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Reviews and Recommendations

There are millions of books and movies about advertising, marketing and design. Here, you can find out what About.com's Advertising channel has to say about the best of them, and what you should have on your "must read" and "Must watch" lists.
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  3. Advertising and Marketing Movie Reviews (15)

Event Review – David Droga at the Ad Club Denver
On September 14th 2012, to a packed lunchtime crowd (the Ad Club actually overbooked the event due to demand), David Droga spent around one hour sharing his wealth of knowledge to the many, many admirers of his work. It was a good show to say the least.

Good and Bad “As Seen on TV” Products
In part one of this story, we covered six products that do not live up to the advertising claims. They included the Eggstractor, the GripGo, StirCrazy, InstaHang, the Steam Buddy, and the most ridiculous of all, the UroClub. Now, to be fair, there are also some good As Seen on TV products out there. In fact, some of them are so good they would...

Review: The Pitch Episode 2 – Waste Management
From the start, this 2nd episode of The Pitch felt very different than the first episode. Being reality TV, you can’t trust what you see; only what you believe. And I believe that some clever editing created a much larger story of conflict and desperation than was actually true. I’ll never know, but unless you work for either of the two...

6 Great Documentaries Anyone in Advertising Should Watch

Objectified (2009)
Objectified is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It’s about the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily...

Lemonade (2009)
A review of a documentary about life after being laid off. When you get the dreaded pink slip, what do you do, where do you go, and will life be better? Find out.

Helvetica (2007)
Take a journey through the life of one of the world's most beloved typefaces - Helvetica. Directed by Gary Hustwit (Objectified) it's a masterpiece of typographical study.

Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)
If you have any interest in street art, graffiti, Banksy or social commentary, then Exit Through The Gift Shop is a documentary you cannot ignore.

Beautiful Losers (2008)
If you want to see some of the most artistic, creative, eccentric and vibrant artists and free thinkers of the past 20 years, “Beautiful Losers” is an amazing place to start.

Art & Copy: Inside Advertising's Creative Revolution (2010)

Book Review: Think Small by Dominik Imseng
Think Small: The Story Of The Worlds Greatest Ad is not just a historical reconstruction of the ad that changed the face of advertising. It is also evidence to support it.

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