Juicing the Orange: How to Turn Creativity Into a Powerful Business Advantage

Pat Fallon, Author, Fred Senn, Author Harvard Business School Press $26.95 (228p) ISBN 978-1-59139-927-8
In a vivid look at some of the most creative and successful ad campaigns of the last 25 years, the founders of Fallon Worldwide chronicle the ways that ""creative leverage""-the ""daily practice of making creativity actionable and accountable for changing consumer behavior""-to bear in high-stakes, enterprise-critical situations. In doing so themselves, Fallon and Senn have helped clients capture markets, redefine consumer perceptions, and recover from disaster-all while generating enormous revenue. Citibank's ""life is more than just money"" aphorisms, United Airlines' animated vignettes, Holiday Inn's campy one liner, and Lee Jean's ironic hipster mascot, Buddy, demonstrate how fearless commitment to the creative approach finds the market sweet spot others missed. Each chapter treats a single campaign in depth, building as it progresses toward a complete working definition of creative leverage. The self-promotion of the introduction may put some readers off, but it is short-lived; the rest of the book drops the bragging and allows the campaigns to speak for themselves. Specialists in marketing and advertising will find the book appealing, and professionals of all stripes should find it useful. But general readers interested in going behind the scenes of these memorable campaigns-or of ad work in general-will find much to enjoy here.
Reviewed on: 07/31/2006
Release date: 08/01/2006
Genre: Nonfiction
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