Juliann Sivulka, whose
best-selling books on advertising and culture are used at universities
in this and five other countries, was a guest lecturer in John Guiniven's
Media Relations course during Winter Term; the students
in Kelli Burns' Media Writing course were also invited to sit in
on the session.
an assistant professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications
at the University of South Carolina. She was recently a Fulbright
Visiting Lecturer at the University of Tokyo and Japan Women's University,
and she stopped at Elon to visit with her friend Guiniven on a return
trip to Japan.
best known as the author of the books "Soap, Sex, and Cigarettes:
A Cultural History of American Advertising" and "Stronger
than Dirt: A Cultural History of Advertising Personal Hygiene in
America, 1875 to 1940."
a survey of the history of American advertising in her visit at
Elon, showing a number of the ads she features in her lavishly illustrated
books. "Advertising both shapes and reflects our society,"
she said. "Advertising has helped bring change, but advertisers
also have to connect, so their ads reflect society and tell you
something about our popular culture and everyday life."
the title of her most popular book by saying, "Soap was one
of the first packaged goods to be advertised; sex has long been
a selling tool; the cigarette habit was sold to us through advertising,
so all of these elements are important when you talk about advertising."
worked as a consultant on advertising-related programs produced
for the History Channel and has served on the advisory board for
the three-volume Encyclopedia of Advertising. She was profiled in
"Contemporary Authors 2003."