March 20, 2006

News & Opinion: Business Books in Advertising?

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 7:43 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

IBM has a new ad campaign with the tagline "What Makes You Special?" They have run a couple of big spreads in The Wall Street Journal over the past couple of weeks. I am sure they have shown up other places. It ran again today.

In the ad, they feature Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat and a quote from the book:

"...the flattening of the world means...we are now connecting all the knowledge centers on the planet together into a single global network, which...could usher in an amazing era of prosperity and innovation."

I am not sure I have ever seen a business book quoted and featured in advertising for a F500 company.