Samuel Candler Dobbs
Early life and education
Dobbs began his career as an Atlanta-based Coca-Cola salesman, during which he persuaded Joe Biedenharn of the Biedenharn Candy Company to set up a Coca-Cola dispenser in this store and order the beverage on a regular basis, thereby fueling sales and recognition of the Coca-Cola name. Dobbs later became the company's sales manager and president.
In 1909, Dobbs became president of the Associated Advertising Clubs of America, now the American Advertising Federation (AAF), and began to make speeches on the subject. In 1911, he was involved in the adoption of the "Ten Commandments of Advertising", one of the first codes of advertising developed by groups of advertising firms and individual businesses. He is credited with beginning the "truth-in-advertising" campaign that led to the creation of the Better Business Bureau.
Philanthropy and legacy
- "-- Monday, Nov. 13, 1950 -- Page 1". Time. November 13, 1950. Retrieved 2007-01-13.
- "Gathering Leaves - A Family History Encyclopedia - Person Page 19". Retrieved 2007-01-13.
- "Joe Biedenharn & Coca-Cola". The Biedenharn Museum & Gardens. Retrieved 2007-01-13.
- "New and Improved: The Story of Mass Marketing in America". Business Week. Retrieved 2007-01-13.
- "Samuel Chandler Dobbs (1868-1950). Inducted 1953". Retrieved 2007-01-13.
- "Chapter 3: The war and the post-war years: Start of the doctoral program, 1940-50". History of Emory. Retrieved 2007-01-13.
- "Chapter 7: The recent years; the Emerson Center; Cherry Logan Emerson Hall, 1983-2001". History of Emory. Retrieved 2007-01-13.
- Melvin Konner, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor