketing.- 4. "The Biggest Scoop in Advertising History": Personality Marketing, G.B.S., and the Near-Testimonial.- 5. "Those Magic Initials, GBS": Copywriting for the Irish Clipper.
This book charts how promotional campaigns in which Bernard Shaw participated were key crucibles within which agency and personality could re-negotiate their relationship to one another and to the consuming public. Concurrent with the rise of modern advertising, the creation of Shaw's 'G.B.S.' public persona was achieved through masterful imitation of patent medicine marketing strategies and a shrewd understanding of the relationship between product and spokesman. Helping to enhance the visibility of his literary writing and dovetailing with his Fabian political activities, 'G.B.S.' also became a key figure in the evolution of testimonial endorsement and the professionalizing of modern advertising. The study analyzes multiple ad series in which Shaw was prominently featured that were occasions for self-promotion for both Shaw and the agencies, and presage the iconoclastic style of contemporary 'public personality' and techniques of celebrity marketing.

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