Advertising Is Art
by Henry Marwick
I think that good advertising is as much a part of our culture as movies and other art and I think that your excellent article proves it! Advertising is no different from other art, if you think about it; you are trying to convey a central message in the most creative way possible.
I guess with art, however, you are not really trying to convey a specific message, more a sense of emotion. Still, the object of both good art and good advertising is to engage the viewer and get them thinking. In the case of advertising, this is thinking towards a commercial end.
I am sure a lot of great visual artists could be successful in the field of advertising, just as many script and story writers - not to mention comedians and other people of wit - could be great copywriters. There is a certain "zing" in both good art and good advertising that appeals universally.