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.

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.

Marketers Must Learn to Anticipate Content Trends

Daniel Burrus

For a time, Facebook gave advertisers their niche audience of young consumers congregated in one place. Every company, regardless of size, knows they must advertise if they are to grow. Learn to be anticipatory—start with my book, The Anticipatory Organization, available on

Virtual Reality and Subliminal Marketing

Daniel Burrus

There is little doubt that VR has the potential to revolutionize the entire entertainment, tourism and even learning industries if audiences adopt the concept of strapping a device to their heads. 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?

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

And, at first, they resisted including advertise- ments next to the search results. The goal is to quickly learn what works, what. innovation results from taking risks per se, but rather from creativity and learning. learning and social networking.

Learn to Gain a New Perspective

Innovation in Practice

Advertising Marketing Innovation Strategy TrainingDuring my career, a lot of my senior marketing colleagues would come to me and complain about some of their newest staff members.

Elements of Learning Experience Design

Boxes and Arrows

The purpose of an experience and the platform on which the experience takes place will vary: purchasing a plane ticket on a tablet to vacation, enjoying a musical performance in a theater, or learning to code in a classroom. Elements of learning experience design.

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Lessons Learned About Innovation Communications from the City of Calgary


This included nine different channels which included in-person events, meetings, blog posts, newsletters, social media, print media, video, website advertising, on top of the tried and true email.

Are you crazy enough to think you can change the world?

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Advertising Apple branding children education Learning passion quizzes schools Steve Jobs teachersBack in 1997 some of you reading this were not even born, but Steve Jobs had just returned to Apple.

Learning from mistakes: Using Bad Reviews to Improve Your eCommerce Site


As a business person in a lightning fast business landscape, learning from your past mistakes quickly is your future! One of the most important aspects of your business is the ability to analyze past data.

Digital Learning and the Realtime Marketing Lab Tour in a City Close to You!


Suppose you are a marketing professional or a non-marketing leader wanting to go deep in learning about what digital marketing should be doing for your organization’s success. Digital Learning and the Realtime Marketing Lab Tour.

Hallmark- Unsung Innovation based on Trends

Adam Hartung

A 100 year old greeting card company follows the trends, learns to experiment and is ahead of the Netflix/Amazon/Hulu streaming video. Advertising Film Innovation Marketing Trends amahl and the night visitors gian carlo menotti greeting cards hallmark the hallmark channel

Innovation Sighting: Attribute Dependency and High Heels

Innovation in Practice

It’s true that anyone can learn to create by utilizing the SIT methods. Advertising Attribute Dependency Innovation SightingA great example of the Attribute Dependency Technique can be found at My Place Café & Bar at the Hilton Osaka hotel in Japan.

How to Stay Ahead of the Game in a Fast-Changing Industry


At the intersection of modern technology and advertising, digital marketing is one of the fastest changing industries in the world. At Level Up Digital , we help companies navigate this ever-changing landscape of advertising on these platforms.

Valentine's Day: Creative Gifts and Most Popular Picks

Innovation in Practice

TGI Friday's: NPS of -22 In addition to choosing from one of these popular favorites this Valentine's season, you can learn creative gift ideas for that special someone via my interview on Fox 19 HERE. Advertising Methods Research

Innovation Sighting: The Subtraction Technique in Amazon Go

Innovation in Practice

Learn how all five techniques can help you innovate – on demand. Advertising Culture of Innovation Subtraction Technologyby Darla Wilkinson. Amazon: it’s practically a household name in today’s world of online shopping. And their innovation efforts don’t stop short of brick-and-mortar retail. This week the online giant unveiled via video their newest creation called Amazon Go.

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Segmentation is Killing Your Brand: Five Reasons To Find Your Unicorn Customer

Innovation in Practice

You focus in on that one person – your ideal mate – and learn everything you can about them – their favorite flowers, what TV shows they like, what they do on Friday nights. Learn more about the ideal customer and let those insights inform the brand identity. by Deb Gabor.

What’s New In Corporate Innovation


Facebook, for example, generates tens of billions of dollars (and growing) a year in revenues from advertisers looking to use your highly targeted data, based on your social habits, hobbies, preferences etc. Although machine learning is already part of our everyday lives, and new developments are creating an incredibly exciting future, AI is ultimately the result of human programming, and human-generated learning sets.

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Unleash the Power of Lateral Thinking for Inspired Innovation


Learning to think laterally can offer surprising and elegant solutions to even thorny problems. How would you advertise to this market if you had no advertising budget? How would you advertise if you had to do everything on a personal basis?

