Advertising is much less powerful than advertisers and critics of advertising claim, and advertising agencies are stabbing in the dark much more than they are practicing precision microsurgery on the public consciousness.

It is very likely that many firms spend more on advertising than, for their own best interests, they should.

If advertising is not an official or state art, it is nonetheless clearly art.

Advertisements ordinarily work their wonders, to the extent that they work at all, on an inattentive public.

American advertisers rely on 'essentially illogical' approaches to determine their advertising budgets.

Most criticism of advertising is written in ignorance of what actually happens inside these agencies.

Advertising generally works to reinforce consumer trends rather than to initiate them.

Sales may lead to advertising as much as advertising leads to sales.

If there are signs that Americans bow to the gods of advertising, there are equally indications that people find the gods ridiculous. It is part of the popular culture that advertisements are silly.