Since the dawn of time, advertisers have stretched, exaggerated and mutilated the truth to get consumers’ attention.
Hey, that’s life. It’s also why advertising is a consistent bottom-dweller in every “most respected profession” survey.
But there is hope for mankind.
Some companies have a refreshingly strong sense of advertising ethics. They believe that their products are so good, an honest portrayal is the most effective advertising tool.
Apple has always been one of those companies. That’s one reason I was so attracted to it when I was a baby copywriter.
Apple advertising was always creative and fun, but it was also intelligent and accurate. That’s what made it the industry’s “gold standard” for marketing.
That’s why it makes me nervous when I see today’s Apple playing loose with words and images to sell a product.
Case in point: the “all-screen” iPhone X.Continue reading…