George Cecil

Denny Hatch is the author of six books on marketing and four novels, and is a direct marketing writer, designer and consultant. His latest book is “Write Everything Right!” Visit him at

Doyle Dane Bernbach Founder Bill Bernbach famously said, "Good advertising builds sales. Great advertising builds factories." Bernbach's seemingly fanciful quote is actually based on fact. The 1923 ad was written by George Cecil of N.W. Ayer & Son, and not only turned Canada Dry into a household brand of ginger ale, but was responsible for the construction of two new factories.

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