Is Facebook the Next AOL?


Companies I’ve led have been active buyers of advertising on Facebook at every stage of its evolution. AOL came to love hammering our screens with advertisements. When it was the onramp to connectivity we were already paying a monthly fee for the privilege of being an advertising target, but this additional banquet of media cash was a renewable feast of dots and spots. I used to like AOL. Back in the day we called it by its full name, America Online.

Stop Dropping the Ball


Think you can buy a big bubbly bag of advertising to win back the trust of that customer? I get called frequently to help companies with their brands. Usually this involves helping identify the competitive advantages in products and services, articulating the unique selling proposition around innovations that constitute a customer promise, and then devising a sustainable communications strategy around that promise. That’s the hard part. There is also an easy part.


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Another Good Year for The Good Men Project


Third, you will see more emphasis on our premium product, where we ask a modest annual membership fee to help support our efforts in a world where advertising can not be our only business model. I have just finished my third full year on the board of directors and as strategic advisor to The Good Men Project. It’s hard to believe that much time went by so quickly. On the other hand, it is amazing to see how far we have come in such a short amount of time.

Endless Encores


” ? Beth Collins Ellard, EVP Media, The Advertising Council. Endless Encores. Repeating Success Through People, Products, and Profits. A Business Parable by Ken Goldstein. Published in 2015 by The Story Plant. As difficult as it is to have your first big success, most people find it exponentially harder to repeat success. So many of us, after “bringing the crowd to its feet,” worry that we’re going to get booed off the stage with our next venture.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Brands In Memoriam 2012


Have you tried to sell display advertising lately for vertical online editorial products? Frequent readers of this blog know that I am obsessed with the concept of creative destruction , the intangible but daunting market force where an invention that is vital takes out that which has become defunct, and the nascent replaces the established.

Our Real Work Begins


Both purchased gobs of advertising in key battleground states, and both tirelessly traveled the country to connect with their prospective constituents. It has been over a week now since our Presidential Election, a good time to reflect. A broad consensus would seem to exist that it is good the election is over — on this we can all agree, and hey, that’s a start.


6 Ways to Advertise Your Brand in the Metaverse


So you’ve got a big marketing budget, and are wondering whether it’s worth dabbling in the metaverse. Given that Travis Scott’s concert on Fortnite drew over 12 million views, I get it. But what are your options in this still embryonic phase in the evolution of the metaverse?

Do You Grow with Market Shifts – or Slowly Lose Relevancy? The Advertising Story

Adam Hartung

Internet advertising growth tripled in each of the last two decades. Advertising Disruptions Innovation Television Trends digital advertising internet advertisingIt's the very definition of a market disruption. Yet, many companies didn't see the trend.

Shifting Budgets from Advertising to Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Advertising annual planning Budgeting Strategic PlanningOK, I don’t have a self-driving car and already I’m sick of hearing about them and their potential. Just like I don’t have a virtual reality headset made out of cardboard and an iPhone, but I’m tired of hearing about virtual reality. The reason I’m tired about hearing about VR and autonomous vehicles is that.

Paid Advertising Isn’t The Only Way To Grow A Business


Specifically, she said that someone who is not willing to spend money on advertising to grow a business is not an entrepreneur. An image in our pitch deck said “advertising is the price you pay for being boring” Our focus was to help brands be memorable by creating an immersive brand experience. The message in our deck means that you’re not making an effort to be creative in how you promote your business if you have to rely on paid advertising to be visible.

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

#1,505 – Advertising Restrictions

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Are advertising restrictions on the MLB app warranted? Jason C. seems like a nice guy. He’s a firefighter with a friendly disposition who selflessly always looks to help others. But Jason hasn’t always had it easy. He has sensitive skin and gets ingrown hairs making it difficult for him to keep up with the daily shaving requirements that being a firefighter demands. I know that I should care about Jason. Firefighters like him do tireless, thankless work to keep me safe.


This legendary 1947 letter on the lack of creativity in advertising is even more true in 2016

Idea to Value

A major issue around advertising and marketing nowadays is that there is a drive to “learn and perfect” it. Apparently this has been an issue going all the way back to the start of the advertising age, two years after World War 2 in 1947. In that year, William “Bill” Bernach was the Creative Director at Grey Advertising, before leaving to become one of the founders of DDB. There are a lot of great technicians in advertising.

Shifting budgets from advertising to innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

There's an adage that marketing and advertising the price you pay for being unremarkable. I'd say aggressive advertising is the cost you bear for promoting a technology, rather than addressing a problem or need. What if only a fraction of the money spend on advertising these technologies was spent on need identification and good innovation practice? OK, I don't have a self-driving car and already I'm sick of hearing about them and their potential.