Novelty Stimulates Curiosity and Creativity

Michael Roberto

Source: Blue Diamond Gallery If you want to encourage creativity, exploration, and learning on your team, you should think carefully about how to introduce and provide novel experiences. creativity curiosity innovation learning novelty

The Role of Imagination in Creating The Next Set of Breakthrough Innovations

Rmukesh Gupta

Man cannot hope fully to duplicate this mental process artificially, but he certainly ought to be able to learn from it. I stumbled across the article that Vannevar Bush wrote in 1945 for the Atlantic. You can read the entire post here.

What are Marketing Dashboards and Why Do They Matter for Marketing Departments?


To do this, business leaders need to be able to effectively market and advertise their products and services to those in their target market. Still want to learn more? How to drive better marketing outcomes through use of a marketing dashboard. By upBOARD. One of the most important parts of any business is selling.

User Research With Small Business Owners: Best Practices and Considerations

Boxes and Arrows

Finally, consider offering small business owners and employees the opportunity to participate in an exclusive Trusted Testers community, which provides the option to share feedback, receive “insiders” information and tips, and interact with and learn from other small businesses.

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Emotional Design with A.C.T. – Part 2

Boxes and Arrows

We also learned that customers are attracted to things that have an aesthetic personality that’s similar to their own, 1 but they prefer products that take on a complementary role during interaction. Big Ideas Design Principles Learning From Others a.c.t.

Is Your Law Firm Attracting the Right Clients?

The Human Factor

The whole purpose of advertising your law firm is to bring new people through the door. When you are trying to advertise your law firm, you need to appeal to the right kind of people as much as you can. Contributed post –. Running a law firm is full of highs and lows on a daily basis.

5 Signs You May Need To Hire A Marketing Agency

The Human Factor

Not only will they be able to help you find direction when it comes to your business, but they will be able to put you on the right path when it comes to advertising success. You’re Interested In Learning More. image source. Contributed post –.

Emotional Design with A.C.T. - Part 1

Boxes and Arrows

Conclusion In Part 1, we learned that emotion commands attention. Figure 8: Emotions, Behavior & Motivation and Personality 4 And finally, we learned that customers are attracted to things that they perceive have a personality similar to their own. Big Ideas Learning From Others

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Don't forget the steak: What Super Bowl ads forget

RTI Innovation Advisors

It's as if we are supposed to buy the products because of the really interesting advertising, rather than the benefits they provide. Going through the elaborate motions As a blogger and consultant I make a living talking about the importance of innovation process, that innovation is a repeatable business process that any company can learn and master. So I have to tread the razor's edge here when I say increasingly corporate innovation looks a lot like Super Bowl advertising.

Hiring the Right People

The Human Factor

For every job that you advertise, you might get hundreds of applications. Advertise for the Right People. Use your job advertisement to be specific. It’s great to have a chat and learn more about their personality and attitudes. Contributed post –.

Is A.I. The New Buzzword?


capability is powered by either Microsoft’s, Google’s or Facebook’s machine learning framework. Buzzwords are a necessary evil in technology, advertising and management.

The most innovative man in the world

RTI Innovation Advisors

For the last few years a commercial has been running to advertise Dos Equis. In light of this (admittedly interesting and captivating) advertising, I thought it would be interesting to describe in the same way what the most innovative man (or woman) in the world might think, might do and how they might behave. The most innovative person in the world approaches every experience as if for the first time, with a Beginner's Mind approach, hoping to learn something new.

Why Many Mid-Career Marketers Are Dinosaurs and Not Great Social Media Strategists


The realization really hit me while attending a Facebook list building, advertising, and re-marketing workshop at the Social Media Strategies Summit. The presenters covered audience targeting and Facebook advertising in detail.

Keeping Your Business Relevant In The Digital Age

The Human Factor

Check out some free digital marketing courses or learn about social media to help you develop your knowledge. Learn how to create and implement a social media marketing strategy to help you deliver the best results for your business. Contributed post –.

Marketing Mix Modelling: Maximizing the Impact of Marketing Spend


It provides insights on following: An MMM solution helps identify the key factors that drive performance, which can then be segregated into internal (advertising, market research, trade promotions) and external factors (pricing, seasonality, weather, consumer trends etc.).

Van Gogh Air BnB: 2016 Epica Gold Winner for Innovation

Innovation in Practice

Not only does the AirBnB account make this amazing overnight experience available, it also serves as advertising for the Institute, pointing interested clients toward ticket purchases for the Van Gogh’s Bedrooms exhibit.