Jef I. Richards, American Educator ( - )

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Creative without strategy is called 'art.' Creative with strategy is called 'advertising.'~Jef I. Richards

Art Creative Advertising

Creativity is an advertising agency's most valuable asset, because it is the rarest.~Jef I. Richards

Creativity Advertising

Advertising is the 'wonder' in Wonder Bread.~Jef I. Richards

Advertising Bread Wonder

Advertising is speech. It's regulated because it's often effective speech.~Jef I. Richards

Advertising Speech Because

Is advertising a profession, like law or medicine? How many new parents clutch their baby to their breast and declare, 'I want this child to grow up to be a media planner'?~Jef I. Richards

Parents Child Law

In advertising, sex sells. But only if you're selling sex.~Jef I. Richards

Advertising Sex You

Advertising is totally unnecessary. Unless you hope to make money.~Jef I. Richards

Hope Money Advertising

While it may be true that the best advertising is word-of-mouth, never lose sight of the fact it also can be the worst advertising.~Jef I. Richards

Best May Advertising

In the world of commercial speech, tobacco advertising bears the earmarks of an endangered species.~Jef I. Richards

World Advertising Speech

The law requires a paper towel ad to be scrupulously honest, but allows political candidates to lie without reproach. What's wrong with this picture?~Jef I. Richards

Law Political Lie

There's so much truly putrid advertising out there it's embarrassing. But not all advertising is bad. Some of it is really quite mediocre.~Jef I. Richards

Advertising Bad Mediocre

Congress seems to believe that 'Children are our future' is a phrase coined by tobacco advertisers.~Jef I. Richards

Children Future Believe

I believe 'credibility' is one of the biggest issues yet to be addressed by Internet advertisers.~Jef I. Richards

Believe Internet I Believe

I wish all consumers were as gullible as advertising's biggest critics. Anyone who believes advertising is that powerful will believe almost anything.~Jef I. Richards

Powerful Believe Wish

Commercial speech is like obscenity... we can't seem to define it, but we know it when we see it.~Jef I. Richards

Speech Know See

The Death of Advertising? I think that's in the book of Revelation. It's the day when people everywhere become satisfied with their weight, their hair, their skin, their wardrobe, and their aroma.~Jef I. Richards

Death Day Book

There is a huge difference between journalism and advertising. Journalism aspires to truth. Advertising is regulated for truth. I'll put the accuracy of the average ad in this country up against the average news story any time.~Jef I. Richards

Time Truth Advertising

If its not done ethically, advertising won't be trusted. If consumers don't trust it, advertising is pointless.~Jef I. Richards

Trust Advertising Done