Diary of an Ad Man

January 1, 2014

THE GRUMPY OLD AD MAN

I just stumbled on the most delightful article… over on Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Emory_Powers

It’s all about John Powers… Born 1837. Died 1919.

Powers was a grump. But he was a pioneer in advertising. It says he was the first to run a full page newspaper ad. The first to offer a FREE TRIAL. And the first to offer an INSTALLMENT purchasing plan.

Hop on over to Wikipedia and check out Powers bio.

Then, let me know what you learn…or if it inspires you.

Linwood

yourlinwood@gmail.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Emory_Powers

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