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Selling Politics: Accompanies the TV series We Have Ways Of Making You Think by [Rees, Laurence]
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About the Author

Laurence Rees was born in 1957 and educated at Solihull School and Oxford University, where he read law. He has been writing and producing television documentaries since 1982. His work includes several films on political and historical subjects for the BAFTA award-winning series 40 Minutes. In 1992, he was appointed editor of the BBC 2 history series Timewatch. His first novel, Electric Beach, was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 1990.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1083 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Digital (30 Jun. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0089WGU8W
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,218,174 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x916ac3f0) out of 5 stars 1 review
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HASH(0x913f8174) out of 5 stars Excellent review of political advertising 30 May 2004
By Faisal A. Qureshi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Though published in 1992 (to accompany the BBC TV series, We Have Ways of Making You Think), the book is still relevant today. It looks at how political parties and advertising partnered and the effect this had on politics. The author arguement is that contempary political advertising can be traced back to the works of Nazi propagandist, Josef Goebbels, who believed that in order for good propaganda to work, it must entertain rather then inform.
Surprisingly the author doesn't look at the work of the Creel Commission, a body set up by Woodrow Wilson in 1917 to encourage the American population to support WW1. Another ommission is the work of the Institute for Propaganda Analysis, set up in 1937 to help the American public recognise various methods of propaganda.
The author reviews the years after WW2 and particulary how these techniques were used by American politicans and then picked up by their British counterparts. The most famous example being the Conservative Party partnership with Saatchi & Saatchi.
This book is reccomended to anyone seriously interested in political advertising, film making or jsut wanting to find out how the visual images can be used to change people's minds.
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