All that glitters isn’t gold. When brainstorming about new ad concepts, lots of fun and frivolous ideas get thrown around; that’s the point of a brainstorm, after all. The most important part of brainstorming, of course, is filtering ideas down to the ones that are most likely to sell the product effectively–the ones that work. … Continue reading Creativity for the Sake of Creativity? Not So Fast.
These days brands are expected to be real time content creators. Whether it’s a quick and clever branded ode to the royal baby or other seemingly spur of the moment response to a major event (who can forget Oreo’s smash hit tweet in the midst of the 2013 Superbowl blackout?), companies must stay on top … Continue reading Real time Marketing and Tragedy
“I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice…in giving failure another chance.” – James Cash Penney Based on his quote above, it’s safe to say that the founder and namesake of the ailing department store JCPenney would support newly reinstated CEO Mike Ullman’s second chance at leading the store back to a semblance … Continue reading Branding Disasters: What We Can Learn From JCPenney
The advent of Internet marketing, social media and instant streaming of music and video has caused some people to question the relevance of traditional broadcast marketing via radio and television. Is it still effective or are companies who choose to advertise on radio and TV speaking to an empty room? Read on. Recently, a client … Continue reading The Power of Broadcast Media
“Now tell them you’re sorry.” “Ugh, Mom….do I have to?!” One of the first things we learned how to do as children was to say we’re sorry. When we did something bad or disobedient, whether or not we actually regretted it, our moms and dads taught us to apologize and to at least seem sincere while doing … Continue reading “Sorry” Is Not A Sign Of Weakness