But does it work?

Open happiness! Does hyperbole or exaggeration work in advertising?

Stronger than Beast Mtawarira; blinding-white teeth; irresistible to men (or women)…

Hyperbole is a very common feature in advertising, but does it work?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Branding and Advertising Expert Andy Rice.

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Hyperbole is not meant to be taken seriously.

Andy Rice (branding and advertising expert )

Puffery is not hyperbole; claims must be substantiated.

Andy Rice (branding and advertising expert )

The power of hyperbolic imagery often overpowers the brand.

Andy Rice (branding and advertising expert )

I wonder if Outa will challenge Sanral’s claims of efficiency.

Andy Rice (branding and advertising expert )

This article first appeared on 702 : Open happiness! Does hyperbole or exaggeration work in advertising?


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