Paid Attention

Genre: Business

Paid AttentionInnovative Advertising for a Digital World

Performed by:
Matthew Lloyd Davies
Cambridge Marketing Handbooks

As ever, the onus is on brands to find compelling ways to earn the attention of the consumer. Yet content scarcity has given way to overload, fixed channels have dissolved into fluid networks, and audiences have become participants in consumer-driven conversations. This shift requires a new course of action for brands; it demands new marketing imperatives. Paid Attention is a guide to modern advertising ideas: what they are, why they are evolving and how to have them. Spanning communication theory, neuroscience, creativity and innovation, media history, branding and emerging technologies, it explores the strategic creation process and how to package ideas to attract the most attention in the advertising industry.Packed with real-world examples of advertising campaigns for companies including Sony, Red Bull, HP and many more, Paid Attention provides a robust model for influencing human behaviour. Referencing a wide body of theory and praxis, from behavioural economics and sociology to technology and even science fiction, Faris Yakob maps advertising onto a wider analysis of culture. Containing practical advertising and branding templates, including a new advertising planning toolkit, it is ideal for students and practitioners looking to get noticed in today’s cluttered marketplace.

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Run time: 6 hours
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Faris Yakob

Faris Yakob is the founder of Genius Steals LLC, an idea and innovation consulting firm. Previously he was Chief Innovation Officer at MDC Partners and Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Strategist at the world's largest advertising agency, McCann Erickson. He was named one of ten modern day Madmen by Fast Company and one of the most respected planners in the world by The Planning Survey. He regularly writes about brands, media, communications, and technology in publications that include Fast Company, Forbes, Advertising Age and Maxim. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has lectured at MIT and USC.
Matthew Lloyd Davies

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