Jef I. Richards Quote
Interactive advertising will enable the further 'anthropomorphizing' of brands. In the coming years we will be giving businesses a very human persona. What consumers see will, in a very real sense, seem like a living and breathing human being. Many companies will create virtual bodies — male, female, young or old — as well as virtual personalities. One business may, by all appearances, be a laid-back, calm, fatherly figure, while another will have the personality of an energetic, young, party-animal. To achieve this we will start to look seriously at what makes some people uniquely popular and likable, in the hope of capturing that essence for our brand.
Published by himself on the "Department of Advertising, the University of Texas at Austin" page, c. 1998