Customer Experience Disruption: Digital Advertising Gets An Upgrade


The proliferation of ad-blocking software is forcing advertisers to come up with new ways to snag clicks and views. Another pitfall to watch out for with online advertising: ad impressions that are actually registered by bots instead of humans. Companies need to make sure that their ads are being seen by real potential customers. Marketing Trends

Weird And Wonderful Places Companies Have Found To Advertise

The Human Factor

Coming up with new places to advertise isn’t easy. Here are some of the weird and wonderful places have found to advertise: . And because of this, they’re ripe advertising territory. Razor manufacturer Zambonis, however, saw a unique opportunity to advertise.

2020 Graphis Advertising Awards: Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation Wins Big


We’re thrilled to announce gold and silver winners in this year’s Graphis Advertising Annual. Our Diversity Recruitment and Adopt a Station campaigns for Atlanta Fire Rescue foundation have now been recognized at all levels of creative excellence – from local to national to global. This competition originated in Switzerland 50 years ago and showcases work in multiple languages from well-known national and international agencies.

Job Descriptions: Advertising and Marketing

Innovation Leader

We're assembling collection of job descriptions for a wide array of innovation-related roles, including in the advertising and marketing industries

Innovation Sighting: Task Unification in Cars That Advertise

Innovation in Practice

are in the process of developing strategies to maximize wireless capabilities in vehicles for advertising purposes. Imagine pulling out of the driveway for your regular jaunt to the grocery store. While turning the corner to exit your neighborhood the car console screen lights up with an ad for the latest laundry detergent. Perhaps the concept seems foreign, but software companies, such as Telenav Inc.,

Super Bowl 50 Advertising Winners and Losers


Maybe for the first time in many years, I was more excited about the football than the advertising. There were questions about why the advertisers seem not to understand the value of integrating social media and digital with their $5 million thirty-second advertisements. A word to the wise advertiser: there’s a place between no spoken copy (Acura, PayPal, Budweiser) and too freakin’ much spoken copy (RocketMortgage) where a $5 million Super Bowl ad actually works.

Watch Heineken School Pepsi on How To Advertise to Gen Z

Innovation Excellence

It’s a lesson for every brand… Winning over hearts and minds of Gen Z is risky business, but done well it wins them (and the rest of us) like nothing else can. Watching the nightmare that unfolded in the wake of Pepsi’s recent ad featuring Kendall Jenner was like watching a train wreck in slow. marketing Generation Z Heineken Kendall Jenner Pepsi

What the #*&! is a Hybrid Creative? Advertising mumbo jumbo.


Google “advertising hybrid creative” and you’ll find shiny phrases like “rare breed,” “next-generation,” “shaking things up,” “the future.” Nowadays, if you write, shoot, edit and design, you’re revolutionizing the world of advertising. Exciting! Scary. Scary? Not too long ago people talked about “hybrids” the way they talk about mutants in X-Men. But more disdainfully, as if we lacked focus: Mixed-up. Uncommitted. Dilettantes. Pick one thing and be great at it,” they said. Scoff.

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Brunner Wins Trade Advertising Agency of Record with Rinnai America Corporation


In search of deep B2B cross-channel expertise, global tankless water heater leader, Rinnai America Corporation , has entrusted Brunner to serve as its trade advertising agency of record (AOR) through 2021. Agency accelerates new business growth in the Atlanta market. Pittsburgh (October 16, 2020) – This fourth quarter, Brunner has more to celebrate than just the successful close to its 31 st year.

Emotional advertising can lift sales as much as 23%, but marketers are missing the mark


After more than 40 years in marketing and advertising, Louis Sawyer, the chief strategy officer for ad agency Brunner, has come to believe that we are defined by the brands we choose to buy. That’s why emotional marketing can be a powerful tool for businesses, as evidenced by a 2016 Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience study that revealed ads with an above-average emotional response from consumers caused a 23% increase in sales compared to average advertisements.

Virtual Reality and Subliminal Marketing

Daniel Burrus

Subliminal advertising has the capability of wielding a much deeper impact with VR. However, if the masses embrace VR as predicted, should we be concerned that this completely immersive experience could lead us once again down the dark road of sinister subliminal advertising? Applied to VR equipment and other, similar technology, subliminal advertising has the increasing capability of wielding a much deeper impact on the unknowing user.

PBTO44: Out-think, Out-pace & Out-Wit your competition with Lakshmipathy Bhat

Rmukesh Gupta

His blog – BhatNaturally ranks among the one of the best blogs on advertising, marketing and creativity. Difference between branding, advertising and marketing. Advertising is showcasing the personality. Relevance of Traditional advertising (carpet bombing): certain categories for which the carpet bombing is fully relevant. the only reason for Advertising to exist is to drive sales. Who is on the show today. We host Lakshmipathy Bhat on this episode.

When the World Zigs, Zag.

Destination Innovation

They started with a highly unusual principle for an advertising agency – no creative pitches. Based on Hegarty on Advertising by John Hegarty published by Thames and Hudson. History of Innovation Marketing advert advertising audi bartle bbh bogle boxer shorts durch technik hegarty lateral thinking laundrette levi strauss marketing vorsprungJohn Bartle, Nigel Bogle and John Hegarty founded their eponymous agency in 1982 after leaving the TBWA agency.

