What if Bill Bernbach and Hunter Thompson wrote a how-to book on advertising? It would be a searing, very funny cross between an insider's guide to writing great ads and a sendup of all that's heavy-handed, dim-witted, and ineffectual in advertising.
This pretty much sums up "Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This." by Luke Sullivan, one of today's most successful copywriters working at one of the most prestigious advertising agencies. A relentless wisecracker, Sullivan provides pointers, tips, and guidelines on how to write and produce successful ads for print, TV, radio, billboards, and more, while regaling you with hilarious war stories.
"Luke Sullivan writes just about as relevant an advertising read as you can get. It's a perfect lesson in advertising for newcomers—and a familiar and laughably painful reminiscence for those of us entrenched in this noble and often crazy profession." Lee Clow, Chairman, TBWA Chiat/Day, Chief Creative Officer, Worldwide
"The most informative and entertaining book about life as it really is in the creative department of an advertising agency. Even account men could write great ads after reading it." Tim Delaney, Leagas-Delaney, London
"In an advertising world filled with glib, fast-talking 'experts' more adept at arranging lunch than writing ads, Luke Sullivan is the exception.