Podcast S2E41: Rodd Chant – What it takes to be a Creative Director

Idea to Value

Rodd started out in music, before leading Advertising companies in Australia, Singapore, New York, Tokyo and now back in Australia. 00:05:30 – What myths people misunderstand about what it is like working in advertising. Podcasts advertising Creative Director creativity Rodd ChantIn today’s episode, we speak with Rodd Chant, who describes himself as a Creative Something.

The Key to Winning in the Attention Economy


Uncategorized advertising attention economy Communication covid-19 customer input listening market traction marketingThe circumstances of 2020 have seen businesses push to increased virtual communication and online offerings.

3 Big Differences between Branding Strategy and Advertising


The talk prompted several conversations about the distinctions between branding strategy and advertising. When first visiting a branding agency years ago, I didn’t understand the distinction between what it and an advertising agency would do. It was also clear that branding agency thought about them strategically while our advertising agency didn’t. That experience solidified for me why branding and advertising agencies were typically two different organizations.

The Rise of Immersive Customer Experiences


Advertising is one of the best ways to get consumers engaged with a company, but advertisements often annoy the public. Strategies adblock AR marketing immersive advertising offline experience VR marketingIn the business world of the modern day, your company either stays ahead of the curve or falls behind.

Unlock the Unlimited: Sell Solutions Before There’s a Problem

Daniel Burrus

So long as there are products and services offered by an organization, there will be the existence of a sales force. The basic fundamentals of selling are simple: a customer expresses a desire for something and, in turn, someone sells them a product or service to address that desire.

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Vision for 2020: 5 Innovative Marketing Strategies to Try Out in the New Year


Trend Alert advertising brand awareness chatbots content marketing influence marketing sponsorship trends video marketingWith each new year, marketers think about the success and failures of the current year, as well as what they're going to do better during the next. The post Vision for 2020: 5 Innovative Marketing Strategies to Try Out in the New Year appeared first on Innovation Management.

You Only Have Six Seconds To Reach Your Market Because …

Innovation Excellence

marketing AdvertisingIn the age of overload this is the best way to reach your market. “They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.” ” – Carol Buchner The first paid TV commercial aired in 1941. It was 10 seconds long but included only two seconds of voice over.

How Technology is Changing the Promotional Landscape


Trend Alert advertising influencer marketing public relations social mediaTechnology continues to evolve at a steady pace. It's no secret that modern technology has, in many ways, shaped how businesses and companies promote themselves, as well as their products or services to their target audience. The post How Technology is Changing the Promotional Landscape appeared first on Innovation Management.

Why Your Online Marketing Needs an Offline Boost


Strategies advertising branding community events marketing sponsorships trade showsWe tend to forget that the success of online stores doesn’t depend only on online marketing methods. Of course, the modern business world is almost entirely digitalised and customers are increasingly purchasing products online, however, we cannot ignore the influence offline marketing has on online businesses. The post Why Your Online Marketing Needs an Offline Boost appeared first on Innovation Management.

Marketers Need to Start Preparing for the End of the Digital Age and the New Era of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Innovation marketing Artificial Intelligence Digital Advertising digital marketingIn the middle of the 20th century, IBM used its headquarters in New York City as a showroom of tomorrow. Passersby could look into the window and see the newest mainframe on display, promising an exciting technological future. It was the dawn of the computer age, but marketers were largely out of the picture.

Like The Best Tech Companies, Publicis Launches A Great Strategic Pivot

Adam Hartung

Current Affairs Disruptions Innovation advertising agency advertising industry cannes innovation publicis sadoun trends USASome company pivots are obvious like changing technology while other pivots are more subtle like a strategic acquisition. At the time, observers are highly critical and the share price drops because the pivot is viewed through the lens of the Status Quo. Publicis pivoting away from Cannes may signal a major trend in the industry.

Traditional Marketing Tactics Needed for Digital Success


Uncategorized advertising communications growth hacking marketing marketing platform marketing strategy networking trustIf you take a look at most marketing publications, the focus is on the latest and greatest marketing technology, the use of big data, and all the software, productivity, and organizational solutions you need to find and retain the best marketing force possible. The post Traditional Marketing Tactics Needed for Digital Success appeared first on Innovation Management.

How to Hack Value Creation

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Creativity Digital Innovation marketing Complex Problem Solving creative advertising Creative Problem-solving Value CreationEvery day, more and more companies are faced with a classic dilemma, how do you thrive in a declining market?

Role of Size in Logo Design

Matthew May

Advertising Media envato logo designLorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old.

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Do Something Different – Lateral Thinking in Sales and Marketing

Destination Innovation

Here are three: Two young men, Paul Gaye and Steve Reeves, wanted to get jobs in London advertising agencies but in a time of recession there were few opportunities and the boys had no experience. They are trying to get into advertising and I hear you are good at that.’ Books Creativity advertising disney driving school jurgen wolff katzenberg lateral marketing porsche salesWhy do we keep doing more of the same things? Is it because they are familiar and easy?